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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%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (136 reviews)
“pork belly” (27 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 878 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

If you stay in Lake Tekapo, you should not miss the Stone Grilled at Mackenzie restaurant. It's a raw meat, cook on the top of a very hot stone. Yummy. Restaurant has a goof view of lake if you are lucky has a window table....More

1  Thank Xupcua
Reviewed 2 days ago

Since we are Vegetarians, we had very few options to choose from! we ordered a soup and a Veg Bruschetta and it was good. The glass panels around the restaurants overlooks the lake and the view is stunning!

1  Thank Neha B
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place offers a raw piece of meat served on a hot stone on which it's being prepared by the customer. I didn't find this to be a "special dining experience", as it was advertised – the kitchen just outsources their work to the customers...More

Thank prinzipiell
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff was very nice. They have a very good selection of beers. However, food was just average. We tried the fish and chips, which were ok. They have lovely views of the lake.

2  Thank Natalia N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was fantastic and food was really good. Was very reasonably priced. Meals and burgers etc. Was a cross between a pub and a coffee shop. Only reason I rated it as a 4 was because it had a bit of a smell when we...More

2  Thank Caroline G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Management and staff were the best, and resolved our booking issue. Food was delicious, views fantastic, and again great staff made a memorable evening.

1  Thank Glenn H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a day of motorcycle travel we were hungry and willing tp be not too picky. We we pleasantly surprised when our dinner was excellent! Though the restaurant specializes in meat cooked tableside, we opted to share an order of calamari and a main of...More

1  Thank StriteJnK
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for lunch while in NZ , . the service was not that great , never asked if we wanted drinks before taking our food order which is suppose to be table service . I had to go to the bar to get our...More

Thank charmaine b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Classic stone grill style restaurant, always a good meal, especially when lamb is on the menu! Book in advance as this place is popular so you might miss out. Friendly staff and prompt service.

1  Thank missktuck
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered the Pork belly $29.5 & Eye fillet steak stonegrill $36, following tripadvisor's rave reviews, and both were very disappointing. The pork belly was very dry & bland. Only its presentation looked nice. According to our waitress, the eye fillet should be cut into...More

1  Thank feiveltr4v
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, 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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