Last night we were pleased to find the Trading Rooms restaurant in Akaroa open. It lived up to and beyond our expectations in every way. Situated on the waterfront road, once we stepped inside we were greeted and entered the charming, cosy interior. The ambience is that of a high class restaurant and the food, wine list and service matched our first impressions. We returned from Europe a short time ago and and can say this restaurant is right up there with the best we experienced while away. Each course was beautifully presented and there were delicious flavours and interesting creative combinations. Particularly worthy of mention are the duck pate, the main beef duo and the creme brulee. We look forward immensely to returning.