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Mackenzies Cafe Bar Grill

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State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo 7999, New Zealand
+64 3 680 6886
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So went for an afternoon drink as you do ... ended up having a Beautiful dinner and that turned into a few wines The bar staff were next to Perfect not to mention good looking , I wouldn't think twice about recommending the place to my fellow friends and family I will certainly be heading back there again.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice bar/restaurant. In weekends busy, lots of locals. Great craft beers, you can grill your own meat! Easy walk from campground.

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Cromwell, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice meals, my husband and myself both had steak, cooked to perfection. We had a young Chinese girl serve us - was a lovely waitress. Would recommend this place to people wanting a nice meal

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We enjoyed the experience, except for a bout of smoke inhalation. We both liked our entrees, one on the stone grill, and one not, but unfortunately at one point the entire restaurant filled with heavy smoke. It's the only time I've ever heard an entire restaurant start coughing at once! Kind of ruined an otherwise pretty good experience.

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Eastbourne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the stone and meat which was very good. Service excellent by a mainly young and very knowledgeable staff. You have to book or get there early if you want a table with a view of the lake but why bother. Lake is there all the time. Food is important.

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Sequim, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My honey and I just enjoyed dinner at Mackenzie's Restaurant in Lake Tekapo and were pleasantly surprised with the excellent meal and great service. Edie had a spinach salad and I had the three meat stone grill diner. I picked three meats and they arrived on a hot simmering stone and I was the chef. The best part was the... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited recently at short notice and the staff were very accomodating to fit us in. The service was excellent and he food was even better. Will definately return next time we are in Tekapo

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Deloraine, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner here when we were in Lake Tekapo and it was lovely, very quick delivery and great service! The stone grill is worth trying

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

wonderful meal reasonably priced excellent service have only had a coffee usually when passing but the food was great as was the service and very helpful staff we shall return

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It would be a nice place, with tables outside and view on the lake (and souvenir shop), but neither the food or service stands out. We were happy to find the hot stone, which seems to be the important part of the menu, but to our disappointment it came with all the meat already heating and some almost burning. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?