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The Little Bistro

€€€€French, European,
33 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7314
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
17:30 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
French, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€€€
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LOCATION
33 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 724 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Quaint, great food, lovely staff and a wonderful menu and wine choice. Best of Akaroa. The French/Kiwi mix is perfect

Thank Rhoda P
TLB_Akaroa, Manager at The Little Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Rhoda P, Thank you for your lovely review Rhoda P! We are very glad you enjoyed our service and food. We focus on Canterbury wines so I am glad you find it nice. We look forward to seeing you again! Regards, Mai

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our starters were excellent-particularly the venison carpaccio with blue cheese panna cotta but my main of pork turned out to be just a big pork chop with a small helping of green herb salsa which was a bit of a let down, given the hype...More

3  Thank Sarah F
TLB_Akaroa, Manager at The Little Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Sarah F, Thank you for taking time to review The Little Bistro. I am glad you enjoyed the venison carpaccio, however it is very disappointing to hear that you were not satisfied your pork dish as it is one of my favorite dish. You...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I were looking for a nice restaurant for her birthday as a treat. After checking out all the menus in Akaroa we booked a table here and we were so pleased that we did. The bistro is small and welcoming. The staff...More

Thank andyrabey
TLB_Akaroa, Company Representative at The Little Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Andyrabey for taking the time to review us. We are very glad you enjoyed your dining experience (particularly our local food heroes) and hope to see you in our Little Bistro again soon. Happy Birthday!!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner here with my gf. Reserved table the same day. 3 course + oysters with vine for around 210NZD for the two of us. Obviously a bit more expensive than other restaurants in Akaroa but definetly worth it. Wonderful venison dishes. The 4th course...More

Thank Gustaf L
TLB_Akaroa, Company representative at The Little Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review Gustaf L - we are glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us. I am curious about the "bit of a let down, but not in a bad way" comment, if you could contact us...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered chicken that was served with potatoes. Should of sent it back to the kitchen. Not much selection for a vegetarian. Only a deep fried rice dish.More

3  Thank 95472liz
TLB_Akaroa, Owner at The Little Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi 95472liz Thank you for taking the time to review our little bistro. Our apologies for the over seasoned chicken, If you weren't happy with the dish we would have much preferred that you sent it back or at least informed one of the waitstaff,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When traveling it is difficult to find places like this little bistro, where the nearby product is respected and appreciated so much. The cook point was perfect in each plate and it was tasty and original. We had a little problem with the clams as...More

Thank nagotxu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was such a cute spot for a reasonably priced dinner. The atmosphere was fab and the food was delicious. So much choice! It gets busy so go with plenty of time.

Thank Lpackman18
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

But I wouldn’t rave about it... very hot as ... in the name.. very little... but the staff were great and service very good.. it was lovely but $180 was steep for the experience.More

2  Thank Saara H
TLB_Akaroa, Owner at The Little Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Saara H Thank you fr taking the time to review our little bistro. were sorry we didnt live upto your expectations, we arent for everyone. Price is always one of those interesting points, all our prices are clearly marked, and nobody twisted your arm...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another delectable dining experience at The Little Bistro here in beautiful Akaroa. As a single lass I love to take myself out for dinner and spend hours enjoying divine food as I muse about life and write pages of mystical ramblings in my giant journal,...More

Thank Elizabeth G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We weren't that hungry but we knew that if we didn't grab dinner before leaving town, we may not get a chance later. Well, we were very glad that we stopped by. To start with, the oysters were honestly out of this world; some of...More

Thank Sziv
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Katers_gunna_kate
13 September 2017|
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Response from TLB_Akaroa | Property representative |
Hi Katers_gunna_kate out of respect for other diners the little bistro doesn't except reservations with children under the age of 10 years
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FallonA85
3 December 2016|
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Response from Riffi_O | Reviewed this property |
Hello. I am not the restaurant. You probably can find out on their web site or by sending an email.
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Carla0911
26 October 2016|
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Response from TLB_Akaroa | Property representative |
Hi Carla0911, Sorry, but the little bistro will be closed from 25th to 27th December inclusive for our staff Christmas break.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$28
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 21:00
Monday
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-304 7314
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Description
The Little Bistro focuses on providing sustainable, local and seasonal bistro cuisine, which highlights our connection to Akaroa and Banks Peninsula. Focusing on locally grown, organic produce.
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