Top Choice Pub Food in Banks Peninsula

Hilltop Tavern

Killer views, craft beer, proper wood-fired pizzas and a pool table. Occasional live music seals the deal for locals and visitors alike at this historic pub. Enjoy grandstand views of Akaroa harbour backdropped by t…
Cafe in Akaroa

Bully Hayes

Named after a well-travelled American buccaneer, Bully Hayes is Akaroa's best breakfast option. A sunny spot overlooking the harbour draws the brunch-time crowd for the likes of eggs, burgers and fresh seafood, whil…
Fish & Chips in Akaroa

Akaroa Fish & Chips

This is a suitably salty seaside location for tucking into blue cod, scallops, oysters and other assorted deep-fried goodies, whether you eat in or take them across the road to the harbour's edge. Either way, expect…
Cheese in Banks Peninsula

Barrys Bay Cheese

Situated close to where the main road hits Akaroa Harbour (12km from Akaroa), this enticing cheesery handcrafts and sells fine cheddar, maasdam and Gouda. Crackers and chutney are available for a spontaneous seaside…
French in Akaroa

Little Bistro

A decent bet for refined food, this place serves a classic bistro-style menu featuring local seafood, South Island wines and Canterbury craft beers. The menu changes seasonally, but usually includes favourites such …
Deli in Akaroa

Akaroa Butchery & Deli

A dream scenario for picnickers and self-caterers, this sharp butchery champions all manner of local produce from bread, salmon, cheese and pickles, to delicious pies, smallgoods and meat for the barbecue.
French in Akaroa

Trading Rooms

Housed in Akaroa's most impressive waterside shopfront, decked out period-style in dark timbers and burgundy, this is an atmospheric spot to linger over a refined meal. French cuisine such as snails and cassoulet do…
Cafe in Banks Peninsula

Little River Cafe & Gallery

On SH75 between Christchurch and Akaroa, the flourishing settlement of Little River is home to this fantastic combo of contemporary art gallery, store and cafe. It's top-notch in all departments, with some particula…
Cafe in Akaroa

Peninsula General Store

Not only does this darling little corner store sell fresh bread, organic local produce and groceries, it also does the best espresso in the village.