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“Treat yourself after the walk around the lake”
Review of Matheson Cafe

Matheson Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$26
Cuisines: New Zealand
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Enjoy unsurpassed views of Mt Cook and Mt Tasman whilst dining at our contemporary style café at the entrance to the Lake Matheson Walkway. Open 7 days from 8am for breakfast, brunch and lunch, and open for dinner in peak summer season. Comfortable indoor seating and expansive deck area. Adjacent to the cafe is the ReflectioNZ Gifts and Gallery offering a range of high quality Kiwiana products, clothing and souvenirs. Lake Matheson is one of New Zealand's most scenic icons. Situated on the West Coast of the South Island, in the heart of Glacier Country and Westland National Park, the Lake Matheson walk is a must do attraction for all visitors to Fox Glacier & Franz Josef Glacier. 'Picture Perfect' reflections of New Zealand's highest peaks Mt Cook & Mt Tasman can be captured in the dark waters of this ancient lake formed by the retreat of the Fox Glacier. A trip to Lake Matheson is simply not complete without a visit to Matheson Cafe and ReflectioNZ Gifts and Gallery.
Reviewed 3 April 2017

You can treat yourself to a meal or just a coffee after walking around Lake Matheson. The staff are friendly and welcoming and the food is delicious. You can also dine outside on the veranda and look at the views and the pukekos.

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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We stoped in here to have lunch on our fourth visit to the lake. I had the Vietnamese prawn salad and my husband had the lamb burger. Both meals were very good but did take quite a while to arrive at the table. It was nice to be able to sit outside and eat though we did have to avoid tables where people were smoking-nothing like spoiling a nice outside view with cigarette smoke...

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Reviewed 31 March 2017

This is a nice place to have lunch before or after a walk around the lake. The food was good, but service was only adequate.

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Reviewed 30 March 2017

Its a nice place just at the lake. The place is very nice and ritzy. Vegetarian option are limited but the food is really nice. I however felt that it was a bit pricy than the other options in the glacier region. Its good but not a must do.

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Reviewed 29 March 2017

This is a wonderful setting for a restaurant, and this place certainly is popular. Reservations at the 'cafe' are essential. We enjoyed our lunch (a tasty lamb burger perfectly cooked and a seafood risotto with mussels and shrimp) and lingered for a while after lunch to enjoy the peaceful setting. The only set-back is that this café has rather high prices (NZD$ 65 for lunch with sodas). This is a great place for a romantic meal, but be prepared for the sticker shock!

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Thank Greg B
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