Local eateries

From sweet treats to savoury delights, Akaroa has a number of eateries for every palette and every occasion. Discover local cafes, restaurants and bistros that serve local produce, wines and microbrewery beers.

Bully Hayes

Akaroa’s Premier Waterfront Dining Spot. Relax and enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of Akaroa Harbour whilst you dine in any of our indoor and outdoor areas. We also offer a sheltered courtyard garden with a children’s play area for families. Extensive menu focusing on fresh New Zealand produce with an innovative mix of traditional and modern flavours. The menu offers a large variety of seafood, award-winning cuisine [2019 beef and lamb excellence award] at prices to suit any budget.

To complement your dining at any time of the day we have a comprehensive beverage list with New Zealand Wines, “Monteith’s” and “Tuatara” craft beers on tap and in bottle, cocktails and a large range of non-alcoholic drinks.
Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar bringing together great food and beverages with stunning harbour views, welcoming friendly service making your dining experience a memorable and relaxing one.  Something for everyone!

At Bully Hayes we also cater for specialty and tour groups for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
We have a variety of set menu options available these are available on our website. If you have any questions, 
Please contact us as we try to accommodate where we can 

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Open 7 Days, Year Round. 
8.00am till 8.00pm (8.30pm on Friday / Saturday Night). 


Be it a board meeting, product launch, cocktail function, corporate team conference, wedding, or a general social event Bully Hayes can offer you the commitment of professional excellence that will ensure your event is an outstanding success. Innovative cuisine prepared fresh to your requirements. We cater off site at any number of our local Akaroa venues. We can provide beverage services, staff to look after the setup, service and clean-up.

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French Farm Winery

French Farm Winery is known for its distinctive French-provincial style and décor, is a venue like no other. The licensed bistro serves fabulous food with lovely seating areas with views of French Farm Bay. It’s open year around with differing hours depending on the season.

French Farm Winery has four luxury boutique studios. All have their own kitchenettes and either queen or king beds. Lovely courtyard seating/BBQ area with French style fountain. Jacuzzi in the trees nestled beside a stream.

 With the abundance of native trees and birds, meanderings streams and beautifully maintained gardens, it is perfect for your wedding, business event and special occasion. We can seat 120 guests inside and up to 250 with a marquee. With two large carparks, helicopter access and many outdoor seating areas French Farm is private, peaceful and secluded, but not remote.

 French Farm Gardens are just across the road and the Alpacca farm just around the corner offer some of the activities available.

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L'Escargot Rouge Deli Cafe

For all your breakfast & lunch needs. Open daily from 7.00am year-round

Large selection of freshly made deli style food to eat in or to go. Enjoy a croissant, croque monsieur or a plain au choc with your morning coffee which taking in out picturesque harbour.

Great selection of lunch sandwiches, quiches, pies, salads, sweets, cakes and to finish it all off a fruit flow frozen yoghurt or a decadent kapit ice-cream in the afternoon sun

“A little taste of France in Akaroa”

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Ma Maison Restaurant & Bar

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.

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The Brasserie Kitchen, Wine Bar and Gardens

The Brasserie Kitchen, Wine Bar and Gardens

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.

Open for Breakfast & Lunch every day from 9am. Open for Dinner Wednesday to Sunday till late.

• Happy Hour 4-6pm. $10 cocktails, discounts on Stoke tap beers and Scott Base house wines. • Check our Blackboard or Facebook page for other specials.

Bookings welcomed or Take Away - Ring us on 03 304 8585.

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Peninsula General Store

The Peninsula General Store is a friendly place to relax or search for a yummy treat. Come in for a chat with friends and enjoy a fresh and tasty salad, a cup of tea served in a china cup or a fantastic coffee (awarded essential by Lonely Planet) and a handmade Florentine. We offer a wide range of organic, gluten free and gourmet foods. Our bread comes fresh every morning from Vic’s Bakehouse in Christchurch and we stock great New Zealand produce like OOB ice cream, Robinsons Bay olive oil, Provisions and Wild Country jams and sauces plus TranzAlpine honey. Kate and the team will look after you! 

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Electric Kitchen Espresso & Eatery

Electric Kitchen Espresso & Eatery

Set on the main road in Akaroa across from the local recreation ground it is a great spot to enjoy a good coffee and very tasty food. Allpress coffee, French Pastries, home made pies, fresh deli items (sandwiches, salads & wraps), European speciality foods, gluten & dairy free, vegan & vegetarian, artisan pies, quiche, Phoenix organic juices, Killinicy Ice cream. Planted out beautifully and large umbrellas offer shade on a hot day. Great place to enjoy watching a spot of cricket!

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Akaroa Fish & Chips

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.

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Harbar Beachbar and Kitchen

We believe in casual! Harbar Beachbar and Kitchen offers Akaroa's closest and most unobstructed sea-front views of Daly's Wharf and Akaroa Harbour. Almost close enough to touch! Relax with our extensive selection of NZ wines, craft beers, fairtrade coffee and outstanding cocktails and enjoy regular live music whilst indulging in our eclectic food menu constantly show-casing our Stone-Baked Pizza's & Chefs Specials. Does it get better? We don't think so!

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Monday - Thursday         4:00pm - 9:00pm

Friday -Sunday       12:00pm - 3:00pm & 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Phone, email or visit our website to enquire about reservations, large party bookings or functions.

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What better way to start your day than at Rona's! Rona's is open from 7:30am serving the best breakfast and lunch in a cool and relaxed environment. It's a local hotspot where you can grab something off the full menu or grab a quick coffee and french croissant to take away. You can sit inside their very cool space or outside watching the people pass by in this central location of Akaroa. Rona's has a view to the sea and located next door to the information centre and supermarket for all your needs. 

CLOSED  reopening  October  

The team at Rona's are continually working towards a menu that is ethically and organically sourced from around their region. It's not unnatural to see a local dropping fresh produce and ingredients from their garden into Rona's. This is an establishment in Akaroa not to be missed. 

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Madeira Hotel

Founded in 1872 by Antonio Rodriguez, a Portuguese immigrant, the Madeira keeps the colonial heritage of Akaroa alive and ticking! Right in the centre of Akaroa, with the contemporary gastro pub below, with dining room, bar and beer garden and above is the accommodation. Perfect for Backpackers and tradies you can stay with your large group or retire after a night down in the pub. Comfortable, affordable rooms and convenient breakfast and lunch options. you can rest assured your workers will enjoy their stay at the Madeira Hotel.

The Madeira Hotel has a contemporary, gastro pub offering. Popular for our steak and burgers, we have all the pub classics with a range of great small plates. Try our chef’s signature lamb rump dish or some locally sourced bangers & mash or steamed mussels. Enjoy our sun-trap beer garden or newly renovated dining room with our wines, craft beers and cocktails. The Madeira is the late night hub of Akaroa with a regular program of live music and humming nightlife. Founded in 1872 by Antonio Rodriguez, a Portuguese immigrant, the Madeira keeps the colonial heritage of Akaroa alive and ticking!

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La Thai

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. 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.


Bookings are recommended,

Bookings are recommended, please phone 03 304 8060. 
For the menu go to the web site.

Wassana and Nopphadon look forward to welcoming you. 

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