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“Relax on the Terrace”

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: Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, 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.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Relax on the Terrace”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

A great little spot to relax, looking out over the harbour and catching some late afternoon sun.
We had a mid afternoon beer with a small plate of bread and dips. This was enough to share and satisfy 2 adults and a hungry child. Priced moderately and as you would expect for a tourist destination.

Visited June 2014
Thank Dutch215
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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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158 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“nice spot to have breakfast”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

Probably the best place to enjoy the views while having brunch in Akaroa, friendly staff, lovely pancakes, just a shame they didn't use streaky bacon. Otherwise a good way to start your day.

  • Visited March 2014
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Anakiwa, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

Nice setting with a view of the harbour. Very pleasant staff. We shared a seafood platter which was superb. Really fresh fish prepared in so many different ways. Lots of flavours. High recommend.

Visited June 2014
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Galway, Ireland
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Seafood Chowder Excellent”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

We asked a local to recommend a restaurant and this is the one she pointed to. Very busy place, with seating inside, outside and at the back. The blue cod was in crisp batter and plentiful. The seafood chowder was one of the best I have had with a wide range of seafood and an interesting bread chunk with it. Overall it was a pleasant stop. The only waitress was worked off her feet until a couple more joined her and I'd say most weekend days there needs to be at least three.
Beautiful location and excellent food at a reasonable price.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Alan S
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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“Great views and breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

The staff were extremely friendly and helpful.

Really nice complimentary toffee biscuit with coffee (you can buy them by the packet - just ask the staff where they get them from).

We had breakfast and it was generous and delicious.

Great view right on the waters edge. Loved it!

Visited May 2014
Thank globetrotters005
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