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The Madeira Hotel

$$ - $$$
Pub, Bar, New Zealand, International
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48 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7009
11:00 - 03:00
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Gold Coast, Australia
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76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is popular with many of the locals. Meals are just 'Pub' food and not special,It is a tidy building with car parking and a number of rooms.

Thank Julia G
Christchurch, New Zealand
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190 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Madeira used to be the place to go for a good feed and a drink in Akaroa but not now. We called in for a bite to eat and walked into the bar to have a drink first. The first thing that hit us was the smell of urine. Totally not nice. We got a drink from the bar,... More 

Thank Sonya W
Rockville, MD
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131 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The restaurant is a new addition to the hotel. We waited 50 minutes at lunch AFTER ordering to get two of the four dishes. The men were served...the women waited another 20 minutes, and told them after the men were almost done to cancel the order. They ended up bringing them as we were asking for the bill. We were... More 

Thank Lviehmyer
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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421 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

An old style country pub. Very friendly staff and a pleasant place to enjoy a drink on a chilly day in Akaroa

Thank Lee S
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99 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

The inside needs a little TLC. Good place to go if you have some sport to watch, want to play the pokies or pool.

Thank DHC2-Man
Brisbane, Australia
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Great place , great services and wonderful food. Very friendly staff. Way to big a serve but very yummy

Thank Sandy M
Maroochydore, Australia
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1 review
Reviewed 11 August 2016

For our dinner I was treated to the best green-lipped mussel dish I have ever had in my 3 trips to the South Island. This was a gorgeous concoction of 1kg of mussels in their shells steamed in a white wine, coconut, chili, red onion sauce served with garlic bread. Sounds simple, but was pure heaven on earth. My new... More 

Thank Angelicajane
Christchurch, New Zealand
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Best chips ever, food was well presented, cooked well, very enjoyable. Only problem was there was a crowd in and the chef is by himself so not very fast at getting food out, be prepared for a wait.

Thank MrsMHawkesBay
Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Dined in for a quick bite to eat while watching the rugby on Saturday night. Staff very friendly and food was everything you would expect from a pub meal, quick service. Good range of beers on tap.

Thank tomarps30
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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

We were in town when a rugby test match was televised. We ate here and enjoyed the game with other patrons. Fabulous evening. We had a bar meal which was well cooked and very tasty as a plain bar meal. Lovely staff.

Thank Caron D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
Pub, Bar, New Zealand, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-304 7009
Warm, atmospheric traditional Kiwi pub. Come on in and watch sports, listen to good, live music at the weekends, and enjoy our variety or homemade food. The upstairs hostel is great for meeting new people, enjoying the beauty of Akaroa for a few days, and to enjoy a night out without having to even exit the building!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?