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  Facade of C'est la Vie au Bout du Monde.
by Kakapo2

The town has some very good restaurants including the upmarket ?C?est la Vie au Bout du Monde? (That?s life at the End of the World) in Rue Lavaud. The best local fare you can order is fresh Akaroa salmon and other fresh seafood, locally grown olives from Robinson's Bay and cheeses from Barry?s Bay.

Other great places are L?Hôtel, Bully Hayes, Harbour Seventy One (all on Beach Road = the promenade), Ma Maison (Rue Jolie) and Vangionis (Rue Brittan).

The Grand Hotel (start of Rue Lavaud) is the biggest place, suitable for functions. The roast meals on Saturdays and Sundays are good value for money.

Ma Maison Deli (Beach Road) and By the Green (Rue Lavaud) are ? as the first name suggests ? more deli, pub and bakery style cafés for breakfast and lunch. Ma Maison Deli is also famous for its freshly made real fruit icecream which means: vanilla icecream mixed with real frozen fruit. Delicious!

If you do not want to spend a lot of money for a lunch, there is a fish?n?chips shop with outdoor seating area at the start of Beach Road, and in the corner building you find a bakery café with very reasonably priced food.

The only thing I absolutely do not understand about the bakery café is that even in the peak season they close at 3pm or 3.30pm when you still feel in the mood of having a coffee and a cake. But obviously they make so much money in the earlier hours that they can afford to shut out lots of potential customers.

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  • Written May 29, 2008
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