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“Only place in 3 weeks travel that I sent food back... And I was STARVING!”

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, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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.
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Only place in 3 weeks travel that I sent food back... And I was STARVING!”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

Ordered the burger, which arrived 40' later. It was stinking... I sent it back and left, hungry and disappointed, as I was not offered anything not even an apology. This place has a great menu where everything is described as "fresh" and "homemade", but reality is that it serves disgusting food. The fresh smoothie, was from a bottle, the burger was frozen and stunk from miles... Do avoid at all costs...

  • Visited March 2013
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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279 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“FABULOUS”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

Enjoyed our brunch here on a busy Sunday morning. Great staff and more importantly the meals(and coffees) were fantastic. Value for money - with great servings. Can only recommend this place to others.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank NZfour
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Sumner Beach, Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Perfect late lunch”
Reviewed May 29, 2013

We arrived just before 2pm on a clear warm winter Saturday afternoon. I asked for a wine recommendation and was told of a local Pinot Gris. It was FANTASTIC. Nice to see support for local produce!

The gravlax was fresh and very tasty. The pumpkin soup was tasty as. The platter was big enough for two and very tasty.

Excellent service, great view of harbour inside or out. (We chose in).

Looking forward to going again.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank sumnerboy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very helpful”
Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

We ate here for breakfast. One person in our group has a nut allergy. We mentioned this to the waitress who was very thorough & helpful in finding out if any ingredients they use may contain traces of nuts. Unfortunately alot of the menu was cooked using oil that may have traces if nuts which made it hard for my friend to order much but we really appreciated the waitress taking our concerns seriously. Food was great & came out in good time.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Toni R
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“Awesome”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

Quite literally the best meal I've ever had.
Scallop Entree was particularly good, and the venison main was absolutely beautiful. Plus a fantastic range of Gluten Free options were available.

  • Visited May 2013
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