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 South American-inspired food 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, 10am-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. Watch our talented team take you on a culinary journey from our open kitchen. Using classic Kiwi ingredients, our menu produces a unique culinary explosion of flavour with our South American influence.

We offer some deliciously good food using authentic South American flair and cooking techniques all served alongside service that's second to none.

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

Opening Hours

Thursday to Monday || 10am - 9pm

  • 10am - 3pm || Coffee & Light Snacks 
  • 3pm - 4:30pm   || Bar Snacks & Drinks
  • 4:30pm - 9pm   || Dinner Service

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.