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Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar

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Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, International, Contemporary
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57 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7533
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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All hours
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Ashburton, New Zealand
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great spot on the beach front (although over the road the footpath was being relaid while we were there) for a simple dining experience. Good food and drinks, efficient service, and a table outside made this a very pleasant interlude.

Thank Polwyn
New Zealand
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ended up dining at Bully Hayes, after recieving very poor and surly service at L'Hotel. The waitress was amazing, and had nearly a full restaurant , all by herself. We enjoyed the food, and the atmosphere, and was so impressed with how the waitress coped, we left her a tip.

Thank penguinlover28
Rockingham, Australia
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Yummo breakfast with a world class view. Friendly staff, extensive menu catering for all tastes and allergies and I was most impressed with the hot drinks arriving at the same time as the meals

Thank ChelleKB
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ordered the farmhouse platter my husband ordered whitebait patties, which was actually a omlette but he said was good. The pate,cheeses,toast and fig jam delicious was so impressed with terrine (but don't really like it). Great quick service friendly staff would visit again.

Thank Mia G
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111 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with the French Onion soup. I guess I can live without the customary Gruyere and crouton, but the absence of soup was disconcerting. Essentially it was a bowl of brown onions. The 'soup', fries and salmon were all warm. A bit sad.

Thank Edmo1066
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the outside, it doesn't look like much but it is warm, the service is great the food is delicious. We had a quick lunch the food was very good value and we'd definitely go back. I had the small seafood chowder and it was a lot of food.

Thank Steve S
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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298 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for lunch. Nice outlook and pleasant outlook over the Harbour. Enjoyed the chicken burger. Others in our group enjoyed the French Onion soup and the beef burgers. The mull wine was pleasant if not spectacular. Reasonable value for money.

Thank GrantHay
Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here due to it being one of the only places open, obviously they close down for winter etc. We only ordered 2 coffees, and one with a caramel shot. I'm not sure what they had done but the caramel shot was more like a bucket of caramel... Safe to say i couldn't drink it. Probably would try here... More 

Thank Darth-Reviewer
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79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited bully Hayes on Sunday, the service was quick and friendly. The meals came out quickly Two chicken burgers and a beef burger. The chicken burgers were nice. The beef was very underwhelming lacking flavour and was floury. So wouldn't get that one again but would defiantly eat here again. The restaurant was nice and warm. Fed 3 of us... More 

Thank Kelly B
Campbelltown, Australia
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229 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good menu, prompt friendly service and good food. W Some has the soup of the day which was delicious & I tried the West Coast Whitebait fritter which was a bit disappointing to me. Coffee, tea and mocha were all good.

Thank WestyTweedValley

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $32
Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, International, Contemporary
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups
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
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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