Manapouri Lakeview Motor Inn Restaurant

Manapouri Lakeview Motor Inn Restaurant

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3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
3.3 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.2 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
3.2 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Bar, New Zealand
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Waterfront
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3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles151 reviews
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Very good
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Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Helen P
Sydney22 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
We chose to eat here, as we were staying in a room at the Manapouri Lakeview Motor Inn, the room of which was very tired and in dire need of refurbishment. Big mistake! The menu set off alarm bells, as the most upscale item was hamburger and chips. We were looking forward to a steak, a standard offering at pubs and taverns, but no such luck. What arrived at our table (served by a disinterested staff member who had also been manning Reception when we checked in) was less than appetising, even less so to eat. The bun was stale & dry, the patty was wafer thin & constituted of goodness knows what. The disinterested staff member also spilled half the chips off the plate as he was placing our meals on the table & walked off without comment. Wine selection was hopeless and the only red wine was a poor quality Aussie wine, and a local red wine, which was kept in the fridge (apparently, we were told, for cooking! My partner suffered indigestion all night and into the next day, and I had a bilious attack the next morning. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be too many options to stay at Lake Manapouri, the setting off point for Doubtful Sound cruises. Be warned.
Written 4 April 2024
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Scrumpyh3
London54 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
The place is like a rundown working men’s club although the outside seating area is attractive. We were served two drinks; but my pinot blanc had to be returned as I was given Sauvignon blanc. My husband had a salad dressed with cheap vegetable oil, not olive oil. We both ordered fish and chips and got child’s size frozen fish portions with quite a lot of crispy frozen crinkle cut chips. Apparently this pub has been taken over by new owners who seem to have no experience or understanding of the excellent Kiwi food and hospitality industry. Let’s hope they have to sell up to more experienced owners soon!
Written 12 March 2024
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502traveller10
Halesworth30 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
Visited for an evening meal one evening and were really disappointed. Very limited menu and portions for a main course were very small. Other half's chicken fried rice looked as if it had come out of a frozen meal bag and had minuscule pieces of chicken and my Chinese dumplings with chilli sauce were really greasy and had nothing with them eg rice, very small portions, both were more like starters. Personally wouldn't visit again, not good.
Written 13 February 2024
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Gail B
Scarborough50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 none
Comfy motel on shore Lake Manapouri. Room not big but plenty room for 2 people. Good bathroom with shower. Hotel next door very convenient for dinner
Written 1 January 2023
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Anita K
Auckland Central101 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 couples
Mediocre food all fried Cod and Chips lack of selection. Do not recommend. Go to local cafe Or Te Anau 30 minutes away
Written 14 March 2021
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FyingKiwi
Christchurch949 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 none
A rather strange dining experience. there appeared to be two rooms in which patrons could dine, but the (very) few that did attend were ushered into one so that the (presumed) manager could continue a table tennis tournament in the other. Orders were taken at the bar, after the manager checked with the kitchen whether or not what was desired was available, and in some instances what they were when asked for a description. Likewise, his knowledge of beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) appeared to be very elusive. In the room where he was playing table tennis, there was background music. However, when one patron asked the manager about music in the dining room we were seated in, he was advised that he would need to operate the fifties style juke box (with coins) which was located in yet another room. Needless to say, no music was ever played in the dining room where meals were served. As far as the meals themselves, they were exceptionally large and quite tasteful providing great value for money.
Written 15 January 2021
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Tania D
Balclutha2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 family
Service was poor. Starter came out with main and the steak wasn't cooked to liking. Need to up the standard for better customer service and cooking
Written 1 January 2021
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Linda M
Auckland Central91 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 none
The room was small, with basic appointments but it was clean, the heater and electric blankets worked. The only wine glasses were champagne glasses so I would recommend the addition of some standard wine glasses, as well as some basic cutlery. Be aware that, If you are wanting to get takeaways and eat in your room, there are only a few cups and sauces and teaspoons.
Written 5 October 2020
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Travels With Jane
49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 family
Brilliant service and we had a large group and the manger was brilliant. He went beyond to make our trip and food amazing. Thanks so much we will be back
Written 12 March 2020
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Mel1Sydney
Sydney486 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
There are 2 places to eat in Manapouri if you are there overnight and don’t want to drive to Te Anu 20 mins away. The Lakeview is a pub for locals and has friendly staff but oh dear, very average food. I had lamb chops (it’s NZ!) but they were tough and overcooked. Husband’s steak the same. The other place is meant to be worse. Eat here but go for pizza or burger.
Written 22 February 2020
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LisaAnn D
92 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
Food here was ok... we had pizza.... 1 gluten free 1 meat... very busy and difficult to order... in fact they actually list our order 😂 and had to wait a while. But there isn’t much choice in Manapouri and we didn’t feel like driving further after a long day.
Written 18 February 2020
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mikelalv
Vitoria-Gasteiz960 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
We met the bar manager at reception and he’s so charismatic we decided to conveniently eat here as we were staying the night. I’m glad we did! We had a great meal, the atmosphere was lively and friendly and the offering very good! Portions are huge too.
Written 8 February 2020
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Familie M
Germany126 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
We had a stopover here before leaving to doubtful sound. Our "pleasure" was to have breakfast in this restaurant. The buffet was mostly empty, the tables dirty and the lonely lady made a face you did not dare to ask for service. Finally we got something - not worth a quarter we paid for!
Written 1 February 2020
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Kylie E
Murrumbateman92 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 family
The restaurant is very good (just don’t stay in the inn). We had the venison salad, a burger and the special venison parpadelle, and we enjoyed them all. The fish and chips and lamb chops we saw going past also looked very good. Friendly family place, popular with the locals.
Written 19 January 2020
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Leen van der Burgh
Oud-Beijerland8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 couples
Nice and helpfull people, very good coffee and cake! Clean toilets is also good to know, a very pleasant stop during our trip.
Written 9 January 2020
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