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Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar

€€ - €€€, Soups,
57 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7533
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (25 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (42 reviews)
“salad” (34 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 21:00All hours
Bar, Soups, New Zealand, Seafood, International, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
57 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 830 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Service was fast and friendly. We had seafood chowder which was very nice. Beautiful views across the water. They also have 30 minutes with of free wi-fi which was great for us as we didn't have NZ SIM cards.

Thank philled
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a very good lunch. I had the sea food chowder and my wife had the white bait omelet. Both very good. Sea food chowder was so good. Big bowl is a meal. Great views.

Thank Edward V
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were in Akaroa for a swim with dolphins experience and were driving all day from Queenstown so we did not want to get back in the car. We walked from the hotel along the beach and decided to eat there. The staff is friendly...More

Thank RobertCdeV
Reviewed 4 days ago

Good food with good sized portions. Quite busy but sitting outside on a sunny day is a big plus. Really enjoyed Prawn Linguine.

Thank Rog4NewZealand
Reviewed 4 days ago

Ate here twice. Great food and cheery staff. Fantastic place to eat when in town. Chowder was fantastic.

Thank mackem70
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Situated on a great location facing the beach this is a great spot for a few drinks or food. We arrived and had breakfast which was plentiful and tasty. Good produce cooked well (although my poached eggs were a little under) - the homemade beans...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This little restaurant has a terrace with a beautiful view of the water and their fish and chip is the best one I ever eaten ! Take the Fish and Chip and you won’t regret it !

Thank MacaroniGalore
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was brilliant. My husband and I went for brunch and the food was absolutely delicious. It was packed when we got there so we sat out the back in the courtyard, which was nice, but if you can, grab a seat out front...More

Thank Thogo55
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cruised into Akaroa and disembarked to wander around this little town. Ended up at Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar. looking for coffees and sweets. Place was packed and getting a table took some time. Coffee ordered and was prepared to wait a bit due to...More

Thank Lester M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our BnB hosts told us they end up at Bully Hayes more often than not themselves and now we know why. Fantastic location overlooking the sea, varied menu, very friendly, efficient staff and the food was wonderful. The house salad was a meal on its...More

Thank juliarenaud
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$32
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Business meetings
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.
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