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“Rakinui restaurant impresses”

Lake Tekapo Rakinui Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 14 Restaurants in Lake Tekapo
Price range: US$ 9 - US$ 35
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Rakinui Restaurant celebrates this abundance of fine fare, capturing the flavours of the region perfectly with a contemporary farm to table philosophy. The wine list carries a selection of fine New Zealand wines to complement your dining selection. Enjoy the spectacular views of Lake Tekapo in a relaxed and casual dining setting.
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Good to be welcomed as Canterbury locals with 15% discount at this resort restaurant, within Peppers but open to non-residents. Had attentive staff, mountain and water views, but most importantly we enjoyed excellent food: a shared 'regional platter' included lamb, venison, salmon, chorizo, several cheeses, olives, chutneys, fruit and home made breads. Two interesting desserts on themes of chocolate/coffee and elderflower/ginger, which could be improved slightly (but only to go from 80% excellent to 100%). The cheescake came with a glass of mulled Merlot - a nice touch. Happy to recommend and we shall return. Thanks.

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Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

Ordered pizza room service as we were too tired to eat out. Took a fair while to arrive and was on par with a frozen pizza that you reheat at home. Meh.

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Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

Food both nights was good and well presented. Some staff were good and attentive others could do with some instruction in customer service. Breakfast was o.k. But all the remnants from the previous nights meal were all over the floor. As there were parties of Japanese staying we were asked to take breakfast later to avoid the rush! Dining room is not big enough for the number of bed units.

Thank Kathy G
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Reviewed 30 March 2016

We dined here lunchtime at Easter. Lunch menu had plenty to choose from and the portions were of a good size the food was presented nicely. The menu on website differs from the one presented to us on the day. Children's menu was good but that does not appear on their website also.

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Thank Robyn T
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

Stayed at the Peppers resort and decided to try out the restaurant. Very good food, nicely presented. We were all happy with our food. The portions were generous and after a starter and a main we sadly didn't have any room for a dessert. Wine list ok but a bit limited, good service.

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