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The Trading Rooms Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
French, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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71 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7656
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Akaroa can get busy in the height of summer, especially when a cruise ship (or two!) disgorge their passengers for a visit. A table for four inside was the perfect lunchtime tonic. A lovely crisp white wine in clean, stemmed wine glasses with a bowl of chowder or fantastic fish & chips (and stuff for the kids) tasted even better... More 

Thank Patangan_Stickman
Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed December 28, 2015

This place had everything we wanted. The seafood was fresh and the mussels and clams were big and extremely tasty. The service was attentive and the tables were large and well spread out to give each dining group their own space. This restaurant also overlooks the main wharf and has tables outside, great for a sunny day.

Thank Marc C
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Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Top location to enjoy a meal with family and friends on a gorgeous sunny day. The burgers are great as are the staff. My daughter was also very happy with her seafood pasta.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Timaru, New Zealand
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 26, 2015

Food was absolutely wonderful - would only say that I would have liked a little more on my plate for the price. However it tasted wonderful and was top quality. Really enjoyed the meal, had good options for the children too. Service was fantastic, and the restaurant itself is lovely inside and has an amazing view outside. Couldn't get a... More 

Thank Sarah B
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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127 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed December 19, 2015

Had a a hot cocoa here and read the newspaper which was free. Lovely atmosphere and used by the locals. They had the nicest biscuits I've tried. Chocolate , honey and nuts. I will go to this place again.

Thank KatePnz
Dusseldorf, Germany
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 11, 2015

Located directly on the main road with view on the water the Trading Room Restaurant is just ideal for a relaxed lunch. We were lucky to find Good weather conditions and so sitting outside after our boat trip to see some dolphins.

Thank JuliaKaufmann
Adelaide Hills, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 11, 2015

We were welcomed by delightful staff. The menu was explained and specials highlighted. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. Highly recommended.

Thank Irene B
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247 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed December 8, 2015

Really stunning meal, wine, view and great staff. interesting menu with wonderful combinations of flavours.

Thank hbrWoking
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed December 5, 2015

We stopped by for lunch here while visiting Akaroa and were pleasantly surprised by the quality of food here. We had been hoping to eat some oysters in South Island despite knowing that it is out of season, and we managed to get some (fried) here. They were still quite fresh! My siblings had the linguine and the Vietnamese beef... More 

Thank biggerontheinside
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed December 5, 2015

We had a fantastic meal at the trading rooms with friendly and excellent service and superb food. I still fondly remember the beetroot risotto. We would definitely come back if we found ourselves lucky enough to be in Akaroa again...

Thank Stefan G

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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 - $26
French, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, 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
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?