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.

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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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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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.

.* Winter Hours *
Mondays, Tuesdays - open from  5:00 PM
Wednesdays & Thursday - Closed
Friday -  Sundays - open from 11:00 AM- 3:00pm & 5pm - Late 

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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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The Trading Rooms Restaurant and Pantry

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.

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L'Escargot Rouge Deli Cafe

For all your breakfast needs open daily from 7.30am year-round with a large selection of freshly made pastries, cereals, sandwiches, savouries, coffee and tea. Salads, quiches, pies, wraps, paninis, bagels, sweet slices, cakes, lollies, soft drinks, juices and milkshakes just a sample of what is on offer daily for your food fix. Dine in or eat out. Frozen Fruit Flow Yoghurt and Kapiti Premium ice-cream available from our Ice-cream Bar. Open 7 Days, Year Round. 7.30am till 4.00pm.

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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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French Farm Winery

Beautiful 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. Spa nestled beside a stream and access to the Licensed Bar with lovely seating areas with view of French Farm Bay. Large grounds with petanque court. Private, secluded and peaceful but not remote. Fly in by helicopter or enjoy the drive. French Farm Gardens just across the road and the Alpacca farm just around the corner offer some of the activities available.

The 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.

We offer one of the most unique and perfect locations for that special occasion where everything is done for you. Select from our preferred list of caterers and our extensive beverage list and we do the rest. Nestled in the hills of the French Farm valley with the abundance of native trees and birds, meandering streams and beautiful gardens 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.

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Bully Hayes

Akaroa’s Premium Dining Spot. Open 7 days year-round for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Coffee or Tapas and a drink in the sun. 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. Includes a large variety of seafood and 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. Something for everyone!

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


At Bully Hayes we are committed to professional excellence to ensure the success of your catered function. Corporate Conferences, Team Building Events, Weddings, Board Meetings, Product Launches, Cocktail Functions, Christmas Parties, Special Occasions. Innovative cuisine prepared fresh and happily accommodate individual dietary requirements.
Breakfast / Brunch / Morning Tea / Lunch / Afternoon Tea / Nibbles / Cocktails / Dinner / BBQ / Buffet. We have a limited selection of menus on our website. We can design or adapt a menu to suit your requirements and the venues facilities.

Bully Hayes can offer to cater at the restaurant, your place or at a local Akaroa venue. We can provide staff to set up, serve and clean up and beverage services. We have our own equipment and is included in our pricing.
Please contact us to discuss and personally tailor a menu and service to your specific requirements.

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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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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  4th July 

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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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 Chefs Specials. Does it get better? We don't think so!

Open Hour

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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