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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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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (135 reviews)
“pork belly” (27 reviews)
“fish and chips” (16 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 881 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

And very attentive staff. Great service by very friendly and accommodating staff. Shame about the food: insipid, cold and unappealing. Sorry but it was a disappointment. We didn't have the stone grill as we thought that it would be too much meat. In hindsight we...More

1  Thank Sara B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fully booked but we were able to secure an early dinner. Great menu for children. Adults menu is hard to choose from. Choose from Stonegrill or a la Carte menu. Staff were welcoming and friendly. View is straight over Lake Tekapo. Stunning!

1  Thank tegper
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice place at the village center to have dinner. We ordered the Challenge and mezza platter for both of us to share. It was definitely filling. The beef was good and the platter was delicious. Highly recommend this place. Gets busy at about 7pm. So...More

1  Thank KHJH
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you stay in Lake Tekapo, you should not miss the Stone Grilled at Mackenzie restaurant. It's a raw meat, cook on the top of a very hot stone. Yummy. Restaurant has a goof view of lake if you are lucky has a window table....More

1  Thank Xupcua
Reviewed 1 week ago

Since we are Vegetarians, we had very few options to choose from! we ordered a soup and a Veg Bruschetta and it was good. The glass panels around the restaurants overlooks the lake and the view is stunning!

1  Thank Neha B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place offers a raw piece of meat served on a hot stone on which it's being prepared by the customer. I didn't find this to be a "special dining experience", as it was advertised – the kitchen just outsources their work to the customers...More

Thank prinzipiell
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff was very nice. They have a very good selection of beers. However, food was just average. We tried the fish and chips, which were ok. They have lovely views of the lake.

2  Thank Natalia N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was fantastic and food was really good. Was very reasonably priced. Meals and burgers etc. Was a cross between a pub and a coffee shop. Only reason I rated it as a 4 was because it had a bit of a smell when we...More

2  Thank Caroline G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Management and staff were the best, and resolved our booking issue. Food was delicious, views fantastic, and again great staff made a memorable evening.

1  Thank Glenn H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a day of motorcycle travel we were hungry and willing tp be not too picky. We we pleasantly surprised when our dinner was excellent! Though the restaurant specializes in meat cooked tableside, we opted to share an order of calamari and a main of...More

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