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MacKinnon Room

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Distinction Lakeview Hotel & Villas | Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
+64 3-249 9700
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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful food served in a cosy elegant space. Excellent service from Robin, who looked after us and was absolutely brilliant. Thanks again Robin.

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Thank Beard45
bstander, General Manager at MacKinnon Room, responded to this review

Dear Beard45 Thanks for your kind words of encouragement and I am humbled to hear the personalised service offered by Robin, he is a valuable member of our team. We sincerely hope to see you back again. Regards Brent Stander More 

Bangalore
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the salmon with beans and khus khus and the chicken mains and both were excellent. It was nice to chat up with Robin Singh who hosted us and provided snippets of information about Te Anau and the Fiordland around.

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Thank kallolh
bstander, General Manager at MacKinnon Room, responded to this review

Dear Kallolh Thanks for your kind words of encouragement and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed our service in the restaurant and I am humbled to hear that Robin made a lasting impression during your meal. Wes sincerely hope to see you back again in the future. Regards Brent Stander More 

Booker Bay, Australia
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286 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We dined at this restaurant one night and had a breakfast, and it was a very enjoyable experience. The dinner menu is not extensive but features the best of local fare and is appetising. The drinks list is adequate with choices of international and local wines. Prices were reasonable for wine by the glass and bottle. We selected the potato... More 

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Thank Ron T
bstander, General Manager at MacKinnon Room, responded to this review

Dear Ron Thanks for both your reviews and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your meals with us and we sincerely hope to see you back again in the future. Regards Brent Stander More 

Sheringham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Staying in Te Anau we were looking for somewhere quiet to have a meal and chanced upon the Distinction Hotel on the lakeside so called in to see whether they served non residents. We were greeted at the door and shown to the Mackinnon Room Restaurant. Micheal and her team were very professional and service was prompt. The food was... More 

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Thank Teresa W
bstander, General Manager at MacKinnon Room, responded to this review

Dear Teresa W Thanks for your review and we are blessed with a fantastic Restaurant Manager Michela and a wonderful team. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your meals and service and we sincerely hope to see you back again in the not too distant future. Regards Brent Stander More 

New York City, New York
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80 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Although a hotel restaurant, we were pleasantly surprised with our meal. The lentil soup was excellent and so was the gnocchi. The salmon with the Israeli couscous was one of the best I had but the lamb shank was just so so. The restaurant is quite expensive but it was convenient for us to have dinner without ever leaving the... More 

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Thank Alon G
bstander, General Manager at MacKinnon Room, responded to this review

Dear Alon G Thanks for your review and I agree the salmon dish is one of my favourites too. We will be sure to focus on our lamb shank and ensure it is as good as all the dishes on the menu. Regards Brent Stander More 

Manteca, California
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194 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We were there with a tour and I'm alway suspicious of hotel restaurants but this one is a gem. We all had the venison. Tow of us had the he smoked,chicken salad and the other two the seafood chowder. Every thing was excellent. The dessert buffet wasn't quite a spectacular but still very good.

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Thank stevej2001
bstander, General Manager at MacKinnon Room, responded to this review

Dear Steve Thanks for your kind words of encouragement and I will liaise with our team regarding enhancement of dessert buffet and consistency. We hope to see you back again Regards Brent Stander More 

Houston
1 review
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Had a great dinner at the MacKinnon Room Restaurant in Te Anau. We were seated in the lounge and attended to by Robin who gave us outstanding service. Good meal with great view.

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Thank Chris L
bstander, General Manager at MacKinnon Room, responded to this review

Dear Chris Thanks for your kind words of encouragement and I am delighted to hear Robin made a lasting impression during your meal in our Restaurant. We hope to see you back again in the future. Regards Brent Stander More 

Christchurch
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Robin did a brilliant job serving us and I think we had the best seat in the house! Loved our meals and wine, don't miss this for a reliable and very enjoyable experience.

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Thank melissabU7491WS
bstander, General Manager at MacKinnon Room, responded to this review

Dear Melissa Thanks for your glowing review and I am delighted to hear Robin made an impression during your meal. We hope to see you back again Regards Brent Stander More 

1 review
Reviewed 11 January 2017

My mate and I checked in on the 10th of January and were immediately greeted by Manish at reception with a large smile and a professional attitude combined with an urgent approach as we had been boating and needed a room and food from this restaurant,after cleaning up we had a beer or two and at this point we met... More 

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Thank John D
bstander, General Manager at MacKinnon Room, responded to this review

Dear John Thanks for taking the time to review us and I am delighted to hear our team made a lasting impression and you enjoyed the wonderful food and fantastic service. We sincerely hope to see you back again soon. Regards Brent Stander More 

1 review
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Good food. Good service. Try the tenderloin! Cooked perfectly medium rare. Dessert was also quite nice.

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Thank Robin F
bstander, General Manager at MacKinnon Room, responded to this review

Dear Robin Thanks for the great feedback and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your meals with us. We hope to see you back again in the not too distant future. Regards Brent Stander More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Distinction Lakeview Hotel & Villas | Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Fiordland National Park  >  Te Anau
  • Phone Number: +64 3-249 9700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?