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The Trading Rooms Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous place to enjoy a lunch with family and friends. Fettuccine was lovely. Nice central location.

Thank KarrynNZ
Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had lunch here as a birthday gift before an activity . I must admit the staff were on the ball and had the personality to go with it . The meal I had was Thai chicken .Although it did take awhile to deliver when I did get it the meal was fantastic . As for the coffee skills I... More 

Thank cyclist2015
New Britain Island, Papua New Guinea
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch experience. Exceptional friendly service in a quaint/charming atmosphere. Good food and I totally recommend the seafood spaghetti. Thank you.

Harrogate, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ate here on Saturday night, between us we had the lamb rack, venison, chocolate fondant and some of the local pinot noir. The lamb was fantastic, the venison came as some pieces of steak and some belly, the steak was fantastic, the belly was tough and fatty and in-edible. The chocolate fondant was advertised as having salted caramel sauce and... More 

Thank Sarah_A_24
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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our most expensive meal in Akaroa, and I saw no indication of a credit card surcharge until I came to pay. The serving staff were outstanding, it was a shame about the food. Maybe Chef has been following Heston Blumenthal with his adventurous food pairings, but the only thing that worked for us was the chocolate fondant. Very disappointing. The... More 

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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff are friendly and fast, but the food is not special. We had mussel, seafood soup, and spaghetti.....we are satisfied with large portions, but they all mediocre. Would go there again for drinks and ambience, but not for lunch.

Thank Hamu_ham
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kitchen couldnt cope with amount of guests.in my opinion the restaurant wasnt full.passengers had to wat too long so they lef. Quality compared to price not ok.expected more.

Thank follus
Uxbridge, England, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I ate lunch here after a long morning of walking in the surrounding area. The restaurant is airy and spacious, with a wide ranging menu and good service. The soup of the day (tomato) was particularly warming, even if a little spicy. Steak frites cooked to near perfection as you would expect in a settlement such as... More 

Thank Dom B
Saratoga Springs, New York
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited off the ship firstly, and then again on a road trip. Both times we had the best fish and chip dinner, the building is full of character and directly across the road from the water! Great place for a good meal.

Thank Sandra C
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok meal except for the beef fillet which was under cooked, tough and tasteless. The others at our table had salmon and said it was average at best. Didn't bother with dessert after the disappointing mains. Also dismayed by an extremely loud party of 4 who eventually became quieter, wish the staff had asked them to be quiet from the... More 

Thank Sherry W

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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 - $25
French, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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