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State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
+64 3-680 6886
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did not expect to find such a good restaurant in Lake Tekapo. The steaks were very good and reasonably priced. Our Japanese waitress was very helpful. All in all a very good meal.

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1 Thank Scoobster26
Aachen
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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Unfortunately this was one of the more disappointing experiences during our one month trip in NZ. The hot stone idea is nice, but I didn't get the meat described in the menu, sides too small and since to get no plate but the meat cooks on during to start eating, it gets well, well done, soon. The salmon dish was... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A late arrival into Lake Tekapo and we arrive at a full restaurant. We are advised a 10 min wait should give us a table inside, as it will become colder outside in a short while. Appreciate the thoughtfulness.We enquire about a drink, order one after some wait and sit awaiting our table. Another couple come in and are tabled... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We both had steaks on hot stones which were really tasty as were the sides. Nice place with good service & were able to easily get a table at 8pm. Will probably return this evening

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San Francisco, California
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is in an outdoor strip mall. There is plenty of parking. There are many little shops to visit as well. The food was good. Our server was very friendly but SLOW. We were seated in the back of the restaurant and the server hardly ever came back to see if everything was OK or if we needed anything.... More 

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New Zealand
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273 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here three days running for their milkshakes - so lovely and cool. Weather was hot, I'd been hiking, and a milkshake was just the thing. I also had a plate of scrumptious chips, and a nice but very crumbly muffin. Nice outdoor sitting space with good view.

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Springwood, Australia
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reasonably priced food with a nice view. We had the lamb shanks which were delicious. We were a little confused when the waiter ask us for ID as soon as we were taken to our table outside. Turns out they have a policy of if you are sitting outside you have to give them an item of ID in case... More 

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oswestry
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91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had to wait till 830 for table as very busy but got window seat food great and excellent service we had lamb shank and slow cooked belly pork both very tasty with a glass of merlot and Reisling 77 dollars about average for NZ

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were hungry and had a quick meal at this place. Food came on a hot stone, we were not familiar with but it was OK. Food was fine and service was great. The staff at the bar let us tried their beer before ordering.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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85 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located with a wide view of the lake, it overs stone grill steak as the unique menu. The taste is not that special, but with the restaurant view, it can be accepted.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?