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Waterside Restaurant & Bar

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3 Tongariro Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
11:00 - 21:00
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Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

how often do you go out in a group and at least 1 person doesn't quite get a meal up to scratch. Well this isn't that place. We ate here on Wednesday night and all got really nice meals. We had mains and puddings. The service was great and the tables were spread out enough so that you weren't too... More 

Thank Trisha444
Perth, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great position, good service from staff and lots of GF to chose from. Most restaurants only have 1 GF so very impressed with selection.

Thank Taps42
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Tasted 5 of the shared plates. All were yummy. Waitress was one of the nicest and most helpful I have ever had. Friendly efficient and helpful. Great meal. Well done to all the staff.

Thank fishingcrazy2016
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Came into waterside and was greeted by Kiriana. Very pleasant and the food was amazing with a great view. Loved the salmon

Thank Shane B
Blenheim, New Zealand
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We arrived late as a walkin, tired starving and in need of food fast! Manpreet was our fabulous waitress whom had our order and starter out within 10 Minutes, we were so grateful for the fast attentive service and our meals were excellent. Thanks Waterside for making our trip to Taupo great.

Thank Nelsonian76
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Market fish was all goods - hapuka delicious, but the fish and chips was not great. Really thick batter, tasteless chips, bad salad. Have been here before and have liked it. Not impressed this time.... my comments were dealt with professionally and with a discount - perhaps an "off night"...

Thank Simon S
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food tasted good, but serving sizes were quite small, high prices. As our food was being served, they mentioned there was a 15% added charge because today is a holiday. Note to others who have traveled here from USA....buy ketchup at store to travel with you....you get a dish with maybe a teaspoon of ketchup every time we asked for... More 

Thank JelliBellyRN
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a chicken burger, i was only born with one mouth, the mouth I have! This burger would not fit, nor could I chew through the tough antique bacon, in the end I just ate the french fries and decided never again. When I frsr asked for the menu I was told it did not serve from it until after... More 

Thank ZhouLIN
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was good from waitress. Asked for no mayonnnaise for burger but they still gave us a burger with aioli in it. My partner advised it was average, even if it had no aoili. Beef Pasta was weird. Tasted like someone had cooked a beef stew and chucked some penne in it. The pesto was bland and did not go... More 

Thank Scorchingbay
Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by for dinner after some dodgy service from a place down the road and we were not disappointed! We ordered the Waterside Platter and the Venison Meatballs as well as the suggested beers from the waitress, Kiriana. The food was beautiful and fresh but the service was really why we decided to stay. Kiriana was incredibly helpful and... More 

Thank hsummers_93

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$21
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Tongariro Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: 073786894
Serving, Lunch and Dinner you'll soon discover Waterside's reputation for great casual dining and fantastic meals to meet everybody's needs.Take in the stunning views of the lake and mountains while you enjoy being looked after by our friendly staff, try one of our creative cocktails or speciality coffees. Fantastic outdoor dining in summer, and a fireplace to keep you warm in the winter.Enjoy!!

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