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The Trading Rooms Restaurant and Pantry

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016, 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Seafood, New Zealand, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings

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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. Peak Season Opening Hours: From 11:30-9:00 PM / 7 Days Lean Season: From 10:30-7:30 PM and closes during midweek
US$10 - US$30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Seafood, New Zealand, European
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is an OK restaurant, we had a nice enough meal. The location is GREAT! and the staff were lovely, however the food was average.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Julieabby
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Extremely impolite waitress asked if we are intoxicated, she couldn’t serve us a beer. All we had was tea before. Then I told her it might be my German accent that sounds unfamiliar to her. She said they don’t need German customers. I didn’t expect...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank martin_schacht
TheTradingRooms, Manager at The Trading Rooms Restaurant and Pantry, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear martin_schacht, Thank you for your time writing us a review. You were dealing with me, the Duty Manager, yesterday. My apologies if you were not pleased that I have decided not to serve you any alcoholic drinks. You must be well-aware of New Zealand...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went twice-they have 3 beers on draft (Stella, speights ipa, macs ipa) and across these two visits all three beers were off so you can’t afford to be choosy! Nice bay views from outside seating area.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank BobThePieman
TheTradingRooms, Manager at The Trading Rooms Restaurant and Pantry, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear BobThePieman, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. I truly understand your disappointment about the tap beers and we do apologize for that. Its been so warm lately and everybody wanted cold tap beer. As much as we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an enjoyable meal and loved the wine which was recommended by our waitress. Staff were very helpful and friendly. A nice place to eat.

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

A lovely restaurant location with direct views over the inner harbour. Quality of food is superb and reasonably priced. Staff are polite and helpful A great place to eat in this lovely small town

Date of visit: February 2019
4  Thank Phil W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re in Akaroa The Trading Rooms is a lovely little restaurant on the waters edge with great view and ambience. Seafood Chowder is one of my favorite dishes and the chowder here was phenomenal. Around $20 NZ gets you a good size bowl with...More

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

Awesome location. Great staff. Brilliant food. Enjoyed a lovely lunch of fish and chips. Fish was lovely. Staff friendly. Great spot to kick back and enjoy the beautiful views.

Date of visit: January 2019
3  Thank Caryn W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to Akaroa as a stopover before heading off home after camping out at Okains Bay. All I can say is that the ambiance of the restaurant both inside and out are fantastic. You are able to get table service and the overall customer service...More

Date of visit: December 2018
3  Thank jayaqn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On a stunning summer’s evening, we were pleased that we chose to eat here. The big drawcard, of course, is the location. Located right across the road from the beautiful harbour, all of the outdoor tables and some of the indoor tables have sea views....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MichelleS948
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great place we came upon during our stay in Okains Bay just about 20 mins out of Akoroa.It is a traditional colonial building overlooking the bay. Seating inside and out but because we hit a rather chilly day we ate inside. It...More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank Lu B
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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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