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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%
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“seafood chowder” (54 reviews)
“salad” (38 reviews)
“pancakes” (11 reviews)
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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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1 - 10 of 956 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

I have dined at Bully Hayes before and yet again the food was substantial, tasty and the service was very good. A love the beach front setting and the vibrance around the cafe. Its certainly my favourite go to in Akaroa

Thank I1238UHbrucem
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner at bullyhays tonight and was so impressed with the food and service, it was amazing!! Pop corn chicken and blue cod definitly would recommend it

Thank MarkM9964
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a couple of beers on the patio at Bully Hayes' while on a cruise ship visit this month. Enjoyed the Monteith's (can't go wrong) and scored a front row table overlooking the beautiful harbor. Table service was a little sketchy so I just...More

Thank classic1903
Reviewed 1 week ago

right on the front. we had fish special; very nicely prepared and served. We sat inside (a bit windy) but plenty of outside seating.

Thank Broaden-the-mind
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Venue and service good, but their 'famous seafood chowder' wasn't. It was disappointing really. For a seaside town with access to beautiful fresh fish and shellfish, their chowder failed miserably. It wasn't really a chowder, more like a soup that was bland and quite tasteless...More

1  Thank One-in-Oz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice food and great scenery right by the water. The staff was nice, took orders at the table and made sure everything was great.

Thank Joel_Eskils
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have amazing egg benedict! the entire breakfast spread is great! Do not miss the blueberry pancakes!

1  Thank Alpinehaze035
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for a drink with intention of eating elsewhere, had a look at the menu and it looked good we ordered an entree dish of scallops between us, it was really good. Service was good and friendly if we had stayed in Akaroa a little...More

Thank Shane B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We expected montieths pub food with a seafood menu, but this was beyond pubfood. Enough choice on the menu to find something for both of us, and beautifully prepared food.

Thank SuzanneS2700
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After being wowed with the food at the little bistro the night before we wondered how to follow that. Bully Hayes does kit look like a great place to eat, thiugh its location is great, it looks more bar like. This is fine, and actually...More

Thank MarcusBridges
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $29
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, 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 - 10:00 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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Akaroa’s Premier Waterfront Dining Spot. Relax and enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of Akaroa Harbour whilst you dine in any of our indoor and outdoor dining areas including our sheltered courtyard garden with children’s play area. Specialising in contemporary New Zealand cuisine that uses fresh local produce to create dishes that perfectly blend a mix of traditional tastes and modern flavours. An extensive menu to suit any taste with the largest selection of seafood in Akaroa. Innovative and award-winning cuisine to suit any budget at any time of the day. To complement your dining experience, we offer the" Monteiths" family of craft beers on tap and in the bottle alongside an extensive New Zealand wine list and a comprehensive menu of non-alcoholic beverages. Visit Bully Hayes for welcoming friendly service in a sunny seaside location and we will make your dining experience both a memorable and relaxing one.
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