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“Good food - bad service & overpriced ”

Mackenzies Cafe Bar Grill
Ranked #3 of 14 Restaurants in Lake Tekapo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Great location, and view from my table at the restaurant.
We ordered our starters which looked like they had been straight out of the freezer and into the deep fryer.
We got the stone grill main because it was something different.

Didn't really do much for me, it's a bit of a gimmick I guess but hey its something different.

The service was a bit lousy.
One of the waitresses only took half our order (appetisers and entrées) then the other waitress took our mains after my wife and I looked at each other and decided to call the waitress over to take them!

Will be coming here again for another go but not anytime soon

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Reviewed August 4, 2014

Loved this place, Great food, good selection and great service. Lovely fireplace to warm you from the cold outside. We went at night, but the view overlooking the lake from the rear of the restaurant would be great during the daytime.

Thank connie567
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Reviewed August 3, 2014

Me and my mates were seated by a blonde waitress in her 30s (slightly chubby on the waist) who was just absolutely foul tempered and rude. Her tone showed every bit of irritation and disgust towards us, and her facial expression was like a rock. Overall, the food was good, especially the nachos, but the appalling customer service from her killed it.

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5  Thank Vince387
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Reviewed August 2, 2014

We enjoyed the Stonegrilled steaks, absolutely delicious and we could cook them to our liking. Very substantial meal served with a wonderful salad. Great atmosphere - wanted to dine there a second night but not surprisingly they were booked out. Recommend you book early

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Thank Lorraine23B
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Reviewed August 2, 2014

Been to Mackenzie's several times, had no complaints; great location, good food and service.
Returned again yesterday, still no complaints about food - but service was appalling. The staff who seated us and took our orders was - to say the least - rude and unpleasant ( could also see similar situation going on at another table)
Dining experience was overall very uncomfortable

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