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HarBar Beachfront Cafe

££ - £££, Cafe,
83 Rue Jolie, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 8889
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good42%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish bites” (7 reviews)
“calamari” (12 reviews)
“pizza” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
83 Rue Jolie, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We only stopped of for a drink, but the views from the bar overlooking the harbour were beautiful. A very pleasant way to pass a short time and have a drink. Very friendly staff

Thank DavidGA986
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous view from the bar area. Grab a couple of stools, a couple of drinks, and relax as the sun goes down. Staff and food were excellent, and a lovely atmosphere with good music. Bring the one you love 💋!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great little spot just off the beach. Quite hard to get a table as it’s quite small, but great once you do. Food looked delicious!

Thank 19laurajane82
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Place to go on a hot sunny day where you have a great view of the bay and a breeze. Beer good, tasting even better during ‘happy hour’. Food looked good.

Thank Stephen A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here for drinks on a very hot day. This place was buzzing with a good at atmosphere. Although we didn’t eat here, the food looked and smelled really good.

Thank MimsandNin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in before going for a meal, good beer and wine, great view over harbour with the setting sun shining in, good way to start the weekend.

Thank j w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a long walk around town on a hottish sort of day, we stopped here for a drink and relax. Sitting on bar stools looking out to the harbour was fantastic and the drinks were great to cool us down for a reasonable price. Seemed...More

2  Thank ballarattraveller309
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place sits right on the waterfront & is very busy & a lovely place to watch the sun set. We only had drinks & chips & coffee!! The staff are friendly the chips were excellent & coffee also good. It seems to be a...More

Thank mcbevo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pros; - lovely restaurant - on the sea - easily accessible - seafood platter was great - good selection of drinks Cons: - none specific, slightly crowded at the time

Thank aschopra06
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a real find. Just a small bar on the seafront in Akaroa but very friendly with s good selection of Mac’s beers and great good. The standard fish and chips is excellent but try the fish taco’s - really good. A great place...More

Thank Robert B
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15 April 2017|
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Response from Shane g | Reviewed this property |
Sorry can't help - must say it's not something I look for.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$20
Bar, Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83 Rue Jolie, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-304 8889
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