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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
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“salmon” (12 reviews)
“lamb shank” (7 reviews)
“tiramisu” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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 135 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We are Te Anau locals and dined at the Mackinnon Room restaurant recently. We had a table in front of the fire and views towards the lake. The service was fantastic and the food was so good. Thanks to Abhi and the chef for an...More

Thank Lili L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We felt from the moment we arrived this restaurant had amazing ambience. We certainly were not disappointed Abhi greeted us and offered us amazing service all night. The food was so yummy the setting in front of a gas fire on a very chilly foggy...More

Thank christine411
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a nice place to stay,good service,good food,nice view by the lake. private spa pool,oohh i love it...wed like to come back again,recommended place to stay.

Thank paulemily2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This a quiet time of year in Te Anau but not for the chef or Abhi our attentive waiter. We ate very well and they did everything they could to accommodate my husband's dietary requirements. Well done.More

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

Dear margnbob Thanks for your glowing review and I am delighted to hear Abhi and our chef made your meal memorable and we were able to cater for specific dietary requirements and you enjoyed our southern hospitality. We hope to see you back again in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful restaurant overlooking Lake Te Anau. Food was superb and service outstanding. Topped off with a surprise celebration desert provided by the staffMore

Thank Jan & Jeff L
bstander, General Manager at MacKinnon Room, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jan and Jeff Congratulations to both of you on your wedding anniversary. Thanks for your kind words or encouragement and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your evening and our team looked after you. We sincerely hope to see you back again in...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dined here for dinner and breakfast as part of a tour. We found the food, presentation and service to all be of great standard with good meal options to suit most. Highlight for me was the roast ham on the bone, Great meals with...More

Thank RabnDazz
bstander, General Manager at MacKinnon Room, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear RabnDazz Thanks for your kind words of encouragement, and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed the Lamb Shank, meals and found the service excellent. We sincerely hope to see you back again in the future. Regards Brent Stander

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was part of a group of six locals who recently visited your restaurant.Prasant was a great host,the vista was superb and my meal of the Beef was to die for.Great food great wine.This was my second visit in recent weeks and will definitely be...More

Thank 467carolyn1951
bstander, General Manager at MacKinnon Room, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Carolyn Thanks for your kind words of encouragement and I am delighted to hear your comments. Prashant is a great addition to our team and I am humbled to hear he was a great host during your meal. We truly value your repeat business...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked over from our nearby hotel for our dinner booking. They gave us a nice table by the window with a view of the water. We split a good salad with spinach, pears and walnuts. My wife had salmon with cous cous and I...More

Thank DarylJ552
bstander, General Manager at MacKinnon Room, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear DarylJ552 Thanks for your kind words of encouragement and taking the time to provide us with feedback. We sincerely hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in our wonderful region. Regards Brent Stander

Reviewed 13 May 2018

Given the high volume of tour buses at the hotel, we were expecting more of a buffet restaurant. We were pleasantly surprised at the lovely a la cart menu and the incredibly tasty food. The cauliflower soup was especially good!

Thank TristanEF
bstander, General Manager at MacKinnon Room, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Tristan Thanks for your review and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your meals and especially the cauliflower soup made a lasting impression. We hope to see you back again in the future. Regards Brent Stander

Reviewed 11 May 2018

My husband and I have just had 2 nights staying at this hotel.We would definitely recommend eating at this restaurant.The whole experience is amazing the service,the food,the surroundings.we had a wonderful waiter both nights .He made us feel very special.Thank you prashant was lovely to...More

Thank lobbyonline
bstander, General Manager at MacKinnon Room, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear lobbyonline Thank you for your glowing review and I am delighted to hear Prashant made a lasting impression during your stay and meals and service was amazing. We hope to see you back again one day soon. Regards Brent Stander

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Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Bar Scene
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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