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Blue Lake Eatery & Bar
Ranked #3 of 20 Restaurants in Lake Tekapo
Price range: $6 - $19
Description: Blue Lake Eatery & Bar is a modern Restaurant & Bar offering a diverse range of local food, wines, craft beer, spirits & great pizza that is available for dine in or take away. Our menu changes with the seasons to ensure you get the freshest and finest local ingredients. Come dine in the restaurant or relax in the bar with warm open fires with a huge range of craft beer & spirits.
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Description: Blue Lake Eatery & Bar is a modern Restaurant & Bar offering a diverse range of local food, wines, craft beer, spirits & great pizza that is available for dine in or take away. Our menu changes with the seasons to ensure you get the freshest and finest local ingredients. Come dine in the restaurant or relax in the bar with warm open fires with a huge range of craft beer & spirits.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was told this was the best spot in town for food so maybe expectations were too high, but this food was just average. We ordered the pork belly chicken wings and feta salad and were a bit underwhelmed. Plus we were sat in the back near the kitchen which made dining very uncomfortable due to the heat. Will say the dulce de leche was very nice. While the staff was wonderful, we would say to try somewhere else before spending time/money here.

Date of visit: January 2020
1  Thank Brian L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did not book but were able to get a table after just a 5 minute wait which was great given how busy they were. The menu is basic but food was well presented and good sized serving. We both opted for the pork belly which was double cooked and not too fatty. The staff (mostly working holiday people from Europe) were friendly and efficient - sign of good management. The cocktail was very good and there was a small but okay wine selection.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Thank Anwil51
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Made room on a busy Friday night with no fuss - food and service were fantastic - large v tastie starters and mains - wonderful surprise to find such quality in a small tourist town - many thanks - sense will become a regular stop on trips South

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank bfrlbfrl
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Reviewed January 15, 2020 via mobile

My partner and I went here for an early dinner and this was one of the best meals we’ve had in NZ. Currently only second to Kika in Wanaka. The food was delicious, and came out really quick and the service was fantastic as they really knew both the food and bar menu. I left extremely full as I had to have a dessert, hence the pain!!

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank 208garethb
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Reviewed January 15, 2020 via mobile

Nice surroundings but strange slightly tasteless food. $30 for a very small piece of Salmon on red rice with a red sauce. Extra for fries salad or veges.
The wait staff were friendly but the minute the kitchen closed a waitress lay down on a form near our table on her phone making it very obvious we should go. No offers of desert if they even have any. There were a good 15 people left in the restaurant and bar and the toilets were tidied up and in total darkness as well as the outside lights.
The message was hurry up and get out and it was 9.30 pm.
We bought lots of food and spent well on alcohol but the staff could not wait for us to go.

Date of visit: January 2020
1  Thank Susanna153
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