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lake tekapo tavern

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, New Zealand
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lake highway 8, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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190 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good pub, good grub, good views and good booze. A lovely afternoon was spent here playing pool and having a few drinks. Nothing spetacular but a good place to chill out.

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Thank Sonya W
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some reviews are less than flattering but we beg to differ!! It's a pub with food and few frills but you can't fault this offer. A good pub menu - 'Magic Mike' from the specials board, a great steak sandwich and delicious home made burger were among the dishes we enjoyed and four of us ate for about 70$. Sensibly... More 

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Thank GrumpyManLovelyLady
Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch here with 7 people - good cheap pub food, not a wide variety, but good food none the less. Great views of the lake while you eat too :-)

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Thank Wayne_Small
Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

One of the few places at Lake Tekapo that wasn't too expensive, only had a snack here and a beverage, but was good value for money.

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Thank avenue12016
Paphos District, Cyprus
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146 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Had a nice drink of beer in nice surroundings. Played pool but unfortunately the white ball had been stolen. Met a nice English couple. A great end to a great day

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Thank Michael H
oswestry
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158 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Called here on our first evening for a couple of beers service was friendly beer good choice and view amazing

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Thank rhianslip
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We went as a couple to Lake Tekapo Tavern. They had a limited menu as they also had a function on, but this suited us as they were the cheaper options. The fish and chips basket was very big and tasty. They also had a good selection of beers. The staff were friendly and it had a good atmosphere. It's... More 

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Thank Isabel H
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Pros: -well priced beer -view of the lake and mountains -outdoor seating Cons: - literally everything else about this place Review: Lets start at the beginning. We walk in and notice it is most definitely a run down old pub. This place probably hasn't had a makeover in 30 years. We approach the bar and the manager can be heared... More 

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3 Thank OnTheGoJoe77
Christchurch, New Zealand
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Well I will start with two things that were approaching good. The Jeffrey pizza we ordered was delicious and the wait staff fairly helpful. Unfortunately the entire experience was ruined by the by the appalling attitude and general lack of ability of the people in the kitchen that we later informed were the owners. We ordered nine meals on four... More 

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6 Thank 777Viki
Sydney
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178 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

We had burgers and were probably the worst food we had all trip. Plenty of other dining options in town.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, New Zealand
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: lake highway 8, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Mackenzie District  >  Lake Tekapo

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