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“Superb Lunch” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Little Bistro

The Little Bistro
Ranked #1 of 29 Restaurants in Akaroa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $27
Cuisines: French, European, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: "...a bistro is a small restaurant serving hearty meals and wine in an unpretentious setting..." European inspired, locally sourced food cooked and served with love, plus a winelist to die for....
Newton, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Superb Lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014

Stumbled into this little restaurant on whim, and wondered why people kept coming in and making reservations for dinner. When lunch came, we were no longer surprised at the popularity of this very plain little place. The food was exquisite, even my 14 year old felt is was one of the best meals he ever had. The staff was friendly and helpful. The older lady at the next table made us order the raspberry meringue in a mason jar. 4 people with spoons and a mason jar can be very dangerous when it contains something that good.
Don't miss this place if you make it to pretty Akaroa.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Tauranga
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85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Don't miss The Little Bistro”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

Superb !

We could not get in when we last visited Akaroa so made sure we booked this time ...
Food, service ambience was just excellent !
Certainly should be on the "to do list" whilst in Akaroa

Visited February 2014
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Akaroa, New Zealand
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Akaroa Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

Always great food and quaint atmosphere. Very popular. Need to book.Very good serve with nice extra touches ,like starting with a bubbly or finishing with a liqueur.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Akaroagirl12
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Pearl Beach, Australia
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140 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“What a little gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

Cozy, with a great menu. Seats about 24 in two sittings, so book early.
Our meal was excellent & service superb. No further comment needed.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Duncan B
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Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
92 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Excellent food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2014

We walked in and were lucky to be seated without a reservation although we only had the table for 1 hour. Staff and food were exceptional. I wish we had time for dessert! Reservations recommended!

Visited February 2014
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Thank hcychan
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