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Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar

) #3 of 25 Restaurants in Akaroa €€ - €€€ Bar, Seafood, European
57 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7533
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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57 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We read good reviews before having dinner one evening. But our experience was just average. So either Bully Hayes is indeed average or we were unfortunate. Now as we visited on a breezy evening so did not had the sea-view per se. But as nearly...More

Thank Creyons
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent service, delicious food, and friendly staff in a great location by the water's edge. I can highly recommend the omelette with mozzarella cheese.

Thank Joanna L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This lovely warm restaurant was just what we needed on a cold evening. The staff were cheerful and attentive, and timely in their service. I enjoyed a glass of the local Akaroa wine - the pinot gris was particularly nice and went well with the...More

Thank xtine2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food and fantastic service. The waitress managed 9 orders, the food and drinks came in the right time frame to the right people and it was all presented beautifully. Highly recommend!

Thank 186shellyc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The seating area is outside and inside dinning. A varied menu, quite expensive and a small lunch menu. Sandwiches would be beneficial with a tea or coffee.

Thank Christine B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a walk around the town waiting on our boat trip on the sound called in for breakfast. Nice day so sat outside. Great coffee. Portions huge and well presented etc. Staff really helpfull

Thank 120851Bwc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on every other restaurant's "closing day," but discovered that this restaurant is well worth the tip on its own merits. The tables out front are enticing, but the back room is also lovely.

Thank annbarbieaim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the delicious blueberry pancakes for breakfast! Great coffee! Friendly service. They even provide sunscreen!

Thank Jenna M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quaint little restaurant. Food was very good. Try the green lipped mussels appetizer. Burger was huge and delicious. Spicy tomato soup was good on a rainy day.

Thank Frank-Phyllis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went in here for dinner, sat down at the table we were shown, and after looking at a menu that didn't grab us, the giant TV screen playing sport, and the bill-board sized drinks menu advertising a particular brand of alcohol, we simply had...More

1  Thank MobileKiwi
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$30
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-304 7533
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Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar, Akaroa's Premier Dinning Spot. Open year round, seven days for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner or just a casual drink or coffee in the sun. Enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of Akaroa Harbour whilst you dine from any number of our indoor or outdoor dining areas. Sheltered garden area with childrens play area also. Specialising in comtempory New Zealand cuisine using fresh local produce with a mix of traditional and modern flavours. An extensive menu with alarge selection of seafood including freshly shucked oysters. Innovative and award winning cuisine all at prices to suit any budget. To compliment our dining menu we carry the" Monteiths" range of craft beers on tap and by the bottle along side an all embracing wine list and non alcoholic beverage menu.