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“Delicious food.”

Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #3 of 29 Restaurants in Akaroa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$31
Cuisines: Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, International, Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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 alarge selection of seafood including freshly shucked oysters. Innovative and award winning cuisine all at prices to suit any budget. To compliment our dining menu we carry the" Monteiths" range of craft beers on tap and by the bottle along side an all embracing wine list and non alcoholic beverage menu.
Sydney, Australia
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69 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Delicious food.”
Reviewed 9 May 2014

Had a great fish chowder here on a very cold day.... it was delicious!!!!
Great service and nice atmosphere.

Visited March 2014
Thank chicka27
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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best place to have a meal in Akaroa”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Wonderful place to have a meal, the service was first class and the meal is excellent. We were seated by a window over looking the harbour and were treated like royalty by the friendly staff.

Visited April 2014
Thank Robyn T
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 May 2014

We were traveling around NZ in a camper with the family and had to get some real food and also was our 18 year wedding anniversary ,we tried to get in the other place up the road but was fully booked so we came here,big mistake, our food was ok , but the very rude waitress was so sour on the night was arguing with the guy behind the bar about a booking where the people were 10 minutes late and wanted to cancel there booking, but made sure the entire place new what she was doing, and was telling the couple opposite us you need to leave as we need your table for another booking, come on this is a bloody joke.When our food arrived my daughter had no fork and asked her 3 times could we have one,to no avail my wife just got up went to the bar and told the guy I beg you can we have a fork, my daughters food is stone cold by now, we paid and left with no goodbye and no eye contact, and a waste of 134 dollars,this is very true review and I have never had such a bad night out as bad as this ever, I hope someone reads this in charge there and has a word to that crabby girl, or maybe get a career in a non public sector,thanks from David y

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Dave Y
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Dallas, Texas
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“Average but with a Bonus!”
Reviewed 27 April 2014

I had fish & chips; which is what the waitress recommended. It was alright certainly one of the better places in the area but not excellent. The views were beautiful though. It was certainly a nice place to sit and eat. Although this restaurant is average I am giving an extra star for free wifi and beautiful views. I know it sounds trivial but it lured me in and I needed wifi that day. Thank you Bully Hayes for the great views, good food and free wifi!

  • Visited December 2013
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“Great breakfast”
Reviewed 24 April 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely breakfast in this waterfront cafe. The service was friendly and efficient. Nothing was too much trouble - they even provided extra bowls to allow us to share the wonderful bowl of fruit salad without us having to ask. We can recommend.

Thank kerrynglenn
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