Dining in

Lake TEkapo

Lake Tekapo township provides excellent dining opportunities with cuisine to suit all tastes, including Japanese, Chinese, Korean, European, and local New Zealand cuisine to the highest standards.

Astro Café

Mt John, Godley Peaks Rd, Lake Tekapo

Experience the stunning ethereal view for yourself from this unique glass walled and roofed establishment that sits 300m above the turquoise waters of Lake Tekapo. It comes highly recommended as a must-do on your travels through the Mackenzie District.

t:  +64 3 680 6960

e:  info@earthandsky.co.nz

w:  earthandsky.co.nz

fb: facebook.com/astrocafenz

Kohan Japanese Restaurant

6 Rapuwai Lane, Lake Tekapo

With stunning lake views, Kohan has been in Tekapo for over 20 years. It’s 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. You can enjoy Japanese sushi, sashimi, tempura and delectable homemade desserts. Treat yourself to a memorable and sophisticated culinary experience which will not leave you out of pocket. Bookings recommended.


t: +64 3 680 6688

w: kohannz.com

Mackenzies Café Bar & Grill

Village Centre, State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo

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.

Rakinui Restaurant & Bar

Peppers Bluewater Resort, State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo

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.


t: +64 3 680 7000

w: peppers.co.nz/bluewater/dining/

Reflections Café and Restaurant - Currently Closed

Village Centre, State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo

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. 


t: +64 3 680 6234

w: reflectionsrestaurant.co.nz

Ramen Tekapo

Village Centre, State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo

Japanesse and Thai cusine

The Godley Hotel

Village Centre, State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo

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.

​t:  +64 3 680 6848

e: .info@tekapo.co.nz

w:  tekapo.co.nz

Blue Lake Eatery & Bar

Village Centre, State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo

Great food, relaxed atmosphere, open fires, craft beer on tap. Our bar serves a range of NZ wines, funky cocktails and boutique beers to suit locals and tourist alike. The bar area is an ideal venue for events up to 60 people, just call or email us for detail.

Our courtyard surround is a modern area to sit with an open fireplace roaring and to look up at the wonderful Tekapo night sky, while enjoying a pizza and good NZ wine!

Our Dog Friday

Village Centre, State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo

5 Motuariki Lane

Lake Tekapo

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