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42 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 8533
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good4%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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“potato salad” (8 reviews)
“lamb shoulder” (4 reviews)
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International, Fusion, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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42 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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Reviewed today

From the street not much to see, but this restaurant is a delight and a highlight of our trip to Akaroa, Food is adventurous, interesting and absolutely delicious!

Thank Peter R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went on Saturday night for dinner, the service was impeccable the head of house was delightful and explained every dish to a tee. The atmosphere was great and the wine list was very good,say nothing about the great beers that they had on their...More

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Great sharing platters, very tasty especially the lamb shoulder. The wine list was excellent. Very friendly staff. A restaurant definitely worth visiting.

Thank KPG2503
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Yes we had heard about Rona’s and it was all positive but never in my wildest dreams did I imagine it would be that good but it was! Caroline greeted us and showed us to the outdoor courtyard and also the covered dining area and...More

Thank PennyPie
Reviewed 29 April 2018

We loved our first visit so much we brought overseas visitors here as an excuse to eat at Rona's again. This is our favourite type of dining - sharing amazing food with friends. The staff are passionate about the food but who wouldn't be? They...More

Thank molly048
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner and I was blown away by the food. Risotto and pork belly were delightful, one of the best meals had during our stay in NZ. Matteo our waiter was lovely and provided us with great service and information about our meals

Thank Joss S
Reviewed 28 April 2018

Rona's promotes sharing plates and if this is something you enjoy, you really need to eat here. We have had some delicious meals in our time but the meal we had at Rona's tonight would have to be one of the very best, if not...More

Thank ChristchurchJules
Reviewed 23 April 2018

The food was absolutely beautiful, we were a group of 6 people and 5 sharing plates including two desserts meant we were very full and happy. Atmosphere was really lovely and inviting and the service was very friendly and helpful! The chefs even came to...More

Thank 177anthonyo
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

We visited this restaurant at the end of 3 weeks touring around the South Island of New Zealand and it was an absolute gem. I went with my husband, our 6 month old baby and my 90 year old grandmother so a tough crowd to...More

Thank ciasinclair
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Food was extremely good and staff made great suggestions for what to try. The shoulder lamb was so very moist. Amazing sweets as well, certainly worth a visit.

Thank Prue B
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14 February 2018|
Response from Ronasrestaurant | Property representative |
Hey Kiwiwkuppil, Yes, we will be open in the evening of Easter Monday. 6pm - Late. Cheers, The Rona’s Team.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-304 8533
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Laid-back dining, living room and garden serving simple but seasonal-with-attitude dishes, happily rooted in a style of cuisine seldomly experienced in New Zealand. Roasting, smoking, preserving & infusing are just typical ways you'll experience your food. Local ingredients, bragging with flavours.
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