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The Lakeland Bar & Brasserie

$$ - $$$
New Zealand, French, Bar, European, Pub
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282 Lake Terrace, Taupo 2730, New Zealand
+64 7-378 3893
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Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Met up with friends and family there....it was great having a relaxed atmosphere for a few drinks and some great food! Recommend.

Thank RaewynClark
Hastings, New Zealand
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203 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Had a nice meal out in a lovely bar. Relaxing with good facilities and very good helpful efficient service. Reasonably priced and beautiful views

Thank leoniehastings
Hamilton, New Zealand
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109 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately we tried to dine here as we were a guest of the hotel but were told the restaurant was fully booked (8pm Sat night on a weekend with event on, so understandable). However, we asked to have food prepared and we would eat In our room as other guests had done, but when the chef was asked he said... More 

Thank Shellie M
Hamilton, New Zealand
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105 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

The menu is limited and basic, however should caters to most requirements, The meal I had was tasty and a good size, however the steak had a large portion of grissle and I felt the prices of the meals on the high side for the quality.

Thank Steve G
Stretton-On-Dunsmore, United Kingdom
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199 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We came here in early Nov and towards the endof a 5 week holiday decided to meet upo with friends from Napier here. Had lunch then returned in eveing for a drink. This must say something! Exception range of beers food good but they closed too darned early for us at 9:30 as all others had gone which was a... More 

Thank Baldbutsexy
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We were staying at a different hotel and walked to this restaurant for a meal. Didn't have a booking, but were able to get a table for two. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Usual menu of steak, lamb, chicken and fish. No real standout dishes, but pleasant food and nice wine.

Thank Debra D
Taupo, New Zealand
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82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

It was a lovely meal ,in a warm environment,with good service, attentive but not intrusive. The food was a hearty portion , yummy flavours.

Thank Kiwisaupo
Wellington, New Zealand
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016

Small but nice rooms. I didn't dine here but the bar staff are great and the view is too. Friendly staff.

Thank nigeltrewhitt
Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 March 2016

We ate here three nights in a row because we were staying at the hotel and partly because it was the Easter break and you could not guarantee a seat in one of the lakefront restaurants if you had not booked in advanced. However what we found was good food, attentive service and the ability to talk without shouting over... More 

Thank Karen H
Auckland, New Zealand
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42 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Had dinner here will staying a night in the hotel was convenient and easy. Food was good Richard our host was great no complaints just good honest food. Nice view of the sunset

Thank shp1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
New Zealand, French, Bar, European, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 282 Lake Terrace, Taupo 2730, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 3893

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