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HarBar Beachfront Cafe

83 Rue Jolie, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 8889
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“fish bites” (7 reviews)
“calamari” (12 reviews)
“pizza” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Cafe, Seafood, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
83 Rue Jolie, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a rainy cold day. What a surprise when I found this cool place! It was warm and welcoming. The staff so friendly. Smiles all around. Amazing live music. Great beer. I absolutely loved it!

Thank benhermans
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Wow this was just perfect. The staff first and foremost were absolutely amazing. They looked after us with a huge smiles, kindness and personality. They were constantly on the go but they made us feel we were the most important people there. The atmosphere was...More

Thank chelleyl
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff, great music Sunday afternoon Good craft beer on tap Chips were tasty Sunday afternoon

Thank Expedition821059
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Excellent food. Great burger place in akaroa  is harbar Restaurant.  burgers look amazing and tasty we enjoyed it good version.

Thank Wedy52
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

The blue cod tasted great but it definitely wasn’t a $26 lunch meal. Its also a pity the rest of our experience at this bar wasn’t of the same standard. This venue does not do table service so you have to order at the bar...More

Thank Orangetablet
Reviewed July 9, 2018

perfectly sited for late afternoon summer time entertainment, the meals are excellent considering the they are prepared in the tiny kitchen, the inclusion of a very talented musician added to the ambiance.. thank you team Harbar.. cheers Rob

Thank RobR2614
Reviewed June 1, 2018

warm & welcoming, lovely friendly atmosphere, chicken burger isn't the right description as it was a chicken fillet cooked wonderfully fresh tasty well worth a visit

Thank Wendy T
Reviewed May 18, 2018

We might have eaten here, but service was so slow we opted for coffees, which were average. Good location with nice beach views. It was pretty cold in here on the day we were there. Staff eventually lit a second fire, which the customers greatly...More

Thank chiangmaicharlies
Reviewed May 13, 2018

This tiny bar on the waterfront in Akaroa is casual dining at its best, but with a twist. The tapas is of michelin star grading. Amazing experience with incredible flavours. Two open fireplaces, it was cool, but with plenty of blankets. I can imagine in...More

Thank Flowergirl4a
Reviewed May 13, 2018

This restaurant is a must to visit if only for the view.But meal and drinks great.Will return again on our next trip in late June 2018

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April 15, 2017|
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Response from Shane g | Reviewed this property |
Sorry can't help - must say it's not something I look for.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83 Rue Jolie, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-304 8889
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