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Certificate of Excellence2016, 2018 - 2019 Winner

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Semi-fine dining dinner atmosphere and casual lunch experience, fine wine selection, beautiful sunset harbour views from the terrace. The Trading Rooms is a timeless historic venue, perfect for your special occasion. Peak Season Opening Hours: From 11:30-9:00 PM / 7 Days Lean Season: From 10:30-7:30 PM and closes during midweek. We will be closed for our Annual Holiday Break from May 13 and will be back on July 1, 2019.
$9 - $29
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night
Seafood, New Zealand
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed March 25, 2020

We were spoilt for choice when looking for a diner location in Akaroa. This place stood out for us and the seafood platter was fantasticly fresh and tasty. The location overlooking the water is great, service was quick and friendly.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed March 16, 2020

Been in New Zealand for a 2 week holiday. Finally found a restaurant that would satisfy our craving. Going through the menu, the selection was very wide and not all local New Zealand food. Decided to have the Market Fish (Grouper). Was a big chunk...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 15, 2020 via mobile

Title: Old but New Type of visit: Family Date of visit: Dec 2019 Rate: 5 stars Came in for Christmas Holiday and saw that the place was fully packed. We did not have a hard time in getting seats and we were also entertained well...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed March 10, 2020

We visited the area as part of our cruise ship holiday. After a busy day touring in Akaroa we decided to grab some snacks to pass the time before heading back to the ship. We opted for the sizig pizza which was new to our...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 9, 2020

The best fish and chips in town. Crispy fresh and tasty both the fish and the chips! Nice interior and outdoor. Fantastic service with a friendly staff and a nice cappuccino to top it. Perfect

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 9, 2020

We were in Akaroa on a holiday. Saw the Trading Rooms which was situated by the waterfront. Building looks old and a bit dark. But when we came inside we saw that they have staffs who wore smiles that could brighten the place. Ordered the...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 8, 2020 via mobile

We came in from the cruiseship. It was a lovely day. We were sitted outside and the place looks a little busy. Did not wait long for food to arrive. Had the green lipped mussels that was served in a paella pan with a creamy...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 1, 2020

This place has the best fish and chips I've ever had- if you go here prepare to be ruined forever! Great service and beer selection as well, with a view of the harbor.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 19, 2020

This restaurant is well situated on the waterfront. The staff a delightful and very efficient. The food was beautifully presented and there is a great wine selection. Lovely on a sUmber”s evening.

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Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 6, 2020 via mobile

Had the Beef Burger that came with excellent chips! Mate had seafood chowder which he found very lovely. Must try!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Jack D
November 6, 2019|
Response from Sirlaffalot67 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jack, I don’t own the restaurant, I was just a guest who dined there and wrote a review. I can’t recall off top of my head if they had venison on menu or not. However all the food that we had was a amazing! Beautifully... More
December 15, 2017|
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Response from La Plage Pty Lt... T | Property representative |
Hi Daniela, we serve lunch until 3 to 3:30PM depending on the flow of customers. After that will be snack menu then dinner at 6:30PM. Enjoy your cruise!
October 25, 2016|
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Response from La Plage Pty Lt... T | Property representative |
Good day, Carla0911! Sorry for the late reply. We will be open on Christmas day for lunch and dinner. If you would you like to have lunch, no need to book for a reservation pls pop on in and we will surely arrange a table... More
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