Little River Hotel & Bar

is currently on a break from First Table.

Go to Christchurch Restaurants

Cuisine: Burgers, Fish & Chips, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $30

What you see is what you get!
45 minutes from Christchurch and 30 minutes from Akaroa, Our Hotel make for the perfect mid-trip stop!
Little River is the tiny township with big personality.
The gate keeper to Little River is the quaint Little River Hotel,
the perfect spot for a Day-cation Destination.
(800m before Little River going towards Akaroa)

Sit inside/outside and take in the Beautiful View of the countryside.
We offer Fantastic meals at Fantastic prices, and there absolutely something for everyone!
Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Meat Lovers, Kids and more!

We are parallel to the LR Rail Trail, So get on a Bike and earn yourself a nice cold beverage!
No matter who you are or where you came from, we will be here waiting with a smile and ready to make your day/night memorable!

Map

Map Loading...

Little River Hotel & Bar
4099 Christchurch Akaroa Road
Little River 7591

Open Hours:
Mon - 3pm - late
Tues - 3pm - late
Wed - 11am - late
Thur - 11am - late
Frid - 11am - late
Sat - 11am - late
Sun - 11am - late

Phone: 03 325 1007

Book a First Table

Little River Hotel & Bar

is currently on a break from First Table.

Go to Christchurch Restaurants

Reviews

Fabulous steak provided to Little River pub by Halswell butchers, the steak was tender well marbled, juicy and cooked to perfection exactly as ordered. Blue cod in beer batter was moist and very generous two fillets. Just as well the seafood chowder (we were going to order an an entree) wasn’t available as we would have burst. Thank you.

Food
Service

- dined at Little River Hotel & Bar on

We loved the food at the Little River Hotel, the waitress was very helpful in suggesting what was her favourite and she was spot on. Great food at a good price and excellent service. A real country pub feel. Excellent.

Food
Service

- dined at Little River Hotel & Bar on

Luzette Wolmarans

Unfortunately not the best dining experience. Had high expectations for a small country pub, however dish options were limited, my steak was overcooked and cold upon delivery to the table. Asked for a glass of water which never came. Unfortunately we will not be returning customers sorry.

Food
Service

- dined at Little River Hotel & Bar on

Millie Benton

Very yummy food and good value for money. Waitress was very welcoming and chatty. Had the chicken burger and vegetarian stack and both meals were delicious! Only downside was that the fries weren’t amazing, but apart from that 10/10!

Food
Service

- dined at Little River Hotel & Bar on

Food was great very cozy and warm will definitely go again

Food
Service

- dined at Little River Hotel & Bar on

Sharon Mckeeman

Great food and service. Just a bit cold as the fire has only been lit just before we arrived. But still a great little spot with an awesome view

Food
Service

- dined at Little River Hotel & Bar on

Fabulous steak provided to Little River pub by Halswell butchers, the steak was tender well marbled, juicy and cooked to perfection exactly as ordered. Blue cod in beer batter was moist and very generous two fillets. Just as well the seafood chowder (we were going to order an an entree) wasn’t available as we would have burst. Thank you.

Food
Service

- dined at Little River Hotel & Bar on

Fiona Mclean

Great meal very friendly staff

Food
Service

- dined at Little River Hotel & Bar on

Lisa Gibb

Great staff and nice food, a good refuel before returning on the rail trail

Food
Service

- dined at Little River Hotel & Bar on

Irene Wheeler

Accomodating, warm and cosy atmosphere, great value food.

Food
Service

- dined at Little River Hotel & Bar on

The food was made with love and attention, the décor and building is so old. I wondered what the kitchen was like

Food
Service

- dined at Little River Hotel & Bar on

Excellent cuisine and friendly service

Food
Service

- dined at Little River Hotel & Bar on

Great old style pub. The blue cod n chips were the best we have ever had anywhere.. stayed to watch the rugby. Great night out

Food
Service

- dined at Little River Hotel & Bar on

Don’t usually moan BUT Asked for soup ( no soup) asked for seafood chowder 5 minutes later ( no chowder) ordered a garlic bread (didn’t come ) after forty minutes we got up and left.
Another thing there website menu has a lot more options than the menu at the hotel . .

