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Mackenzies Cafe Bar Grill Restaurant

$$ - $$$, 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” (128 reviews)
“pork belly” (24 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

Had the beef burger which was well-made and tasty! Lots of chips as well, though it's a preference to have them as skinnies and a little more well fried than they were. I ordered an iced tea, which the waitress came back and apologised as...More

1  Thank musica209
Reviewed 5 days ago

Service is good! Food are special and tasty, price are reasonable. Quite a unique experience having food on the hot plate. Chicken is a bit tough, lamb and beef are tasty!

1  Thank diane C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a quick lunch in this place and ordered the stone grill- Rib eye and some mixed meat. The meat is very fresh and tasty! I would highly recommend anyone to try!

1  Thank Lucia G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice food and good service. The waitress was friendly and gave us a nice seat overlooking the lake and mountain. Recommend if you are looking for a Local produce.

1  Thank nicolasng
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our night there, the staff were very helpful and friendly, and the food was very nice. The stone grill meal is great fun and not a hassle to cook your own. Ambience very good as well.

1  Thank rayjenk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here and loved every bit of it. Seems to be a pretty busy place as it was full when we visited. The atmosphere is lively and bustling and is just lovey to be in. There were lots of drink choices as well...More

1  Thank Eky A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Portion is not huge but service was prompt since the cooking is done on the hot stones. The aroma is YUMMMYYYY, which was what drew us to have our lunch there in the first place. We had the outdoor seat as it was a warm...More

1  Thank CookieBaby2010
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It’s hard to pick a restaurant in Tekapo, as it’s a tourist town, so you don’t know which ones are the tourist traps. My mother and I chose Mackenzies, as it had food that both of us could eat. It turned out to be an...More

2  Thank ElizabethJK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

MacKenzies is a very nice setting. Great view & staff but the food was a bit disappointing. Very basic - I could have made better at home.

2  Thank kevinandsuzanne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we had late lunch here and it was a good time as we could choose where we want to sit, and it's best if you sit close to the patio at the back where you can get a great view of the lake. the meat...More

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