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Mackenzies Cafe Bar Grill

$$ - $$$, European,
State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo 7999, New Zealand
+64 3-680 6886
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good41%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (150 reviews)
“pork belly” (28 reviews)
“fish and chips” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo 7999, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 999 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fabulous food. Friendly staff. Well worth it. The steak was awesome. Excellent menu with many options

1  Thank Jason R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I came here with 2 kids and my wife.  The service was excellent. We had beef nachos which is delicious and good for sharing for 4 people. The taste of the food, it’s depand how you cook it. if you order for steak. You need to...More

1  Thank Erik_Swy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was good and came in a big helping for what we ordered but prices were steep based on the fact that it is also a bar.

1  Thank Madame B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great menu and food, the service was great and it was nice and warm, we arrived rather last also but the kitchen stayed a little open for us longer, was a great place

1  Thank claudia l
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly staff and a lovely atmosphere. We had the stonegrill and it was delicious. It was a great treat to be seated next to the fire so kept us warm. I like to see some veggies in the kids meals (even just peas). Will definitely...More

1  Thank Melindak77
Reviewed 1 week ago

A busy restaurant with a short wait to be seated. Service efficient but our starter was forgotten. Both our steaks were under-cooked but the quality of the food overall was good and good size servings.

1  Thank DMAC74
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably the best place to eat at Lake Tekapo. Awesome wait staff (Juan). Would highly recommend the pork belly and salmon for dinner. Had food envy of the people next to us enjoying their hot plate dinners (cook your own slabs of steak)

1  Thank melaneejohnston
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must go cafe if you are passing by Lake Tekapo. It's the view from this Cafe which is out of the world. I have been here almost every time I pass by Tekapo. Must try. The service is amazing.

1  Thank SushMush
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Eat here once a year. Always get the mixed grill hot plate. Food is fresh and worth the price. Never disappointed. Staff always friendly and check how your experience is. Thanks!

1  Thank Madeleine J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We weren’t expecting much after reading through the views but were pleasantly surprised. The good was great and so was the service. Would definitely eat here again. The steak (rib eye) and salmon were yum.

1  Thank ypup
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Questions & Answers
20 February 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Jim333 | Reviewed this property |
Don't know for sure but it's a pub/restaurant so think late am until late pm or try google or Yelp or similar
Terminator M
8 July 2017|
Response from Dan H | Reviewed this property |
the menu offers both. Both out of this world great!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo 7999, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Mackenzie District  >  Lake Tekapo
  • Phone Number: +64 3-680 6886
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