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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 3 days ago via mobile

We love visiting the restaurant. Always a favorite of ours when in Akaroa. You won't be disappointed. Good variety and not a bad price.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ChrissyChch
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Bully Hayes is on the waterfront in Akaroa. It has a great menu, fast service and good quality food. Really good lunch.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 82MarkT
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was a lovely day to sit outside and have a casual lunch in the sunshine. We were not too hungry so we stopped to have a quick bite to eat at a place that also catered for gluten free casual dining. Bully Hayes fit...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank karensX4713PS
Reviewed 4 days ago

My family just returned from a jog and exploring the area and we saw this restaurant and decided to check it out. The waitress was quite friendly and our hot chocolate came quickly. It was quite a generous serving but we didn't actually eat the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BianaAudreyVacker
Reviewed 1 week ago

Better than the last couple of reviews suggest and and a relaxing spot by the beach watching the cruise ship gouging its hundreds of day trippers. Only had a muesli and fruit but it was a very generous serving and enjoyable. Would have liked the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was very poor We were terribly disappointed I usually don’t mind paying but this time it was difficult Don’t get the popcorn chicken It is not food Waitress appeared grumpy and as miserable as we were to be there

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Tripaddict77
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location but the food was below average. I had fish tacos which were barely edible however my partner had the chicken burger and said it was ok. Was overpriced for the quality of food.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank PerthAussieTraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I had a lovely meal yesterday evening at Billy Hayes. My wife had the fish and chips, and I had what was probably one the best seafood pasta dishes I’ve ever had. Sure, it was probably a bit spicier that the Italian’s...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank KJF56
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow we were just looking for a place to get a coffee. We got that and a whole lot more. We ended staying for lunch. My wife and I shared a massive fish and chip plate. Delicious and tons of fries. And of course a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Trojans9
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had lunch here. He had a whitebait omelette and I had blue cod and chips. They were extremely busy so we had a short wait but hey we were on holiday. There was heaps of whitebait in the omelette and my...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Faye D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$29
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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Akaroa’s Premier Waterfront Dining Spot. Relax and enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of Akaroa Harbour whilst you dine in any of our indoor and outdoor dining areas including our sheltered courtyard garden with children’s play area. Specialising in contemporary New Zealand cuisine that uses fresh local produce to create dishes that perfectly blend a mix of traditional tastes and modern flavours. An extensive menu to suit any taste with the largest selection of seafood in Akaroa. Innovative and award-winning cuisine to suit any budget at any time of the day. To complement your dining experience, we offer the" Monteiths" family of craft beers on tap and in the bottle alongside an extensive New Zealand wine list and a comprehensive menu of non-alcoholic beverages. Visit Bully Hayes for welcoming friendly service in a sunny seaside location and we will make your dining experience both a memorable and relaxing one.
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