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57 Beach Road, Akaroa


Lunch Menu

Bread Board
Bully’s bread selection of olive focaccia, pumpernickel ciabatta & sundried tomato bread warmed over the char-grill.  Served with a trio of Bully's dips, balsamic reduction, Akaroa olive oil & dukkah
Small  12.50     To Share   18.50
Warmed Triple Garlic Loaf
Filled with melted garlic & herb butter    10.00
Olives Side dish of garlic, chilli marinated black Kalamata & jumbo green olives 6.50
Bully Hayes Famous Seafood Chowder
An abundance of New Zealand seafood, served with garlic olive &  herb bread
Regular serve   15.50   Large serve   18.50

Our Homemade Soup of the Day
Served with garlic olive &  herb bread
Regular serve   13.50     Large Serve   16.50
All Burgers and Sandwiches served with seasoned French Fries & aioli
 Crisp & Spicy Battered Chicken Burger
200g chicken breast shallow fried in our secret herbs and spices with crispy bacon, tasty cheese, salad garnish, BBQ sauce and garlic aioli in a grilled brioche bun       26.50
Bully’s Kiwi Burger
Prime beef mince patty, gruyere cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, beetroot, egg, onion relish & aioli in a grilled brioche bun      25.50
Cheese Burger
Prime beef mince patty, double gruyere cheese, sliced gherkin, red onion, Bully’s special burger sauce, salad in a grilled brioche bun      25.50
Chatham Blue Cod Burger
Crispy battered Chatham Island blue cod fillets with sweet chilli, tartare, lettuce, tomato, cucumber and red onion rings in a grilled brioche bun       27.50

Open Sandwiches
Ribeye Steak Sandwich
Aged 200g Ribeye of beef char grilled to your liking with gruyere cheese, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, onion relish & aioli served on char grilled Turkish bread      30.00
Gourmet Vegetarian Sandwich      [V, Vegan Available]
Spiced kumera & chickpea patty topped with char grilled Mediterranean vegetables, Portobello mushroom, rough hummus, grilled haloumi cheese, eggplant relish served on char grilled Turkish bread and fresh salad         25.50

Bully’s Tapa Plates

Bully’s Combo Tapa Platters Choose 3 Plates 48.00,  Choose 5 Plates 78.00
Popcorn Chicken
Chicken thigh pieces marinated in ginger and soy. Crispy fried, served with chilli and roasted black garlic aioli  [GF, DF]  17.50

Tempura Prawns (9)

Seasoned prawn cutlets, tempura battered with coriander and chilli dipping sauce [DF]   17.50

Gurnard Fish Tacos (3)

Spiced fillets of gurnard, grilled and served in soft tacos filled with Bully’s slaw. Topped with creamy chipotle mayo and fresh lime  [DF]   18.50

Akaroa Salmon Ceviche Bruschetta
Diced fresh salmon fillet with lime & coriander on toasted ciabatta fingers [GF avail]     18.50

Bully's Sliders  (3) - Mini Burgers with all the flavour - (No combinations)
3 x Kumara rosti, sweet corn relish and slaw [Vegan] or 3 x Beef, smoked cheese & pickle or 3 x Pork Belly, chilli Caramel and pickled red cabbage      18.00

Beef Cheek Yorkshire Puddings  (3)
Braised beef cheek in a rich beef ragout served in yorkie puddings with caramelised onions and horseradish cream     

Korean Fried Chicken Wings

Marinated in buttermilk, fried in Bully's crispy coating and served with Gochujang sauce   17.00

Vegetarian Quesadilla
Slow roasted black beans and caponata, red onion, spinach and cheese served in a flour tortilla finished with guacamole and salsa
Polenta Fries
Polenta, feta & herb chips deep-fried and served with roasted capsicum coulis and pesto [V, GF]   16.50

Char Siu BBQ Baby Back Pork Ribs
Twice cooked Chinese BBQ style baby back ribs with hoisin, shaoxing and spices         18.50

Pan-fried Dumplings   (9)
Pork & garlic dumplings, steamed and fried. Served with crispy shallots, kyupi mayo and chili jam  [DF] [Vegan Available]  18.00

Bao Buns (3) 
3 x Spicy Pulled pork  or 3 x Chickpea and Caramelised Onion [V, DF]

Bao buns filled with Bully's coriander slaw, your selected topping, sriracha mayo and toasted peanuts. ( No combinations)

