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Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar

₱₱ - ₱₱₱, Seafood, European
57 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7533
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
57 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here and enjoyed our meal.great service and coffee outside in the sun overlooking the harbour.Had a steak sandwich which was nice as were the chips but far too many of them.

Thank susiepnewzealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely evening with a view out over the harbor enhanced a very nice meal, excellent service, especially the mulled wine on a cool winter's evening

Thank 4h0lidays
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We’re looked after all night by lovely staff and my meal was delicious. I had the market fish with risotto base and it was lovely. Seafood platter was good but not amazing, if you’re after seafood, go for the market fish (I had groper). Somehow...More

Thank jcnick
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Had seafood chowder, which was good. And chicken (popcorn) - was fine. Coffees fine as well. Nice views. Service was quick, which was good as we were going on a boat.

Thank Colin M
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

We went here for lunch after a morning strolling around Akaroa; good food and nice beer on tap, a Sundae for the kids and lovely views over the water from our table outside. Friendly and prompt service and reasonably priced.

Thank Sofia H
Reviewed 28 June 2018

We had the seafood chowder - it was delicious. The coffee was great too. Lovely place for lunch after the Dolphin Cruise.

Thank Meredith C
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

The food we each choose was great. We were a group of local friends enjoying a lunch out in dreary winter weather. Service and environment perfect

Thank Margaret J
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

A great location giving scenic views over the jetty and around the crater. Food reasonably priced, served quickly and by friendly staff.

Thank 926PaulT
Reviewed 19 June 2018

A night out in Akaroa - settled on Bully Hayes on locals recommendation. Big meals and good value for money. Good service with interaction between wait staff and us. Winter so not many people around - we certainly felt it was time to go when...More

Thank Neil W
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Need a breakfast fill, then Bully Hayes is the place to go!! We had checked many menus in the town but were drawn here then returned the next day. I highly recommend the Vegetarian Feast as it set me up very well both mornings! Home...More

Thank Jo G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$6 - US$29
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-304 7533
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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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