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lake tekapo tavern

) #9 of 11 Restaurants in Lake Tekapo $$ - $$$ , ,
8 Lake Highway, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
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Overview
  • Excellent9%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible31%
2 weeks ago
“Great for a drink - average food”
4 weeks ago
“Rugby, Beer and Food”
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CUISINES
Bar, Pub, New Zealand
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
8 Lake Highway, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was absolutely terrible. We had a table of about 23 people and overall we had to wait around two hours for our food AND only about 5 members of of group actually received their meals because they ran out of burger buns etc. I...More

Thank stoplarry2k15
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sadly the experience we had after family dining left a lot to be desired last weekend. While it can't be easy getting staff in small centres, Tekapo is hardly the only place to rely on itinerant staff. The restaurant was basically over-run on a busy...More

Thank infoV3837SQ
323ness, Owner at lake tekapo tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi yes well all I can do is say sorry about this unfortunate experience if you read the response I wrote to another person you will realise that 1 it was unfortunate I couldn't be there to keep my hand on the tiller so to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our lunch in the Tavern, the food was good home style cooking and the service was nice and friendly

Thank LyntonJones
323ness, Owner at lake tekapo tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind words glad you enjoyed it Positive feedback is very much appreciated

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group waited for two and a half hours for our food, most of it never came as they ran out of the Burger buns and vegetables. When thry ran out of burger buns they started using white bread instead. Service was terrible, the waiters...More

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323ness, Manager at lake tekapo tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I shall be looking into this matter for you it seems if I take a day off things turn to custard All I have heard how there was a problem in the food sector and how terrible it was the abuse coming from the customers...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to have a drink, maybe a game of pool, or play the pokies. The bar food was quite good, but their main meals were not that flash, but you get what you pay for, I guess? Cheapish/Average price food.

Thank Philip C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My two friends and I walked in to get a late night meal (because this was the only place open in Tekapo at the time). When we first walked in we were told by one of the bar tenders that we could not order food...More

Thank Theo T
323ness, Owner at lake tekapo tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for making.me aware of this and I'm sorry I can only apologize and not actually rectify the problem but I will keep an ear and eye on this to make sure it doesn't happen again

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I ate a quick meal here. Staff were friendly and the place was warm, clean and inviting.

Thank Ally K
323ness, Owner at lake tekapo tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us and your kind comments it gives the staff a boost when they hear good things

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's definitely a pub, but we were pleasantly surprised by the food quality here. Both of the dishes my wife and I had were great. Pair that with a great drink selection and you have a winner here. Plus the prices were very reasonable, so...More

Thank dr_j_now
323ness, Owner at lake tekapo tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words it is appreciated and so pleasant to get some good feedback instead of negative I shall pass it on to the staff as some had been there 2 days

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here around 6.30 to get a table and have something to eat then watch the rugby, all the tables were reserved but we came back later for drinks. atmosphere was awesome and it was standing room only. Had a look at the menu and...More

Thank Holly M
323ness, Owner at lake tekapo tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us that was just a typical quieter All Black night

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here to watch some live sport and the place was packed! Staff were run off their feet and so busy we unfortunately weren't able to eat here although the menu looked great! Would like to return for a meal sometime.

Thank Dunnersfireman64
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, New Zealand
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Lake Highway, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Mackenzie District  >  Lake Tekapo
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