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“Love that stonegrill!”

Mackenzies Cafe Bar Grill
Ranked #3 of 14 Restaurants in Lake Tekapo
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Love that stonegrill!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2014

It can be a bit pricey depending on what you order but the food is amazing, it's located right on the lake, and it's open pretty much whenever you want it :) And let's be honest, get the stonegrill - it's amazing. There's a three-meat stonegrill sampler that's great, but the eye fillet one is also amazing.

Visited July 2014
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English first
Takaka, New Zealand
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Terrible lunch-worst we have had in Tekapo”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

Had soup and teenager had cheese burger. Soup roll was probably out of a packet, soup was uninspiring. Burger looked terrible-I couldn't even bear to taste it. Meat didn't look like steak-suspect at minimum it was a frozen one from the supermarket. Lettuce was shrivelled and dry, cheese "tasted like Mcdonalds". Eat instead for lunch at No 31, or for dinner go to the Italian (not on Trip adviser yet) or Kohan. Do not go here.

  • Visited July 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“A gimmick and expensive”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2014

I highly do not recommend anyone to dine here. We paid more than $70 for just two mains a beer and a glass of wine for what really? Nothing! There was no cooking involved. The only thing that they had to do was throw a raw piece of steak on a hot stone and bring it out to you. You practically had to do the cooking yourself. The piece of meat was chewy and the chips that I received as my side were limp and cold. I had to make them crunchy by placing them on the hot stone myself. The dish lacked flavour and excitement. We will never come back here ever again.

Visited June 2014
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HONGKONG
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178 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“best in town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2014

Price good with variety in menu, spacious tables warm at indoor, best view at outdoor, stone grill combine is must take, drinks good , staffs helpful and friendly, it is a must choice in town especial when you hungry in late lunch or very early dinner.

Visited June 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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149 reviews
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“Great ambience, the food is a bit hit and miss”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2014

Mackenzie's stays open for lunch a bit longer than the other places nearby, which is why we had lunch here.

The ambience is terrific and service friendly. The menu is extensive and there are enough options for a variety of preferences. however, the food is a bit hit and miss.

Given that it is more expensive than some of the other cafes, one does expect more. Unfortunately, it did not deliver.

Visited January 2014
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