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Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar

57 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7533
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good45%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“whitebait” (9 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
57 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a very nice and quiet lunch at this restaurant. Awesome views in this neat area. Waitstaff was friendly, efficient and answered questions about the menu.

Thank M S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We recently had lunch at Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar. The service was great, friendly staff and great views. As it was a bit chilly, we dined inside, but on a better day it would be nice dining outside. I had the sticky date pudding...More

Thank Malcolm T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thought the food was OK but not great for the money. We sat outside in the garden at the rear of the property and both ordered Fish and Chips. It was ok but the batter very thick and soggy, not quite cooked on the inside...More

Thank Allgoodthyngs
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for lunch on a beautifully sunny day and sat on the patio. A bottle of wine and the seafood platter totally hit the spot. Friendly staff and a great place to people watch.

Thank TristanEF
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for a late lunch after our dolphin cruise. Service was a little lax but they were busy and it resolved itself once our order was finally taken. The food was very good and there was a nice selection of local beer &...More

Thank cmb72015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best breakfast I have had in as long as I can remember. We had a warm welcoming from staff food came out extremely fast and was cook to perfecting It was amazing thank you

Thank whatpeoplewant
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my partner and we got the seafood platter to share, $41.80. We did ask the waiter what was in the platter before ordering but were not told numbers eg there was one fish cake (roughly 3cm diameter) and one fish bite. All odd...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at this place without any reservation around 5:30 pm. There were tons of tables available. We sat outside to enjoy the lovely sunset. They play music, which was ok in both type and volume. When it gets cold, you can get some blankets....More

Thank kinleyx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful breakfast. Staff exceptionally pleasant. Large sized meals with very good quality food. Black pudding exceptional and matched the bacon. Great selection on menu. Very nice coffee. As an aside my wife left her jacket there and it was returned the very next...More

Thank Cozboz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for breakfast and all ordered something different. Couldn't believe the size of the feast and none of us ordered the big breakfast. Good food.

Thank Prue B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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