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The Trading Rooms Restaurant and Pantry

$$ - $$$Seafood, European,
71 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7656
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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CUISINES
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
71 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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Reviewed April 7, 2018

Had dinner here, food and service very good but had a little wait for the meal to arrive. Would eat here again.

Thank Degs7015
TheTradingRooms, Manager at The Trading Rooms Restaurant and Pantry, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2018

Thank you so much Degs7015! We are looking forward to serving you again. Kind regards, Ailah

Reviewed April 5, 2018

Ended up in Akaroa for an evening with friends - looking for somewhere for dinner. The Trading Rooms Restaurant menu looked inviting so in we go. A great selection of food with a seafood focus. Three of us went for two entree options of seafood...More

1  Thank peter_fussell
TheTradingRooms, Manager at The Trading Rooms Restaurant and Pantry, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

Hello peter_fussell, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant. We look forward to seeing you here again the next time you visit Akaroa. Kind regards, Ailah

Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

We have come to Akaroa on a cruise ship and have found the most delightful place to have lunch. The seafood platter for 2 is a must if you are a devotee of beautiful fresh seafood. Spiced pan fried fish, green lipped mussels, scallops, prawns...More

Thank Sue G
TheTradingRooms, Manager at The Trading Rooms Restaurant and Pantry, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

Hello Sue G, Thank you so much for your comments and for recommending our restaurant. We do make sure to always serve just the freshest produce that New Zealand could offer. We hope to see you again the next time you visit Akaroa. Kindest regards,...More

Reviewed April 1, 2018

Simple coffee with options through to an ale or wine or stay for a meal, plenty on offer. Outside al fresco with a view of all that is going on at harbourfront. A great meeting place & especially popular with travellers.

1  Thank planetogra
TheTradingRooms, Manager at The Trading Rooms Restaurant and Pantry, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

Hello planetogra, Thank you for taking the time to write us a comment here at tripadvisor. We hope that you had a great time here in our restaurant and in Akaroa :) Kind regards,

Reviewed March 26, 2018

We had dinner here on a wet March evening and received polite and attentive service throughout. The traditionally furnished interior (some may say old fashioned) had spaciously placed tables. We ordered mains of fish and chips and smoked chicken tagliatelle from the limited menu. The...More

1  Thank GKTravellers
TheTradingRooms, Manager at The Trading Rooms Restaurant and Pantry, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

Hi GKTravellers, Thank you for your comments. This building used to be the first General Store in Akaroa and yes it is very traditional that made our restaurant unique and romantic place to sit down for a dinner meal. Our front team are well-trained when...More

Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

Awesome lunch, great service and spectacular views. Their seafood chowder, the best I’ve had on our South Island trip. My husband had fish and chips, which was equally delicious.More

Thank cdcec
TheTradingRooms, Manager at The Trading Rooms Restaurant and Pantry, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

Hello cdcec, Thank you so much for taking the time to comment here at tripadvisor. Our Seafood Chowder and Fish and Chips are indeed everybody's favorite. Please try our other seafood and meat dishes the next time you visit us, I am sure that you...More

Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

Best ever seafood chowder with matching garlic bread. Their version of fish and chips was to die for. We really enjoyed our lunch at the Trading Room.

Thank robbiedelgado2018
TheTradingRooms, Manager at The Trading Rooms Restaurant and Pantry, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

Hello robbiedelgado2018, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our place. Our Chef is really working hard in making our dishes beautiful and worth the price. We hope to see you again next time you travel to New Zealand. Kindest regards, Ailah

Reviewed March 17, 2018

Had lunch in town after a 3 hour eco-cruise. The Restaurant was crowded with cruise-niks ordering beer and burgers and taking their time doing it. To avoid undue delay I went inside to order. No problem and our food came to the table quickly. Excellent...More

2  Thank sandbag7
TheTradingRooms, Manager at The Trading Rooms Restaurant and Pantry, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

Hello sandbag7, Thank you so much for your comment and for volunteering to go inside to order. Its always extremely busy when there is cruiseship and we appreciate customers like you who understands. Thank you for your comments about our foods. We hope to see...More

Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

We stopped at this restaurant almost by accident while walking hungry down the streets of Akaroa. The place in itself is lovely and the view is simply magnificent. The fish and chips were nothing exceptional but the location beats everything. Service was great and attentive.More

1  Thank Guillermo M
TheTradingRooms, Manager at The Trading Rooms Restaurant and Pantry, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2018

Hello Guillermo M, Thanks a lot for your review. That is exactly the reason why we love this place and Akaroa, its just so beautiful specially during summer. Our front team are beaming with smile when they read your comment about the service, thank you....More

Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Was looking for a place to spend dinner with my wife and here we find a hidden gem. Overlooking a beatiful harbour and with a candle light setting. Great food and good service which made the whole experience so lovely.

1  Thank orlee q
TheTradingRooms, Manager at The Trading Rooms Restaurant and Pantry, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

Hello orlee q, Thank you so much for your comments. We are really happy to hear that you enjoyed your overall experience with us here at The Trading Rooms. We hope to see you and your wife again next time. Kindest regards, Ailah

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danielakorem
December 15, 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
October 25, 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$30
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
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Wednesday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 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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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.

Peak Season Opening Hours: From 11:30-9:00 PM / 7 Days
Lean Season: From 11:30-8:00 PM and closes during midweek
Winter Break: May 14-July 6, 2018
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