Bully Hayes Restaurant
Banks Peninsula 03-304 7533
- Mon – Sun 8:00am – 9:30pm
- Business Dining
- Children's Menu
- Conference Facilities
- Scenic View
- Out Catering
- Children's Play Area
- Private Dining Room
- Private Functions
- Private Parties
- Wedding Functions
- Breakfast Meetings
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Diners
- Price Range: Spendy, $25 - $35
- Dress Code: Casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
- Seating for: 70 indoors, 90 outdoors
- BYO/Corkage: BYO, Corkage Charge
- Parking: Free On-Street
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takeaways: No
- Delivers: No
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Gluten-free
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
- Wi-Fi: Free
Bully Hayes Restaurant
Open year round, seven days for breakfast, lunch, and dinner or just a casual drink or coffee.
Enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of Akaroa Harbour whilst you dine from any number of our indoor our outdoor dining areas including a sheltered garden with children’s play area.
Specialising in contemporary New Zealand cuisine using fresh local produce with a mix of traditional and modern flavours. An extensive menu with a great selection of seafood. Innovative and award winning cuisine all at prices to suit any budget.
To compliment our menu we carry the Monteiths range of craft beers on tap alongside and all-embracing wine list and non alcoholic beverage menu.
The restaurant is named after “Bully Hayes” the notorious American pirate of the 1800’s who used to frequent these bays. The food may have changed since then but the panoramic scenery remains untouched. Come in and see for yourself.
8 Reviews for Bully Hayes Restaurant
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We received menus then had to wait 15 minutes to order drinks. We then waited a further 30 minutes for our drinks to arrive. We decided to promptly order when the drinks came as we thought we could be in for a wait with our meals. CORRECT. After over an hour two of the six meals appeared. 10 minutes later the next two and then five minutes later and last two came out. No apologises and acknowledgement from any of the staff. A gluten free salad was ordered and came out with mushroom arancini balls – not gluten free, thank goodness we checked. By the third attempt the chef finally achieved the salad that had been ordered. Unfortunately by this stage everyone else had completed their meal and to add insult to injury the person whose birthday we were celebrating ate their lunch by themself. Can understand some chefs find it difficult catering to dietary needs but do not state on your menu you can make items vegetarian or gluten free if it’s out of your capability. In a very threatening tone the chef proceeded to tell us how he and the staff had had a busy month. I can understand from working in hospitality myself how busy it can be, so maybe it’s time for a career change. If you can’t handle the heat get out of the kitchen. When trying to discuss this with the duty manager Hannah she could not hold eye contact, refused to listen to our concerns, would not refund the salad and then walked away and told another staff member she “can’t handle it”. This would not have become such an issue if she had just acknowledged the mistakes that had been made. It would appear that the staffs immaturity and lack of customer service skills are a real issue and could put other potential customers at risk.
You have been warned – enter at your own peril!
Would not recommend this restaurant – will not go back there.