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Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar

$$ - $$$, Soups,
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” (25 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (42 reviews)
“salad” (34 reviews)
Closes in 7 min
8:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Bar, Soups, New Zealand, Seafood, International, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
57 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 824 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This little restaurant has a terrace with a beautiful view of the water and their fish and chip is the best one I ever eaten ! Take the Fish and Chip and you won’t regret it !

Thank MacaroniGalore
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place was brilliant. My husband and I went for brunch and the food was absolutely delicious. It was packed when we got there so we sat out the back in the courtyard, which was nice, but if you can, grab a seat out front...More

Thank Thogo55
Reviewed 6 days ago

Cruised into Akaroa and disembarked to wander around this little town. Ended up at Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar. looking for coffees and sweets. Place was packed and getting a table took some time. Coffee ordered and was prepared to wait a bit due to...More

Thank Lester M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our BnB hosts told us they end up at Bully Hayes more often than not themselves and now we know why. Fantastic location overlooking the sea, varied menu, very friendly, efficient staff and the food was wonderful. The house salad was a meal on its...More

Thank juliarenaud
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were told the food here was great and good value but service was slow. Not at all we were served quickly and efficiently. I had a local Rose wine $10.80 for 150ml and hubby had the Montieth Special Ale of the Month called Pale...More

Thank Pauline L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice place to grab a drink as you walk along the promenade. Service is friendly and quick. The draught beer was enjoyable and the wine list adequate (NZ-centric). Sun trap seating outside too if the weather is glorious.

Thank DadsCanHaveFunToo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bully Hayes restaurant never fails to please me and my sometime awkward taste buds. Enjoy your meal either inside or outside it never changes the service experience in my opinion. Great selection of entrees, mains and of course I always get a desert to finish.....More

Thank davidkinnaird2002
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Restaurent is right in front of an amazing beach and harbour front, best to enjoy your morning and evening meal here while enjoying the beautiful view and good food.

Thank joric19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and two friends went over for the day and we found ourselves at Bully Hayes. I chose the Kiwi Burger and I must say it was amazing. The other two chose the fish burger and they had the same experience. Staff were friendly, perfect...More

Thank PSC1993
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the seafood chowder and it came 15 minutes before everyone’s else’s meals, bit weird! Chowder was slightly above average, bread was ok. Blue cod (fish and chips) was very good, but the chips were soggy. There was a cruise ship in that day...More

Thank classicchch
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • 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
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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