Arancini Balls
Mushroom, caramelised onion and assorted cheese risotto. Coated in gluten free crumb and fried. Served with aioli and shaved parmesan  [GF, V]

Pork Belly Bites

Crispy pork belly cubes with chilli caramel drizzle and pineapple salsa   [GF]        18.00

Three Cheese and Jalapeno Croquettes (9)
Barry's Bay cheese curd & mixed cheese croquettes with jalapeno's, panko crumbed and served with Bully's green tomato relish  [V]   16.50

Patatas Bravas

Crispy agria potato wedges drizzled with smoky salsa brava and garlic aioli. Finished with grilled cheese and bacon lardons 16.50

Bullys 12” Pizza

True Neapolitan pizza with Bully’s tomato base, mozzarella slices, fresh tomato and basil leaves. Drizzled with olive oil 25.00


Ask your server for our special of the day. Guaranteed to satisfy the hangriest of appetites. 28.00

Light Mains

Crispy Duck Pancakes     36.00
Spinach pancakes filled with slow roasted shredded duck & served with hoi sin dressing, roasted peanuts and Asian slaw

Pan-fried Gnocchi and Mozzarella     33.00
Pan Fried kumara and spinach gnocchi with cherry tomatoes, button mushrooms and confit garlic, served in a rich creamy mozzarella cheese, basil pesto and shaved parmesan  [V]

Braised Lamb Shank   [GF]

Canterbury lamb shank slowly braised with tomatoes, red wine, herbs and vegetables. Served on horseradish & parsley potato mash with buttered green peas and braising juices  

Seafood Selection

Battered Chatham Island Blue Cod     35.00
Fillets of Blue Cod freshly cooked to order in Bully’s crispy golden batter. Served with fresh dressed salad greens, home-made tartare, lemon wedges and seasoned fries (Pan-fried available)  [GF]

Akaroa Sea Run Salmon     34.00
180g honey & soya marinated salmon fillet served on fried sticky rice with edamame beans, shredded vegetables and bok choy with a mirin, soy and ginger drizzle

Garlic Prawn Linguine Pasta    32.00
Prawn cutlets fried with garlic, chilli, sundried tomato & spring onion. Tossed with spinach linguine pasta and finished with rocket

West Coast Whitebait Omelette    28.00
The revered West Coast delicacy served in a light omelette with thick white toast, salad greens, hand cut agria fries & aioli  [GF available]

Bully's Seafood Paella    36.00
Arborio rice infused with tomato, crayfish bisque and saffron, tossed with clams, mussels, prawns, fish, grilled calamari and smoked chorizo. Served with crusty baguette and smoked paprika butter

Steamed Marlborough Mussel Bowl     500g 19.50 1kg 29.50

Premium green lip mussels steamed in garlic, white wine and cream sauce with parsley. Served with crusty grilled baguette   [GF, DF available]


Platters to Share 2-4 People

Bully's Seafood Platter   65.50 Add a side of chargrilled breads 5.00

Local seafood showcased on one platter, grilled herb crumbed mussels, tempura prawns, marinated mussels & calamari rings, battered fish, steamed clams and mussels, whitebait omelette, our salmon three ways and ceviche served with dipping sauces


The Beast Board    80.00

From the Bully Hayes grill. Aged ribeye, Char siu baby back ribs, braised beef cheek Yorkshire puddings, crispy pork belly bites, beef and cheese sliders, spicy grilled smoked sausage, crispy chicken wings, bully’s slaw, fries, sauces and pickles



Bully’s House Salad with Arancini Balls [GF,V]    25.00

Fresh crisp seasonal garden salad greens, tomatoes, cucumber, olives, marinated feta, nuts and seeds dressed with an orange & mustard olive oil vinaigrette. Served with mushroom and cheese arancini balls


Add   Grilled 200g aged Beef Rib-Eye Fillet    13.00
Add    Grilled Lemon Butter Chicken Breast     11.00 
Add   Bully’s House Cured Salmon Gravlax     11.00
Add    Hot Smoked Akaroa Salmon     11.00

Roasted Stuffed Chicken Breast Saltimbocca[GF]     35.00

Sous vide chicken breast stuffed with a selection of cheeses, wrapped in prosciutto served on a Caesar salad with croutons, smoked bacon, olives, shaved parmesan and topped with a Forage Farm soft poached egg


Cone of Seasoned French Fries with Aioli   10.00

Leafy Green Salad    8.50

[GF] or able to be made gluten free

[V] Vegetarian [DF] Dairy Free

If you have any allergies, please inform your waitperson