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Vangionis Trattoria and Bar

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Rue Brittan | Corner of Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7542, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7714
17:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 15:30
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We called in for dessert after having a delicious meal at another restaurant. The courtyard was nicely presented as was the restaurant. We ordered our desserts but overall were pretty disappointed. They were overpriced, small ($8 + for two tiny scoops of gelato) and took quite awhile to come out despite the restaurant being pretty quiet. In hindsight we probably... More 

Thank Catherine W
London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Extremely overpriced - especially for such limited and poor quality ingredients. The owner should probably take a look at some of these reviews and stop trying to cut corners. I sent my 'Sprite' back twice as it tasted just like soda water, on third attempt I gave up as I saw the home brand lemonade bottle they were pouring my... More 

Thank KEW1988
Kaikoura, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Potatoes still uncooked, send them back and came uncooked again second time, no tomato sauce on the pizzaes, tiny portions, tiny piece of chorizo in the tapas. Way overpriced! Bad service, owner did not want to listen to our feedback on food, told us to be quiet and walked away, didn't give us any discount though everything was wrong, she... More 

Thank duus2017
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very average meal where the food took ages and service was poor. The salad cost $24 and it was a size of a side salad. There was no attempt to recover the situation. They have the pizzas delivered from the pizza wagon up the road. Save yourself the hassle and get one there for less instead. We left unhappy... More 

Thank Yates82
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They also ran out of food options for us, it appears everyone else did to, so there is no learning from the management going on. The food it too pricey for what you get, and the standard not high enough for the lovely setting & expectations from people who have been here under the old management. We were served a... More 

Thank Watties9
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food portions were small. Had to go elsewhere for food. Service was slow my boyfriend waited over an for a pizza whilst me and my friend had eaten our tapas. Prawns on the tapas menu- were the tiny frozen ones that you can buy in bulk at the supermarket. It was around $20 for about 5 prawns. Overall very disappointed!!!!

Thank Aimee M
Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

About 18 months ago we dined here and thought it one of the best places we'd ever eaten thanks to fabulous food, a great atmosphere helped by staff who clearly loved their jobs and were good at them. We returned for a special New Year's Eve dinner to find it nearly empty, though it was still too much for the... More 

1 Thank KittyTom
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

NYE 206/17 my wife and I were away for a romantic weekend and looking forward to a return to this establishment after a wonderful visit in June 2015 with great food and service on that occasion. Later investigation when questioning amused locals who had long since abandoned the place revealed a change of ownership had intervened. We walked in at... More 

Thank Timgestation
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ran out of food options, I realise it was post New Years but this is unacceptable. Meals expensive and very average. Was melancholy for days!

Thank Roger B
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Vangionis on NYE 2016/17 with my mother and husband for dinner and drinks. We'd been here before when it was under different management and had enjoyed it, but this time it was quite different. To start with they were clearly understaffed with only one waitress and the owner working (plus the kitchen staff). The staff were nice and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Pizza, European, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue Brittan | Corner of Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7542, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-304 7714
Vangionis Trattoria and Bar offers a unique experience in casual Mediterranean dining and atmosphere.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?