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WHERE TO EAT & DRINK IN AKAROA

Akaroa is brimming with amazing spots to eat and drink, all of which are just a stone's throw away from our motel. Once you have finished having a drink and a bite to eat on the balconies of our rooms, we definitely recommend heading out and exploring all Akaroa has to offer.

If you want some advice on where to eat, our staff are on-site all day and are happy to point you in the right direction.

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Here are some recommendations

CAFE

CRATER CAFE

Our cafe neighbours will have you jumping out of bed with the smell of croissants and freshly brewed coffee. A hotspot during the morning hours, you will find something to satisfy even the most discerning palette. 

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RESTAURANT

Ma Maison

A dash across the road from The Criterion, Ma Maison serves up exquisite seasonal food specially prepared to showcase Akaroa and the local area. With its outdoor seating opening up to the wharf it provides the perfect view to pair with your meal.

WINERY

French Peak Vineyard 

Picture yourself sipping wine and enjoying a platter over the spectacular views that the Akaroa Harbour offers. This is the perfect spot to unwind with a group of friends and enjoy being in this spectacular spot.

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GIN TASTING

Akaroa Craft Distillery

Every bottle is a taste of this place. Kelp gathered in Wainui, lavender from Little River, blossoms from Little Akaloa, wild thyme from the Peninsula. Locally grown grapes, lemons, and botanicals for gins that are a true evocation of this beautiful place. Book a tasting and pair it with one of their beautiful platters.