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L'Escargot Rouge

67 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 8774
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good41%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“croissants” (13 reviews)
“chicken pie” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
67 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

On a day when the maximum temperature was 8 degrees it was lovely to walk into this warm deli. We chose counter food - the smoked salmon bagel was amazing with so heaps of smoked salmon and spinach. My husband chose the special of the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Gill H
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

Excellent service and food for cafe style lunch. Salmon tart beautiful, salmon bagel had amazing amount of salmon. Lovely cheeses panini. Carrot cake delicious. Excellent coffee. Highly recommend if not looking for restaurant style lunch.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Cafe442
Reviewed September 6, 2018

Time for coffee and cake during our visit to Akaroa, and we find this Red Snail café on the waterfront. There is limited seating inside, but extra outdoors seating. There is a good range of home made cakes to choose from, and my cappuccino comes...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

Great place for a quick breakfast. We enjoyed the croissants and coffee. We went twice and will be back again.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Belinda_from_Oxford
Reviewed July 13, 2018

Had a late lunch here, so there was limited food choice (I guess all the good stuff had gone). I had the bacon and egg pie (not very French), other party members had salmon quiche, pies etc. We could only choose from the leftovers in...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Kathryn B
Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

Dropped in for a much needed coffee, staff were friendly and helpful, just had to sample the lady smith cake and cream we also sampled the coffee / walnut slice very tasty

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank BrianS5067
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

We were out for a morning walk along Beach Road and came across this little take away/sit inside/outside. The cabinet food is freshly prepared and mouth watering. We were enjoying our tomato tarts when a tour group came by and one enquirer how the tomato...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank BillT910
Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

We were looking for breakfast before an early departure and discovered this as one of the few places open before 8. Good range of bakery items and friendly staff. Frequented by the local tour guides which is a recommendation.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Pdunchob
Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

WOW my choices for lunch were amazing, being GF my choices are normally minimal. Everyone at my table had GF savoury and sweet delights for our meal. The food was not only delicious but reasonably priced. I had a yummy Feta and caramelized onion tart,...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Donkeylass
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed an afternoon coffee break in this centrally located cafe. Tables on the pavement, lots of variety on offer, even though we were only having coffee.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank iMunros
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 67 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-304 8774
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