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The Madeira Hotel

48 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7009
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good38%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
Travelers talk about
“nachos” (4 reviews)
“hamburger” (2 reviews)
“pub meal” (4 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM Hours
Pub, Bar, International, New Zealand
$$ - $$$
48 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Spent the weekend in Akaroa for a hens girls weekend and went to the Madeira both night. Great live music Friday night, great DJ Saturday night. Staff are awesome. Danced the night away. Loved it

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 767alannab
Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

As above one of the nicest meals. Great pub steak and vegetables. Very well priced. Well done Winston with your pub and lovely meals. Keep it up for all tourists and locals to enjoy.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank CharlC42
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, good beer, good food - used by locals and tourists alike. Had the pasta of the day - great value and taste, and a seriously large portion. Looks a bit empty and uninviting from the front but go through to the back and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Connector736339
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Had burger for lunch. Even had a gluten free bun for me. One of the best meals I have had from a pub. Nice sheltered garden bar to sit in sun. Great place

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank donnabarratt01
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

We came here with friends on our first night in Akaroa. The food was simple but well done which is just what you hope for in New Zealand. Flavours were awesome and the price was reasonable. Winston the owner was friendly and accommodating. Would definitely...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Aryel P
Reviewed September 19, 2018

Came from Canada not sure what to expect but the Madeira surpassed my wildest dreams in food and atmosphere...such a homey atmosphere with fantastic waiters and bar tenders!! Very friendly and helpful in every way! The food is excellent!! The chef should get an award...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Dan M
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

If you visit Akaroa, don't miss this Jem of a place. We returned to visit Akaroa because we loved it so much the first time and the Madeira was one of our first stops. We treated ourselves to dessert and when it came out we...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LindseyW188
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

We went to this hotel on a Saturday night during school holiday and the quarter finals were on for ruby, we were very surprised with the quick and friendly service food was to die for i had their madeira salad yummo and 2 others had...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank SarahN4265
Reviewed July 25, 2018

This is a great little pub. Its undergoing some refurbishments but don't let that put you off as there are still plenty of charming places to sit and eat. We had a table inside nearest the street. It was like a private dining room so...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank NeilUK71
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Service was awesome and food was amazing. Highly recommended. Quiet but local pub environment. Bar tenders are very friendly and helpful with local attractions.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank fitzi4golf
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$16 - $32
Pub, Bar, International, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-304 7009
  • E-mail
Warm, atmospheric traditional Kiwi pub. Come on in and watch sports, listen to good, music at the weekends, and enjoy our variety of Gastropub food. The upstairs hostel is great for meeting new people, enjoying the beauty of Akaroa for a few days, and to enjoy a night out without having to even exit the building!
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