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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 good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
71 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is starting to shape up well with the change in ownership over 12 months ago. Good selection of all courses and god service to boot.More

Thank davidkinnaird2002
TheTradingRooms, Manager at The Trading Rooms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello davidkinnaird2002, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us. We had been in our first learning curve year, and still learning in our day to day experiences. We are indeed grateful that people like you are starting to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came for lunch after reading all the positive reviews. We arrived at 1.15pm and were told that we had to wait for 30 mins before they could take our order. That was fine as I thought the kitchen was busy. Eventually someone took our orders...More

Thank chundingy
TheTradingRooms, Manager at The Trading Rooms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Chundingy, Thank you for taking a moment to write your experience. That is so sad that you did not enjoy your meal and that you have to wait a bit before we were able to take your order, where you able to inform our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did a take away of fish and chips here. The chips and sauce? Yummy!!! The fish not so fresh and very dry. Price? Not worth the meal.More

Thank CiiruK
TheTradingRooms, Manager at The Trading Rooms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Ciiruk, Thank you so much for your review and we are glad that you liked our fries and sauce. Sorry though that you were not so happy with the fish, but I am very certain that everything that comes out our kitchen are fresh...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We called in to Trading Rooms for dinner when we stopped in Akaroa. What a find! This is a wonderful restaurant. Pleasant decor, friendly happy staff and beautifully cooked food. We both went for the fillet steak, which was served with potato rather than the...More

Thank Harry H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On back of earlier excellent reviews we chose The Trading Rooms to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Each course was delicious and beautifully presented. Fish chowder was rich in texture and flavour. The beef and lamb fillets were medium rare and pink as requested accompanied by...More

Thank HEM555
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In for dinner ... food was excellent, as were the selection of wines. The wait staff were friendly and professional. The atmosphere is intimate with beautiful lamps creating warm shafts of light. Will definatley return.

Thank Margy M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My Mum, sister and I had disembarked from a late dolphin cruise and my elderly mother being fussy and diabetic needed to eat pronto! Even though their kitchen was closed the lovely and gracious hostess and the kind chef still prepared scrumptious meals for us!...More

Thank Diana C
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

The food was really average and extremely greasy. The service was poor. Avoid this place. The portions were really small and not tasty.More

Thank Julie B
TheTradingRooms, Manager at The Trading Rooms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Hi Julie B, Thank you for your comment. Its a shame that you graded your overall experience with us as just 1 star. Thanks for letting us know about the greasy foods, and thanks as well for still eating them. Just to let you know...More

Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

The people serving here were so very friendly and that made it so enjoyable. We sat outside on a lovely sunny evening. We were allowed to order something that we had seen on the lunch menu so that was very kind of them.More

Thank JoRo R
TheTradingRooms, Manager at The Trading Rooms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Dear JoRo R, Thank you so much for sharing your experience. Its always our pleasure to make every customers' experience an enjoyable one. And yes, our team are all naturally friendly and are all professionals :) Hope to see you again next time you visit...More

Reviewed 3 December 2017

Dropped in for a quick coffee before reboarding our cruise ship, and it was excellent. Nice pleasent service, coffee was on the mark (especially compared to what we got on the ship!) - really nice way to finish up a wonderful day in Akaroa.

Thank Mick C
TheTradingRooms, Manager at The Trading Rooms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Hi there Mick C, Thank you so much for your comments. We are confident and proud that we do C4 Coffee here, thanks that you like it. Kindest regards,

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15 December 2017|
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Response from TheTradingRooms | Property representative |
Hi Daniela, we serve lunch until 3 to 3:30PM depending on the flow of customers. After that will be snack menu then dinner at 6:30PM. Enjoy your cruise!
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$10 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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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Semi-fine dining dinner atmosphere and casual lunch experience, 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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