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The Little Bistro

33 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7314
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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French, European, New Zealand, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
33 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

But I wouldn’t rave about it... very hot as ... in the name.. very little... but the staff were great and service very good.. it was lovely but $180 was steep for the experience.

1  Thank Saara H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Another delectable dining experience at The Little Bistro here in beautiful Akaroa. As a single lass I love to take myself out for dinner and spend hours enjoying divine food as I muse about life and write pages of mystical ramblings in my giant journal,...More

Thank Elizabeth G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We weren't that hungry but we knew that if we didn't grab dinner before leaving town, we may not get a chance later. Well, we were very glad that we stopped by. To start with, the oysters were honestly out of this world; some of...More

Thank Sziv
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked The Little Bistro for dinner on a Friday. We have eaten here often when in Akaroa. I fear the restaurant is now surviving on past glories. There was nothing special about the atmosphere or food. I had the 1st course of oysters Kilpatrick...More

3  Thank DavidBrittain
TLB_Akaroa, Owner at The Little Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Really DavidBrittain? Surviving on past glories? I missed the birth of my son on Friday evening to honor your dinner reservation. I would definatly not hurry back if i were you!! regards richard

Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this place, quality food, fine wine and friendly service. All courses were superb, wonderful fresh ingredients, well matched flavours and superbly presented. Could not fault this place, excellent!!

Thank mantramoreholidays
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really great food...even the whole fish was tasty after getting instructions on how to eat it! Loved the “real food” aspect of the Bistro!

Thank ldwmom29
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food cooked with local ingredients by passionate chefs. We dined at this intimate and friendly restaurant on our honeymoon and were impressed with every aspect. We started with the oysters which were very fresh then moved to the wild rabbit terrine followed by the...More

Thank 879aaronp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is an absolute gem. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, the waiting staff just the right levelof attentive and the food was stunning. We had lovely clams and scallops to start (I don't usually like scallops but these were very, very good) and...More

Thank drbruce90
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my son and we both had excellent food. I enjoyed Cleveland Coast oysters with a glass of Moët followed by clams. My son’s scallops were delicious. Our pork and chicken mains were both delicious. Very good wine list with some good by the...More

Thank kentdg
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Nice intimate atmosphere, loud yet cosy. Rabbit pate, bread and cob loaf delish. Not sure about 3 scallops for $22, they were very tasty though. 2005 Pegasus Bay Cab Sav very nice.

Thank GR8Dane2015
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14 September 2017|
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Response from TLB_Akaroa | Property representative |
Hi Katers_gunna_kate out of respect for other diners the little bistro doesn't except reservations with children under the age of 10 years
3 December 2016|
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.
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 27
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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
The Little Bistro focuses on providing sustainable, local and seasonal bistro cuisine, which highlights our connection to Akaroa and Banks Peninsula. Focusing on locally grown, organic produce.
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