Fodor's Expert Review The Trading Rooms Restaurant & Bar

$$$$ Akaroa and the Banks Peninsula New Zealand

European spins on local produce, meat, and seafood, along with a seaside location, make for sought-after reservations here. Dark wooden floors, white tablecloths, and leather chairs lend a seaside chic quality, and, on a nice day, you can sit outside. Seafood is the highlight, with Akaroa salmon and local grouper featuring, along with Banks Peninsula lamb and a duo of beef. Lunch is all about the sea with a salmon tasting plate, a seafood platter for two, and mussels marinière.

New Zealand Lunch $$$$ Dinner

Quick Facts

71 Beach Rd.
Akaroa, Canterbury  7520, New Zealand


Known For:
  • Excellent seafood, particularly Akaroa salmon and grouper
  • Boutique Banks Peninsula wines
  • Signature dish of Canterbury lamb
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed every June but may vary; check website

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