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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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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“steak” (165 reviews)
“pork belly” (31 reviews)
“fish and chips” (18 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo 7999, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped in for a quick beer in order to sit in the patio are and enjoy the sun. They have multiple options for both food and drink with a large seating area both inside and out. We didn't have any food but what we...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DavidSparks
Reviewed 3 days ago

The food was ok and the service ok too. We enjoyed our meal and a good choice in Tekapo. Its in the centre of town so close to everywhere.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Linda H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our last night in New Zealand and I wanted lamb the chef at MaKenzies serves a wide variety of dishes featuring lamb Needed more nights to sample them all, settled on the lamb chops and shank following with an excellent dessert. We sat inside overlooking...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank karalee2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Disappointing food, we ordered chicken burger and it turned out to have frozen patty, don’t expect that in a proper restaurant.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank BU007
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the three piece of meat on the hot stone grill, great way to enjoy a meal whilst overlooking the lake. Well worth it, and priced just right.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Wil957
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in here for a break on our journey from Christchurch to Queenstown. This place seemed nicer than the plethora of Asian restaurants around it, so we sat at an outside table in the shade of the trees. We both ordered burgers and they...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Simon B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A family of 11 of us had supper here. Good sized kids portions with ice cream and big adult portions. We had the beef hot stones, Kumara fries were great, lamb shank and salmon. All reasonably priced and we enjoyed eating outside with views of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank 481ameliaa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed it here. Very interesting menu. Recommend the hot stone “cook yourself” options. Good selection of beers. Nice view. Fast service. Even the kids behaved themselves...

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank MHBJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Positive: they were open and had a creative/unusual concept of having customers cook their own meat on a hot stone. There are other options on the menu, but we ordered the namesake. It was good, but nothing fancy. The salad was an iceberg lettuce mix...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JnDsTravelog
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an evening meal, the last table was outside. Staff were very busy and took some time to tidy up and take orders. The food was really nice though, maybe they just can't get enough young travellers or locals to work?

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank tedhoofarr
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10 December 2018|
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Response from Madame B | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe they take reservation for that day, it's Xmas. But best to check with them directly.
3 October 2018|
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Response from mackenziesmanager | Property representative |
Hello Vicky T. Unfortunately we don't have a function room, and also we would not be able to cater for a group that size at that time of year. thanks for your enquiry
Michelle G
28 September 2018|
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Response from john241Caloundra | Reviewed this property |
They are on the net..google it..good restaurant!
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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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene, Groups
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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