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A proper family restaurant with european cuisine in Lake tekapo with the stunning view looking towards the lake.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
European, New Zealand
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Waterfront, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed yesterday

Good spot for dinner with great lake view! The Tomahawk steak taste superb. Staffs are friendly and awesome. Thank you to Karan, Raghav and Tina (not JoJo though)

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a very pleasant hearty dinner at TLV Restaurant and Bar. we were seated at a nice comfortable window booth and was looked after by our lovely waitress Annie who had a wonderful, bubbly personality, was super friendly, provided plenty of recommendations and ensured...that we were well looked after for the night. We started with the grilled scallops in pumpkin puree and lemon butter garlic prawns for entrees. Both entrees were generous in size, fresh and delicious. For mains we ordered the venison osso bucco and the mushroom risotto with truffle oil. The venison was well cooked, fell off the bone, very hearty and filling. The mushroom risotto was also very hearty, filling and the truffle flavour really shone through the dish. For dessert we had the sticky date pudding and the cranberry poached pear. Both dishes were a beautiful finisher for the evening. This was a great dining experience and very reasonably priced as well, considering the quality of the food that we ate. Would recommend visiting when in Lake Tekapo.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Mackenzies Sunrise, Owner at TLV Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello, thank you so much for your kind review, this means a lot to us! Annie sends regards and welcome back anytime :) Thanks again for the recommendation.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic place for a cocktail. Great views. Good friendly service. Have eaten hear previously and thoroughly enjoyed our meals

Date of visit: May 2024
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Mackenzies Sunrise, Owner at TLV Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi, we are glad that you've enjoyed the time with us and would be happy to see you back again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best food at Lake Tekapo. Our favourite dishes were the lamb shoulder, salmon and mushroom risotto. Great service equal to their food quality.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Mackenzies Sunrise, Owner at TLV Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi, thank you so much for your kind words. We always strive to provide the best to the guest and glad that you've had a great time. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The foods and view were stunning! We had the Tomahawk steak and it was amazing! Thank you Tina and Raghav for the fantastic service.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Mackenzies Sunrise, Owner at TLV Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi, we are glad that you've enjoyed dining with us. Sending regards from Tina and Raghav!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our last night we decided to try TLV as its location facing the Lake and the mountains is unique and perfect to have dinner while seeing the sunset. The service was very good and atmosphere was very cozy. Perfect for couples or adults enjoying...a quiet and unique dinning experience. The lamb was very nice and tender. The meat was coming off the bone. Was really perfect for us. We also have Eye of Round beef and was also very tender. We can recommend medium (rather than medium rare). The mush potato and sauce coming with it was also remarkable. We didn’t have any alcohol as we drive tomorrow nor any desert as we had heaps of sweets at home. Definitely a place to come back whenever we are back in Lake Tekapo! We highly recommend it. No AMEX accepted. All other major cards are accepted.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Mackenzies Sunrise, Owner at TLV Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Gabuke, Thank you for your thorough review and we couldn't agree more that TLV has the best view dining - what makes it even better is the team that always give its best to our guest. Glad that you've had a great time with...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not only is the location sensational, the food & service was exceptional . Mind you it was also an absolutely stunning day.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Mackenzies Sunrise, Owner at TLV Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi, thank you for the sensational review for TLV. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect location in Lake Tekapo area. Gorgeous view, excellent service and food. Recommending this restaurant to every one of you

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had lamb shoulder and steak . Both scrumptious. Then shared the passionfruit cheesecake which was delicious. Atmosphere and decor great. Service excellent. Lake Tekapo desperately needs more places like this!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Mackenzies Sunrise, Owner at TLV Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, thank you so much for the lovely review! We hope to see you again soon :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stunning service. The staff personalized the experience for my birthday and they totally didn't have to. That the food was magnificent goes without saying

Date of visit: April 2024
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Mackenzies Sunrise, Owner at TLV Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, thanks for the great review. We are glad that your experience lived up to the sayings in town - you get the best of both world in TLV :D

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful food, great location and atmosphere. Will be back next visit. Thanks for having us. What a stunning place. Loved the duck

Date of visit: April 2024
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Mackenzies Sunrise, Owner at TLV Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, thanks so much for the lovely review. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 17 April 2024 via mobile

I have not visited these guys since just after they opened. To be clear it is bloody good. The eye fillet was cooked exactly med rear. Happy as. Great wine list to

Date of visit: April 2024
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Mackenzies Sunrise, Owner at TLV Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2024

Hi, we couldn't be happier to have a happy customer. Hope to see you again soon :)

Reviewed 17 April 2024

First place we came to on a walk from our accommodation further along the lake front. Thought it might be a bit too upmarket but the staff made us feel right at home. They were also happy to have a few laughs and their service...was highly efficient. Had a few beers/wines and admired the view over the lake. Enjoyed ourselves immensely so came back the next day for the same thing - different staff, different time of the day but just as good as previously. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would go back any time we're in the areaMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Mackenzies Sunrise, Owner at TLV Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2024

Hi there, glad to know that you love the team. Happy staff, happy customers is what we hold up to!

Reviewed 13 April 2024

We came in here for couple of drinks. Host Karan helped with a table at busy hours of evening even though we were Walk-ins. Matt and Lush were amazing behind the bar, their heaps of experience in hospitality sector speaks their work. We ordered food...and Celyn made sure our dietary requirements were taken care of. Overall an amazing dining experience.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 13 April 2024 via mobile

Anniversary dinner for my husband & I. Hubby ordered fillet cooked medium, it came out very red with liquid pooling in the middle. Staff member took it back with the comment that a new one would come out medium well as that’s what he surmised...my Hubby really wanted! After a while a salad was plonked on the table with the comment that it would keep him going while they cooked a medium-well piece.I had long finished my meal. Eventually the new meal came out and when I asked how the waiter would describe it, he said Med-rare. We left.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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TLV Restaurant & Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5