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The Trading Rooms Restaurant

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French, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Contemporary
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71 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7656
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 Deborah L
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there for our wedding anniversary. All ingredients in every dish worked so well. They have excellent friendly service too. This restaurant is one of our "must go back" place.

Thank Tomo888
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Superb table service, food expensive but worth it - high quality delicious. Would return for a special occasion. Split bill ok, knowledgeable & accommodating staff.

Thank Trentles C
Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

There really isn't anything wrong with this place. Starts with extremely friendly and service oriented service crew, followed by delectable hot tasty food (super fresh fish) & cute little sparrows waiting to snatch a morsel of bread. Oh, did I not mention the gorgeous view of the bay? Come here with a loved one, keep the kids at home or... More 

Thank Mustang19
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

We came to this Resturant for a light lunch , carrot cake for my wife and muffin for me both with coffees Good service, nice helpful person at front of house, The visit was a great experience and we would fully recommend a visit

Thank John S
Chester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

This restaurant had lovely ambience and was overlooking the sea. The menu featured mostly local produce. I had Grouper with Tuatua, sea lettuce, Japanese Pesto, horseradish and beach herbs, which was totally delicious.

Thank jmarmite
Auckland, New Zealand
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We had a lovely dinner at the Trading Rooms on a recent trip to Akaroa. The food was modern, interesting, and put together some great flavours while not over-complicating the nice local produce. I had beautiful salmon for a main and apple tarte tatin to finish, and hubbie rated the market fish and chocolate fondant very highly. The atmosphere was... More 

Thank Juliet S
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We had a very pleasant light lunch here,the food was good and the decor/ambiance was charming and unusually historic.

Thank Geoff H
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Such an atmospheric restaurant and delicious meals of exquisite flavours. Very sensitive wait staff who go to great lengths to ensure all is well.

Thank Joesphin
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch on a day trip to Akaroa. We ordered the seafood platter for 2. The platter contained a stack of dry bread, overcooked fish (which i swear was frozen), calamari and mussels. It was servered with sundried tomotaoes. The whole thing had absulotely no flavour so we asked for some tartare sauce. The tartare was the best... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $26
French, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?