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Lake Tekapo Rakinui Restaurant


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Rakinui Restaurant celebrates this abundance of fine fare, capturing the flavours of the region perfectly with a contemporary farm to table philosophy. The wine list carries a selection of fine New Zealand wines to complement your dining selection. Enjoy the spectacular views of Lake Tekapo in a relaxed and casual dining setting.
$9 - $35
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
European, New Zealand
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Outdoor Seating
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Reviewed yesterday

Gorgeous menu. Really tasty food and lovely ambience overlooking the lake. Vinu? our waiter was wonderful. Thank you

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank Robbo1975
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Opens at 6.00am. Really fast service and great range of food ready to go. Even discounted a little to save me breaking a note.

Date of visit: January 2020
1  Thank Y8808JGdavidt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a relaxed dinner here. Make sure to make reservations. The salmon and havoc pork were both good. Nice side portion of garlic mashed potatoes. Service was very good

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank suzeY7302IN
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't say enough great things of how special of an experience Amit and his team gave us. My brother called the restaurant with only a 24 hour notice to see what they could do for us with a gender reveal cake. The only bakery...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank 228ariels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rakinui, the restaurant and lounge, is par of the Peppers Bluewater Resort, in Lake Tekapo. The setting of the restaurant in the backdrop is very pleasant, but unfortunately the service doesn’t match. The food was average plus.

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Naresh1936
Reviewed November 7, 2019 via mobile

Staying at the resort, stopped bar for post dinner drinks. Server at the bar off handed and curt. Told us menu there,shrugging his head we couldn’t locate it. Not helpful, we left we left

Date of visit: November 2019
1  Thank Jacpte
Reviewed October 7, 2019

We were given some complimentary drinks upon checkin due to our room not being ready when we arrived (at after 3pm). So we took the opportunity to have a beer at the Rakinui restaurant. The beer was cold and refreshing and the service was friendly....More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank KGB777
Reviewed October 6, 2019 via mobile

Loved our meal here, can't wait to return to Tekapo and Peppers. And of course Rakinui restaurant. Reasonably priced and beautifully presented

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Glen M
Reviewed October 1, 2019

We stayed at Peppers which is just lovely. The food however at this restaurant is not. Both ordered the beef cheek ragu. It was tough and looked like pieces of liver. Pasta had been overworked and the sauce was very strange. Both of us returned...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank scoots634
Reviewed September 30, 2019

We had breakfast included which we really enjoyed. Dined her for dinner both nights and enjoyed two beautiful meals. Dining staff were great and very attentive

Date of visit: September 2019
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