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Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar

$$ - $$$, Soups,
57 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7533
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good45%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (10 reviews)
“salad” (29 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 21:00All hours
Bar, Soups, New Zealand, Seafood, International, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
57 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 766 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Simple toast & honey, but wonderful sample of three breads with jam & honey. Only tried the local honey, but it was smooth & tasty. Nice for morning tea out of season. Nice & quiet with very friendly service

Thank Lathkill
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had the most amazing meal,salmon cooked to perfection in a coconut sauce wonderful fusion of flavours

Thank Emmahalpinailson
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a meal at Bully's the first night we were in Akaroa. Both had the battered blue cod with chips and slaw. A really good feed, very tasty and more substantial than we could cope with - three fillets each. Had to leave one each...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 5 days ago

The service was good and the food was excellent. We had the salmon and it was cooked rare as we asked.

Thank RobyInOz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and myself went for a Saturday lunch. He ordered the beef burger and I got the vegetarian sandwich. The waiter was really friendly, and professional. The vegetarian sandwich was fine and more than enough. However my husband was very disappointed in his burger....More

Thank Adri H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was a nice surprise. Walked in and the waitress supplied our 1yr old with a colouring book and crayons to keep her entertained which was so lovely. Food was what you expected. Good for a quick meal option.

Thank Kate R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to walk along the the seafront to get to restaurant and it is not immediately seen from the main street where you park A delightful restaurant, with a good mix in their menu. We had the whitebait omelette and 1kg mussel bowl -...More

Thank CookieBaby2010
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First off we went there for Breakfast. We were on a schedule so were very prompt with our order. I ordered two kids pancakes and two adult pancakes. We waited 45 minutes for pancakes!!!!! Is that even allowed? Most places have pancake mix pre made...More

Thank Pandafitravels
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great place to eat- and in the off season just about the only one in town that stays open for dinner- Staff was excellent and the food was great.. really enjoyed it.

Thank bonefishbarbi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I came here for dinner tonight and it was to die for. The food was amazing, the service was amazing and the prices were good. The food was delicious! Highly recommend!

Thank emma_carr0ll
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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, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, View, Bar Scene
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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