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Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar

57 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7533
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
57 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Menu was quite varied, and the food was fabulous. We had the venison sushi - highly recommend it, the salmon - yum!, and the chicken was very much enjoyed by my husband. Not the cheapest place to eat, but the quality of the food was...More

Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our meal was generally excellent. My jus and steak were cold, the rice was yummy but slightly too al dente. The steak had one eyelash in the jus, but couldn't see anymore as the lights were turned down too low and not put up to...More

Thank Inspire813624
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great spot to have a meal with views, when seated inside or out. Friendly staff and a good choice of breakfasts which were of good portions.

Thank beachies80a
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I grew up eating clam chowder at the coast in the summertime, so I was excited to taste the seafood chowder at Bully Hayes. Not only was the chowder delicious and warm, the bread that came with it was equally delicious and great for dipping....More

Thank GillianB1459
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I haven't been to this restaurant for over a year but it didn't disappoint. The service is great, as is the view on a sunny spring afternoon. The roast vegetable salad was superb. The only let down was the taste of the broth that the...More

Thank Inverness1966
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kids activity pack with the meal for my daughter was a stand out winner! Blue cod was delicious as was the local wine. Extensive local wine menu. Will be back again!

Thank Kauri M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely view. Good food and bar choices. We went for an early winter dinner and really enjoyed it. I had the seafood risotto and my husband the ribs. We shared a chocolate fondant for dessert. Yummy!

Thank Geol_Nic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Akaroa via ship , and what a great little village it is with its French theme. A stroll along the foreshore makes for a good day out and there are plenty of souvenir shops and restaurants. We stopped into Bully Hayes and had...More

Thank Glen W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a late breakfast, staff were very accommodating, food was good. Nice place to view the bay. Coffee is also good.

Thank RichardB5919
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bully Hayes is a nice, comfortable harborside restaurant with excellent food. Dominated by weathered wood decor, the restaurant is bright from natural light due to numerous large windows looking out over the small street to the bay (or bayS, as there are several within sight)....More

Thank JohnsonIV
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$5 - US$28
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, View
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-304 7533
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Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar, Akaroa's Premier Dinning Spot. Open year round, seven days for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner or just a casual drink or coffee in the sun. Enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of Akaroa Harbour whilst you dine from any number of our indoor or outdoor dining areas. Sheltered garden area with childrens play area also. Specialising in comtempory New Zealand cuisine using fresh local produce with a mix of traditional and modern flavours. An extensive menu with a large selection of seafood. Innovative and award winning cuisine all at prices to suit any budget. To compliment our dining menu we pour the" Monteiths" range of craft beers on tap and by the bottle along side an all embracing New Zealand wine list and a non alcoholic beverage menu, something to quench any thirst.
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