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HarBar Beachfront Cafe

) #9 of 25 Restaurants in Akaroa $$ - $$$ , Cafe, Seafood
83 Rue Jolie, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 8889
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fish bites” (6 reviews)
“calamari” (10 reviews)
“soft tacos” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Cafe, Seafood, New Zealand, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
83 Rue Jolie, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 185 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stopped in at the Harbar to enjoy the views. It happened to be happy hour which we took advantage of. Had a couple of beers at wines - all good. The Bar staff were great. There was a French customer that was being served...More

Thank PS2290
Reviewed 1 week ago

Should have known when we made enquiries about booking and told we didn't have to my experience would be decidedly average. It had a nice fire going and when we arrived we were seated by it. My chair was hugely rocky and had to change...More

Thank Sandy R
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Very cool spot right on the water -can't beat this magical view at sunset. Food was good too. We ordered fresh fish bites (very fresh), and hot chips with gravy - yum!

Thank Bridget C
Reviewed 25 May 2017

A unique spot to have a drink, snack or meal with beautiful views across the harbour. Heaters & rugs provided to keep you snug on the cooler evenings.Varied food & drinks menu.

Thank VanessaJ72
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Awesome wee spot fire was cosy food was tasty staff were friendly and helpful would definitely go back again

Thank destinationohau
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Stopped here for an afternoon drink and was so impressed by the casual, peaceful and scenic location we decided to come back for dinner. We shared a seafood platter plus a side of fries and that was plenty for two people.the meal was excellent and...More

1  Thank eog
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Don't trust the published hours, if the sign is out by the war memorial it's open, if not, it's not. But, when it's open, the vibe is quirky and fun, and food was excellent.

Thank annbarbieaim
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

This little restaurant stands over the water and has a beautiful outlook over the bay. It appears to be from the 1920s and possibly part of a bigger estate. Staff are pleasant and the food good. We shared a seafood platter with a mix of...More

1  Thank Tina M
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Very "local" vibe that has fantastic seating(think IN the harbor, like dangling above it!!) with the most helpful and knowledgeable staff and always the 'place to be'!

Thank fistowe
Reviewed 19 April 2017

this little place is worth the 4 stars , possible 4.5 , but had a real funny experience , the Mrs & I had a Lovely weeee meal here , ordered 2 Glasses of Wine from the American Bar Man , then massive embarrassment ,...More

Thank keezaTugun
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Response from Shane g | Reviewed this property |
Sorry can't help - must say it's not something I look for.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$20
Bar, Cafe, Seafood, New Zealand, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83 Rue Jolie, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-304 8889
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