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“Large Portions But deleicious”

Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #3 of 29 Restaurants in Akaroa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $30
Cuisines: Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, International, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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.
Scotch Plains, United States
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126 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Large Portions But deleicious”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2014

We had both dinner and breakfast here as it was close to where we were staying. The portions were very large which we rarely experienced in our travels around NZ. I had the fish and chips for dinner and they were light and tasty. One plate at breakfast could easily feed two. The service was friendly and very attentive.

  • Visited February 2014
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Woking, England, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“A good restaurant but could do better”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

Overall this restaurant offers a good menu. I had a venison steak which was superb. The wines are pricey. Service was disappointing. We waited 20 minutes before anyone acknowledged our presence or presented us with a menu. We did not feel that we were welcomed and this was despite booking our table in advance. They need to get this right as there are several competing restaurants nearby.

  • Visited March 2014
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Hamilton, Scotland
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Friendly Staff and a Good Breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2014

We went here for a quick drink one afternoon and breakfast the following morning which was excellent. They also have free Wi-Fi for guests.

Visited February 2014
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Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great coffee but the advertised wifi didn't work!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2014

Coffee was outstanding as was the view. Real cafe feel. However the free wifi was next to useless. You had to stand round a certain corner to get a signal. It was quite amusing watching customers wave their phones high in the air. We tried to come back for lunch but all the tables were full......not with people eating.....but with people struggling to get a signal.

Visited February 2014
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Thank Ben D
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Australia
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313 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 321 helpful votes
“Good seafood”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2014

We enjoyed a pleasant lunch here. Whitebait fritters were one of the days specialties, we also had a 1kg serve of mussels. Craft beer is on offer as well as a good selection of other food and beverages. Plenty of tables either on the footpath facing the water or indoors. Good service and pleasant staff.

Visited March 2014
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