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Mackenzies Cafe Bar Grill Restaurant

State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo 7999, New Zealand
+64 3-680 6886
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“steak” (123 reviews)
“pork belly” (23 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo 7999, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We just did a very long walk and was cold and tired. I sat right next to the fireplace. Love it. The food was good. Though I don't eat very much. So, we can only finish one dish between the both of us.

Thank Penh1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I payed to cook my own food, service was good, but not happy with portions, it was a tall guy working behind the bar and he was rude to my kids. Not a place to come with kids if the staff is rude.

Thank HarryKane1982
Reviewed 1 week ago

A typical bar and grill, with a twist of food served on hot stones that allows you cook your own meat and fish. There is also a good chose of draught beer, with beer flights available.

Thank Adswil
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the stone grill experience. Food was beautiful. Service was great. Family friendly too, if you've got the kids with you (which we didn't)

Thank marniemark2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited for dinner and 2/5 of us enjoyed our dinner. I hate leaving bad reviews, so will stick to the positive. The service was excellent, the location is amazing and it caters really well to families, I think the food let all of the...More

Thank Beth M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely dinner here - both ordering stone grill meals. A unique way to eat, the meat was very good! We also had pudding, really tasty. Definitely keen to come back and try "the challenge" one day soon!

Thank rebeccaw892
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst on holiday hubby and I went for lovely dinner here. Very welcoming by lovely lady, place was warm and busy with nice atmosphere.our meals came very quick considering they were busy and my salmon was to die for was presented well and tasted perfect....More

Thank Terri S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great for gathering, fairly quiet atmosphere even during full house. Service was great, very helpful and friendly staffs. Food and drinks were tasty and it was fun to grill my own meats on a hot slab. Portion was just nice.

Thank Melanie_Yeoh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived for a late lunch, absolutely no inconvenience at all. As I'm not a fan of batter ordered the cod & chips GF, was cooked perfect. Lovely lunch not to big, friendly service and good pricing on meals & wine.

Thank StewyNT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant provided us with a warm and inviting place to escape the snow. While the food and drinks were lovely, it was really the friendly and helpful staff who made this our go to bar while in Lake Tekapo.

Thank AGEmum
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Terminator M
8 July 2017|
Response from Dan H | Reviewed this property |
the menu offers both. Both out of this world great!
Linda G
27 February 2017|
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Response from ViralPoet | Reviewed this property |
I can't understand why people use TA to try to contact the venue for large bookings. It's not designed to be used like this. Either use the businesses own website or pick up the phone and ask directly.
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
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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