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Bistro Lago

) #21 of 92 Restaurants in Taupo $$$$ European, ,
80-100 Napier Road, Taupo 3379, New Zealand
+64 7-376 2319
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“lamb rump” (11 reviews)
“sorbet” (5 reviews)
“truffles” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
80-100 Napier Road, Taupo 3379, New Zealand
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11 - 20 of 431 reviews

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.More

Thank Hillsey3
Guido P, Manager at Bistro Lago, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Hillsey3, Thank you for taking time to write your recent Bistro Lago experience on Tripadvisor. I am glad to hear that we fully met your expectations in both food and service. Again, thank you for sharing and I am looking forward to welcome you...More

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....More

Thank HomeTeamTraveller
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...More

Thank Stuart S
Guido P, Manager at Bistro Lago, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Stuart S, thank you very much for sharing your review on Tripadvisor and I am sorry to hear that in this occasion we have not met your expectations. I have shared your feedback with the kitchen team in regard to the food quality as...More

Reviewed 30 March 2017

Constantly, one of the best restaurants I often visit. Best breakfast omelet in the country. The new duck featured menu is a true winner. Loved the fresh Bluff oysters (shucked on-site) . Mushroom soup with special herb bread was fabulous for a light lunch. Prawn...More

Thank Database P
Guido P, Manager at Bistro Lago, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Database P The subject says it all THANK YOU. I have shared your feedback with the full team. Again, thank you for sharing and I am looking forward to welcome you back when you will travel back to Taupo Regards Guido

Reviewed 26 March 2017

A lively, relaxed restaurant where the quality of the food and its preparation belies the setting, which I hasten to add is perfectly acceptable. In other words this is great food in a simple setting, rather than mediocre food in a 'fine dining' establishment. My...More

Thank Dedham_Traveller
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Restaurant in the Hilton Taupo, v limited menu, great staff though....lots of international students travelling & working really hard to deliver good service.More

Thank HansonTighe
Guido P, Manager at Bistro Lago, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi HansonTighe, thank you very much for posting your feedback on Tripadvisor. I am glad to hear you did find out front of the house team to he helpful and you enjoyed your time at Bistro Lago. I am looking forward to welcome you back...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Most amazing lamb I've had ever!! Melted in my mouth and flavours complimented the meat perfectly.. husband had the scorch fillet beef and perfect balance also! Fabulous service and wine to match... recommend this restaurant to foodies and wine lovers! Thanks bistro Lago for a...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Guido P, Manager at Bistro Lago, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi There, Thank you for taking time to write your recent Bistro Lago experience on Tripadvisor. I have shared your feedback with both kitchen and front of house team. Again, thank you for sharing and I am looking forward to welcome you back when you...More

Reviewed 3 March 2017

My wife and i had drinks and dinner here for our anniversary, lovely deck to sit out on in the late afternoon for a few drinks, then the dinner we had after was great, everything about visit was perfect.

Thank Reon B
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This was my third visit to Bistro Lago at The Hilton. Unlike the previous two occasions, this was very disappointing. The starter breads were tough. Although the mains were delicious, I didn't get to finish my Scotch Fillet after I found a bug in the...More

2  Thank gregwgtnz
Guido P, Manager at Bistro Lago, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi gregcotmore, thank you very much for your feedback I am sorry to hear we did not meet your expectations during your recent dining experience. I would like to apologize in regard to the poor service recieved and I have most certainly shared your concerns...More

Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We decided to stay at our hotel for dinner this evening--great decision making! Everything we ate was incredible, and the lamb rump was one of the best things I have ever eaten...ever. The staff wine recommendations were spot on. Lovely culinary experience not to be...More

Thank Allikat_10
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gogirl17
Do you have local trout on the menu?
13 January 2016|
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Response from Guido P | Property representative |
Hi St. Augustine, Sorry for the late reply. Legally we cannot have trout on the menu, I am afraid. However if you catch one, we are more than welcome to cook it for you. all we need to see if your current fishing license... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$17 - US$28
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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