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PRICE RANGE
US$7 - US$22
CUISINES
Bar, Pizza, European, New Zealand, Contemporary
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews pizza beef ribs mushroom risotto black rice brownie fish chips garlic bread salad onion rings curry potatoes ice cream craft beer meat fell off the bone shared platter delightful meal really enjoyed the atmosphere
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great food and service. The food was delicious and very good portions. Not too sure on the cocktail making skills but practice makes perfect. Lovely view from the deck outside.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This seems to be a popular restaurant in Tekapo, and we dined on what seemed like a busy night (a Wednesday). We were greeted and shown to our table by one lady. Our drinks orders were taken by a second lady, and the meal orders...and service was attended to by a third person (so much for Covid level 2 protocols !). Anyway, drinks and meals arrived reasonably promptly. The food was fairly average, considering the prices, and the drinks were expensive ($14.50 for a glass of Pinot). When we had finished our wine and the mains, we sat for ages with staff prioritising the clearing of tables rather than checking whether we wanted more drinks or dessert. In summary - merely 'OK', and expensive for what it is.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 20 January 2021 via mobile

We ate here twice on our visit to Tekapo. Excellent food & service. Highly recommend the salmon tartare and lamb shoulder.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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travelenkiwi, Owner at Blue Lake Eatery & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Lizrm, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Its fantastic to hear you joined us twice during your recent visit to Tekapo. The Salmon Tartare and Lamb Shoulder are both delicious dishes and its great to hear you would recommend...More

Reviewed 17 January 2021 via mobile

Hands down the best food , drink and service in Tekapo. If you are planning a trip here make sure you put it on the list.

Date of visit: January 2021
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travelenkiwi, Owner at Blue Lake Eatery & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Mumof181, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Its great to have this sort of feedback from a local! We value the support and hope we can continue to please our community with great food and service. Lyndsey

Reviewed 8 January 2021 via mobile

Really good food, great atmosphere, service was friendly, drinks menu not extensive for ‘by the glass’ but good options so ok. Only downer was the took a while to come out so if we’d known this we would have ordered a light entree, but I...certainly recommend this place and would go again if we return.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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travelenkiwi, Manager at Blue Lake Eatery & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2021

Hi Posie, Thank you for taking the time leave us a review. Great to hear you enjoyed your time with us on your recent visit. The food, friendly and warm atmosphere is what we hope all guest enjoy whilst dining with us! Again, thank you...More

Reviewed 7 January 2021

Absolutely yummy dinner, had the Platter with salmon, lamb and pork. Great service, very quick to get meals, highly recommend. Desserts look like a piece of art.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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travelenkiwi, Manager at Blue Lake Eatery & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2021

Hi Path, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Its wonderful to hear you enjoyed the sharing platter when dining with us recently. The sharing platter is often the favourite choice from guests dining at Blue Lake Eatery. Im glad all...More

Reviewed 6 January 2021 via mobile

My husband and I booked for dinner (which was just as well as the place was very busy and they were turning people away). We started with garlic pizza bread & drink. The pizza bread was perfect - dinner plate size, thin and crispy covered...in garlic and basil pesto. We chose to share the Sharing platter of perfectly cooked salmon, juicy pork medallions and fall-apart lamb. All were large portion sizes served on a round board with garden salad. We added a side of roast vegetables too. No room for dessert, though they looked amazing, so will have to try another time. The front of house, waiting staff and bar staff have obviously been trained well as the service was excellent. Husband recommends the Burkes Pass XPA which was on tap and my pinot gris was lovely too.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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travelenkiwi, Manager at Blue Lake Eatery & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2021

Hi EJTH, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Its always great to receive feedback with such detail and even more pleasant when its as positive as yours - thank you. The sharing platter really is the perfect option, as you...More

Reviewed 2 January 2021 via mobile

We had an excellent meal here on New Year’s Eve. The staff were friendly and efficient though very busy. We waited a bit for our entree. The food was very good. Great blue cheese pizza. We had booked and were glad we did.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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travelenkiwi, Manager at Blue Lake Eatery & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2021

Hi Deanne, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Christmas and New Year is often the busiest and funnest part of the year for us! We're glad you enjoyed the Mackenzie Rustler Pizza and the service was great on your recent...More

Reviewed 30 December 2020 via mobile

A brilliant dinner, one of our best ever and we dine out weekly. We had the shared platter (lamb, salmon and pork along with veges/salad) and it was perfectly cooked with quality cuts and the flavours were well put together. Dessert was brilliant. Beer/wine selection...was extensive. Service was also great and friendly. Definitely will be back.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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travelenkiwi, Manager at Blue Lake Eatery & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2021

Hi David, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We thoroughly enjoy feedback of this nature. Its great to read your visit was excellent and all aspects were executed well. Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you in...More

Reviewed 27 December 2020

Pretty unassuming restaurant - not a lot of option if you are vegetarian, ie. there was no main dishes so had to go with pizza (which was great if you are in the mood for pizza!) but the dessert just blew us away it was...amazing. The pictures on this listing are a little misleading but food was delicious nonetheless.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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travelenkiwi, Manager at Blue Lake Eatery & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2021

Hi Ktwi5, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. After reading your review we figured you were right and added a vegetarian option to our main menu. All desserts are homemade and created inhouse by our kitchen team - we are...More

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Katie H
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Hi Katie Dress code is casual, footwear is a must though. Cheers
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