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“Leo's seafood and burgers”
Review of Lyall Bay

Lyall Bay
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$141.32*
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15-Minute Wellington Harbour Helicopter Flight
Ranked #34 of 243 things to do in Wellington
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

A lovely beach, but amazing little fish and chip take out just off the beach.....Leo's!!! Twenty dollars bought six large pieces of fish in a tempura like batter and a large portion of chips. Cod, not basa, and delicious! Our most inexpensive meal in New Zealand and one of the best!

1  Thank breezyro
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

After the walk at Redrock we stopped at Lyall Bay for a bite. No wind at all and just perfect. The views of the bays on either side looks just so spectacular and the airport with planes departing and landing makes it just so wonderful in the late evening with the arrays of coloured lights all around. Surfers still trying to catch a wave and joggers and walkers enjoying the evening

We were hungry by then so the Seaview Takeaway fish and chips shop across the road was a welcome sight after the long walk. The service was excellent and fast as we were hungry. And boy do they make great fish and chips. The fish were huge and chips just so plentiful almost like a serving for four people.Wow I wish they would do the same in Australia.

Anyway we went and sat on the waterfront and enjoyed the very nice fish and chips and the wonderful sights all around. Quite enjoyable.

1  Thank Balilje
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

Lyall Bay can be just beautiful on a calm, sunny day but it is also wonderful when the wind blows and the sea is wild. Just a bus ride away for tourists with out a car. It is worth a visit!

Thank Julie M
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Lyall bay had a couple of dozen of surfers there when we visited, so is obviously reasonable for that. There is a play area for the kids which is nice. The beach also has a surf club which is good for those wanting that extra level of safety. But be very careful where the wind is coming from when you visit. We went when there was a northerly and it was fine, however in a southerly it would be blowing sand straight into your face. The fish and chip store across from the surf club also provided good food.

Thank NigelC2011
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Reviewed December 25, 2012

its shallow, it can be calm or crazy, no two days are the same, but dont go without a wetsuit, unless its xmas day 2012 and the record temperatures

Thank Tina F
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