Bars & Restaurants | Akaroa – New Zealand

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Bars & Restaurants

Whether picnicking with family or romancing the love of your life what's better than seaside dining? Akaroa village is home to a great bunch of imaginative chefs, a butcher, baker and chorizo maker creating sensational snacks to degustation dinners using beautiful locally grown and prepared produce including fresh local fish. Cafes, restaurants, bistros and bars serve boutique local wines and cheeses and micro-brewery beers. They all have a unique ambience often with live music and seasonal specials.


  • The Bach Cafe and Bakery is an ideal place to stop off at for either breakfast or lunch. Offering a decent range of delicious burgers, pizzas, sandwiches and cakes, it is the ultimate place to kick back and relax. The chilled environment is great for those group bookings or even for a family get together. With reasonable prices, there isn't any reason not to try the food at The Bach. Open every day from 8am until 4pm and has excellent coffee. It is a great place to sit outside with tables in the shade or in the sun and plenty of indoor seating too. 

    Location57 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa

    Phone03 304 8039

  • Modern, innovative menus, full of local flavours from small artisan producers. The Trading Rooms has a brilliant location, right on the waterfront. Enjoy stunning harbour views with lunch of locally caught fish and chips, Akaroa Salmon and boutique Banks Peninsula wines. Dinner puts a local seasonal twist on European cuisine; Canterbury Lamb is a signature dish. Bookings recommended. 

    Location71 Beach road, Akaroa

    Phone03 304 7656

  • Akaroa Fish and Chip shop is world renowned and famous! They have indoor and out door dining and great water front views. Excellent value takeaway meals and eat in. Hours: Open Sunday-Thursday 11am-7.30pm approx. Friday & Saturday 11am-8.30pm approx.

    Location59 Beach Road, Akaroa

    Phone03 304 7464

  • Open year round, 7 days for breakfast, lunch and dinner or enjoy a drink from our extensive beverage list. We offer a number of dining areas from our street frontage over looking the picturesque Akaroa harbour to a sheltered courtyard with childrens play area. We also have a children's menu. If you have enquires about conference or special function catering please visit our web site. Our menus are also on our web site. Open every day 8am until late. 

    Location57 Beach Road, Akaroa

    Phone03 304 7533

  • Do you want to know what is open in Akaroa as far as food outlets go?
    Check the information under this listing. The information is for the winter of 2018 and is subject to change.


    LocationAkaroa & the Bays


  • French Farm Winery is a Boutique Luxury Lodge, perfect for your wedding, business event and special occasion. Known for its distinctive French-provincial style and décor, is a venue like no other. The French Farm valley offers a stunning natural backdrop for beautiful functions. With two meandering streams, a spectacular view of the harbour and hills and an abundance of native trees and birds the French provincial style venue is a unique experience. 

    Location12 Winery Road, French Farm, RD2 Akaroa 7582


    Phone03 304 5784

  • With views overlooking the picturesque Akaroa Harbour, La Thai combines both the aromatic fragrances and sensational flavours of Thailand to create a memorable culinary experience. At the moment we are open everyday Monday - Thursday 3pm onwards and Friday - Sunday 11am onwards, closing time is around 9pm. La Thai provides a child friendly environment, with a takeaway option available. Dine inside or out and enjoy the experience provided by our team of friendly, caring staff. Relax and taste our range of non-alcoholic beverages, beers and award-winning wines while savouring entrées or enjoying a meal prepared by our Thai chefs. 

    Location69 Beach Road, Akaroa

    Phone03 304 8060

  • Open Seven Days from 8.00am on Beach Road on the main waterfront. We offer French style Breakfast with a large selection of sweet and savoury items to suit all tastes, fabulous coffee, juices and wine to takeaway. We have “Le Parisien” Breakfasts, Baguettes, Croissants, Pain au Chocolat, Fresh Fruit with Yoghurt & Honey, Homemade Toasted Muesli ,Croque Monsieur, Brioche, Croque Madame, Grande Ham & Gruyere croissants, Sandwiches, Bacon & eggs, Pain Au Raisin, Apple Custard Danishes, fresh Artisan breads and homemade pies are just some of the delicious Deli Foods on our menu.

    Location67 Beach road, Akaroa

    Phone03 304 8774

  • Sea. Food. Ma Maison is one of Akaroa's hidden gems. The dining area is decked out with an open fire and bi-fold doors, so the breathtaking waterfront views overlooking Daly's wharf and the Akaroa Harbour remain uninterrupted. Our menu is a culinary expression of this region. The focus is on freshness and simplicity, using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible. Our intent is to create a delicious home cooked meal worth leaving your own house to enjoy.

    Location6 Rue Balguerie


  • Authentic French Bakery with freshly made bread every day, Baguettes, Ciabatta, Walnut, Pumpkin etc. French tarts, pastries, muffins, pies, etc. All baked on premise. Great coffee and the best NZ Kapiti ice cream. 

    Location74B Rue Lavaud (next to Information Centre)


  • Step through our gates and come and relax in our tranquil garden setting to escape the hustle and bustle outside. Our focus is on fresh local seasonal ingredients from our cottage kitchen, friendly service, great Allpress coffee, relaxed atmosphere, live music, al fresco dining and boutique beers and wines. Face Book Page.

    Location41 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa


    Phone03 304 8585