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Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar

57 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7533
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (26 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (44 reviews)
“salad” (35 reviews)
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8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.All 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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1 - 10 of 855 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Six of us are touring New Zealand and we have unanimously agreed this was our best meal. We had bread and olives to start (1 portion between all of us) the mains were fantastic, nobody could manage a desert. Wonderful evening, good service, we were...More

Thank Jane D
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice spot by the water - we sat looking over the harbour. Opened at 8am - which suited our plans. They did a nice breakfast - with most options covered.

Thank Jane P
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went here for a hot drink had hot chocolate which was very good it a large cup very taste and well worth it the service was excellent with great friendly staff

Thank deconz1
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great views out the front and delightful courtyard out the back make for an easy job to find a table that suits. Obviously busy place and the food is good as well. I had the blue eye cod grilled and it was cooked to perfection...More

Thank Nonapama
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I come here most weekends just like many motorbikers from Christchurch. Every week i get a different price. It changes when cruise ships are in, sometimes even when no cruiseships the price changes. One week i pay 4 bucks for lime and soda. Next week...More

Thank Kieran B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overlooking the beautiful and calm harbor this place is perfect for relaxing and people watching while enjoying some nice food. We started with a bowl of the clam chowder, big enough for 2 to share. I had the house salad which was delicious and my...More

Thank AshishGuptasfo
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place to grab a quick refreshment and something to eat,sitting under shaded areas we enjoyed a light lunch and a couple of drinks. Good views and great for people watching

Thank Euan R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After eating lots of gourmet food we were desperate for a decent salad and this place delivered - a lovely mixed grain, berry and nut salad – I had the (always special) smoked Akaroa salmon on top and my wife had the smoked chicken. We...More

Thank FergusMc2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding breakfast – try the bacon and banana pancakes – and it didn’t break my wallet. Would eat here again in a red-hot second. Wooly Bully indeed… Outstanding breakfast – try the bacon and banana pancakes – and it didn’t break my wallet. Would eat...More

Thank KuwaitiBob
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Geat setting to have a coffee and snack. Seems to do a very good breakfast. Coffee is very nice. Popular place.

Thank Paul A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - 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, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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