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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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Bar, European, New Zealand
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed 5 days ago

While the food here is good, the customer service, lack of care around many flies near our table, and deserts that never showed up show that this restaurant is not worth your money. Our family went for our daughter’s birthday, having booked in advance. Upon...arrival, we were seated at a table with multiple flies all around. After a series of exchanges, we were finally moved. After that, our stone grill mains arrived at a decent time. When we ordered dessert, however, it unfortunately never came. We waited but eventually got up to leave. The staff then made a last-ditch attempt by offering us a free cheesecake, which our daughter did take as a sort of birthday cake. She was still quite upset.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived knowing there were only two choices to dine out on a Tuesday night. We were told they were fully booked and come back in 1 and 1/2 hours. We opted to stay for a drink and wait for a table. Service was excellent....Margarita superb. We only had one drink and were offered a great spot viewing g the lake. Excellent tender lamb shanks and juicy perfectly cooked salmon. We would definitely return and strongly recommend.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Relaxing place to sit and enjoy the sunshine and see the lake. Nice friendly staff, plenty of room inside and out, thanks

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Tekapo for a few nights between Christmas and New Years. We throughly enjoyed our meal, stonegrill is a great experience and a fun way to enjoy your dinner. Service was excellent, very attentive and kind staff. Good knowledge of menus. Food was...quick and tasty. Would 10/10 dine here again.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 7 December 2021 via mobile

This place was good. Tonight I had salmon with greasy potatoes and generally poor presentation. Might have changed hands but not impressed. Staff to be fair very attentive.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 29 November 2021

Do not waste your time. The spacious outdoor space might tempt but the service & food will ruin it. Got the wrong drink twice, got an entire meal wrong and then forgot drinks at the end so we gave up. Cheers everyone.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 25 November 2021

My wife and I came here on the Canterbury Anniversary Day as part of a birthday celebration in Tekapo. To be honest, given the setting, I was expecting the usual tourist trap. What a wonderful surprise to find right from the outset really professional staff...that were really attentive while keeping a relaxed pub vibe about how they did things. Little touches just made us feel really special. Well done guys!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 13 November 2021

Average food and poor service. I would not recommend. We had to ask for water for the table. We were ask to order meals before even being asked if we wanted drinks.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 10 October 2021

The food was very good and the service was awesome! Enjoyed our lunch especially the many gluten-free options available.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 9 October 2021

Never got offered a drink before we ordered. We both ordered Caesar salads and the kids ordered off the very limited kids menu. Our Caesar salads were made with smoked chicken, a hard boiled egg, huge pieces of bacon not cut and huge pieces of...parmesan. The croutons were just big pieces of bread toasted. The mayonaise was far to sweet too. My husband did not finish as he thought it was so average. Cheap for a reason I think!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Caro140324
27 July 2019|
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Response from ccredBuckinghamshire | Reviewed this property |
I believe when we we there in April it was 9pm
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Annhodgson1
3 July 2019|
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Response from Jennifer L | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I wish I was the owner to answer that for you! I'm not sure if they are open, but probably best to check directly with Mackenzies. :)
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koeylly
3 June 2019|
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Response from Peter L | Reviewed this property |
Hi fellow traveler, bookings are available but can't answer if they are open or not.
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Mackenzies Cafe Bar Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4