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Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Local cuisine, Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand
Special Occasion Dining, View, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings

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Akaroa’s Premier Waterfront Dining Spot. Relax and enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of Akaroa Harbour whilst you dine in any of our indoor and outdoor dining areas including our sheltered courtyard garden with children’s play area. Specialising in contemporary New Zealand cuisine that uses fresh local produce to create dishes that perfectly blend a mix of traditional tastes and modern flavours. An extensive menu to suit any taste with the largest selection of seafood in Akaroa. Innovative and award-winning cuisine to suit any budget at any time of the day. To complement your dining experience, we offer the" Monteiths" family of craft beers on tap and in the bottle alongside an extensive
US$5 - US$29
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, International, Contemporary
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
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We dined at Bully Hayes in between our Akoroa morning walking tour and afternoon harbor wildlife sail while in port aboard Celebrity Solstice. Fish tacos were tasty as was the slaw served along side. My partner had mussels - green type unique to New Zealand...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 25lo54
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Flying visit to Akaroa, we didn't have as much time as we wanted in this pretty, tranquil waterfront setting. Hearty and tasty chowder, fabulous blue cod with a hint of spiciness in the batter. Friendly service, beautiful views from the outside tables and great beer....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank OscarIndia78
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Bully Hayes at least five times over the last two years, the last visit this year January 2019. Food and service was great.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jazzrix
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Extensive range of monteiths beer. We had the gold lager (5.0%) and the ipa (5.4%). Refrigerated glasses and cold beer. Nice outdoor space. Friendly staff.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank BobThePieman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for some good seafood and in the end decided to order here. Staff were friendly and helpful, very nice place and great views. Ordered a seafood platter and seafood paella. The food was okay, but we felt for that price not so...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Gordon-Bianca M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food, drinks and view are just wonderful. Price justified the amount of food you recieved. Staff is very friendly and attentive. Will definitely return.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank cindym82
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for a quick pint before heading back to cruise ship, nice bar with a good selection of ales, lagers & cider on tap.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank hippo63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its a nice location with decent enough service. A little pricey. Okay drinks. The only food we ordered off the menu was the chicken thigh bites. They were pretty awful, sadly. Felt bad about asking for refund, so we paid anyway. I would not recommend...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank mikegR4647TV
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arriving into Akoroa via cruiseship we were informed that we had to be on an early tender otherwise priority would be given to those with Ship bought Shore Excursions, so we decided to take one of the first tenders, arriving at the Main Wharf a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank BCME2010
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a place to visit after being “stir crazy” after a day at sea. Akaroa is a gem, unspoilt ,very quaint and oh so quiet. Bully’s is an oasis of calm. The food was excellent the service was quick and with a smile. It has...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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