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Reviewed 22 July 2021

At high tide you feel like you could dangle your toes in the water from the table. As a fairly regular visitor I opted for my "usual" Greek pizza & my companion was not disappointed. Sadly we were on a work break & couldn't indulge...in the extensive gin menu. Very friendly service. We observed the sole waitress was particularly good with the children at the next table.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 20 July 2021

Great wee bar that is an addition since our last trip. Yummy mulled wine. I asked the waitress for a snack menu, which she brought over. Unfortunately, she didn't return to see if we wanted to order anything.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Alexander B, General Manager at HarBar, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2021

Dear MegJF50, Very sorry to hear that our waitress missed out on returning to take your order, I do apologise for that as this is certainly a simple task I expect staff to be able to undertake. I'm sure it is a mistake and will...More

Reviewed 12 July 2021 via mobile

We were looking for waterfront casual dining and couldn’t get closer if we went swimming. Love the location and the personality of the place. Good indoor/outdoor seating, warm fire, stunning views, nice variety on the menu. The food seemed to take awhile (at least for...our table) and a couple plates came out with cold food but the vibe was worth it!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Alexander B, General Manager at HarBar, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2021

Dear Navigator64745533065, Thank you very much for your review, we're sorry to hear the food took a bit longer than usual to be sent out and that some of the food was cold. We will be having a chat with the kitchen staff and seeing...More

Reviewed 15 June 2021

Always a great place to stop for snacks/meals/drink nice choice of variable eats in a fantastic location on the water!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Alexander B, General Manager at HarBar, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2021

Dear McDodge, Sounds like it's not the first time you've stopped by, we're always glad to have returning customers and keep them happy. Thank you for the kind review and we look forward to having you back again soon. Many thanks, Management Harbar Beachbar and...More

Reviewed 5 June 2021

Such a warm welcoming bar with the best views right on the harbour - hence the name! We enjoyed great gin, mulled wine and pizzas. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Alexander B, General Manager at HarBar, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2021

Dear stephanielE7713GC, Thank you for the review, we're happy to hear you enjoyed our drinks selection and managed to indulge in our lovely pizzas. We would have to agree that we're pretty spoilt when it comes to the awesome uninterrupted sunset views, please feel free...More

Reviewed 31 May 2021

We went here for happy hour 4-7pm for a drink. It was a wet dark night. The staff were friendly and kept making sure we were warm and bringing beanies for our laps. There are two fires going and can imagine it is a great...spot when the sun is out. The food going by looked really nice too.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Alexander B, General Manager at HarBar, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2021

Dear ams255118, Thank you for your kind words, it's nice to hear you were well looked after and we really appreciate you making the effort to come and have a few drinks at our bar even on a wet dark night. We wish you all...More

Reviewed 30 May 2021

Great pizza and views. Gregg was so nice entertaining us and kept us warm on these rainy days. Highly recommend it👍🏾

Date of visit: May 2021
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Alexander B, General Manager at HarBar, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2021

Dear Vantap We would just like to acknowledge and say a huge thank you for such a lovely review, it was great having you and we're glad to hear you were kept entertained and warm. Many thanks, Management Harbar Beachbar and Restaurant

Reviewed 4 May 2021 via mobile

Wonderful location, vibe and food. This place is the full package. We shared a prosciutto and spinach thin crust pizza plus a bowl of hand cut fries. The topping was generous and the thin crust wonderfully crusty - perfect! Fries were the icing on the...meal :-) Highly recommended especially with a view like this. Grab the bar seats by the open window if you canMore

Date of visit: May 2021
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Alexander B, General Manager at HarBar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2021

Dear Peter B, Thank you very much for your generous words, we're very happy you enjoyed your time and food at Harbar Beachbar and Kitchen! Booking for front row seats is highly recommended and subject to availability. We wish you all the best and hopefully...More

Reviewed 26 April 2021

A great spot directly on the seafront.. Only one in Akaroa.. Great sunset, service and beverages. Worth checking out when visiting..

Date of visit: April 2021
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Alexander B, General Manager at HarBar, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2021

Dear 175lyndam, Thanks for reviewing the different aspects of the business, we're lucky to have such a unique location but we also aim to have those other aspects of the business in line with the great views. Many thanks, Management Harbar Beachbar and Restaurant

Reviewed 16 April 2021 via mobile

Amazing place to have drinks and dinner. Outstanding service. Was awesome to see the sun setting. Highly recommend to all.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Alexander B, General Manager at HarBar, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2021

Dear angeljnz, Thank you very much for your kind review, I will pass your praise onto the team and let them know. We look forward to having you back when your next in Akaroa. Many thanks, Management Harbar Beachbar and Kitchen

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HarBar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 5