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Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar

57 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7533
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good45%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (24 reviews)
“mussels” (33 reviews)
“salad” (29 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
57 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We ordered a huge bowl of New Zealand green lipped muscles cooked in white wine cream sauce; with some crusty bread to mop up the juices. We washed it all down with a pitcher of monteiths golden lager. This was the perfect lunch whilst watching...More

Thank Christchurch79
Reviewed 1 week ago

The infamous Akaroa restaurant disappointed me. Have heard so much about this place and how iconic it is, so we had to visit. Had possibly the worst meal and one of the most expensive I have had in long time. Had the groper which was...More

Thank SD2606
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have only been here for breakfast each time. This place never disappoints. The service is always great, the food spot on.

Thank Megan P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here for breakfast both mornings we were in Akaroa and we're not disappointed. The staff were friendly and very helpful. The food was amazing and no problem being vegetarian

Thank Jacky F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting Akaroa with friends who had never been to NZ before. We were recommended to Bully Hayes by the hosts of our accommodation hosts. We thoroughly enjoyed the chowder and loved the blue cod.

Thank johnbonny2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this twice for breakfast over the long weekend. Staff very friendly and great service with a smile. Loved our generous sized breakfast and good coffee . Nice to have a seat with a view of the water too. Good value and great service

Thank CatWoodley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Greeted at the door by friendly and helpful staff. nice. Unfortunately our grouper we both ordered was COLD and so was the clams surrounding the grouper. For $37.00 a pop would really consider my food to be hot. I cannot stand cold food. Restaurant looked...More

Thank Ngaire G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent service, delicious food great size meals,drinks were good ,great selection,whiskey drinkers here so it was nice to see. Friendly staff very attentive & smiley. Huge thumbs up for the wait staff. We were seated well ,nice and warm on a stormy night. Didn't have...More

Thank Tabitha M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a delicious lunch overlooking the water, the seafood was delicious we had the mussels and the whitebait and both were absolutely amazing

Thank vampslayer01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ordered 3 dishes and all 3 of them the ingredients were extremely fresh and well made. The customer service here is exceptional as well. The staff were always very friendly, polite and helpful. Lovely experience. Thank you so much.

Thank Nicbubz
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$32
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
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
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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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