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The Trading Rooms Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
French, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary
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71 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7656
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and the coffee was nice as expected. The staff were so friendly and they even let us shoot a few clips for our film. The place was very quiet and clean.

Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was lunch time when I visit the restaurant, I have to admit that the reason I chose The trading Room was the welcoming and friendly staffs. They all are very professional and up to upscale restaurant standard. I ordered a fish and chips, it took a little while for my food to be arrived. However, I was a little... More 

Thank yinj87
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service was great and the food was delicious. It was a bit pricey for lunch time fare but the meal was more like an evening meal in size so ended up as great value.

Thank Gillian P
Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A delightful restaurant in a delightful village. The waitress was great and the food fresh, innovative and not too expensive. A good mix of French and Kiwi. We dined outside in the sun but the restaurant itself would be great on a cold winter evening.

Thank Otakou
Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I cannot comment on the food for this establishment because I was denied the chance to dine here. Even though I had walked 2km to get to this restaurant and had been by earlier in the day to look at the menu & make a booking(@4:45pm). Although the sign said open at 5pm there was no one there to take... More 

Thank fistowe
Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Our Organization had our Formal Dinner at The Trading Rooms. The Food was divine, the Service fantastic. They did us individual menus, with each persons name on the front. Nothing was too much trouble. The whole experience was unbelievable. The Staff did a great job. They made our evening one to remember. Thanks Ailah and staff

Thank Gavellers
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

This is a lovely place to eat in a lovely setting. A French influence with a sophisticated if homely atmosphere. Really excellent and attentive service (mainly Filipino). The 6 oyster 'assortment', although pricey, were quite perfect and a great start to the meal. Similarly the scallops. The only think I had picked on the menu - Venison - was not... More 

Thank philipharrison
TheTradingRooms, General Manager at The Trading Rooms Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi philipharrison, Thank you for your utmost honest opinion about your dining experience with us. I am pleased to inform you that you are one of the first customers to try our Spring menu and your feedback is of a huge importance for us in order to improve on the lapses of our new Spring menu. I am glad that... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

So unfortunately we couldn't enjoy our meal outside because they had to tie everything down ( I don't know if that took away from the overall experience). The food was okay, the atmosphere a little strange inside; it was nice for a lunch and cold beer before continuing exploring the area.

Thank novcruisin
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

We ate lunch at The Trading Rooms Restaurant. We had a lovely outside table which looked out to the harbour. My partner had the beef burger and I had the fish and chips. Both were good, didn't have any complaints. The service was wonderful and the staff were very friendly.

Thank megancD2769TA
TheTradingRooms, General Manager at The Trading Rooms Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear MegancD2769TA, Our team here at The Trading Rooms appreciate your sincere and detailed review of your experience with us. We are glad that you and your partner enjoyed the Beef Burger and Fish and Chips that we prepared for you. This is an affirmation and encouragement for us to continue in giving our best service to our valued customers... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

Couldn't fault this place, great service and really nice food which was beautifully presented and very tasty. The wine list is very good. Simply delicious.

Thank 919deborahl
TheTradingRooms, General Manager at The Trading Rooms Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Deborah L, Thank you for sharing with us your honest opinion about your stay with us at The Trading Rooms. We are glad that you enjoyed the wine selection we have offered for you. My team will definitely know about your feedback and will gladly use it as a motivation and encouragement to continue in providing quality service to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $24
French, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-304 7656
Exciting modern cooking, fine wine selection, beautiful sunset harbour views from the terrace. The Trading Rooms is a timeless historic venue, perfect for your special occasion.

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