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The Trading Rooms Restaurant and Pantry

$$ - $$$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, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
71 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 647 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great food with fantastic service. They heard it was my wife's birthday and made a special desert for her. It was beautiful and a nice touch.

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 4 days ago

great food and good company with a bit of sunshine and rain..Prefect little town to relax and have massages and facials.. and of course the organic wines!!

Thank relaxedSouthIsland
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a find, we had such a great night here. Many restaurants are closed in Akaroa in Winter, be sure to check opening days and book here. The staff were so welcoming and helpful and friendly the whole night, I even got a candle in...More

Thank jcnick
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Overall a really nice dinner out, as a part of two couples. And it's always good to go for a meal in Akaroa. Service was good, attentive but not in your face. However the rare and blue steaks came out both rare (this was ameliorated...More

Thank AvesNZ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Welcomed and treated like special guests on a Monday night in the middle of winter. Food was delicious, well presented and all the staff were lovely and attentive. Reccomend to everyone. Families and couples.

3  Thank Leanne D
Reviewed 27 May 2018

We sat outside as it was a beautiful day and it offered a beautiful view. Ordered 2x fish and chips and Tea for 2 at an overpriced cost of $57.90. I though it tasted okay. We found it difficult to work out how to order....More

Thank Sue H
TheTradingRooms, Manager at The Trading Rooms Restaurant and Pantry, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Sue H, Thank you for your comment. We were closed from May 14 for our annual break so we assume that you visited us earlier than your tripadvisor review date. Apologies about the confusion in ordering and payment and thank you for letting us...More

Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Drove out from Christchurch for lunch was divine. Bluff Oysters, Tempura Prawns, Bread Platter, Blue COD Burger, Whitebait omelette and the salmon all superb topped off by friendly staffMore

Thank johanneerceg
TheTradingRooms, Manager at The Trading Rooms Restaurant and Pantry, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear johanneerceg, Thank you for your comment although it seems like it is meant for another restaurant (as we do not serve the foods that you mentioned). You are welcome to have a taste of our lunch and dinner selections as well at The Trading...More

Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Took a spin to akaroa with the wife and our young lads. Stopped here for a drink and some light nibbles. Place is Nice, staff very friendly and food yummy. Well, the staff were bloody good actually. Highly recommend.

Thank Rusty S
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

T'was a chilly night out. Me and my hubby was looking for a place to eat and here we find this warm and romantic place by the bay. We were welcomed by very friendly staff, ordered salmon for both of us which was cooked to...More

Thank carefishey
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Went to this restaurant based on the Trip Advisor ratings - it did not fail. We all had a bowl of the Seafood Chowder, and it was heavenly; lots of seafood in a creamy volute along with grilled French Bread; perfect for a cold, drizzly...More

Thank Vic_Polly011
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Questions & Answers
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$9 - US$30
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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
10:30 AM - 7:30 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
  • E-mail
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
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