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Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar

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57 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7533
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08:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Caineville, Utah
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had dinner here, and enjoyed it. Reservations are a good idea during summer months, even on week nights. Try to get a table next to the front windows where you can watch the waterfront. Or sit outside if the weather is right. We found the foods very tasty.

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Thank Judy P
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great location on the water, friendly service and great food! We had the mussels and fish & chips - both superb!

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Thank bv567
Denia, Spain
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We recently visited this lovely restaurant. Varied choices of food, well cooked and presented. Great service and atmosphere. Many thanks Louis and Linda Lincoln

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Calgary, AB
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239 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped by and made a reservation for dinner later in the day. It was a Saturday, and it was suggested by staff to come around 8. Our table was waiting when we arrived at 7:50. We ordered, and then we waited. Nearly 40 minuted after we ordered, someone came by to offer us a drink since we had waited so... More 

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St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Tasty food, pleasantly served. Ample choice on menu although wine list somewhat limited Lovely position right on the promenade at beautiful Akaroa Sit outside if you can. The interior is well lit with good views although a little 'cafe' like

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Thank Paul H
Christchurch
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good value in an excellent location.Great breakfast choice although service a little slow.Nice clean and tidy place.

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Thank tigersChristchurch
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everytime we visit Akaroa, We make sure We visit this restaurant to have meal. They never fail to give a good service.. We tried the seafood platter and I can rate that as average so maybe a little improvement.. But overall dining experience is good.. Will be back definitely..

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Thank FallonA85
Ashburton, New Zealand
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have had breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I would not go here for breakfast, but the other two meals were insanely good. The staff is friendly and helpful.

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Thank ivyyaker32
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very casual dining in a lovely setting overlooking the water. The menu is varied and the food was fresh and appealing. Service was quick and efficient. Priced reasonably. We ate breakfast and dinner there and was not disappointed. This is an excellent choice for casual dining.

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Shetland
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had had an early lunch and arrived a little before 18.00 for dinner. Understably the restaurant was quite, we asked if we could have a table inside and a drink outside to take in the still warm sunshine. Not a problem, so we chose our table with the waiting staff and went outside. It was a little to breezy, so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$32
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
View, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:00
Monday
08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:00
Thursday
08:00 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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