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64 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-377 2425
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“prawn bisque” (9 reviews)
“lamb” (32 reviews)
“seafood platter” (10 reviews)
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12:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
64 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

We had dined at Plateau some years back and weren't really impressed. This time we chose Plateau because it was a busy weekend in Taupo and our usual was fully booked. We were all really impressed, the meal was excellent and service was very good....More

1  Thank Tony P
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We were recommended Plateau by Jason at Sails on the Lake where we stayed, we wanted something special for my husbands birthday, the food was fantastic as was the service. This is just off the area where the main restaurants are but you shouldn't miss...More

1  Thank Fleur L
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We recently enjoyed an evening here and would really recommend this restaurant.All the dishes that our party of 10 had were delicious well presented and tasty. Professional efficient wait staff very pleasant to deal with. A wonderful evening big thanks to all staff.

1  Thank CassieLevin
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Ate off the day menu and had fish and chips. Portions were pretty small but I am a small man. Staff were very friendly. Good ambience.

Thank Benrvv
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Good menu, nice service , full bar. Locals frequent this restaurant. We were not very hungry so we would probably have chosen mains and entrees. They have several options .

Thank 280sheila
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Good location and very pleasant surroundings on a wet and windy evening. Loved the food and the reasonavle prices.

Thank Dave L
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

We, along with a friend , both operate a bed and Breakfast in Acacia Bay Taupo. We thought we would try out the Plateau as a lot of our guests ask us for recommendations of places to dine. Without a doubt, we had better than...More

Thank Barry K
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We lunched here on a nice quiet Saturday afternoon. Service was good. We both really enjoyed our meals (one fish; one lamb) and coffee. We were in and out quite quickly which is what we had hoped for.

Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We dined here on the strength of the good reviews. It was OK. Service was friendly but food was rather average. Still, not bad value for what we had. If we came again we'd choose other things from the menu.

Thank Jonothan_and_Elaine
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This place was on a very good way to receiving a 5 star rating. We had a table booked and on arrival the restaurant was only busy with 3 other tables. The front of house team was very friendly, the daily specials explained and orders...More

Thank GlobalGerbil
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Joann S
2 April 2016|
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Response from Lynda F | Reviewed this property |
From what remember there is a web site that offers 3 courses for about $32 dollars all from the same menu as normal but you must book for 6pm or 6.30 there are 2 to 4 meals available most days.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$26
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-377 2425
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Located one block from the lake, Plateau Restaurant & Bar in Lake Taupo is an award-winning New Zealand meeting place that serves the finest craft beers and kiwi inspired food. Since 2003, it has been nationally recognized by Hanz for its excellence in lamb and beef and celebrated by locals and tourists alike as showcasing the best of New Zealand wining and dining.
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