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Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar

57 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7533
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“seafood chowder” (47 reviews)
“salad” (37 reviews)
“pancakes” (10 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
57 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Need a breakfast fill, then Bully Hayes is the place to go!! We had checked many menus in the town but were drawn here then returned the next day. I highly recommend the Vegetarian Feast as it set me up very well both mornings! Home...More

1  Thank Jo G
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here before and had a great meal, but was there on 8th June with a friend. Both of us had the seafood chowder and both of us were very disappointed. It was not 'chowder', it was a soup and pretty tasteless with...More

Thank Kathy K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant close to the pier where we left on our tour, had great views of the bay and an incredible selection of food. I was craving for a salad with chicken and they had it. Great drinks selection. We also loved the atmosphere and...More

Thank Julio B
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely big breakfast overlooking the water, with a very friendly waitress who advised us of routes to our next destination

Thank travellingJimDobbin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good service, average food quite over priced. Had the pasta which was over cooked and bland. Partner had the steak which was very expensive and small! Not worth $42! Good service though.

Thank Orlamck03
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice food... menu has a good range to chose from. Only issue was service was a bit sketchy- we wanted to order coffees but staff were too busy chatting between themselves as it was quiet, so we gave up and went somewhere else. Otherwise, it...More

Thank smg38
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food and oh my God what a great dessert I had there! Chocolate mousse cake with white chocolate and raspberry ice cream. Heaven!

Thank nomadgirl365
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started with a breakfast meal and were so impressed we made a reservation for dinner. Dinner exceeded expectations for what appears to be a rather run of the mill undecorated eating establishment. the fish and chips were superb!! the service was top of the...More

Thank Bart16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food for all meals. We loved pur lunch so much we went back for an outstanding breakfast before our dolphin cruise. Very friendly staff, great food and great setting right on the waterfront in Akaroa.

Thank DATbh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a bit of a rushed lunch for us because we were on a tight schedule, but the staff welcomed us in, even meeting us at the door. They were very accommodating, the food was great and brought out very quickly.

Thank Paulette R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $31
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-304 7533
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Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar, Akaroa's Premier Dinning Spot. Open year round, seven days for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner or just a casual drink or coffee in the sun. Enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of Akaroa Harbour whilst you dine from any number of our indoor or outdoor dining areas. Sheltered garden area with childrens play area also. Specialising in comtempory New Zealand cuisine using fresh local produce with a mix of traditional and modern flavours. An extensive menu with alarge selection of seafood including freshly shucked oysters. Innovative and award winning cuisine all at prices to suit any budget. To compliment our dining menu we carry the" Monteiths" range of craft beers on tap and by the bottle along side an all embracing wine list and non alcoholic beverage menu.
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