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The Bistro

) #4 of 93 Restaurants in Taupo $$ - $$$ European, , Vegetarian Friendly
17 Tamamutu Street | Taupo Central, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-377 3111
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pork belly” (95 reviews)
“calamari” (68 reviews)
“terrine” (13 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
17 Tamamutu Street | Taupo Central, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Bistro was recommended to us & we were not disappointed. The service was fast, friendly and the food was impeccable, it really exceeded our expectations. We were able to secure a reservation easily the day before our visit although I can now see why...More

Thank jennywE9720XF
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited the Bistro after a recommendation from the lady at our AirBnB we were staying in. We were not disappointed. The food was really tasty and our waitress was very friendly and attentive. We had a lovely evening here, thank you. Well worth a...More

Thank Samantha S
Reviewed 1 week ago

food was delicious and presented well. Had to wait a bit for a late guest and we were given complimentary nibbles. drinks were well priced and atmosphere perfect

Thank ShonaSharp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I looked on trip advisor to shout out another dinner experience, the reviews said it was good so, we thought we should give it ago. Locating the restaurant was easy! We didn't realise we had been walking past the place for years, was close to...More

Thank La Toya S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Both our meals were superb. I had the sous vide calamari which was melt in the mouth tender and tasty while my partner had the delicious kumara soup with pear and vanilla foam. We both ordered the eye fillet for mains and they were very...More

Thank AucklandShar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely dinner enjoyed here, the waitresses were both lovely which made it even better. The calamari, simply amazing! The pork belly and duck main dishes were beautiful and big size portions! Lovely drinks list and yummy coctails! Would recommend and would return again.

Thank Kahnsara
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dined here on the recommendation of local friends. Beautiful food and wonderful service. Highly recommend this restaurant. Great wine list too.

Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the steak it was cooked to perfection and the Parmesan dumplings were delicious. My husband had the pork belly it had crispy crackling and the red pickled cabbage was delicious. We both enjoyed the chocolate dessert!

Thank Sue T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Two of us dined here on Saturday night. The mains were a perfect size so we could still enjoy dessert. Both the pork belly and the fish were delicious. Highly recommend the butterscotch pudding and the chocolate dessert was also yum. Other reviewers have mentioned...More

Thank haysteed
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

l went here with the family last week, the service was great but. it has very small menu with not to many options and nothing vegetarian. hubby did not eat his meat because it was very raw, still bleeding. the kind of place where you...More

Thank Lisa J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Tamamutu Street | Taupo Central, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-377 3111
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The Bistro is a small family owned restaurant focused on simple clean flavours and honest tasty food from fresh local produce, all in a relaxed causal setting to provide our guests with moments that last a life time.
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