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MacKinnon Room

Distinction Lakeview Hotel & Villas | Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
+64 3-249 9700
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“venison” (9 reviews)
“beans” (2 reviews)
“chowder” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
New Zealand, International, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Distinction Lakeview Hotel & Villas | Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 85 reviews

Reviewed today

We stayed in Distinction hotels for a night and tried their restaurant for Breakfast. It has a good spread of breakfast items and staff was very attentive. I felt it was more targeted for tourist groups and less of a kiwi breakfast.

Thank bestbloke
Reviewed 6 days ago

We keep going back to the MacKinnon room and they never fail to do a great job. The meals and desserts we had were superb and the service was, as always, friendly and faultless. I had the lamb and my partner the beef, both were...More

Thank Diane H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was simply the best restaurant that we visited in New Zealand. The service here is immaculate, the manager Abhi was polite, professional and helpful. He ensured that we had a great evening. We ordered chowder as starter and lamb for mains, and they are...More

Thank s h
bstander, General Manager at MacKinnon Room, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear sh Thanks for your glowing review and I am humbled by your kind words of encouragement. Abhi is a great role model for our F&B team and I wil be sure to pass your kind words on to our team. We sincerely hope to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the hotel here with our tour group, and enjoyed breakfast and dinner in the MacKinnon Restaurant. We were very pleased with the high quality of the food and the friendly service. While the menu is not extensive, it is creative, and the...More

Thank Iluvlv
Dharama S, Manager at MacKinnon Room, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Iluvlv, Thanks for your glowing review and time to place feedback. We sincerely hope to see you back again soon. Regards Dharama Sena

Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

We went into MacKinnon for our sweet tooth fix and ordered a Tiramisu to share. The waitress said she would be back with some spoons before the Tiramisu came out. Once it was served we were still waiting and forks were taken away. We must...More

Thank DaniN2210
Dharama S, Manager at MacKinnon Room, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear DaniN2210, Thanks for taking the time to review us and please accept my sincere apologies for your dining experience with us at the Mackinnon, and thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. I would like to assure you that the dining experienced...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Stayed here at the hotel for two nights. Room was very comfortable with a great view of the lake. The highlight of the trip was dinner in the MacKinnon Room restaurant and the Seafood Chowder! Delicious! Best we had during our stay in New Zealand....More

Thank Karen S
Dharama S, Manager at MacKinnon Room, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Karen S, Thanks for your review and we are blessed with a fantastic Restaurant Manager Michela and a wonderful team. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your meals in our MacKinnon Restaurant, especially the Seafood Chowder and service and we sincerely hope to...More

Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Such tasty food! Great service, friendly and over accomodating staff who also have some great travel advice/info on nz if your up for a chat! The food is amazing and the view from the restaurant is certainly something special! Based on the food and service,...More

Thank Sarah E
Dharama S, Manager at MacKinnon Room, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Dear Sarah E Thanks for your review and we are blessed with a wonderful team. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your meals and service and we sincerely hope to see you back again in the not too distant future. Thank you again for...More

Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Travelling through Te Anau and was recommended to try Mackinnon's by our motel. Was very impressed by the service and friendly assistance from Michela who helped us choose a suitable wine. The food was excellent - would recommend the Vension main dish (melt in the...More

Thank Emma R
Dharama S, Manager at MacKinnon Room, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Dear Emma R, Thanks for your glowing review and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay, your dining experience, the Vension dish and the wine recommended by Michela. I am humbled to hear the impression Michela made during your stay. I sincerely hope...More

Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Fabulous food, Chowder was by far the best we have had dine bring in NZ . Not much of a menu for kids but they still enjoyed the chicken tender meal with a side of vege . Will definitely be back

Thank Jodie F
Dharama S, Manager at MacKinnon Room, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Dear Jodie F Thanks for your review and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed the food, especially the Chowder and we hope to see you back again in the not too distant future. Regards Dharama Sena

Reviewed 20 June 2017

Great food in an upmarket restaurant. The fireplace with flickering flames, added to the ambience. We will eat again at McKinnnon's the next time we are in Te Anu.

Thank Sherry C
bstander, General Manager at MacKinnon Room, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

Dear Sherry Thanks for your glowing review and time to place feedback. We sincerely hope to see you back again soon. Regards Brent Stander

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Distinction Lakeview Hotel & Villas | Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Fiordland National Park  >  Te Anau
  • Phone Number: +64 3-249 9700
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