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lake tekapo tavern

$$ - $$$,
8 Lake Highway, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
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  • Excellent9%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible32%
Travellers talk about
“pub food” (6 reviews)
“place in town” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
8 Lake Highway, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of those places in a small town where everyone would know everyone and gather here to catch up on a drink or two. Pleasant staff and food was also good. It is in front of the lake so you can just sip...More

Thank Gautam G
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

We were staying only 100 metres away and quite liked the idea of a pub meal after being on holiday for almost two weeks. The staff member who we assume was the owner was rude to us when we walked in, telling us we had...More

2  Thank Supernatural001
323ness, Owner at lake tekapo tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Sorry I wasnt there on the said day but will be looking into this matter for you so please do not assume it was me. I shall converse with the butcher who supplies the meat to say there ribeye is not ribeye and speaking to...More

Reviewed 25 October 2017

Stopped here for a lunch on a very busy day. The menu selection is good, although pricey. I had the roast of the day, which was a generous serving, and good value.

Thank 62Peter1952
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Pub Food with outdoor seating looking out to the majestic Lake tekapo and further on Mt Cook Food was what you would expect of a pub, it was reasonably priced with a good Kiwi beer selection.

Thank Norman H
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Frozen fries, frozen schnitzel, canned mushrooms and old packed salad, but the worst is not the frozen food but it's bad quality and fried in old oil...discussting food.

Thank Melisa R
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We had dinner here. The atmosphere is vibrant and greats service from the staff. Food was really nice. Good place to hang out for drinks and dinner and meet lots of other travellers.

Thank ashweeni l
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

First class service ...Margaret is a gem... good food we didnt have any transport so she irganised us to be picked up and dropped off at our accomadation perfect night for us ...thanks for your hospitality 😁

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 15 September 2017

We have eaten here before and never had any problems, but something terrible has happened in the last year. I ordered the steak sandwich and it has got to be the worst steak sandwich I have EVER eaten and worst part was I had already...More

Thank Herbies1
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Nice for a drink at the big front window. The meals were only average, but the staff were very friendly. Nice during daylight to sit at the big window and look at the view.

Thank rayjenk
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Chips are semi cold 50 min wait on food The burger was cold The meat patty was out for pre order meat box Only feash item was the hash brown Garlic bread was microwaved no taste of garlic The presentation wasn't even worthy of Instagraming...More

1  Thank Jesse W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Lake Highway, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Mackenzie District  >  Lake Tekapo
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