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lake tekapo tavern

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8 Lake Highway, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
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  • Excellent10%
  • Very good31%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible34%
Travellers talk about
“pub food” (6 reviews)
“place in town” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub
€€ - €€€
8 Lake Highway, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in here looking for some basic pub food and were pleasantly surprised by the friendly atmosphere.... it's nothing fancy and looks like a locals pub but that's all we wanted. Don't come here if you're looking for something it's not. There was a...More

Thank Axle C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just because there is spectacular fresh salmon just down the road doesn’t mean the kitchen knows how to cook it properly. Served alongside some standard fries and a salad that looked like it had been prepared a week ago the salmon was over cooked. He...More

Thank Gingerules
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice enough food for a pub, filled us up and the dining area was nice to sit in. Only downside was that there was no dessert menu!

Thank Hannah T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Saturday night 8.30pm - seemed very popular with families. Sport on tv and good atmosphere. $8.50NZ for pint reasonable. Enjoyed the comfy sofas - good mix of small and large group tables. Pool table. ENJOY

Thank John C
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Well, where do we start? Being a foreigner that has lived over here for more than 2 and a half years never have I ever experienced a place like this. We all know living in parts of the South Island is full of farmers who...More

1  Thank tekapo125
323ness, Owner at lake tekapo tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2018

can you please contact me directly and all info regarding who you are will be kept confidental as this type of behaviour is unacceptable thank you Ness imin tekapo on monday and tuesday

Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Great views, Great Potential, Great Let Down. Ordered 4 meals and drinks. All meals had undercooked chips. The 'gourmet burgers' consisted of microwaved chicken and bacon. When the ladies in the group summoned the courage to complain so the business could rectify their problems in...More

2  Thank Bennett J
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Don't find pubs like this about anymore esp in touristy towns. came with friends from Canada and the food was great, guy behind the bar was friendly, awesome coffee too. The only one downside was the service of the younger girls who brought the food...More

Thank Yessiryousir
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

The kids had been nagging us for chicken schnitzel and you usually can’t go wrong when you order that or a steak or a burger at a local hotel/pub. The seating outside has a nice view of the lake. It took a little while to...More

Thank GMilney
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

I have recently visited here on a trip around the lakes. We thought we would stop in for a refreshment. Our food was cooked to perfection and the device was on point

Thank Bunderberg
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

If you want an authentic Kiwi experience amongst the tourist traps of Tekapo then come to the Tavern. We had an excellent time with super friendly service. The staff couldn’t have gone out of their way More to accomodate our family. Good fun times and...More

Thank James P
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Lake Highway, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Mackenzie District  >  Lake Tekapo
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