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“Wood fired pizzas ”
Review of Hilltop Tavern

Hilltop Tavern
Ranked #14 of 31 Restaurants in Akaroa
Price range: $10 - $32
Cuisines: Pizza, Bar, Cafe
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Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Hilltop is perched on the pass overlooking the beautiful Akaroa Harbour. Its a classic 1930s pub building with a nice front lawn to enjoy the view. We serve freshly caught fish, wood-fired pizza, steaks, slow-cooked meats, soup and a range of tapas. We also have homemade pies, sweets & pastries for those looking for a quick bite. Great fair-trade coffee & loose leaf tea. Craft beer and local, sustainable wines. Check out our websites for upcoming live music. (Open later than 9.30-pm on gig nights and weekends, depending on busyness) Please note, the Hilltop has seasonal hours: 7 days 10-late: Christmas- Easter Thur- Sun 10-late: Easter to the end of July Closed for the month of August Wed-Sun 10-late Sept-Christmas
Reviewed September 29, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful views and beautiful food. Service was very busy but still attentive to detail and prompt in delivery. The pizzas we had were full of taste, cooked in wood-fired oven, and on a thin base. Not cheap, but well endowed with fresh ingredients. Cups were disappointingly small. Seating inside and out, with a small playground for the children. Toilets small and dated.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Ezra710
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Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

Stopped to see the views of Akaroa and have a quick drink. Sat outside in the sunshine on a cold crisp day and enjoyed the breathtaking view. Had a cup of Tokyo lime tea which was good.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank yunshou57
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Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

Great pub at the top of the hill with spectacular views. Wholesome food with a roaring log fire. This is a must visit on your way into Akaroa.

Date of visit: June 2017
1  Thank Brian S
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Reviewed June 5, 2017 via mobile

Even though it was far from the best time to visit this place, a cold, rainy, winter evening (too dark to appreciate any view) the wood fired Lucas Bay pizza (cold-smoked Akaroa salmon with capers, cream cheese and rocket) with a glass of red made my day. The atmosphere was quiet, the staff very friendly and the pizza as good as it gets. At least the way I like them. Thin with quality ingredients and fired to perfection.
I need to come back in summer.
Do check their website as the opening hours are wrong on Trip Adviser.

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank PatrickSurLaRoute
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Reviewed May 26, 2017

Arrive and looked like it was closed but when we came in we were welcomed with a smile. We were the only ones there. Ordered beef burgers, a pizza and fish n chips along with some drinks. Drinks arrived promptly and we found a pool table so had a game. By the time we were finished the food had arrived.

Food was delicious and very filling. The hosts, Cameron, his wife and son were great and made us feel very welcome.

Will be coming back for sure next time. THanks very much for the food and hospitality.

Date of visit: May 2017
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Thank ElGato69
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