Dark Sky Diner—Your Go-to for Lake Takapō Food 

Lakefront dining at its finest. Located on the Takapō (Tekapo) lakefront, Dark Sky Diner dishes up delicious New Zealand cuisine with spectacular floor-to-ceiling views—day and night. When it comes to places to eat in Takapō, don’t miss the ambiance and flavours served up at Dark Sky Diner, 9am-9pm, Thursday to Monday.

Lakefront dining in Takapō

We believe in serving you the most delicious food and drinks with friendly, awesome service.

Sit back and relax in our modern dining space right on the Takapō lakefront. Experience the essence of New Zealand cuisine with a modern twist. Our menu offers a delightful fusion of modern Kiwi flavours and traditional Māori fare, featuring fresh kaimoana (seafood) and succulent meats, all crafted with locally sourced ingredients to celebrate the natural treasures of Aotearoa.

Join us for an unforgettable dining experience where every bite tells a story of our culinary heritage.

We can’t wait to see you. To reserve a table please call our friendly team on 03 974 0378 or email diner@darkskyproject.co.nz

Our Menu

View our delicious food and drinks menu below. 

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Beef Rib Eye

Opening Hours

Thursday to Monday || 9am - 9pm

The Dark Sky Diner is currently closed on Tuesday & Wednesday. 

For booking of groups of 10 or more people, we kindly ask that you contact our team at diner@darkskyproject.co.nz


Dark Sky Diner is located at Dark Sky Project Base on the Takapō (Tekapō) lakefront at 1 Motuariki Lane. If you take a stroll on the lakefront, you can't miss us.

Carparking is available within Takapō Village.