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The Little Bistro

) #1 of 25 Restaurants in Akaroa $$$$ French, European,
33 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7314
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
French, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
33 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 687 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kerry at the Akaroa Village Inn recommended & booked this restaurant for me, and I'm so glad she did! It was cosy and warm, and the meal was incredible. Delicious flavours and perfectly cooked venison fillet. I don't know how people can live in Akaroa...More

Thank redcantab
TLB_Akaroa, Owner at The Little Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi redcantab, Thank you for taking the time to review our wee restaurant. Were so glad you enjoyed your special night away with us. Kerry at the Akaroa Village Inn is one of our biggest fans. Hopefully we will see you again soon. regards richard

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading the reviews on this place and receiving a referral by a local we booked in for dinner. The restaurant is popular and perhaps for that reason there may be an extra table or 2 in the dining room leaving me feeling cramped. The...More

3  Thank GaryandLesleyTravel
TLB_Akaroa, Owner at The Little Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi GaryandLesleyTravel Thank you for taking the time to write a review. One thing we cant manage is a customers expectations, thankfully we reach most peoples. regards richard

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a weekend visit to Akoroa Sally had carefully studied the restaurant menus on offer She chose The Little Bistro The Hundy whitebait with black crepe was delicious, Sally's terrine was superb We both had the venison fillet supplied by the Merchant of Venison (great...More

Thank SalidNZ
TLB_Akaroa, Owner at The Little Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

thanks SalidNZ we're glad you enjoyed your evening with us. The Canterbury winelist is going down better than expected, with another 10 local drops joining the list this week. Hopefully we will see you again soon. regards richard

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the meal, service and interaction with a very passionate chef whose ideals are reflected in his great dishes. Given he tries and suceeds to source all produce locally and took the time to explain this to us, we were super impressed. We need more...More

Thank Jane C
TLB_Akaroa, Owner at The Little Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Jane C Thank you for the kind review. It was very nice t get the chance to talk with you about the amazing Akaroa produce were so lucky to beable to use. regards richard

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is one of the best in Canterbury and worth a visit from Christchurch. Beautiful wine and food match. Love it!

Thank kayteedee50
TLB_Akaroa, Owner at The Little Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you kayteedee50 We love using local organic produce, its great to read that our guests appreciate it too. regards richard

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you want exceptional food, wine and an adult only dining experience this is the place! The food is so exceptional and the wine list extensive. When in akaroa we already make sure to pop in for dinner

Thank Tania870
TLB_Akaroa, Owner at The Little Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Tania870 Thanks for the kind words. The wine list is still going through its Canterbury revamp, but we agree its looking pretty good. regards richard

Reviewed 26 May 2017

We were recommended the Little Bistro restaurant by our B and B hosts and we were lucky to be able to get a table without a reservation. It is a small restaurant with only 26 places on the main street of Akaroa and the tables...More

1  Thank Sheilambutcher
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Fine dining at its best in a relaxed setting.I would recommend the scallops, beef and creme brûlée. A must if visiting Akaora and I would book ahead as the restaurant is small.

Thank OliviaJarvispug
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

A mid week visit to this tiny bistro, we were told by the chatty chef that we were brave not having a reservation, which at the time seamed odd as it was nearly empty, how wrong we were, within 15 minutes the place was packed,...More

1  Thank smokingbear
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

A wonderful dining experience! Loved the child-free atmosphere and it was the perfect environment for a dinner and drink with extended family. The food was so gourmet, the selection of wine was to my taste. I'll note that the food was a bit pricey because...More

1  Thank Cathryn L
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FallonA85
3 December 2016|
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Response from Riffi_O | Reviewed this property |
Hello. I am not the restaurant. You probably can find out on their web site or by sending an email.
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Carla0911
26 October 2016|
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Response from TLB_Akaroa | Property representative |
Hi Carla0911, Sorry, but the little bistro will be closed from 25th to 27th December inclusive for our staff Christmas break.
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bsuchai
7 September 2016|
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Response from TLB_Akaroa | Property representative |
hi bsuchai, i think everyone has already answered the question for you. We always recommend making a booking. you can book directly on our website regards richard uttley the little bistro
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 28
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff, Full Bar
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-304 7314
  • E-mail
Description
"...a bistro is a small restaurant serving hearty meals and wine in an unpretentious setting..." European inspired, locally sourced food cooked and served with love, plus a winelist to die for....
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