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Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, International, Contemporary
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57 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7533
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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York, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate several times at this restaurant given it was designated as our place for pre-paid breakfast for our accommodation and where we had dinner on our first evening. The average food was matched by the relative local pricing. Breakfasts are large but favour quantity over quality.

Thank Keith G
Sohar, Oman
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The outdoor seating area was really nice. Our server was a little pushy, but the garlic bread and seafood was really good. We also enjoyed a pitcher of local cider. I would go back.

Thank egrieb2017
Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ordinary food and underwhelming service. Table in front ordered beer with their meal.. Despite requests for service the two glasses remained on the bar until someone finally noticed. Not recommended

Thank percipop
Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good attentive service, food was well presented and views over the harbour were amazing. Great overall dining

Thank longs2017
Tauranga, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Food was nice , service friendly and helpful, restaurant not full but very slow to receive food . More staff would help make the place operate smoothly

Thank TandC111
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The only reason I didn't give this lovely restaurant 5 stars was because I thought the food was a little pricey- having said that, I am a Brit and all food in NZ seems crazy-priced to me! It has a great location on the front, free wifi (necessity when vanning your way around the country) and honestly had the best... More 

Thank nicolahargreaves
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The waitress was lovely and working hard on her own to serve everyone. She made extra effort which we were impressed by. Food was priced high but was pretty average at best. My partner found a hair in his meal and then shortly after found one in mine. Couldn't finish my meal after this. Don't really see how this got... More 

Thank Ashley S
Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Come here often. Always good food and the staff are friendly. Cater well for kids too with a playground and kid packs

Thank hs0j
Charleston, South Carolina
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310 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located a few meters from the pier, the restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating. Lunch menu seemed to be heavy by burgers which looked excellent. Good coffee and cakes as well. Free wi-fi is a huge bonus!

Thank statestreet75
Le Bons Bay, New Zealand
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to have an early dinner, the food was fine, and the service okay. Had the squid ink risotto and the rib eye. Well presented but nothing really special.

Thank Lyndon F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$31
Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, International, Contemporary
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly, 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
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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