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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Closes in 12 min
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Seafood, New Zealand, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
71 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 678 reviews

Reviewed yesterday 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 5 days 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
Reviewed 5 days ago

My sister and I returned to Akaroa in October 2018 and were thrilled to relieve our fabulous 2017 dining experience at The Trading Rooms in Akaroa. They did not disappoint! The whole experience from the scrumptious food to the warm and inviting and professional service...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank Diana C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Gorgeous fresh seafood cooked to perfection. Relaxing atmosphere with great service~ Take in the seaview's. Best enjoyed in the evening

Date of visit: December 2018
3  Thank Shelley H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They say good things take time and the 15 mimute wait for the chocolate fondant was worth it every minute. A work of art. We went here for two nights in a row for dessert. Just dessert. The chcocolate fondant was SO YUM and beautifully...More

Date of visit: January 2019
4  Thank Hannahcolenbrander
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading all the amazing reviews about this place I was sure we'd have a great lunch. Sadly, this was not the case at all. We waited and waited and waited for drinks to arrive, then we waited and waited and waited for our food...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Pickle251
TheTradingRooms, Manager at The Trading Rooms Restaurant and Pantry, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Pickle251, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We extremely apologize for the mishaps during your lunch with us. We don't need to justify ourselves as tried to give you quality food and service and it just happened that we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent Christmas in Akaroa and there are only 2 restaurants open. We tried to walk in here at The Trading Rooms and advised us that there will be a waiting time for the food because they prioritize their bookings. But we are actually surprised...More

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

We had a stunning meal here last week - the fish, scallops and calamari were cooked to perfection and we would highly recommend this restaurant. The waitresses were very friendly and attentive and it is a beautiful setting. The best food we’ve had in 4months...More

Date of visit: December 2018
3  Thank 706ss
Reviewed 16 December 2018

we liked the look of the salad on the lunch menu and asked the young lady in charge if it was on the dinner menu - it wasn't but she assured us she could make it happen. sure enough we returned hours later and she...More

Date of visit: December 2018
4  Thank AdrienneJ15
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for dinner after reading reviews on TripAdvisor, and were impressed with how Management responded to negative reviews (as a learning point rather than defensive). In any case, we had no need for anything than a top review! From the outset staff were...More

Date of visit: December 2018
4  Thank Rebecca S
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
10:30 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
  • 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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