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“Great food” 4 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: Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, 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 food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

Have been to Bully Hays before and the food was just average. However went this week as it was close by and the food was great. Wonder if they have changed their chef recently. I had Salmon and it was exquisite. And then finished it off with creme brûlée which was done to perfection. Will go back definitely

Visited April 2013
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Glenorchy
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4 reviews
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“A very nice pancakes and even better OYSTERS!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

A very nice pancakes and even better OYSTERS!!! And thank you for serving us with the breakfast menu despite it was after midday :)

Visited April 2013
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“Store brought .”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

I advise not to visit this restaurant if you can help it. Dinner: We had the seafood platter. Was ment to have salmon gravalax. This was store brought smoked salmon. Garlic mussels was 3 real garlic mussels still in their shells plus 6 store brought completly different mussels without their shells. This was ment to be a platter to share and the waitress advised us it was very large. There was only 1 fish cake. 1 oyster and was not enough. We were still hungey later. On top of that we had to wait 30 mins for our drinks. No one asked us for drinks and we had to get up and get the first ones ourselves. We saw our drinks ready on the counter for about 10 mins while the staff served other customers . We were going to have dinner and dessert but decided to go else where due to the disgusting service and food.

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acton
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3 reviews
“Great place to eat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

My husband had wonderful venison. The Paua pasta dish was delicious, too. We appreciated that the restaurant was open late.

Visited March 2013
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Kiama, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Food and Service Good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

Had a good meal at the restaurant. Like many other places, it is not cheap, but the meals are of reasonable size. Wifi available free which is also a bonus.

Visited April 2013
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