Food
Service

- dined at Little River Hotel & Bar on

Sharon Collins

I had the ribs which were very tasty. All the meals were large servings will definitely go back

Food
Service

- dined at Little River Hotel & Bar on

Lisa Robinson

Had the steak and lamb shank, both really good meals.

Food
Service

- dined at Little River Hotel & Bar on

Service was almost non-existant. Food was average at best. To be honest we probably won't go back.

Food
Service

- dined at Little River Hotel & Bar on

Not the best looking restaurant but fantastic food and clearly a place well loved by its community

Food
Service

- dined at Little River Hotel & Bar on

Nicely presented Pub meal. Great meal and the waiter was excellent. Highly recommended.

Food
Service

- dined at Little River Hotel & Bar on

Great staff and great food :)

Food
Service

- dined at Little River Hotel & Bar on

Sarah Exon

The rump steak was out of this world and exceptional value. Would highly recommend the blue cod and nobody could finish off their mountain of brownies despite giving it their best effort :))

Food
Service

- dined at Little River Hotel & Bar on

The place was busy last night when we were there. There was only one guy serving and the guy was busy all night. We enjoyed dinner even though food took awhile to come. I liked the pork belly but was disappointed that it did not come with crackle as the menu said. We will return if we are in the area

Food
Service

- dined at Little River Hotel & Bar on

The contents of this review have not been published as it breaches our review guidelines.

Food
Service

- dined at Little River Hotel & Bar on

Jane Barber

Really enjoyed our meal and the friendly staff at Little River Hotel and bar. The food was simple but nice-almost like a good home cooked meal. The portions were generous. The small New Zealand pub had a great warm relaxing atmosphere. We would return again when next on our way back from Akaroa. Joe and Jane

Food
Service

- dined at Little River Hotel & Bar on

We loved the food at the Little River Hotel, the waitress was very helpful in suggesting what was her favourite and she was spot on. Great food at a good price and excellent service. A real country pub feel. Excellent.

Food
Service

- dined at Little River Hotel & Bar on

A local pub in a great location, only one vegetarian option but it was a change to the usual pasta, a lovely meal.

Food
Service

- dined at Little River Hotel & Bar on

mark hufton

Really good pub grub, with the country pub atmosphere. Really enjoyed dinner and the huge dessert

Food
Service

- dined at Little River Hotel & Bar on

James Taylor

Top quality pub food. Good sized meals and very tasty. Service was amazing!! Will be back for sure

Food
Service

- dined at Little River Hotel & Bar on

Food was delicious and portion sizes were huge. Not exactly fine dining. But very comfortable and relaxed locals pub.

Food
Service

- dined at Little River Hotel & Bar on

Tash Higginson

great service great food

Food
Service

- dined at Little River Hotel & Bar on

Friendly kind staff, yummy food

Food
Service

- dined at Little River Hotel & Bar on

Food was great and service was even better. Such a cosy wee place with such friendly people. We were very pleasantly surprised and had a great chat with the lady working there. A close knit community restaurant where you feel very welcomed with delicious pub style food!

Food
Service

- dined at Little River Hotel & Bar on

Angela Hunt

The food was really delish and worth the trip out to Little River.

Food
Service

- dined at Little River Hotel & Bar on

Danica Maka

The food was great and so was the service. The lady that served us was wonderful and made sure my family and I had everything we needed and comfortable.

Food
Service

- dined at Little River Hotel & Bar on

It’s hard to review this place. The food was really yummy, the staff were friendly and attentive which does for us, make up for the fact that this place is really a bit old and shabby. It’s no fine dining. The night we went it was cold and they had the fire cranking and the rugby was on, the locals showed up and it was a good experience. Just go in with low expectations and you’ll come out happy after a good yummy meal.

