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Mackenzies Cafe Bar Grill Restaurant

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State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo 7999, New Zealand
+64 3-680 6886
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We chose this restaurant from the Trip Advisor reviews and were not disappointed. We enjoyed the stone grill which arrived sizzling at our table quite quickly. The amount of meat was adequate but as I had ordered both chicken and steak it was a bit of a fiddle with 2 sets of cutlery (this is essential when having red and... More 

Thank Robin T
Christchurch New Zealand
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111 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Been here a few times and never disappointed. Fare is well presented and tasty. Helpings are large so sadly can never get to the dessert menu....one day! Does get busy later on so a booking is probably useful. Staff always friendly and helpful.

Thank wideyedkiwi
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was Okay, serving is adequately big. Big thumbs up for the floor staff who remained friendly, warm and attentive throughout the night despite I was dining solo.

Thank Edward T
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food and service. Had dinner and breakfast here and highly recommend them. Great setting and outdoor dining with great view over the lake

1 Thank Mike v
Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Dinner was amazing, and the bar staff were happy to give us some wine tasters until we picked a bottle we really liked. That was nice :-)

1 Thank Michelle C
Umina Beach, Australia
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed dinner with husband, 2yo and baby. Staff were awesome from the very beginning. Everyone continually checked on us to see if we needed anything. The food came out in a timely manner and it was delicious - all 3 courses. The kids meal went down well and there was a complimentary ice cream for the kids who do the... More 

1 Thank Katie D
Glenorchy, New Zealand
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything about this place was just great, warm on a cool Tekapo evening, friendly and efficient staff and the meal was spot on. We both had the Grilled Salmon which was perfectly cooked with crisp Palenta chips, green beans wrapped in Bacon and a wonderful Fennel sauce. The wine list was adequate and reasonably priced. All in all we had... More 

1 Thank ParadisePictures
Sydney, Australia
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52 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A friendly welcome, my seat right next to an open fire in the middle of the restaurant with panoramic views of Lake Tekapo on dusk laid out in front of me. Wow! I ordered chicken breast, mashed potatoes, roast vegetables with apricot and capsicum chutney. I have never had a hot stone dish before, thinking before hand I don’t think... More 

1 Thank Journey61
Auckland, New Zealand
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a cold, rainy morning and we were made most welcome in this lovely cafe. The service was cheerful and timely. The meal was most enjoyable. The view from the restaurant is lovely. We felt much happier once we had eaten and even happier when the sun came out when we left. Try the vegetable soup - excellent!

1 Thank xtine2015
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best and affordable meals we've had on this amazing Trip. Perfect presentation on a very filling 3 course meal. Highly recommend and I can't wait to come back!!

1 Thank Dan H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?