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“Great brunch and dinner selections” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar

Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #3 of 29 Restaurants in Akaroa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $31
Cuisines: Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, International, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar, Akaroa's Premier Dinning Spot. Open year round, seven days for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner or just a casual drink or coffee in the sun. Enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of Akaroa Harbour whilst you dine from any number of our indoor or outdoor dining areas. Sheltered garden area with childrens play area also. Specialising in comtempory New Zealand cuisine using fresh local produce with a mix of traditional and modern flavours. An extensive menu with alarge selection of seafood including freshly shucked oysters. Innovative and award winning cuisine all at prices to suit any budget. To compliment our dining menu we carry the" Monteiths" range of craft beers on tap and by the bottle along side an all embracing wine list and non alcoholic beverage menu.
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“Great brunch and dinner selections”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

We came to Akaroa on our honeymoon and ended up dining here for both brunch and dinner. I usually order pancakes or french toast for brunch, but decided to try their muesli and fresh fruit and it was the best toasted muesli that I've ever had.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Oh dear”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

Well

Basically the staff were stressed, to get the free Internet code you have to que at the cashier as only she has the code, all other staff claim they do not know it.

I qued twice to get the code , 30 minutes in total
I overheard the staff saying the cook was in a foul mood.
We were planning on having lunch there but it was too stressful too rude and too unhelpful

A most odd place indeed

Perhaps this is unusual, I do hope so it has potential to be first class

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Melbourne, Australia
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“Friendly and damn fine coffee”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

Very nice coffee, a small area for kids to play and your choice of ocean view or secluded courtyard. Oh and the free wifi with purchase was a blessing.

Visited December 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Worst restaurant service in Akaroa”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012

My boyfriend and his family visited this restaurant on Sunday, 23 December 2012 for lunch after a cruise of the harbour. Upon entering, we were greeted by a waitress who directed us to an unclean table. She noted that she would clean down the table in a moment. After about ten minutes the waitress had not returned to clean the table but had seated and served three other parties of tourists. As such, my boyfriend then went up to the counter to fetch some menus. After about 15 minutes we asked the same waitress who seated us to clean down the table. At first she ignored us but eventually she obliged and did so. However, we received no water and no cutlery. We found the service very appalling!! Without ordering we walked out and went up the road to the Trading Rooms Restaurant.

Visited December 2012
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“Expensive and nothing special”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2012

Well, we stopped here for "Free wifi" - yeah right. Twenty Bucks later for a couple of stock srandard drinks and a patchy, capped signal - well, lets just say we never went back in our remaining 3 days in the area..

Visited December 2012
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