Food
Service

- dined at Little River Hotel & Bar on

Lucy McPherson

Back for the second time and I had the vege stack. The potato gratin was divine!!! So cheesy and oozy! Accompanied with beautifully cooked mushrooms, crispy onion rings and a really yummy salad! The portion sizes are generous and worth every cent! Who says you need to have meat to have a great and filling meal! Definitely my favourite item off the menu! We will be back.

Food
Service

- dined at Little River Hotel & Bar on

Lisa Haase

The food was fantastic and the bar lady, was truely wonderful, great at her job

Food
Service

- dined at Little River Hotel & Bar on

It was really nice. Great service very friendly. Food was great, good value for money.would recommend.

Food
Service

- dined at Little River Hotel & Bar on

Allanah James

The bar manager was a delight. A great asset for the business. She was so sweet to my 90 year old Mum when we were there Mothers Day. The owner came and personally made up and lit the fire by our table so we were toasty warm. Great to sit beside a real log fire. Hearty meals and best chips we have had ever! Cool pool table and historic photos of the place and local rugby club gave a wonderful glimpse of the long history of this historic spot and how close it is to the heart of its community

Food
Service

- dined at Little River Hotel & Bar on

Hilary Wilson

Great bar & restaurant. Had a few meals there & enjoyed them both. Great atmosphere & huge meals.

Food
Service

- dined at Little River Hotel & Bar on

Lucy McPherson

The Little River Hotel is a great family pub for dinner. The meals are generously sized and value for money. We really enjoyed our meal here and would recommend to others. Loved the scalloped potato bake with my steak!

Food
Service

- dined at Little River Hotel & Bar on

Amazing friendly service. Food was delicious and large portions :)

Food
Service

- dined at Little River Hotel & Bar on

A pleasant meal. Our food was pretty good (even if the vegetarian option was perhaps a little unconventional) and there was plenty of it - a real plate-full.

Food
Service

- dined at Little River Hotel & Bar on

Hilary Wilson

Awesome pub - had the chicken burger & big breakfast, delicious! Service was great & good prices too. Will definitely return.

Food
Service

- dined at Little River Hotel & Bar on

Jessy Erceg

Lovely little place to stop for lunch

Food
Service

- dined at Little River Hotel & Bar on

Chris Crosbie

As they say don't judge a book by its cover. Don't judge a pub by its appearance. Old style country pub. Super fun friendly staff. Lovely day to sit outside in courtyard. Best chicken burger had in a very long time. Perfectly cooked chips. Awesome thick and large piece of fish. Highly recommend a visit. Will be back.

Food
Service

- dined at Little River Hotel & Bar on

For a country pub the food is very nicely presented and of a good standard and the service friendly. Recommended.

Food
Service

- dined at Little River Hotel & Bar on

Warren Chapman

Great day out with my wife, mother and mother in law, weather excellent for drive and excellent lunch.

Food
Service

- dined at Little River Hotel & Bar on

we had a very enjoyable meal would recommend the blue cod batter was superb

Food
Service

- dined at Little River Hotel & Bar on

Bec Smith

Great pub food, and friendly, prompt service. MY partner got the fish and chips and said the cod was delicious, and the chicken burger was very tasty.

Food
Service

- dined at Little River Hotel & Bar on

Julie Peck

We had a great meal there was four of us and we were all happy with the food and service.

Food
Service

- dined at Little River Hotel & Bar on

Gabriela Isolabella

Excellent service and food. Very nice environment, very friendly staff. We've had a wonderful time we even played pool. Thanks!
El lugar es super recomendable! La comida exquisite y un ambiente familiar.
Definitivamente vamos a volver.

Food
Service

- dined at Little River Hotel & Bar on

Overview

76 reviews

Food
Service