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State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
036806886
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 129
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  • 48
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  • 24
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  • 22
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Exceded expectations

Service was excellent. I was dining alone one evening and came without a booking. It was busy when I came and was seated at a small table off to the side. Before my food came, the hostess came by and asked If I would like to move to a table by the window which had become available. I was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2014
DrillerBurlington
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Burlington, Canada
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  • Families with children
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london
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

this was a leap back in time even more than the standard 25 yrs for NZ :-) not a lot of competition in Tekapo I guess but the volcanic rock stonegrill thing just about worked. Friendly staff and overall a reasonable way to while away the hours - Lake Tekapo is not the liveliest place on the planet !!.

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Service was excellent. I was dining alone one evening and came without a booking. It was busy when I came and was seated at a small table off to the side. Before my food came, the hostess came by and asked If I would like to move to a table by the window which had become available. I was surprised... More 

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Ireland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We had a lovely table just by the window, I had requested same at the time of booking. Excellent mains for the adults, the kids meals were a bit average, we should have ordered from the main menu for them. Very nice friendly German waitress served us - we left her a nice tip!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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24 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Liked the location and overall service. Did not like the fact that they ran out of stones half way through the evening so no stone backed food available. Wines also short of list. Wife's steak overlooked and food OK overall...just.

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New York
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53 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I would have given this 3.5 stars if I could, but because the food was good I gave them 4 instead of 3. We had dinner early and got seated, we dealt with three different waiters. Given we were pretty much the only ones in the restaurant part of the buiding, the drink took a while to come and we... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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114 reviews 114 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

greatly located so on a sunny day your will enjoy having lunch there. cooking on the hot stone, which they offer, is cool and kids enjoyed it. food is simple but good. additional advantage is that kids can run in from of the restaurant (lake side) while you enjoy your meal. good value for money too. looking for tips on... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

4 of us called in on NYE for a meal and didn't know what to expect as we had telephoned two other places that were fully booked. We were pleasantly suprised, the food was excellent, all well cooked and well presented. My only gripe would be as we were sat in the bar area and not booked into the restaurant... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Great and Value food in the restaurant, we got a challenger stone grill with 400g steak, which is in reasonable price. friendly staffs, excellent view next to the lake, one of the best meals during our trip.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Different take on eating grills and steaks ; loved it - great service and good lcoation make up for the rest - loved it !

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Great place, lovely view. Unfortunately the food took forever and not being locals, we do not appreciate the hour long wait for a burger.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Mackenzie District  >  Lake Tekapo
  • Phone Number: 036806886

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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