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Bistro Lago

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European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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80-100 Napier Road, Taupo 3379, New Zealand
+64 7-376 2319
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Paihia, New Zealand
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were 'shouted' dinner at this restaurant - never been before even though we live in the area - well, we were blown away. The food was absolutely stunning as was the service.

Thank 106emt
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we ate here twice during our stay and we still rave about the food.first night we were trying all the starters and I must say,they did amazing job but when on the second night we tried three mains it was absolutely sensational .The salmon main was perfect ,crispy skin ,lot of flavor ,the eye fillet was cooked to perfection too... More 

Thank BJBG
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner on two nights, both nights were excellent and the staff friendly and attentive. We also had breakfast and there was an excellent range of food, again the staff were friendly and attentive. The restaurant is comfortable and well set out with lovely warm fires going in the evening.

Thank Dee C
Puhoi, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must admit after booking I was a little nervous we might be in for disappointment, however, how glad are we!... we just had the most beautiful carpaccio entree, lamb main and especially chef put together dessert that we have had in quite some time! That's not to mention the lovely staff and the fact that I am dairy intolerant and... More 

Thank maddrose
Hastings, New Zealand
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped for lunch with a friend today. What a beautiful setting overlooking Lake Taupo. The restaurant was warm and inviting with warm fires and cozy atmosphere. The staff were very attentive but not intrusive. the meal excellent, and the dessert platter superb. Thoroughly recommend it if you want a superior meal in superior surroundings. Thanks to all concerned.

Thank Moys G
Taupo, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food with outstanding views. Wonderful attentive staff and a warm inviting area to relax with a drink after dinner in front of the fire.

Thank LoveTaupo123
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291 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had several dining experiences here while staying at the Hilton hotel that the restaurant is attached to. First, it should be noted that if you are not staying at the hotel, parking in front of the hotel is somewhat limited. If you are staying at the hotel, then obviously this is a very convenient option. For dinner, I had... More 

Thank Fzedlach
Wellington, New Zealand
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017

We had a one night stay at the Hilton and had dinner here and it was superb. The whole dining experience was top notch. Dinner was delicious and the service was excellent. Pinot Gris wine was also perfect for me.

Thank Hillsey3
New South Wales, Australia
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Staying at Hilton so popped in for dinner after a very long drive. We have 3 kids and all of us were tired and hungry. Our waiter 'Dev' couldn't have been more helpful and pleasant. Food was expensive but the quality, service and experience matched. A gorgeous meal and a beautiful location. More of a romantic type of setting rather... More 

Thank HomeTeamTraveller
Taupo, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Had been looking forward to redeeming a a Birthday gift voucher at Bistro Lager but sadly it fell well short of expectations. Instead of cream to have with the stodgy scones a chocolate moose was provided, who ever heard of that ?. The choice and quantity of pastries left a lot to be desired compared with other High Tea venues... More 

Thank Stuart S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$27
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80-100 Napier Road, Taupo 3379, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-376 2319

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?