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“Good Food, Quite Pricy”

The Trading Rooms Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 29 Restaurants in Akaroa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $26
Cuisines: French, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Exciting modern cooking, fine wine selection, beautiful sunset harbour views from the terrace. The Trading Rooms is a timeless historic venue, perfect for your special occasion.
Christchurch, New Zealand
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good Food, Quite Pricy”
Reviewed September 14, 2012

We went for lunch on a Sunday in early September. All the outdoor tables were taken, so we ate inside (despite great weather!). The decor inside is great. Service and food was very good. It is quite expensive (i.e. $25 for gourmet fish and chips).

Overall a good place to eat.

Visited September 2012
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F'burg
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205 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

We had a good meal at the Trading Rooms, but it was pretty pricey for the middle of the day. They appear to cater to tourists coming by the busloads rather than individuals.

Visited February 2012
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

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.

  • Visited August 2012
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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122 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Service and sumptuous food”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

We are frequent visitors to Akaroa, but had never tried this restaurant on past visits. Not sure why, but now we have been we will certainly return. The food was delicious, not a french fry or chip in sight, with freshly cooked vegetables and everything cooked to perfection. We were astounded that they came to us apologising for the wait for our meals - we were quite happily chatting - and then gave us coffee and dessert on the house to make up for it! Amazing! We will definitely be back to enjoy their cuisine.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Sue W
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Charlton, London
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic food, value and service”
Reviewed July 31, 2012

We were in beautiful Akaroa in the winter so it was quiet and we were alone in the restaurant so had plenty of attention. The food was cooked to perfection and consisted of very unusual combinations that worked very well. Excellent value for money. The most memorable meal in our month's stay in NZ.

  • Visited July 2012
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