Eating out in Tekapo

Lake Tekapo provides amazing diner options with cuisines from all over the world!

Kohan Japanese Restaurant  - 6 Rapuwai Lane

 t: +64 3 680 6688 

With stunning lake views, Kohan has been in Tekapo for over 20 years. Its legendary ‘Salmon Don’ is just one of a variety of popular dishes which attract people from around the globe. Our experienced Japanese chefs use premium ingredients such as fresh salmon from Mt Cook glacier water and New Zealand beef, lamb and venison. Bookings recommended.


Reflections Café and Restaurant - Village Centre, State Highway 8

 t: +64 3 680 6234

Reflections Restaurant on the shores of Lake Tekapo is a restaurant/cafe specialising in superb New Zealand cuisine. The amazing views of the Southern Alps from every table and the attentive friendly service set the scene for a dining experience second to none.


Jade Palace Chinese Restaurant - Village Centre, State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo

t: +64 3 680 682

Chinese dine in and takeaway restaurant.


Our Dog Friday - 5 Motuariki Lane

t:03 680 6202 

Lake Tekapo's newest dining option, offering damn good burgers + beverages just up from the lakefront. Dine in with drinks or takeaway.


Ramen Tekapo - Village Centre, State Highway 8

t:03 680 6999 

Enjoy both Japanese and Thai dishes! Ramen: chicken or pork broth soup with noodles. Japanese starter: sushi, gyoza, fried chicken Thai: pad thai, fried rice,  curry.


Mackenzies Café Bar & Grill - Village Centre, State Highway 8

t: 0800 806 886

Mackenzies Café Bar & Grill offers casual café style dining during the day and a modern relaxed experience during the evening with our a la carte & Stonegrill menus. We always strive to use the best of ingredients and deliver a ‘homemade quality’ to our dishes. 


The Godley Hotel - Village Centre, State Highway 8 

t:  +64 3 680 6848 

With views to the Church of the Good Shepherd and surrounding mountains, the restaurant provides a warm and relaxed atmosphere for diners. Featuring a log burner and plenty of seating, our restaurant is warm and inviting. Come in and enjoy local cuisine prepared by our talented chefs.
From our hearty breakfast buffet in the morning through to evening dining, we can cater to the individual or a large group. We pride ourselves on providing traditional, affordable fare to satisfy the appetite. 


Rakinui Restaurant & Bar - Peppers Bluewater Resort, State Highway 8

 t: +64 3 680 7000 

If you enjoy dining on unique produce that is locally sourced, the Mackenzie Country of New Zealand is renowned for the finest meat, fish and organic produce. Rakinui Restaurant celebrates this abundance of fine fare, capturing the flavours of the region perfectly with a contemporary farm to table philosophy. The wine list carries a selection of fine New Zealand wines to complement your dining selection. Enjoy the spectacular views of Lake Tekapo in a relaxed and casual dining setting.


The Greedy Cow -  Village Centre, State Highway 8 

 t: +64 274344445 

The Greedy Cow cafe is situated in the beautiful high country township of Lake Tekapo. We have freshly made cabinet food, an extensive breakfast/lunch menu as well as hand crafted pastries made by our own inhouse pastry chef. Our very talented baristas create delicious coffees, from the award winning Hawthorne coffee, to start you off for the day. Our Greedy Team are amazing will greet you with a warm friendly smile. 


Blue Lake Eatery & Bar - Village Centre, State Highway 8

 t: +64 03 680 6677

The Blue Lake Eatery & Bar is a contemporary restaurant and bar located in the heart of the Lake Tekapo Village. They’re open seven days a week throughout all four seasons and their bar is open till late. Enjoy dinner and dessert from their varied menu plus their great pizzas are also available for takeaway. They also offer a diverse range of wine, spirits, craft beer and speciality cocktails. The craft beer menu is changing all the time and the Blue Lake is the headquarters of the Mackenzie Region’s very own Burkes Brewing Co. 


Astro Café - Mt John summit

t: 03-680 6007

 Daytime only. Hours vary depending on season. Family friendly. Lonely Planet said it’s “quite possibly one of the best locations for café”. Take in the breathtaking surrounds of our region from the summit of Mt John


Dark Sky Diner - 1 Motuariki Lane

t: 03-974 0378

Open 9am – late. Cabinet, lunch and dinner menus. Family-friendly. Located lakefront, Dark Sky Diner boasts spectacular views day and night and ticks all the boxes when it comes to food, beverages, coffee, service and location


Altitude 720 Café & Bar - 6 Lakeside Drive

t: 03-680 6550

Refuel at our onsite Altitude 720 Cafe & Bar and take in the beautiful lake and mountain views! There are a wide variety of options for everyone from gluten free to vegetarian to vegan.




"More than we expected! Quiet, clean, warm, fully furnished, especially the amazing view from the house!"

Bivouac, Iris (N.Z), September 2019