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Hilltop Tavern

$$ - $$$, Pizza, Cafe
5207 Christchurch-Akaroa Road | Little River, Akaroa 7591, New Zealand
+64 3-325 1005
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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New Zealand, Pizza, Cafe, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5207 Christchurch-Akaroa Road | Little River, Akaroa 7591, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visit in about 6 months but as soon as we walked in the door we could tell it wasn't the same place it had been for last couple of years. Tables were dirty and service was pour.

Thank Jamie P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered food at bar, soon after a large coach load of people arrived from a cruise, plus another group already there. Place too busy and understaffed. Waited and waited for our drinks, then we went up to ask about it, told to go over...More

Thank Italian_kilt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How could you go past the Hilltop without at least stopping for a coffee with a scenic view to boot. I tried the BLT and it was just devine ...

Thank davidkinnaird2002
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place to stop for a drink. Awesome view. The old building could do with some TLC but it’s a great place all the same.

Thank Rob K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The views were stunning and the pizza was good. We tried the smoked salmon one and the chicken as well. The service was good with friendly staff and delicious pizzas. The combination of tasty pizza, friendly staff and fantastic views was just perfect. One thing...More

Thank Mohammed_A_M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for dinner at Hilltop which is a favourite for us both....usually, must be under new management!!! We were given menu's sat on a dirty table, it wasn't busy and a couple was seated just before us. No service after 20mins so went to...More

Thank ErinandJoe_13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pizzas were quite expensive for the portion we ordered as it turned out really small. Staffs were not friendly either and the cafe is understaffed. Had to grab my own cutleries instead as I was left unattended to despite numerous reminders to them.

Thank HunyBunySuny
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had to wait for about half an hour. It was ok but when the pizza had hair and an olive had a stone inside rating went lower. They didnt offer any complimentary drinks for waiting (apologized tough) which would have given a fourth star because...More

Thank Nina S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This pub is on the road to Akaroa. The views of the bay below from the are really beautiful. We were staying in a S/C campervan and were kindly advised that we could park in the car park overnight if using the restaurant. Nice atmosphere...More

Thank Anna H
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

We planned to have afternoon tea and end up having two pizzas! Service staff members were so friendly. Place is really cozy with the best view !

Thank torie_k3
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5207 Christchurch-Akaroa Road | Little River, Akaroa 7591, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-325 1005
  • E-mail
The Hilltop is perched on the pass overlooking the beautiful Akaroa Harbour. Its a classic 1930s pub building with a nice front lawn to enjoy the view. We serve freshly caught fish, wood-fired pizza, steaks, slow-cooked meats, soup and a range of tapas. We also have homemade pies, sweets & pastries for those looking for a quick bite. Great fair-trade coffee & loose leaf tea. Craft beer and local, sustainable wines. Check out our websites for upcoming live music. (Open later than 9.30-pm on gig nights and weekends, depending on busyness) Please note, the Hilltop has seasonal hours: 7 days 10-late: Christmas- Easter Thur- Sun 10-late: Easter to the end of July Closed for the month of August Wed-Sun 10-late Sept-Christmas
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