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Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
European, Soups, New Zealand, Gluten Free, Seafood, International, Contemporary
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57 Beach Rd, Akaroa 8161, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7533
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Brisbane Region, Australia
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Bully's is consistently good. While this day coffees took a long time to come out the vibe buzzes as folk chow into a good line up of brunch options. Staff efficient. Coffee good. Omelette excellent.

Thank Aussie2Lee
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family stepped into Bully Hayes for an early lunch on our drive down to Flee Bay. And we chanced upon the best salmon fillet we have ever had on our entire trip around the South Island. Lightly salted and well-seasoned, the salmon skin was crispy at the top and yet the salmon meat was soft and delicious on the... More 

Thank Sheila E
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

service was friendly and food was great. we are keen to come back again for another meal. perfectly cooked eggs

Thank Angelique Z
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots to choose from on the menu. Good coffee and hot chocolate. Didn't much care for their bacon - not crispy just big round pieces which I didn't like and the sausages were horrible. My son liked the pancakes and muesli was a hit. Moderately priced. Lovely view of akaroa

Thank Cas C
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been to Bully Hayes numerous times over the years but today we had bad service, we waited 25 mins for food, all seafood dishes. The prawns did not come out as stated on menu, other meals ok. For the first time ever the garlic bread arrived after we got our mains, $6.80 for a 20 cm roll cut... More 

Thank SylRickard
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have eaten at Bully Hayes about 15 times over past 2 years, really disappointed today me and 2 guests, whitebait was average at best, prawns on salad nice prawns but salad and rice below average, blue cod was good. Garlic bread arrived after the mains and was rubbish, service was shocking and disjointed, all in all the most disappointing meal... More 

Thank ignatiuspug
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65 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have only had breakfast and coffee the big breakfast does as lunch as well. The coffee is great as well as the service. The staff are accommodating and you have the choice of inside or out.

Thank michael H
Christchurch, New Zealand
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely friendly staff greeted us as we chose an outside table. The food selection was very good, but the quantity and quality of the food delivered to us delighted us in taste and provided such interesting flavours.

Thank Simon R
Soldotna, Alaska
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed taking a break at Bully Hayes to have a snack and a drink. You can sit outside and people watch or just relax and gaze out at the beautiful bay.

Thank Lori T
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ruth, the manager on shift was really friendly. She looked after our two children well and provided us with details of the menu, specials and took the time to talk to us. Meals a good size and we'd go back for sure!

Thank Michael H

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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
$6 - $31
European, Soups, New Zealand, Gluten Free, Seafood, 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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
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 Rd, Akaroa 8161, 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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