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“Out of the way but worth the trip”

French Farm Winery & Function Centre
Ranked #25 of 29 Restaurants in Akaroa
Cuisines: French, European, Contemporary
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
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Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Out of the way but worth the trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013 via mobile

Went here for my 40th Bday lunch. Staff were very friemdly & attentive. Really nice food & great value.
The venue is lovely. Like you were in France. Great open fire place.
Will be back soon!

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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Yum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2013

Quick visit to this excellent winery. Lovely glass of Sav B and a starter in front of a roaring fire. Wish I could have stayed longer - full menu looked very interesting. Definitely worth another visit to this spot, good setting off the beaten track and super hospitality.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank robert l
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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
“Absolutely, the best place in the Akaroa area for dinner!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2013

I am shocked this is not #1 in Akaroa and the surrounding area.. the only reason it may not be YET is it is a few minutes out of the town centre and many tourists may not know about it.... IF they did... this would be the only place they'd go.
The venue is amazing... a beautiful vineyard setting with a Versailles style building.
Our waitress was Irish and had an wonderful knowledge of the kitchen and food offerings. We had the fish special... (amazing); also stuffed chicken (the sauce was to die for); the monkfish wrapped in prosciutto; and salmon cakes.... all were marvelous. Our wine pairings were very good (not great.. but good). Prices were much better than in town centre... most main dishes ranged from $22 to $28. We are from the U.S...... have travelled to 66 countries... have been on this trip for 5 weeks in Australia and New Zealand.....this by far has been our best meal yet... just a wonderful dining experience all around!

  • Visited November 2013
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2 Thank Bob L
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Relaxing in the Sun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

We had a wonderful lunch here. We arrived early for lunch and there were a few people inside and out and we opted for in as the wind had a chill to it. The atmosphere in and out was very relaxing. Service was quick and friendly and plenty of options.

I had fishcakes which were so tasty and piping hot, my husband finished with a sticky toffee pudding which was as light as a feather. The setting and food means this needs to be a date in the diary.

They have a diary of events but need to check as they have weddings and I can see why it was stunning.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank janesmithhk
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“Mr”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013 via mobile

Wonderful food and service. An amazing venue for any event. Intend to come here again. Highly recommended. Thank you French Farm.

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