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The Trading Rooms Restaurant

$$ - $$$Seafood, European,
71 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7656
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“salmon” (53 reviews)
“mushy peas” (7 reviews)
“sorbet” (7 reviews)
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Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
71 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped at this restaurant almost by accident while walking hungry down the streets of Akaroa. The place in itself is lovely and the view is simply magnificent. The fish and chips were nothing exceptional but the location beats everything. Service was great and attentive.

Thank Guillermo M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was looking for a place to spend dinner with my wife and here we find a hidden gem. Overlooking a beatiful harbour and with a candle light setting. Great food and good service which made the whole experience so lovely.

Thank orlee q
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A brilliant location with nice seats shaded by olive trees overlooking the beautiful harbour. Would be a great location but for the terrible service that takes forever and is not at all welcoming.More

Thank Julian D
TheTradingRooms, Manager at The Trading Rooms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Julian D, Thank you so much for making the time to write a review for us. We really are wondering when did this happen and what is the particular scenario why you think that the service was terrible. As the Manager of this restaurant,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate lunch here with my wife and we both had the "FISH OF THE DAY" which was cooked to perfection and was so fresh. Top the dining experience with the breathtaking view and very pleasant servers. Thank you Trading Rooms. We will definitely come back...More

Thank gordon h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic meal here with some mates during our trip to Akaroa. The seafood platter was absolutely superb! I highly recommend this place to anyone heading to Akaroa for their holiday. 👍

1  Thank tommy9002
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great! We tried the steak & lamb it was was awesome, a must try 👍🏼 i will recommend this place to my family & friends. What a great food experience! 😀 will visit again soon

Thank sarahantonio
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was definitely a highlight of my recent vacation overseas. Beautiful decor and view/scenery. Delectable food and very timely service by the wonderful staff. No complaints honestly; overall, a good place to top off day. Try the salmon as I did - so good!...More

4  Thank byanchan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly and efficient service. Good food at reasonable prices . Good location right net to the harbour

Thank Charles H
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

The food is great, the ambiance and the service! Will definitely go back! Akaroa salmon is the best!!

Thank DG C
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

We waited ages to be served here - and they didn’t see desperately busy. Food was ok - we had mussels - they could have done with a bit more broth and they were a bit tepid by the time we got them. On the...More

Thank Jamie C
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16 December 2017|
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Response from TheTradingRooms | Property representative |
Hi Daniela, we serve lunch until 3 to 3:30PM depending on the flow of customers. After that will be snack menu then dinner at 6:30PM. Enjoy your cruise!
26 October 2016|
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Response from TheTradingRooms | Property representative |
Good day, Carla0911! Sorry for the late reply. We will be open on Christmas day for lunch and dinner. If you would you like to have lunch, no need to book for a reservation pls pop on in and we will surely arrange a table... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 32
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-304 7656
  • E-mail
Semi-fine dining dinner atmosphere and casual lunch experience, fine wine selection, beautiful sunset harbour views from the terrace. The Trading Rooms is a timeless historic venue, perfect for your special occasion.
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