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Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar

57 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7533
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (26 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (44 reviews)
“salad” (35 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
57 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nothing is more fun than just happening in to a great restaurant ...like we did in Akaroa. Bully Hayes serves fantastic food while keeping a super cool relaxed atmosphere. Friendly, happy staff and very welcoming to the tourists.... A great choice

Thank Sanjo R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had read reviews about this place on Tripadvisor and were not surprised to find it jam packed with diners. We had to wait for a free table and were glad we did. We sat outside and were happy to do so as it was...More

Thank Baylander
Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice place to hang out for a drink, and the food is also good, although every restaurant in Akaroa is a bit pricey. Outdoor seating is available and on a good weather day you can't beat the views of the harbor.

Thank Vance C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely view, great food, excellent wine and excellent service all for a fair price. Food came out at just the right intervals and was tasty and well presented.

Thank Wendy M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice restaurant on the waterfront very busy clean and staff are ready to assist in whatever you want be it breakfast, lunch or just a cup of tea nothing is a problem with inside and outside dinning ideal for the change of weather conditions would...More

Thank 79robynb
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very good Food, directly on the Beach, reasonable prices and friendly staff, sometimes reservations needed Absolut recommendable

Thank elisabeth_riedel
Reviewed 6 days ago

They have a menu that is heavy on seafood as one would expect for an ocean front town. The location is great with outdoor seating that has a great view of the bay. Indoor seating is available for those days that may be a bit...More

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a wet miserable day we visited Bully Hayes fir coffee which became lunch. The seafood chowder was majestic and the soup of the day, kumura, pumpkin and coriander was briiliant. The herb bread was a great side. The restaurant was busy and all the...More

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by for lunch on our second day in Akaroa and were so impressed that we returned for dinner a couple of days later. For lunch my wife had battered blue cod and I had seafood chowder. Both excellent and plentiful. Together with a...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only stopped for coffee, but it was good and service was cheerful and efficient. No complaints! I’d go again (but it’s unlikely I will ever get the chance)

Thank Mark_Elliott
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$32
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-304 7533
  • E-mail
Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar, Akaroa's Premier Dinning Spot. Open year round, seven days for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner or just a casual drink or coffee in the sun. Enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of Akaroa Harbour whilst you dine from any number of our indoor or outdoor dining areas. Sheltered garden area with childrens play area also. Specialising in comtempory New Zealand cuisine using fresh local produce with a mix of traditional and modern flavours. An extensive menu with alarge selection of seafood including freshly shucked oysters. Innovative and award winning cuisine all at prices to suit any budget. To compliment our dining menu we carry the" Monteiths" range of craft beers on tap and by the bottle along side an all embracing wine list and non alcoholic beverage menu.
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