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The Brasserie Kitchen And Bar Restaurant

41 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 8585
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (14 reviews)
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Bar, Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
41 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed a lovely long lunch sitting in the garden. The crumble was my favourite and the hot chips were delicious. The staff were very friendly and attentive, the service was good and we would visit again.

Thank Chris0772
Reviewed 4 days ago

A real shame. I booked a week in advance, however I got messaged on the afternoon of our booking date that the restaurant had decided not to open that night. Ah well, I re-booked for the same time the following night. After taking my booking...More

Thank Bridget C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice garden sitting area to enjoy your lunch. Food was good, served hot, good portions and tasty. Service was a little slow due to staffing but nothing to complain about. Price was reasonable.

Thank DanandCollette
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great unpretentious cafe that served lovely food. Generous portions in lovely surroundings. The perfect spot to watch the world stroll by on a Friday afternoon.

1  Thank herbertandwilks
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was our first day in New Zealand and we ended up in Akaroa for lunch. We liked the look of The Brasserie Kitchen and Bar in the Main Street. We found a table and sat in the garden that was well kept and full...More

1  Thank Geoff M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived early as they were opening, staff were very friendly and the meal was very nice, the garden setting is lovely

Thank Rita T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the steak sandwich. Asked for the steak cooked medium and it was perfect. Great flavours! Overpriced.. $20 and not very large.

Thank Jenna M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch here twice within the space of a few days and both visits were most satisfactory. The brasserie is located away from the main dinning strip which is on the waterfront so is a bit more relaxed and less in your face. The house...More

Thank kiwi_dude
Reviewed 24 April 2017

The staff were very friendly , the meals were well prepared and tasty . The restaurant is centrally located and easy to get to ,

Thank z0ef68
Reviewed 23 April 2017

....before going to the movies in town (we were the only two people watching), and they consented to serving us dinner plates although we were early. Nice place to sit outside and enjoy your food and wine.

Thank Michael B
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi, Do I need to make a reservation for breakfast? Thanks
9 September 2016|
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Response from Darth-Reviewer | Reviewed this property |
When we went, it was fairly quiet, however if your going in the summer months then I would say to make a reservation.
Annika L
Hello, when do you start offering lunch menu? Thanks.
20 August 2016|
Response from Carlos-W-C | Property representative |
1130 till 430
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$35
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-304 8585
  • E-mail
"The Brasserie is Akaroa's newest restaurant. Your hosts, Carlos and Saowani invite you to step into their beautiful garden and escape the hustle and bustle outside. We have all day menu with electic and French European influence as well as Asian inspired menu. We have a wide range of boutique wines and Craft beers and All Press coffee available to compliment our Menu. The focus is on local, seasonal ingredients and there is an abundance of fresh vegetables as well as Asian and European herbs from our garden. There is also a BBQ menu to enjoy. Indoor and outdoor seating. We are open 8am till late 7 days a week, so come and enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner with us or just soak up the atmosphere with a drink. We also have a range of pastries and muffins to accompany our great Allpress coffee."