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Hilltop Tavern

) #12 of 25 Restaurants in Akaroa ££ - £££ , Pizza, Cafe
5207 Christchurch-Akaroa Road | Little River, Akaroa 7591, New Zealand
+64 3-325 1005
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“goat” (8 reviews)
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Open Now
10:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
New Zealand, Pizza, Cafe, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
5207 Christchurch-Akaroa Road | Little River, Akaroa 7591, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 223 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped to see the views of Akaroa and have a quick drink. Sat outside in the sunshine on a cold crisp day and enjoyed the breathtaking view. Had a cup of Tokyo lime tea which was good.

Thank yunshou57
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Great pub at the top of the hill with spectacular views. Wholesome food with a roaring log fire. This is a must visit on your way into Akaroa.

1  Thank Brian S
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Even though it was far from the best time to visit this place, a cold, rainy, winter evening (too dark to appreciate any view) the wood fired Lucas Bay pizza (cold-smoked Akaroa salmon with capers, cream cheese and rocket) with a glass of red made...More

Thank PatrickSurLaRoute
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Arrive and looked like it was closed but when we came in we were welcomed with a smile. We were the only ones there. Ordered beef burgers, a pizza and fish n chips along with some drinks. Drinks arrived promptly and we found a pool...More

Thank ElGato69
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Snow covered hills and a blustery wind led me to stop here for a warm drink and to take in the view. A warm fireplace welcomes all and the view is spectacular. Ordered a Mocachino off the menu on the wall. The waiter charges $5.20,...More

Thank Mornay D
Reviewed 11 May 2017

The views, both inside and out, are absolutely breath taking. The pub has a great selection of brews, wines and liquor. There is a wood fired pizza oven plus a good restaurant menu. All that is missing is rooms so that patrons could stay longer,...More

Thank davejohnbiking
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Very inventive pizza combinations and great local brews, a perfect combination for a memorable lunch. In fact it was so good we came back another 2 times! Was good value compared to many of the options in Akaroa.

Thank TheGaffer67
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Called in on the way to Akaroa. View nice but that's all. Service indifferent needs a vast update and vastly overpriced a number of travellers came looked and left the way we did. If I knew what a local beer and small wine was going...More

Thank 120851Bwc
Reviewed 24 April 2017

This place really does have a wonderfull view across Akaroa Harbour and the peninsular. While some might find the facilities a bit too rustic for their taste, I liked the down to earth feel, the friendly staff and food that was simple but well executed....More

1  Thank kiwi_dude
Reviewed 24 April 2017

It was a long and slow climb up the hill in an old double decker London bus but the views were certainly worthwhile. We had great cappuccino and scones and enjoyed the views over the valley which were spectacular. The sheep grazing on the hill...More

Thank ransclan
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$32
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 16:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5207 Christchurch-Akaroa Road | Little River, Akaroa 7591, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-325 1005
  • E-mail
Description
The Hilltop is perched on the pass overlooking the beautiful Akaroa Harbour. Its a classic 1930s pub building with a nice front lawn to enjoy the view. We serve freshly caught fish, wood-fired pizza, steaks, slow-cooked meats, soup and a range of tapas. We also have homemade pies, sweets & pastries for those looking for a quick bite. Great fair-trade coffee & loose leaf tea. Craft beer and local, sustainable wines. Check out our websites for upcoming live music. (Open later than 9.30-pm on gig nights and weekends, depending on busyness) Please note, the Hilltop has seasonal hours: 7 days 10-late: Christmas- Easter Thur- Sun 10-late: Easter to the end of July Closed for the month of August Wed-Sun 10-late Sept-Christmas
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