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French Farm Winery & Function Centre

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French, European, Contemporary
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12 Winery Road | French Farm Valley Road, Akaroa 7582, New Zealand
+64 3-304 5784
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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423 reviews
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

We stopped on the way from Christchurch to Akaroa. The sign says open at 2.00pm. At 2.10 we rang them and were told, "sorry we don't open until 2.30 toda" - how hard is it to either open on time or let your customers know about schedule changes?

Thank Lee S
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103 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Arrived at 2pm for a wine tasting, as per their opening hours. No sign saying they weren't opening today until 2:30. They didn't reply to text, seemed dismissive when we called. But of a shame as we were looking forward to trying some local wine.

Thank DHC2-Man
Surprise, Arizona
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567 reviews
338 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

stopped by this winery, under renovation and is closed. no notice on roads went out of our way to visit.

Thank michaelbkolsky
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Weve been here for weddings a few times and it is beautiful. The food , service, gardens all create a great experience!

Thank Antony602016
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Wow, what a gorgeous setting.... The wedding, food and service was outstanding. The grounds are wonderful, we strolled for about half an hour. Even a helipad for those arriving!

Thank Melfryer60
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

A beautiful location for a wedding - amidst lovely tended gardens. Food was delicious too and service very good. A shame to hear that there will be no weddings there in 2016, the current owners wishing to sell as a house, not a business.

1 Thank Val B
Christchurch, New Zealand
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Every tourist brochure relating to Banks Peninsula says you need to visit French Farm on the way to Akaroa. So with international visitors on board, off we went on the side road to get there. On arrival, we find it is closed! Checking the website on return home we find it closed for 2014-2015 season. So it's been closed, except... More 

3 Thank Des H
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115 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2015

A wonderful venue but unfortunately not now open to the public. This is now a wedding venue. A beautiful building set in stunning gardens with a long view down French Farm Valley to the bay.

Thank Conway10
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015

I was here to photograph a wedding. Coming from Auckland this was a real gem, a change and totally beautiful. Relaxed stylish just perfect.

Thank Wignells
Christchurch, New Zealand
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2015

Absolutely stunning winery at French Farm. We have attended weddings here and they are are just beautiful. Stunning building and gardens.

Thank Grania R

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Restaurant Details

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French, European, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Winery Road | French Farm Valley Road, Akaroa 7582, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-304 5784

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?