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Hilltop Tavern

€€ - €€€, Pizza, Cafe
5207 Christchurch-Akaroa Road | Little River, Akaroa 7591, New Zealand
+64 3-325 1005
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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“pizza” (66 reviews)
“goat” (9 reviews)
“nachos” (4 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 22:00 Hours
New Zealand, Pizza, Cafe, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
5207 Christchurch-Akaroa Road | Little River, Akaroa 7591, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 273 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Me and my husband stopped for refreshments here. We were going to eat but the menu was really limited to basically pizza. We had a hot drink and cake which were lovely and sitting by the window and looking out on the magnificent view was...More

Thank ZCashin2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view is spectacular here. I had mushroom and blue cheese pizza which was quite good. My husband had fish and chips, the batter on the fish was very oily.

Thank SheilsPerthAustralia
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Arrived there with 8 of us today. We ordered two BLT's (one crispy bacon please). We were first to order but all our mates had their food first and for quite sometime. We inquired when our meals were coming and was told they had two...More

3  Thank Steve M
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is located in a place with a breathtaking view. The place itself is less appealing. We ordered salmon and the dish was expensive small and overcooked. The seats and table looked like they need replacement. But then again the view is priceless.

Thank Erez G
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Nice place to stop to break up the road to Akaroa. Great view. Outside seating. Inside a bit tired and can be noisy if busy but quaint. Pizzas are very good. Book a table if it’s a holiday weekend as can get busy.

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Lazy staff, very dirty, flies everywhere. It is quite run down, in need of alot of work. Just keep driving.. ..

1  Thank Phil E
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

The manager of the restaurant was very rude. I went in there as a possible costumer and asked about if I could use their toilet in the restaurant and she said she No immediately like I just had kicked the door in and yelled. Without...More

1  Thank Mathias O
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Extremely dirty place. Over priced, under cooked flavorless pizzas. Food cabinet dirty, tables dirty, just drink the beers and you should be ok. Such a bummer when they have the million dollar view. Extreme lazyness.

1  Thank MissYummy
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Loved the place, what a director location for a good old fashioned pub. Just wish I had more time to enjoy it.

Thank Kim M
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Arrived in with a few friends wanting some food and coffee when asking for the menu the lady behind the counter didn't make any eye contact shoved the menus at us and said well quick guys there's only 15 minutes left until breakfast is done...More

2  Thank Eilish C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5207 Christchurch-Akaroa Road | Little River, Akaroa 7591, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-325 1005
  • E-mail
The Hilltop is perched on the pass overlooking the beautiful Akaroa Harbour. Its a classic 1930s pub building with a nice front lawn to enjoy the view. We serve freshly caught fish, wood-fired pizza, steaks, slow-cooked meats, soup and a range of tapas. We also have homemade pies, sweets & pastries for those looking for a quick bite. Great fair-trade coffee & loose leaf tea. Craft beer and local, sustainable wines. Check out our websites for upcoming live music. (Open later than 9.30-pm on gig nights and weekends, depending on busyness) Please note, the Hilltop has seasonal hours: 7 days 10-late: Christmas- Easter Thur- Sun 10-late: Easter to the end of July Closed for the month of August Wed-Sun 10-late Sept-Christmas
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