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Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, International, Contemporary, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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57 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7533
08:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Arrived in a windy morning with the Shuttle Christchurch - Akaroa-return. I walked into the restaurant as it has the most number of patrons then. The reason is apparent after i have dug into my scrumptious breakfast (the dish with salmon). Helpful and smiley staff to welcome you. Delicious food with generous serving. Nice coffee too. I have tried those... More 

Thank Sammypeh
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62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great location across the road from the sea, with tables inside and out. Table service is for diners, drinkers must order at the bar. Our first visit was for morning coffee, which took 25 minutes to arrive and was not very hot. We tried another day for lunch, sitting at a sunny table, which helps enormously. My fish chowder was... More 

Thank Jacntone
Adelaide, Australia
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here for coffee and it was ok, if way too frothy for a flat white! Nice place though and service was friendly. The WiFi limit of 30 mins is a little rough though but to be fair many shops here had similar policies (tho some are unlimited). Overall it was good but I'd also explore the numerous other... More 

Thank RamseyDawnB
Uxbridge, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I ate dinner here and were very pleased with the attentiveness and efficiency shown by our waiter. The food was good - a fairly wide ranging menu of meat and fish. The Thai soup starter was a little too spicy, but the chicken liver pâté followed by smoked pork pasta and salmon mains were very tasty. Spacious... More 

Thank Dom B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here for dinner and ordered the soup of the day which was very nice. The staff were also very friendly and helpful

Thank Claire d
Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a good breakfast at this restaurant, coffee was great. Price, wasn't too bad. The view is lovely and would recommend this as a nice place to go for a bite to eat.

Thank philippagoile
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lovely location and good selection of food and drinks. The only trouble I found was that when initially greeted, you were then told that you had to go up to make your order inside the building at the bar? When going to a var/restaurant, I expect to place my order from the table and be served from ther. Other than... More 

Thank sknight780
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great setting and good coffee :) perfect place to sit down and relax :) definitely recommend if you are passing through.

Thank 202rochelleb
Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic place, for a bite or drink. The staff were very friendly and attentive. The food was quick to come out, well presented, and we both thoroughly enjoyed meals. Thanks to all the staff, highly recommended.

Thank thatcarguy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice views, food was a little bland. Portions were good. Outdoor seating is nice. If sitting inside, call ahead and reserve tables with best water views.

Thank Dan P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$31
Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, International, Contemporary, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-304 7533
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.

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