Akaroa Fish & Chips, Akaroa

Akaroa, New Zealand

This week will be a New Zealand week. I spent some time catching up on my New Zealand posts, and I'm so glad I did because it was nice looking back at the pictures from my awesome trip. I will start this wonderful week with a post about Akoroa.

Akaroa is an unimaginably beautiful little town that is very French influenced. It's a town completely different from the rest of New Zealand. The street signs are in French, the architecture is French, and the overall feel of this place is very French. This is all thanks to Captain Jean François L'Anglois, who bought a piece of the land in 1838.

The drive to Akaroa is breathtaking. There is only one way to get in and one way to get out. The town itself is a beautiful harbour overlooking rugged volcanic hills. Akaroa is also known for their Hector dolphins, the smallest and rarest breed of dolphins there is. They can only be found off the coast of New Zealand, and I was scheduled to swim with them.

Akaroa, New Zealand
Drive to Akaroa

Akaroa, New Zealand
Drive to Akaroa

Unfortunately, it was incredibly rainy and windy on the day of the dolphin swim, and it got cancelled due to bad weather. I was part sad, but part relieved. As much as I wanted to partake in such a thrilling activity, I wasn't prepared to catch a cold over it.

With the entire morning and afternoon free, CK and I decided to head to Akaroa Fish and Chips for brunch. This place was recommended to us by a local in Marlborough Sounds.

Akaroa Fish Shop
Akaroa Fish and Chips

It was a pleasant little fast food joint that served very fresh fish. I ordered their fish burger.  

Fish Sandwich
Fish Burger

Massive pieces of battered blue cod wedged in between a fresh bun with beets, tomato, red onion, lettuce, and tartar sauce. It was delicious!!!

Fish Sandwich
Fish Burger

I honestly fell in love. The fish was fresh, and the condiments were just perfect. It was a beautiful sandwich! CK took a bite and agreed.

CK ordered the regular fish and chips. He was quite indifferent with his meal. He thought the chips were too dry, and the batter of the fish a bit too orangey.

Fish and Chips
 
We scarfed our food in our compact rental car, and set off for our next adventure.

Akaroa Fish & Chips
59 Beach Road
Akaroa, Canterbury, New Zealand
Telephone: 03 304 7464

1 comments:

I had the best fish and chips of my life at that little shop! I went for their fresh catch fish and the kumara fries and it was delicious!