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Mackenzies Cafe Bar Grill

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State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo 7999, New Zealand
+64 3 680 6886
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Try their hot stone dishes. I had the one combining venison, lamb and beef and it was very good. You grill the meat yourself on your table to your desire.

Thank Michael B
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97 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Bustling atmosphere here throughout the day where you can either sit inside and possibly at one of the picture windows looking over lake, or outside on the deck or on the grassed area. Plenty of people from backpackers, to families to couples enjoying the atmosphere and food here. Received a friendly welcome and the waiting staff was attentive. Good food... More 

Thank DownSouthWattos
Melbourne, Australia
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the stone grill here which I quite enjoyed as a concept. However it could be better if there was the option to have different sauces with the different types of meat. The 4 meat meal only came with a horseradish cream which only pairs well with beef and maybe lamb. Would have been good to have other options for... More 

Thank Supers_2
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Dropped in for lunch. You have to order and pay at the bar. We had a nice table outside where we could enjoy the sunshine. The steak sandwich was good and the burger was fine. Service was slow even though it wasn't super busy.

Thank Sandra F
Blythburgh, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Thanks to TripAdvisor we booked a table at Mackenzie's on our way up to Lake Tekapo for our one night stopover. I was very glad we did, as the tiny town was bustling with people, and the restaurant was busy. We were seated at a table by the picture windows overlooking the fabulous view of the lake. Only a limited... More 

1 Thank Blythspirit68
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant was full to the brim when we arrived, we waited no more than 10 minutes for a table. The service was fantastic and the food even better!!! We all had the stone grill and it was Devine! Definitely recommend.

Thank Teagan B
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lamb shank was lovely, would come again! Some people like the novelty of cooking your steak on the hot stone however I didn't like the idea of still having to cook it myself when I'm at a restaurant. Good customer service and facilities.

Thank Fiona S
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Havent been here for a while. Had my usual stonegrill steak. Meat isnt as tender as before and the waiter were pretty rude. Flat white was burnt, milk foamed like a cappuccino. An indian guy came to my table and took the paper shaker from the side of the table and put it in the middle of the table and... More 

Thank Megan G
Columbia, South Carolina
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102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Waterfront restaurant in Tekapo. Our server was awesome and really fun, which made for a great dining experience. Recommend the beer flight. Get to try 6 different beers for $20. We skipped the cider. I got the chicken Caesar salad which was ok and wife got the seafood chowder. Very fresh and tasty. Calamari also very flavorful. 

Thank Jake K
Singapore, Singapore
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159 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for dinner and particularly wanted to try the hot stone grill. Reached at 6.30pm and all the lakeview seats were already taken up but we had a nice comfy seat indoors. We ordered the hot stones meals (our first time!) and enjoyed it, but the beef got overcooked cos' we were too 'slow' after the food was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?