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The Little Bistro

33 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7314
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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French, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
33 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

Everything was perfect for my friends and me. We came from FRANCE and was surprised how delicious the food and wine could be in New Zealand. Service was excellent, very friendly and nice. Can't understand how someone can complain about anything here. Highly recommended restaurant!...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank 64davidp64
Reviewed yesterday

On entering this Bistro you only see about 9 tables and we were seated by the door which was not the best. Food arrived and was tasty but portions limited and there were some issues regarding Gluten Free understanding. I thought it was rather pricey...More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank Lu B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This restaurant is definitely deserves to be number one! It is very small but cozy place with beautiful food and service. The presentation of food is great, taste is just magic. Compliments to the Chef and staff . We will come back for sure and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Nina K
Reviewed 2 days ago

I had oysters to start, we shared the chicken and beef dishes and topped it with two of the desserts. mouth watering goodness! Every mouthful. The wines were next level too!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JoJEdwards
Reviewed 2 days ago

I called in on a whim. Table by the window. Great view. Great service and the beef was a magical journey through compliments and a sauce to the most tender beef I have ever experienced.Highly recommend.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Trev4896
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very thankful to the Little Bistro team for an amazing evening. It was 4 of us and we all left the empty plates and was ready to repeat it again if only there would be some space left 🙂 The restaurant is cozy and romantic...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Alisa A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My partner and I booked a dinner which we had been looking forward to for some time as we camp near by every year... however I think our expectations were too high. Don’t get me wrong the food was nice but nothing to die for....More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank Lanalouise89
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely ambience. The beef dish was superb, with wonderful tastes. However, the gluten-free meal provided was below par for such a high-quality restaurant. All that happened was that some items were removed from the dish, without anything replacing them, especially the sauces which would have...More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank criticalDiner123
Reviewed 5 days ago

It's not quite up to international standards and it was a struggle for a while to find a compromise that would work for my wife's allergies. Like many similar restaurants of its style, they have several ingredients of which one or two are problems for...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a lovely place, guys! We’ve came from the US to New Zealand and after a long flight were so happy to have a delicious meal at “The Little Bistro”. They really have a great service, relaxing, and cozy atmosphere. I like their indoor and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank PtashkaS
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Questions & Answers
September 13, 2017|
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Response from TLB_Akaroa | Property representative |
Hi Katers_gunna_kate out of respect for other diners the little bistro doesn't except reservations with children under the age of 10 years
December 3, 2016|
Response from Riffi_O | Reviewed this property |
Hello. I am not the restaurant. You probably can find out on their web site or by sending an email.
October 25, 2016|
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Response from TLB_Akaroa | Property representative |
Hi Carla0911, Sorry, but the little bistro will be closed from 25th to 27th December inclusive for our staff Christmas break.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$6 - $26
French, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-304 7314
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The Little Bistro focuses on providing sustainable, local and seasonal bistro cuisine, which highlights our connection to Akaroa and Banks Peninsula. Focusing on locally grown, organic produce.
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