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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 good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (163 reviews)
“pork belly” (31 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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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had our last meal in New Zealand at Mackenzies Bar and Grill. We loved every bit of the dinner. The staff were extremely friendly and suggested the dishes that we should have according to our preferences. I was happy that we completed our trip...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sriramdp
Reviewed 5 days ago

We found this place on our first day in LAke Tekapo and were glad we did. After enjoying a drink in the sun outside we moved inside for supper. The hot stone cooking is amazing, loads of quality meat too..and great value. The staff are...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank hjohnnacepilot50
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the view we had at lunch time when my father and I had lunch. A pleasant hour was spent there. My dad enjoyed his meal of fish and chips which was a huge one. My meal, a vege burger was average I felt.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank C5795TEmichellet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the lamb chop and “the challenge” stone grill for dinner. Both were fantastic. We have been travelling in New Zealand for over a week now and this is the BEST meal that we have ever had so far in New Zealand! Highly recommended....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank lettyluk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The meal was a lunch order which was lovely. We all had different dishes and all were super. However, there was a huge cultural influence at the time we were there and the toilet facilities were an absolute disgrace. Hygiene completely gone out of the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank CostnerOamaru
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a nice surprise, looks like an unassuming pub / grill from the outside so we stopped for a drink. We saw others’ meals and thought they looked delicious! The unassuming pub went up in our estimations - great food!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank davidmandrews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed cocktails and dessert after our observatory tour was cancelled due to bad weather. Both were very yummy. Staff were friendly and the service was quick.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank gallifreyfalls
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great view and awesome food. A must if in the area. Ordered a trio on a sizzling rock. You get to cook your own meat. Was great fun. Lovely place. Thanks

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 313nickyf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Of the restaurants in the village, Mackenzies perhaps has the best unobstructed view at the moment. I wasn't terribly thrilled with the service at the bar when I wanted to order dinner with a beer, but ultimately I got what I wanted. Though I was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank ElimAgate
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you order a 'stone grill' dish, it comes out uncooked, on a sizzling stone grill, for you to cook exactly as you would like it. This was a novel and fun way to enjoy dinner, with the portions generous and the sides delicious. And...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Newcastlediner
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Questions & Answers
11 December 2018|
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Response from Madame B | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe they take reservation for that day, it's Xmas. But best to check with them directly.
3 October 2018|
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Response from mackenziesmanager | Property representative |
Hello Vicky T. Unfortunately we don't have a function room, and also we would not be able to cater for a group that size at that time of year. thanks for your enquiry
Michelle G
28 September 2018|
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Response from john241Caloundra | Reviewed this property |
They are on the net..google it..good restaurant!
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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
Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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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