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Mackenzies Cafe Bar Grill

$$ - $$$, European,
State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo 7999, New Zealand
+64 3-680 6886
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“steak” (133 reviews)
“pork belly” (24 reviews)
“fish and chips” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo 7999, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 861 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Walked in for a good coffee, as aware they are serving Allpress, wasn't disappointed. Cheery staff, and brilliant coffee.

1  Thank SOTL2017
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The service was good and friendly and the food was nice. Three of us ordered the beef ribs and were disappointed to be served a “rib”. There was an expectation that was aligned to the menu which said “ribs” so we were disappointed and the...More

1  Thank Steve D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great food, I had the seafood chowder which was delicious, my husband enjoyed a mixed grill on the hot plate. Good views from the back window.

1  Thank Sally B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was so memorable I can't even remember what I had but I know we ended up getting a refund on my wife's steak as it was all fat. We weren't the only ones complaining either. One to miss.

1  Thank Richard G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was suggested that we book in order to get a table so we did this and requested a table near the windows to see the view. We were told that the window tables were already booked but we noted that the tables next to...More

1  Thank Damsal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for the challenge steak and a trio of venison, lamb and steak cooked on a hot stone in front of you! The meat comes uncooked and is already cooking on one side, you can turn it over and cook to whatever level you...More

2  Thank Omar I
Reviewed 1 week ago

The stone grill meals were excellent - a great amount. The meat was lean and cooked nicely on the stone. Great service from friendly, helpful staff.

1  Thank dnmbha0
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you order a meal and a side you usually get what you order...lunch turned up with half my meal missing and the side on my plate. Granted my steak sandwich was good but the Kumara fries were not the greatest... great views and service......More

1  Thank Kerry R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cafe seems to be the biggest in town with a nice ambience. Staff were friendly and there was a range of finger food and menu to order from. However the food was just average pub food, nothing amazing. Stunning views of the lake from...More

1  Thank moonlotus18
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice dinner here. The host was very nice and asked about our day. The food was overall very good. Be careful, they seem to cook more well done than requested. Chicken Parma was wonderful!

2  Thank DavidRobinson22
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Terminator M
8 July 2017|
Response from Dan H | Reviewed this property |
the menu offers both. Both out of this world great!
Linda G
27 February 2017|
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Response from ViralPoet | Reviewed this property |
I can't understand why people use TA to try to contact the venue for large bookings. It's not designed to be used like this. Either use the businesses own website or pick up the phone and ask directly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, View
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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