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Akaroa Restaurant and Bar

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75 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7842
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 22:00
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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My Fiancé and I visited twice whilst we stayed in Akaroa. The Bar Staff were helpful and friendly. We fancied a few drinks rather than food, so we tried Speights Beer and the Ned Sauvignon Blanc. I would recommend both to anybody. Thank you.

Thank eastaroadster
LHotel175, Owner at Akaroa Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for taking the time to review our Bar, It's great to hear that you felt comfortable to relax and have a couple drinks, i hope the weather was good aswell and it would have been magic having a drink in a relaxing little town. Hope to see you again Megan More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were nice and the view was even nicer! I had the vege burger and it was absolutely delicious. My boyfriend had the smokey BBQ burger which was 'unreal'!! The only downside is the burgers didn't come with any sides which made it a lot more expensive.

Thank Fran C
LHotel175, Owner at Akaroa Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hello Fran C Thanks for taking the time, to review our property. It's great to hear you enjoyed your burgers. It's a catch 22 Fries vs No fries, we found that when we had them with fries we had so many left over when the guest had finished or they wanted wedges instead. This menu we priced the burgers accordingly... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Had dinner here on a Saturday night. Wait staff service was good, and the meals arrived "a bit quicker" than what we had planned for (not really a complaint - just a comment) Meal was good - so yeah happy with everything, so can but only recommend.

Thank Phil S
LHotel175, Owner at Akaroa Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hi Phil, It's great to read you enjoyed your Dinner, Unfortunately for us we have TEMP chefs at the moment and they just don't get the whole dinner experience we as the owners are trying to offer. but then some people can complain that it took to long as well. but the waitress can usually or should usually pick the... More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Our organization had drinks and finger food at L'hotel. The food was incredible and it just kept coming.

Thank Gavellers
LHotel175, Owner at Akaroa Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Thank you Gavellers, Thanks for giving us the opportunity to be able to cater your reunion/get together. We had a great time producing it for you and hope to find some more small functions. Thanks Megan More 

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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Was slightly disappointed with the customer service here at first; we arrived and ordered 2 beers with the intention of opening a tab but were given odd looks by the bartender and told they don't have tabs, it was pay per round. This is very uncommon for a bar but we obliged. After sitting outside and finishing the first round,... More 

1 Thank novcruisin
LHotel175, Owner at Akaroa Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hello, novcruisin, I feel your disappointment as the owner it certainly is not how we want our guests to feel, You say about dine and dash, we do have it happen, just recently $94.50 one table. We have a few new seasonally staff and are taking some training, Guests have to understand we are in a tourist town there for... More 

Palmerston North, New Zealand
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

we quickly popped in to get some takeaway coffees, to drink along our sunset waterfront walk, were a bit dissapointed ad it had too much froth and did not taste well at all.

Thank QuinKiwi
LHotel175, Owner at Akaroa Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

QuinKIwi Hello I have 2 of the best baristas in Akaroa and one of them is on every day so i'm not sure what to say really, maybe you had the best coffee ever! or you have us mixed up with another place. Cheers Megan More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Nice couch to have coffee and cake out of the weather, while watching the harbour be hit by wind and rain.

Thank Jeneil40
LHotel175, Owner at Akaroa Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Thank you Jeneil40, That relaxing couch corner is become very popular, i have to agree perfect spot to watch the world go by. Hope to see you again Megan More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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379 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We had a lovely family lunch outside in the sun, with elderly parents and young kids in tow. They offer a wide range of food, which caters for all the age groups, and have a good wine list. The staff were really friendly and helpful and it wasn't very expensive. Happy to recommend this.

Thank Rick M
LHotel175, Owner at Akaroa Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Thank you Rick M, Thanks , I think is all that need to be said, You have said what we are trying to deliver. Take care hope to see you again Megan More 

New Zealand
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We were intending to have a couple of drinks and a meal here last Sunday night, 21st Aug 2016. We were served by the surliest barmaid I have ever come across. No friendly greeting, no smile. We ordered a beer and a glass of house wine, and I was horrified to see her put two fingers inside the glass as... More 

Thank penguinlover28
LHotel175, Owner at Akaroa Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hello penguinlover28 Thank you for taking the time to review our Property!! I have read you review several times and have spoken to the team member you are taking about, i also look through our camera's to make sure of what i was thought happened was correct. My local Sunday guys run a tab each and fix up as they... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Good location with sea front views - heated by effective ceiling heaters - moderate priced meal was tasty - badly let down by a Waitress who placed meal on table without a word with all the friendliness of an Auswitchz Camp Guard. Guess she was having a bad day ....😖

Thank DerrickCullen
LHotel175, Owner at Akaroa Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hello Derick Cullen, ??? Not sure what to say really, surely a chat with the waitress before leaving would be better than name calling, Nobody is perfect by this is not what i want to hear as an owner. Thanks Megan More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$30
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-304 7842
Open 7 days, from 11am till close (2016). We are open for Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday from 9am till 11am. L'hotel is situated right on the water's edge, with panoramic harbour views. L'hotel has an extensive menu using fresh local ingredients, and also catering for food intolerance's, with gluten free options on the menu. Perfect place to meet friends and family for a lively atmosphere and great food and wine.L'hotel has a fully licensed bar.

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