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Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar

) #3 of 25 Restaurants in Akaroa $$ - $$$ , Seafood, Soups
57 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7533
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good46%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
08:00 - 21:00All hours
Bar, Seafood, Soups, New Zealand, International, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
57 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to the restaurant in the evening and had the seafood chowder and the seafood platter. The chowder was by far the best any of us have had. The platter was also really great, and Big enough to share two poeple. We had a...More

Thank Maja P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped for hot coffee and tea and a fresh muffin that was toasty warm on the inside. Smothered in butter, it was delicious! Try this place for a bite to eat or hot coffee!

Thank Hairbykatherine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After spending a day in Akaroa, I decided to reward myself by having a heavy meal. Bully Hayes' menu looked very appealing and appetizing. The serving was generous and the staff were helpful.

Thank jcbnavarra
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by after an active morning on our annual gals weekend for coffees to warm us up. Coffee was satisfactory hot, strong and delishious. Service was sweeter than the coffee just the way we like it. Will be back tonight to start off the festivities...More

Thank Grace E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot for lunch, dinner a coffee or a drink, right on the waters edge it had s lovely outlook. Offering inside and outside seating the food was good and the service was quick and attentive.

Thank GaryandLesleyTravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right on the waterfront. Good breakfast. Nice staff. Also good for other meals, but we just had breakfast there.

Thank hirschwrites
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

LOVE THIS PLACE!!! I wish we had tried here for dinner. Awesome staff, greeted straight away!!!! Amazing yummy breakfast bagel with scrambled egg and salmon, kids had pancakes and my husband good hearty plate full of bacon, hash browns, eggs etc. Good sized meals trust...More

Thank Sonya Devon W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great service. Seafood chowder and the Jamaican salmon were perfect, the salmon cooked to perfection. I had a lovely Pinot Gris from a local winery.

Thank Goysonhols
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Specials board promoted Bluff oyster, think they were on special to get rid of them, had them both ways natural & what was supposed to be tempura batter. The natural were very ordinary tasted old (had oysters a couple more time through the region-these were...More

Thank StewyNT
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is our fave spot in Akaroa (which we visit at least once a year) and I reviewed Bully Hayes about 3 years ago. I'm glad to report the food, especially the seafood, is still excellent. We started with grilled mussels (yum), and my husband's...More

Thank Marla H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$32
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
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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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