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Mackenzies Cafe Bar Grill

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$$ - $$$, European,
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” (148 reviews)
“pork belly” (27 reviews)
“fish and chips” (16 reviews)
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Bar, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo 7999, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 966 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Even from the outset the restaurant has appeal. As you enter you are greeted with an amazing smell and the warmth and then the friendly staff. The food was amazing. A fantastic restaurant. Great experience. Wish we lived nearer...we'd be there all the time.

1  Thank Moniqueryan
Reviewed 3 days ago

We ate here over the Easter Weekend, Our host at the B&B was able to snare us a reservation and we are glad she did. The roast pork was cooked just right with crisp skin ad good gravy. The chicken breast was juicy and tender....More

1  Thank RWHHouston
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very busy Saturday night. The food was great! I had the Chicken Parmigiana and my husband ordered the Rib Eye Steak. We also ordered an extra Garden salad.

1  Thank Pat339
Reviewed 4 days ago

Definitely make a reservation as the restaurant is small and there are not many places in town to eat. Good menu. Good size portions. Friendly atmosphere.

1  Thank rbthodge
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really appreciated our dinner at Mackenzies. We took The Challenge done on the hot stone. Meat was really good, staff was really nice. A place I recommend for a good meal.

1  Thank Bertrand P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Atmosphere: Great Food: Excellent Service: Spot on Wine list: Sufficient for our needs. We first visited MacKenzies two years back and this time had friends with us. When you recommend a place it’s always a concern in case it’s not as good. This place is...More

1  Thank ParadisePictures
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last minute booking as planned activity was cancelled. Staff friendly and attentive, food excellent and plentiful. We all had something different, the stonegrills came with the pepper reminder and it was the first time in 5 weeks that we have found lamb cutlets on the...More

1  Thank Helen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you to the great staff and beautiful food. Had a lovely lunch and awesome beer Thank you Philip 👍😃

1  Thank Sharon T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Out of our 2 days at lake tekapo we had linch here both days. The steak sandwich is really tasty and comes with a great salad. Def a good place to go relaxing atmosphere and lovely beer garden

1  Thank Melissa H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arriving at Tekapo, with bellies ready for breaky, we stumbled across this establishment, having seen the large queues at Reflections. Good coffee, good smoothies. Can’t fault the service, charming host. Would recommend.

1  Thank Mary_Gstar
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View
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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