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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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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“salmon” (52 reviews)
“mushy peas” (7 reviews)
“sorbet” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.All hours
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
71 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 619 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The food was great! We tried the steak & lamb it was was awesome, a must try 👍🏼 i will recommend this place to my family & friends. What a great food experience! 😀 will visit again soon

Thank sarahantonio
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This restaurant was definitely a highlight of my recent vacation overseas. Beautiful decor and view/scenery. Delectable food and very timely service by the wonderful staff. No complaints honestly; overall, a good place to top off day. Try the salmon as I did - so good!...More

4  Thank byanchan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly and efficient service. Good food at reasonable prices . Good location right net to the harbour

Thank Charles H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is great, the ambiance and the service! Will definitely go back! Akaroa salmon is the best!!

Thank DG C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We waited ages to be served here - and they didn’t see desperately busy. Food was ok - we had mussels - they could have done with a bit more broth and they were a bit tepid by the time we got them. On the...More

Thank Jamie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food and the ambiance is amazing, we will definitely come back. The staff is great too. Will recommend to others to try dining here.

Thank jayvee d
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I just visited here again and everything is the same. I personally love the steak and chowder. Really good food and friendly staff. keep it up! 👍

Thank danielexaikali
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Trading Rooms produced a seafood chowder to match some of the best, anywhere. Excellent creamy texture, abundant real seafood, clams, prawn, baby octopus and fish pieces, served with multigrain toast. A meal in itself, and great consolation for the long wait to get ashore...More

Thank jjwg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was determined to try Akaroa salmon whilst on my day trip to Akaroa. I wasn’t disappointed! Friendly staff, clean restaurant.

Thank JanS1750
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Before ordering their fish, ask them where they got it. Did they get it from a local fisherman, or was it trucked in from Christchurch a few days ago? Being a seaside town they should be getting local fish, preferably each day, but the fish...More

Thank chuckee
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Questions & Answers
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!
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$32
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
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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
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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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