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“Lamb Shank” 3 of 5 stars
Review of lake tekapo tavern

lake tekapo tavern
lake highway 8, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
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Ranked #11 of 13 Restaurants in Lake Tekapo
Cuisines: Australian
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Lamb Shank”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Good lookout- free WIFI 30mins, reheated mash potato, shanks dry but nice service and location- better than Peppers Resort food thou

Visited February 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Cleveland, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Awesome locals!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I was there a few years back and it was a great place to sit and have some pub food and a good kiwi brew. I see some of the complaints below and I imagine these people like to have their butts kissed and forget....you are in a PUB! The people were very friendly and the food was good to wash down with beer and play a game of pool. Go there and meet the locals and have a cold beer, try their tekapo burger!

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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Good Atmosphere, friendly service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Our two families, travelling from Australia, enjoyed drinks and icecreams here just before dusk. The bar staff were very friendly and service was great. The adults were able to enjoy a drink while watching the children enjoy a game of mini golf in the nice garden setting which all looked out over Lake Tekapo. Great way to finish off the day for everyone.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Pub with a difference”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

With first glance trough the door this looks like any small town pub in NZ and in most ways it is. The difference with this is the view out the back. It backs right onto the lake and offers a few vantage points to take in the view and enjoy a good bit of food and of course a drink.

Visited January 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Great views, needs to work on the rest”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We stopped in for a beer and cider and to enjoy the view, which was incredible. About the best view of any pub in the world, I think. Unfortunately the beer was flat and we didn't like the look of the meals. It was a shame to have the TV on so loud too. This place could be charming and make an absolute killing. There's just a bit of work to be done. Still drop in here or at a nearby restaurant, if only to grab a quick drink and enjoy the outlook.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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