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The Trading Rooms Restaurant and Pantry

$$ - $$$Seafood, European,
71 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7656
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“salmon” (53 reviews)
“sorbet” (7 reviews)
“mushy peas” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
71 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 637 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

They have an excellent service and the staff are very friendly and accomodating. Best seafood pasta I've ever tasted! We will definitely go back here next time.

Thank Laureen D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food is superb and very professional service. Keep up the good work guys. I will definitely come back for the nth times again and again. Good job and services

Thank Cecilia A
Reviewed 5 days ago

Celebrating a friend's birthday, what a great choice of venue! We advised the reason for our visit when we booked, consequently the guest of honour was given his choice of beverage and a delicious dessert on the house. Both couples wanted the seafood platter which...More

1  Thank Chipndale48
TheTradingRooms, Manager at The Trading Rooms Restaurant and Pantry, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Chipndale48, Thank you so so much for your comments. It is our pleasure to have you and your group that night and we are all delighted to see your review here at TripAdvisor. Our front and kitchen team are really happy knowing that you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Waited over 1 hr for meal- but was not busy. Salmon was over cooked and butchered. Service was patchy. OverpricedMore

Thank gnomes101
TheTradingRooms, Manager at The Trading Rooms Restaurant and Pantry, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear gnomes101, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We really are wondering when exactly did this happen (date), if it is during lunch or dinner, and if you informed our staff about that. I need to know those details for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got off from the boat trip and go nd this restaurant nearby. The Seafood combo is awesome and all the ingredients are very fresh. A very nice play to have lunch.

Thank wesleywaisiu
TheTradingRooms, Manager at The Trading Rooms Restaurant and Pantry, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello wesleywaisiu, Thank you so much for your comments. We look forward to having you here again next time. Kind regards, Ailah

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner here, food and service very good but had a little wait for the meal to arrive. Would eat here again.

Thank Degs7015
TheTradingRooms, Manager at The Trading Rooms Restaurant and Pantry, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much Degs7015! We are looking forward to serving you again. Kind regards, Ailah

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ended up in Akaroa for an evening with friends - looking for somewhere for dinner. The Trading Rooms Restaurant menu looked inviting so in we go. A great selection of food with a seafood focus. Three of us went for two entree options of seafood...More

1  Thank peter_fussell
TheTradingRooms, Manager at The Trading Rooms Restaurant and Pantry, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello peter_fussell, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant. We look forward to seeing you here again the next time you visit Akaroa. Kind regards, Ailah

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have come to Akaroa on a cruise ship and have found the most delightful place to have lunch. The seafood platter for 2 is a must if you are a devotee of beautiful fresh seafood. Spiced pan fried fish, green lipped mussels, scallops, prawns...More

Thank Sue G
TheTradingRooms, Manager at The Trading Rooms Restaurant and Pantry, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Sue G, Thank you so much for your comments and for recommending our restaurant. We do make sure to always serve just the freshest produce that New Zealand could offer. We hope to see you again the next time you visit Akaroa. Kindest regards,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simple coffee with options through to an ale or wine or stay for a meal, plenty on offer. Outside al fresco with a view of all that is going on at harbourfront. A great meeting place & especially popular with travellers.

1  Thank planetogra
TheTradingRooms, Manager at The Trading Rooms Restaurant and Pantry, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello planetogra, Thank you for taking the time to write us a comment here at tripadvisor. We hope that you had a great time here in our restaurant and in Akaroa :) Kind regards,

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner here on a wet March evening and received polite and attentive service throughout. The traditionally furnished interior (some may say old fashioned) had spaciously placed tables. We ordered mains of fish and chips and smoked chicken tagliatelle from the limited menu. The...More

1  Thank GKTravellers
TheTradingRooms, Manager at The Trading Rooms Restaurant and Pantry, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi GKTravellers, Thank you for your comments. This building used to be the first General Store in Akaroa and yes it is very traditional that made our restaurant unique and romantic place to sit down for a dinner meal. Our front team are well-trained when...More

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danielakorem
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!
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Carla0911
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 32
Cuisine
Meals
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
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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