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The Little Bistro

33 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7314
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
French, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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33 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. A little piece of France in NZ
"The staff are friendly and helpful. The food was excellent! "
andyrabey
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2. Great vibe, great food!
"This was such a cute spot for a reasonably priced dinner."
Lpackman18
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3. Making Love to Chocolate
" I found myself getting intimately involved "
Elizabeth G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As someone who’s been privileged to dine in some of the best restaurants in Australasia and internationally, including Michelin starred, it was great that this experience lived up to its growing reputation. I don’t think I’ve ever eaten Salmon cooked so perfectly, the terrine was...More

1  Thank FergusMc2
TLB_Akaroa, Manager at The Little Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi FergusMc2, Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful time at The Little Bistro. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards, Mai

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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Every course we had was 5* clams in sauce delicious. .whole sole yummm..bread the wine ...superb. ..friendly staff ....only downside was the hike back up the hill to van park...full of beautiful food and wine ...make sure u stop there

Thank Candy C
TLB_Akaroa, Owner at The Little Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Hi Candy C Thank you for your kind words. Its a hard hike back up the hill, but im glad it was worth it. regards richard

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best meal I’ve had in a long time. Managed to score a table at the window and watched the world go past while having the most delicious and flavorful dinner while staying at Akaroa. Intimate and cost feel.

2  Thank ChurchillKiwi
TLB_Akaroa, Manager at The Little Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi ChurchillKiwi, Thank you for the time to review us. We are glad you enjoyed your dining experience here at The Little Bistro. I hope you spent a wonderful time in Akaroa. Regards, Mai

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A delicious meal made with local produce. The pork really was a treat, wine very tasty and local! Great service and atmosphere. Will definitely be returning.

Thank Lauri B
TLB_Akaroa, Manager at The Little Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Lauri B, Thank you for your lovely review! We are very glad you enjoyed our food, wine and service. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards, Mai

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This lovely little place offers a delightful casual evening meal opportunity. The menu offers both variety and coherence. The ingredients are locally sourced. The food, on the occasion we ate there, was well prepared and professionally served. An extensive wine list offers the chance to...More

Thank FlyEatSleepRepeat
TLB_Akaroa, Manager at The Little Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi FlyEatSleepRepeat, Thank you for the time to review us. We are glad you enjoyed our food and service. As the name suggested, we are the wee bistro and we are very happy to see when our guests become friends. We hope to see you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Deserving of a high score We visited Akaroa and Little Bistro had received consistently good reviews so we swung by. They had a Champaign and Oysters promotion during out visit which the wife indulged in to kick things off. Menu is by no-means extensive but...More

Thank Steven1974
TLB_Akaroa, Manager at The Little Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Steven1974, Thank you for your kind words Steven. I am very glad you enjoyed overall experience at our wee bistro. I wish you had a great time in Akaroa. Regards, Mai

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hands down one of the best dining experiences in Canterbury. The intimate, personalised approach was matched by the care and attention to detail on the plate. Surely, if awards were given based on square meters of kitchen, this little gem might just be the pearl...More

Thank Shane B
TLB_Akaroa, Manager at The Little Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Shane B, Thank you for the time to review our wee bistro Shane! We are very glad you enjoyed your dining experience at The Little Bistro. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Regards, Mai

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went for a meal while a friend of mine visiting South island. From start to finish our meal was fantastic. The service was efficient, friendly but not intrusive. The wines were excellent, we particularly liked the fact so many were local. The salmon was...More

Thank Angelic8619
TLB_Akaroa, Manager at The Little Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Angelic8619, Thank you for the time to review us. We are glad you enjoyed our food and service. Yes most of our food is produced locally and we are very lucky to have those amazing producers nearby. We look forward to seeing you again...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous night out, food was awesome, staff where very pleasant, will be back again.. Spoke to owner/chef at the end of our meal and was very helpful on what Akaroa had to offer travelers

Thank Simon B
TLB_Akaroa, Manager at The Little Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Simon B, Thank you for the time to review us. We are very glad you enjoyed our food and service. I hope you had a good time in Akaroa. Regards, Mai

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been learning to drive New Zealand roads for the last three weeks and so have drunk a lot of flat whites to keep me alert at the wheel. The one from the Little Bistro tasted slightly better than one made from coffee crystals....More

5  Thank wolfurphy
TLB_Akaroa, Owner at The Little Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi wolfurphy Thank you so much for your one star review. Congratulations on learning to drive on new zealand roads, unfortunatly it hasnt helped you read signs, including the CLOSED sign on our front door, as you barged your way in demanding an extra large...More

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Katers_gunna_kate
13 September 2017|
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Response from TLB_Akaroa | Property representative |
Hi Katers_gunna_kate out of respect for other diners the little bistro doesn't except reservations with children under the age of 10 years
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FallonA85
3 December 2016|
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Response from Riffi_O | Reviewed this property |
Hello. I am not the restaurant. You probably can find out on their web site or by sending an email.
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Carla0911
26 October 2016|
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Response from TLB_Akaroa | Property representative |
Hi Carla0911, Sorry, but the little bistro will be closed from 25th to 27th December inclusive for our staff Christmas break.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$28
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-304 7314
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Description
The Little Bistro focuses on providing sustainable, local and seasonal bistro cuisine, which highlights our connection to Akaroa and Banks Peninsula. Focusing on locally grown, organic produce.
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