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The Madeira Hotel

€€ - €€€, , International
48 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7009
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good39%
  • Average24%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
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“on tap” (2 reviews)
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Pub, Bar, International, New Zealand
€€ - €€€
48 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Working in town this is my go to place. Always a warm fire and friendly staff on these chilly evenings. I have yet to have a meal that was anything less then amazing. The menu far exceeded my expectations for a pub. I highly recommend...More

Thank LindseyW188
Reviewed 15 May 2018

The fish and chips was awful, overcooked and dry. No real restaurant, you eat in the bar area. Worst meal we've had in NZ.More

Thank westwoodx2
Winston H, General Manager at The Madeira Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Thank you for your response. I apologise if the meal you had was not up to your expectations. Please let our staff know if this is the case so that we can remedy this for you. By and large we receive positive comments on our...More

Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Stopped in here on many occasions, awesome food and great service behind the bar. Really good selection of beers and spirits, best place in town for a burger and beer!

Thank Josh M
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Stopped by on our first night in Akaroa, wanting to have a nice meal and somewhere to watch the rugby. Excellent food and very attentive and friendly staff. Well worth a visit

Thank coltrain01
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

I stopped in for a steak salad and chips.. nicely cooked to my liking and fresh crisp salad and chips.. a fair price

Thank Simon B
Reviewed 4 March 2018

We called into the Madiera Pub on New Years Eve and it was like being thrown back in time to the 80's. Cheap decor, sticky carpets, bored staff and omg don't get me started about the music. I thought this place would be heaving for...More

Thank Silentpartner99
Winston H, Owner at The Madeira Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Thank you for your feedback. In this case I'd like to clear up a couple of things that may have affected your review. Mid last year the Pub underwent a change in ownership. We agree the decor in the dining area is out of date....More

Reviewed 24 February 2018

After a kayaka adventure it was time for something on tap and some fish and chips. Excellent! Most of the kegs were from Dunedin NZ. The staff included someone from France and all the staff was friendly and courteous. We really felt like we were...More

Thank Martin S
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Compared to other places in Akaroa, this place (or at least the bar at the back) has a more rootsy and authentic feel to it, which we really liked. The covered patio out back is a pleasant place to sit and chat over a couple...More

Thank Katharine E
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

This place is old and run down, has been for years! Carpets are sticky. Needs a total revamp! However, like always, the food is absolutely devine! Pity the resturant wasnt open when we arrived and i dont know if it is at all now, but...More

Thank Correna B
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Good food definately. We were going to pass by as it didn't look like our sort of place. Glad we didn't walk past. Great pub food, good price, pleasant people

Thank Annalise E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$32
Pub, Bar, International, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
15:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-304 7009
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Warm, atmospheric traditional Kiwi pub. Come on in and watch sports, listen to good, music at the weekends, and enjoy our variety of Gastropub food. The upstairs hostel is great for meeting new people, enjoying the beauty of Akaroa for a few days, and to enjoy a night out without having to even exit the building!
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