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“Fantastic culinary experience”
Review of The Little Bistro

The Little Bistro
Ranked #3 of 31 Restaurants in Akaroa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$25
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: The Little Bistro focuses on providing sustainable, local and seasonal bistro cuisine, which highlights our connection to Akaroa and Banks Peninsula. Focusing on locally grown, organic produce.
Reviewed 29 April 2014

On our trip we arrived in Akaroa at around 8 pm. Only few restaurants were open, many very expensive and some unwelcoming. So we finally chose The Little Bistro because it seemed nice. However unplanned our visit was, we were overwhelmed by the friendly French waitress, the coureous owner and the delicious meals served. Although we had a student budget we thought the dinner definitely worth the prize. Great chef and great service with a cozy atmosphere.

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Reviewed 27 April 2014

Fantastic food, great ambience and service. My husband got the steak which he loved. My favourite was the lemon dessert - amazing. Definitely book ahead.

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Reviewed 25 April 2014

do not miss. We eat out often and the food here was wonderful. The dessert Bistro Mess was a special hit. Tiny so must book or you will miss out.

Thank regina c
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Reviewed 24 April 2014 via mobile

We had a lovely meal and evening in this lovely little bistro. Great food, excellent service and very cosy and friendly atmosphere. We were very glad we booked because it was full of other happy patrons. We can well recommend.

Thank kerrynglenn
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

First things first: the seafood chowder is amazing. It was better than the best clam chowder I remember from the US Northeast or seafood chowder from Scotland. Try it!

The risotto my girlfriend had was also outstanding. The lamb special I ordered was ok, an unusual rack of lamb with a tapenade that tasted sweet, which landed a bit odd. The big let down was the creme brulee: it wasn't set and the sugar top was too thick.

There is a great ambiance to the place, and the menu reads great. I'd have given it an excellent except for the above and some fairly inattentive service.

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Thank Ward D
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