Akaroa Chines

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.


  • 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

    Email info@frenchfarmwinery.co.nz

    Phone03 304 5784

  • 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


  • 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

  • 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!

    Location48 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa


    Phone03 3047009

  • 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



  • Come and join us for a unique French dining experience you won't forget. Share in our love for traditional French recipes, using their world famous methods of cooking. Our menu is constructed with as much local produce as possible along with the best of French products available to us, in order to bring you a taste of France in Akaroa. The courtyard garden is perfect for dining al fresco on a hot day or warm evening with great atmosphere and friendly staff. The indoor restaurant is tastefully decorated and has a romantic, cosy and comfortable setting. 

    Location40F Rue Lavaud, Akaroa



  • Once you've finished walking along the Akaroa waterfront or enjoying a trip on the beautiful harbour it's best to finish by experiencing top food & wine from the region in a casual & relaxed dining environment. The Rona's courtyard & dinning is situated at the back of the building in an enclosed garden away from the hustle and bustle of the busy road. Our team will look after you from start to finish where you will experience incredible and unpredictable flavours in a beautiful & relaxed setting.

    Location42 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa



  • 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)



  • 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

  • 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

    Email info@thebrasserie.co.nz

    Phone03 304 8585

  • Open seven days from 8.30am-3pm, located directly opposite the main wharf. We offer a selection of French style Baguette Sandwiches, cakes, muffins, soft drinks, The Good Patron Coffee and a selection of wines available to take away. 

    Location75/1 Beach Road, Akaroa



  • The Little Bistro serves, locally sourced, seasonal food in a fantastic atmosphere. A New Zealand and French focused wine list completes the picture to wash down traditional French bistro inspired cuisine with a contemporary twist. If wine is not your thing, there are many craft beers, artisan sodas or even Christchurch roasted coffee. With service that goes the extra mile, and an outlook over the green to the sea and volcanic hills of Akaroa, come join us for an unforgettable evening.

    Location33 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa



  • 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

  • The Wharf Akaroa, relaunched at the end of September 2018 as a premium seafood restaurant, bar and accommodation after undergoing refurbishment. The restaurant seats 80 a la carte inside and flows onto the terrace that seats an additional 65 with a spectacular view of Akaroa harbour. Indoors The Wharf is home to a large bar offering cocktails, champagne and a selection of tap and craft beers. With the addition of 4 luxury bedrooms. The Wharf continues the kiwi tradition of 'fun' dining and is open 7 days a week.

    Location75 Beach Road, Akaroa



  • 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! 

    Location 37 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa


  • 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