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Reflections Restaurant

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New Zealand
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Main Rd, Lake Tekapo 8770, New Zealand
+64 3-680 6234
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7:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 143
    Excellent
  • 108
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome little place

We were a bit unsure where to eat in Tekapo and after looking at trip advisor opted for Reflections. We are glad we did (not just for the free wifi either, that's a wee bonus)....the service we had was top notch, we were well looked after and the food was delicious, good portions and reasonably... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Lolly C
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The views from this place are stunning and vibrant as the fantastic coffee itself. Tekapo is a must see place for anyone looking for impressive views of the Southern Alps and Reflections Restaurant gave us the breathtaking panoramic views from a front seat - I assure you that your breakfast will be memorable. Reflections is name that perfectly sums up... More 

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Thank Brodie G
Port Macquarie, Australia
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156 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lunch en route to Wanaka, and this looked a likely place for a feed. Sadly, the food was uninspiring, and the service was just that little bit less than enthusiastic. Still, the view over the lake made up for the other shortcomings, and we left knowing that we'd eaten adequately.

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Thank BPinOz
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were a bit unsure where to eat in Tekapo and after looking at trip advisor opted for Reflections. We are glad we did (not just for the free wifi either, that's a wee bonus)....the service we had was top notch, we were well looked after and the food was delicious, good portions and reasonably priced. Great choice of food... More 

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Thank Lolly C
Brisbane
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ate here recently and had the yummiest burger (I couldn't eat all of it). Rather than seat us and make us wait we were advised how long it would be before our order could be taken. The view was the best and enjoyed watching the little rabbit in the garden.

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Thank Jacquie C
Napier, New Zealand
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had dinner here on Sunday. After reading the reviews saying it was slow service we went with trepidation! It was quite busy but we were shown straight to our table with a bottle of water and menus. 5 minutes later the waitress came and took our order. Couple of mins later we had our drinks order. We ordered Garlic... More 

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Thank teddybear2009
Perth, Australia
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52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We received a recommendation to go here and were not disappointed. The menu provided the usual fried options, but there were some healthy eats also. We rated the meal above average. Spectacular views were just a bonus.

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Thank Malcolm C
Basel, Switzerland
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71 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate there on my brithday and everything was great. My lamb was cooked to perfection, my friends steak and fries were amazing and my sisters pork belly was delicious. There was nothing they could have done better. Everything was perfect!

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Thank Frille
Perth, Australia
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe we picked a bad night, but having made a reservation for a reasonably early dinner (6.30pm) we arrived to be told a table of ten was taking their time ordering so we may be a little delayed. We were shown to our table and then completely ignored. No offer of drinks or explanation from any of the staff. After... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I were staying at the hotel next door and decided to eat here per the recommendation of the hotel staff. We walked in from the patio to the front of the restaurant and went completely unnoticed. Once at the front, there was a couple who had just come in and was waiting to be acknowledged as well.... More 

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Thank WayfaringWanderlust
Perth, Australia
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46 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant décor is a bit dated, but has nice views. Ordered the tempura prawns and soup (lamb and tomato) as starters. The prawns were very tasty and well cooked, the soup was tasty but there wasn't a trace of lamb to be found. The mains (chicken and polenta and arancini balls) were small servings with little variety on the... More 

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Thank John H

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Rd, Lake Tekapo 8770, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Mackenzie District  >  Lake Tekapo
  • Phone Number: +64 3-680 6234

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 23
  • Cuisine: New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm

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