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Blue Lake Eatery & Bar is a modern Restaurant & Bar offering a diverse range of local food, wines, craft beer, spirits & great pizza that is available for dine in or take away. Our menu changes with the seasons to ensure you get the freshest and finest local ingredients. Come dine in the restaurant or relax in the bar with warm open fires with a huge range of craft beer & spirits.
PRICE RANGE
US$ 7 - US$ 21
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, Pizza, European, New Zealand, Contemporary
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments
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All reviews pizza beef ribs mushroom risotto black rice fish chips garden salad garlic bread onion rings curry potatoes ice cream craft beer shared platter meat fell off the bone delightful meal really enjoyed the atmosphere lovely restaurant
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went here and booked in 1 month ahead based on the menu online. When we got there the whole menu was different and dull. Very limited wine (by the glass) options. Once we picked one (limited choice) we were told it's out of stock. Had...a beer instead. Service was rushed and impersonal. There are better places to dine.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not generally on the list of towns where gastronomic delights are available but pleasantly surprised with this eatery. HIGHLY recommend the chicken wings the Mckenzie rustled pizza and the venison. Service very good and friendly and reasonably priced.Three happy customersMore

Date of visit: March 2021
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travelenkiwi, Manager at Blue Lake Eatery & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Solarisnz, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're delighted you decided to join us and it was a pleasant surprise! Our locally sourced produce enables us to deliver quality dishes all year round. Lets hope we see you again...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant was recommended by our Motel and pleased we took their advice. My wife has have a gluten free diet and they were very understanding and accommodating. We both had the pork, very nice indeed. Surprisingly busy for a Wednesday night, so bookings recommended....A Tekapo highlight.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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travelenkiwi, Manager at Blue Lake Eatery & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Mioddleageoe, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We love working with local operators in Lake Tekapo, its fantastic to hear they recommended us on your recent visit. We understand dietary requirements and try our best to design/ensure our menu...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this restaurant, brilliant staff and the food was awesome. Very yummy and cleaver white chocolate strawberry dessert.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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travelenkiwi, Manager at Blue Lake Eatery & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Lynda, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are well known for our staff to be a little chatty its great to hear you enjoyed your recent visit to Blue Lake. We're lucky enough to have a very talented...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By far one of the most amazing meals I have ever had. Had the shared mains platter and the duo of desserts and am still thinking about it the next day. Local cuisine, great service and food out of this world. I would recommend booking...ahead as it was very busy.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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travelenkiwi, Manager at Blue Lake Eatery & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Wendy, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We absolutely love feedback of this nature and we're very proud to hear the sharing platter was one of the most amazing meals you've ever had. I have passed your comments onto...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyable meal, pleasant and efficient staff, busy spot. A fairly short menu but the dishes were well-prepared. I particularly enjoyed my blue cheese and pear pizza. Felt the prices were a little high for the location, more Auckland prices than Tekapo!

Date of visit: March 2021
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travelenkiwi, Manager at Blue Lake Eatery & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Mike, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Its great to hear you enjoyed your recent visit to Blue Lake and the food/staff were fantastic and efficient. We hope to see you in the near future. Lyndsey

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service was fantastic and we had more than one staff ensuring we were not waiting for anything. One staff member stopped when she heard me say to my husband we have decided what we want and took our order which was super efficient. The meal...was amazing! We had the shared platter of lamb shank salmon and pork fillet - a platter well big enough for two even with a meat eating lover who was quite satisfied when he finished. We were we’re too full to try the amazing out of this world looking desserts!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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travelenkiwi, Manager at Blue Lake Eatery & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Field Fam, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Its great to here the team were efficient and ensured you enjoyed your evening when dining with us. The Sharing Platter is a very popular option within our menu and often...More

Reviewed 5 March 2021

Had dinner at the Blue Lake without actually realising they had a brewery on site which gave me a pleasant surprise. The staff were super friendly and made us feel welcome all night. We both had pizzas which were super tasty as well as a...couple of cocktails (both yum) and tried the beer tasting platter as well which gave me a hard choice when deciding which pint to have. Nearly forgot to mention the dessert which was pretty and very tasty too. Overall a great night.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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travelenkiwi, Manager at Blue Lake Eatery & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Daydreams, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Burkes Brewing Co is home to Blue Lake Eatery and Bar. Currently we distribute throughout the Mackenzie Region and we do supply in several supermarkets. Its great to hear you enjoyed all...More

Reviewed 27 February 2021

Visited Blue Lake Eatery for dinner (early evening). There were a couple of menu items that were unavailable, including the salmon. There was a bit of confusion as to what the fish of the day was. Service was slow to start with and prices were...rather expensive.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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travelenkiwi, Manager at Blue Lake Eatery & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Heather, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Its unfortunate on your visit some items were unavailable. The concept of working with fresh, local produce and with all products made in house, has always been a core value of ours...More

Reviewed 23 February 2021

Great food and service. The food was delicious and very good portions. Not too sure on the cocktail making skills but practice makes perfect. Lovely view from the deck outside.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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travelenkiwi, Manager at Blue Lake Eatery & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Annrod, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Its great to hear you enjoyed your recent visit to Lake Tekapo - I do however think you may have left a great review for the wrong restaurant as we do not...More

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solarisnz
28 March 2021|
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Response from travelenkiwi | Property representative |
Currently the full menu is available for takeaway.
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Katie H
4 August 2019|
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Response from travelenkiwi | Property representative |
Hi Katie Dress code is casual, footwear is a must though. Cheers
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