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MacKinnon Room

) #8 of 22 Restaurants in Te Anau $$ - $$$ European, , International
Distinction Lakeview Hotel & Villas | Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
+64 3-249 9700
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“venison” (8 reviews)
“tiramisu” (3 reviews)
“chowder” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Distinction Lakeview Hotel & Villas | Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 78 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Travelling through Te Anau and was recommended to try Mackinnon's by our motel. Was very impressed by the service and friendly assistance from Michela who helped us choose a suitable wine. The food was excellent - would recommend the Vension main dish (melt in the...More

Thank Emma R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous food, Chowder was by far the best we have had dine bring in NZ . Not much of a menu for kids but they still enjoyed the chicken tender meal with a side of vege . Will definitely be back

Thank Jodie F
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Great food in an upmarket restaurant. The fireplace with flickering flames, added to the ambience. We will eat again at McKinnnon's the next time we are in Te Anu.

Thank Sherry C
bstander, General Manager at MacKinnon Room, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

Dear Sherry Thanks for your glowing review and time to place feedback. We sincerely hope to see you back again soon. Regards Brent Stander

Reviewed 6 June 2017

We choose to have a full breakfast prior to heading into Milford Sound for the day. We recieved great service from our hostess Dee and the meals were both superb. The Eggs Benedict was the best my wife has ever eaten with thick slices of...More

Thank Sundownerwestcoast
bstander, General Manager at MacKinnon Room, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

Dear Sundownerwestcoast Thanks for taking the time to review us and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your breakfast and I am humbled to hear that Dee was such a gracious host. She has been with us for 25 years and is an important...More

Reviewed 17 April 2017

Beautiful food served in a cosy elegant space. Excellent service from Robin, who looked after us and was absolutely brilliant. Thanks again Robin.

Thank Beard45
bstander, General Manager at MacKinnon Room, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Dear Beard45 Thanks for your kind words of encouragement and I am humbled to hear the personalised service offered by Robin, he is a valuable member of our team. We sincerely hope to see you back again. Regards Brent Stander

Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We had the salmon with beans and khus khus and the chicken mains and both were excellent. It was nice to chat up with Robin Singh who hosted us and provided snippets of information about Te Anau and the Fiordland around.More

Thank kallolh
bstander, General Manager at MacKinnon Room, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Dear Kallolh Thanks for your kind words of encouragement and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed our service in the restaurant and I am humbled to hear that Robin made a lasting impression during your meal. Wes sincerely hope to see you back again...More

Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We dined at this restaurant one night and had a breakfast, and it was a very enjoyable experience. The dinner menu is not extensive but features the best of local fare and is appetising. The drinks list is adequate with choices of international and local...More

Thank Ron T
bstander, General Manager at MacKinnon Room, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

Dear Ron Thanks for both your reviews and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your meals with us and we sincerely hope to see you back again in the future. Regards Brent Stander

Reviewed 10 March 2017

Staying in Te Anau we were looking for somewhere quiet to have a meal and chanced upon the Distinction Hotel on the lakeside so called in to see whether they served non residents. We were greeted at the door and shown to the Mackinnon Room...More

Thank Teresa W
bstander, General Manager at MacKinnon Room, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2017

Dear Teresa W Thanks for your review and we are blessed with a fantastic Restaurant Manager Michela and a wonderful team. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your meals and service and we sincerely hope to see you back again in the not too...More

Reviewed 22 February 2017

Although a hotel restaurant, we were pleasantly surprised with our meal. The lentil soup was excellent and so was the gnocchi. The salmon with the Israeli couscous was one of the best I had but the lamb shank was just so so. The restaurant is...More

Thank Alon G
bstander, General Manager at MacKinnon Room, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2017

Dear Alon G Thanks for your review and I agree the salmon dish is one of my favourites too. We will be sure to focus on our lamb shank and ensure it is as good as all the dishes on the menu. Regards Brent Stander

Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We were there with a tour and I'm alway suspicious of hotel restaurants but this one is a gem. We all had the venison. Tow of us had the he smoked,chicken salad and the other two the seafood chowder. Every thing was excellent. The dessert...More

Thank stevej2001
bstander, General Manager at MacKinnon Room, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

Dear Steve Thanks for your kind words of encouragement and I will liaise with our team regarding enhancement of dessert buffet and consistency. We hope to see you back again Regards Brent Stander

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Distinction Lakeview Hotel & Villas | Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Fiordland National Park  >  Te Anau
  • Phone Number: +64 3-249 9700
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