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The Trading Rooms Restaurant

$$ - $$$Seafood, European,
71 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7656
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
71 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 579 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a lovely day in Akaroa we wanted a lunch to celebrate our anniversary during our holiday to New Zealand. I sad to say the lunch was very poor. My mussels in coconut broth were served (at best) warm in a creamy coconut sauce, I...More

Thank Roger C
TheTradingRooms, Manager at The Trading Rooms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Roger C, I am quite sure that our staff have checked on you that day. You should have told us about the problem when we checked so that we are aware and could give an immediate action. But since you just answered, "It was...More

Reviewed 19 June 2017

Our 2nd visit to this restaurant and again the food was first class. Thoroughly recommend this restaurant when visiting Akaroa.

Thank Brian S
TheTradingRooms, Manager at The Trading Rooms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Brian, Thank you for your comment. We truly are working hard in delivering the best for our customers. See you again next time! Kind regards, The Manager

Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Went a year ago it was seriously good. The refrigerated seafood that I just got served was over cooked and rubbish. The only saving grace was the 2013 Pegasus bay pinot. The food was dull and just we'll below average for what use to be...More

3  Thank Sam W
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Six of us for dinner were well looked after; there were good food choices and everything tasted great. A very good restaurant indeed!

Thank John H
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We were there on a warm autumn afternoon, although it was a bit cool inside. The place was a bit grubby, including bathroom and menus. Themed is ok, dirty is not. We had duck spring rolls and the sea food platter. What sort of restaurant...More

Thank classicchch
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

A port of call on our cruise in NZ. After a wander round the harbour we called in for lunch. Lovely, prompt service and food was brilliant. We both had seafood chowder and sat smiling at how good the chowder tasted. We washed it down...More

Thank YorkshireZimmer
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Recently stayed in Akaroa with a group of 6 of us, we decided to go out for a meal on the Saturday night and couldn't decide where to go, due to the good comments on trip advisor this was the choice! When we turned up...More

Thank saz8929
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Went here for dinner with a couple of friends on a Saturday evening. We'd been to a quite elaborate dinner party the night before and were all craving something straightforward, and two orders of fish and chips and one of pasta, with a glass of...More

Thank MobileKiwi
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We arrived in Akaroa on a cold & wet day by tender from our cruise ship. We couldn't do much else but wander around the shops along the waterfront and we finally warmed up at The Trading Rooms. The coffee was really A+ which we...More

Thank Tricia1401
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We have a six-month old in a large buggy, so not always the easiest customers to fit in, but on enquiring about the possibility of grabbing a meal, the staff were very quick to assure us they could help, and made us feel very welcome...More

Thank Deb D
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26 October 2016|
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Response from TheTradingRooms | Property representative |
Good day, Carla0911! Sorry for the late reply. We will be open on Christmas day for lunch and dinner. If you would you like to have lunch, no need to book for a reservation pls pop on in and we will surely arrange a table... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$27
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-304 7656
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Exciting modern cooking, fine wine selection, beautiful sunset harbour views from the terrace. The Trading Rooms is a timeless historic venue, perfect for your special occasion.
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