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L'Hotel Restaurant and Bar

$$ - $$$Seafood, Pizza,
75 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7842
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Seafood, Pizza, New Zealand, Bar, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
75 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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61 - 70 of 232 reviews

Reviewed 1 April 2016

We choose the restaurant at this hotel after looking at the many eating places in Akaroa. It had a varied menu and an attractive dining area. We ordered pizza which was delicious. Service was friendly and prompt. Ideal for an informal evening meal or lunch.

Thank Wounded_Galaxy
LHotel175, Manager at L'Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2016

Thank you Wounded_Galaxy Appreciate you taking the time to review our restaurant. Very happy you enjoyed your experience with us.

Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

We went here for a late lunch yesterday. It was busy but I think this is normal. We were seated promptly and given menus, no water. We ordered soft drinks as I'm pregnant and my partner was driving but they took my order wrong (even...More

Thank footiesnz
LHotel175, Owner at L'Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2016

Hello Footiesnz, Thank you for taking the time to review our property after your recent eating experience. I;'m sorry for the mix up unfortunately with the foreign language we have (French, Thai, Belgium) What there hear Cider/Soda we occasionally can have an honest mix up....More

Reviewed 18 March 2016

It was a superbusy Monday with 2 cruise ships in the harbour and sooo many people around...we were a group of four and decided on an early lunch (11.30). we had to wait several minutes until we actually found a waitress and had to ask...More

Thank Steeephie
LHotel175, Owner at L'Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2016

I Ask you this , How long is it exceptable to park yourself up on a table with 1 cup of coffee and charge your phone, and iPad and use the internet??? 1,2 2.5 hours. I guess NZ people are more respectful. For 2 nights...More

Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

All was good until, after 30minutes I had drunk my Coffee, a Waitress came and told me I had to leave. I had to leave beacause I had to give the place for people that were coming to have dinner (it was 16:30h) and no,...More

Thank Victor-Alexandr... S
LHotel175, Owner at L'Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review L'Hotel, After a busy weekend we had sold out of the Filo's (including the Filo)and key ingredients for making the chowder. As Akaroa in not in ChCh we do not get morning deliveries we unfortunately have to...More

Reviewed 10 March 2016

Great central location on the waterfront. WE shared the fish platter for dinner and it was really good

Thank Brian D
LHotel175, Manager at L'Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2016

Hi Brian D, Happy you enjoyed your meal and thank you for your review. Much appreciated. Cheers.

Reviewed 9 March 2016

Stayed the night and had dinner, would definitely recommend. We had the pork, a burger and huge profiterole! Beautifully presented, fast service, tasted good, cooked well, nice ambiance, great views inside/out, good value and range. Just our kind of food, casual with a touch of...More

Thank Kerrie87
LHotel175, Manager at L'Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2016

Hi Kerrie87, Great you enjoyed your stay and meals with us. Thank you for taking the time to review our establishment, much appreciated. Cheers.

Reviewed 5 March 2016

Liked that the menu had both large and light meals. I was just in the mood for a salad and they had an entre salad which was really tasty. The staff was very nice and helpful. You can sit either inside or outside.

Thank livetravelbig
Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

We went to Akaroa for a day trip from Christchurch with friends. The service was not fantastic but after we eventually got a drink we ordered and the food was good. I shared a seafood platter and everyone else had fish and chips. The platter...More

Thank Rob C
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Fun place for Happy Hour and a great meal to follow. My wife had chicken in phyllo and a solid. I had a pizza which I wouldn't recommend at all. It was eatable but that's about it. Great outdoor patio to watch the bay and...More

Thank Lee B
LHotel175, Manager at L'Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2016

Thank you for your review LeeB, We're glad you enjoyed our atmosphere and surroundings. Sorry you were dissapointed with your pizza. We will take note of this as we are constantly trying to improve our customers experience.

Reviewed 17 February 2016

Our family of four adults and two children ate here very early in the evening hence the restaurant was extremely quiet. About four other tables seated. We waited over 3/4 hour for our desserts, bad enough we'd already been seated for 1 hr for main...More

Thank wifey2si
LHotel175, Manager at L'Hotel Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2016

Thank you wifey2si for your review, However I'm not sure you have the right restaurant, as at this time of the evening this would not happen. It would be quite the opposite.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 37
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand (Formerly Akaroa Restaurant and Bar)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-304 7842
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Open 7 days, from 11am till close (2016). We are open for Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday from 9am till 11am. L'hotel is situated right on the water's edge, with panoramic harbour views. L'hotel has an extensive menu using fresh local ingredients, and also catering for food intolerance's, with gluten free options on the menu. Perfect place to meet friends and family for a lively atmosphere and great food and wine.L'hotel has a fully licensed bar.
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