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The Trading Rooms Restaurant

$$ - $$$Seafood, European,
71 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7656
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“salmon” (52 reviews)
“mushy peas” (7 reviews)
“oysters” (19 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
71 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My Mum, sister and I had disembarked from a late dolphin cruise and my elderly mother being fussy and diabetic needed to eat pronto! Even though their kitchen was closed the lovely and gracious hostess and the kind chef still prepared scrumptious meals for us!...More

Thank Diana C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was really average and extremely greasy. The service was poor. Avoid this place. The portions were really small and not tasty.More

Thank Julie B
TheTradingRooms, Manager at The Trading Rooms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Julie B, Thank you for your comment. Its a shame that you graded your overall experience with us as just 1 star. Thanks for letting us know about the greasy foods, and thanks as well for still eating them. Just to let you know...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The people serving here were so very friendly and that made it so enjoyable. We sat outside on a lovely sunny evening. We were allowed to order something that we had seen on the lunch menu so that was very kind of them.More

Thank JoRo R
TheTradingRooms, Manager at The Trading Rooms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear JoRo R, Thank you so much for sharing your experience. Its always our pleasure to make every customers' experience an enjoyable one. And yes, our team are all naturally friendly and are all professionals :) Hope to see you again next time you visit...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dropped in for a quick coffee before reboarding our cruise ship, and it was excellent. Nice pleasent service, coffee was on the mark (especially compared to what we got on the ship!) - really nice way to finish up a wonderful day in Akaroa.

Thank Mick C
TheTradingRooms, Manager at The Trading Rooms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there Mick C, Thank you so much for your comments. We are confident and proud that we do C4 Coffee here, thanks that you like it. Kindest regards,

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great steak meal at this restaurant. They allowed us to choose from the lunch menu even though it was almost time for the evening one to start at 6.30. Very friendly staff and a fantastic location overlooking the bay.

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only had a drink and muffin here but the waitress was very friendly and helpful. Sitting outside looking at the sea was lovely.

Thank Diane W
TheTradingRooms, Manager at The Trading Rooms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your comments Diane W! Hope to see you again next time. Cheers.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

RAMIRO and EMMELIE were really friendly, yet professional. Cappuccino and cake were very tasty. Wifi not available in restaurant, yet we were advised that it was free around the corner at the library. Great for a quick stop-off. ENJOY!

Thank Christy_Luv2
TheTradingRooms, Owner at The Trading Rooms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Christy_Luv2, Ramiro and Emmelie are thrilled to see their names here. Thank you so much for sharing your experience! :) Kindest regards,

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Grouper B+. Roasted vegetables with quinoa F. Service A. Atmosphere A. Drinks A. Summary - What could have been a decent meal ruined by small portions and lukewarm food.More

Thank William F
TheTradingRooms, Manager at The Trading Rooms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear William F, Thank you for your review. I would like to hear further about the issue with the foods specially about the roasted vegetables and quinoa - for us to learn and know where exactly to change or improve on that item. Kindly email...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a fantastic seafood platter here on the weekend, lovely spot out of the wind and in the sun until well into the evening. The staff were friendly, the Rose was chilled and the food was amazing! Would definitely recommend whiling away an afternoon here.

Thank jnb911
TheTradingRooms, Manager at The Trading Rooms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi jnb911, Thank you so much for your comments on our foods, drinks and staff and for your recommendations. We are indeed delighted reading your review. Looking forward to serving you again next time :) Kind regards,

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

With many places closed on a Sunday night we decided to try the Trading Rooms Restaurant which was nice and cosy on a cool damp evening. We both had the fish and chips which was one of the best fish and chips with mushy peas...More

Thank Juliaam
TheTradingRooms, Manager at The Trading Rooms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Juliaam, Thank you so much for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your evening meal experience with us. And yes, we always make sure that all the products that we serve are fresh and are cooked based on our restaurant standards. Looking...More

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danielakorem
15 December 2017|
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Response from TheTradingRooms | Property representative |
Hi Daniela, we serve lunch until 3 to 3:30PM depending on the flow of customers. After that will be snack menu then dinner at 6:30PM. Enjoy your cruise!
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Carla0911
25 October 2016|
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Response from TheTradingRooms | Property representative |
Good day, Carla0911! Sorry for the late reply. We will be open on Christmas day for lunch and dinner. If you would you like to have lunch, no need to book for a reservation pls pop on in and we will surely arrange a table... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$31
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-304 7656
  • E-mail
Description
Semi-fine dining dinner atmosphere and casual lunch experience, fine wine selection, beautiful sunset harbour views from the terrace. The Trading Rooms is a timeless historic venue, perfect for your special occasion.
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