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“Artygolfer2” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mackenzie's

Mackenzie's
State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
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Ranked #3 of 11 restaurants in Lake Tekapo
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Auckland, NZ
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Artygolfer2”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We ate twice at this restaurant and had great meals and excellent service on both occasions. The stone grill steak medley we had was excellent and the wine selection and beer were well up to standard. Thoroughly recommend the place.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Derby, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“The best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

It's probably best to book a table, especially if you want a window seat with great views of the lake. We didn't book on the first night so we wasn't too fussy about where we sat and they were able to accommodate us. We booked for the second night and got a great table with wonderful views! I had the 'hot stone' grill experience both nights (steak and chicken) and it was absolutely delicious!! The food was great and reasonably priced, we had some lovely wines and the staff were very friendly and helpful - all in all, two very enjoyable evenings!

Visited March 2013
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Queensland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

We ate dinner twice at Mackenzie's during our stay at Lake Tekapo. The food is very good and reasonably priced. My husband ordered the stone grill that you cook yourself both times and I had the salmon and cannelloni and all meals were delicious. The wine selection was comprehensive and well priced. My only criticism is there was a bit of a wait for service but the staff were very friendly which made up for it. I would recommend making a reservation in advance as they are quite busy and only a small restaurant.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Buderim, Australia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
“Good service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

We arrived at this crowded restaurant without a booking on Good Friday but they managed to find us a table and gave us good service. The meal was quite good and the staff were friendly.

Visited March 2013
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Geelong, Australia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Great food at decent prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

We had bar snacks at Mackenzie's and thought they were of great quality and at decent prices. The outside seating area is beautiful in summer and so relaxing. Friendly, relaxed environment was perfect!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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