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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” (143 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 938 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We were really looking forward to a meal here. The place was booked out the night before so we were sure it would be great and booked ahead. There is a view of the lake and we were told that our table was second from...More

1  Thank laNyonsaise
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Famous for the stone grilled steak, but we ordered lamb chop instead, abs we were amazed. The view was awesome as well with beautiful tekapo. Interior decoration is elegant and delicate.

Thank tsaitsai1991
Reviewed 1 week ago

After going down the row of restaurants, we decided on Mackenzie's. It had beautiful views out the windows, and the menu looked good. Plus, when we glanced at the menu, it all looked tasty. Reserve a place earlier in the day, as it fills up...More

Thank CanadianChris84
Reviewed 1 week ago

Being in Tekapo we didn’t have high expectations but were very pleasantly surprised! We had the monk fish and the chicken parmigiana, both were great. A special mention to our lovely waitress from Paris who was very sweet and attentive. Walked away feeling very satisfied...More

Thank SydneySeadog
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visited about 3 years ago and was impressed then. This place has an inside bar and dining area - but it’s the outside seating that offers the best views of Lake Tekapo and the best ambience. Open from early until late, the menu is...More

Thank scoot-eer-man
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on advice of TA's reviews but it was just ok. The eateries in the village are all average from what we could discern but this one was pleasant enough but the food was ordinary

1  Thank rourkemanchester
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved our dishes and the staff at this restaurant. Staff made wonderful recommendations and everything was delicious. I could’ve just eaten helping after helping of the vol-au-vent appetizer all night. Get reservations! Don’t let the fact that this restaurant is in a small town make...More

Thank Dexter F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for a family meal before a visit to the observatory. Finished the main course at 1min past 10.00pm, ordered deserts for kids and requested a coffee whilst they enjoyed their deserts. Was told coffee machine closed at 10 and that I couldn’t have...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful food , well cooked, nice environment , polite staff . Highly recommended ++++ Tip : don not have french onion soup there , as it is not the original french onion soup

Thank Ghazalamd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had our first Stone Grill here in 2013 and just had to come back. The food was just as good and the owners very friendly. You need to book a table or you won't get in. Very popular. Good value for money. Definitely recommend.

Thank Glynis K
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20 February 2018|
Response from Ghazalamd | Reviewed this property |
No idea! Sorry
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, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Bar Scene
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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