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Lakeland House Restaurant

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88 Waihi Road | Little Waihi, Tokaanu, Turangi 3381, New Zealand
+64 7-386 6449
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We each had the venison - all four of us - after enjoying a lovely starter each - OMG Awesome! A bit on the large meal side - we missed having our dog to take home the leftovers to, but wow, what taste!!! And let's not overlook the delightful tranquility of drinks beside the lake before going inside to our... More 

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were very impressed with the Lakeland house restaurant. The staff were very friendly and the chef was brilliant. My husband had the seafood chowder and he is a fisher person so he knows seafood and he said it was the best he has ever tasted. This includes restaurants in Canada, Europe, Aus, so that's something. The meals are very... More 

Thank BrisbaneCazza
Umina Beach, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited to for lunch what a great time we had. It is not just about the view but the atmosphere, the food and staff. We would return tomorrow if we could.

Thank Bobbieuk2014
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner at the restaurant while staying at the Braxmere Apartments next door. Lakeland House offers New Zealand fare with several international influences. Food and drinks were great (make sure you try the Three Wise Bird cider). Wait staff was great, too. Only criticism is that the portions were unexpectedly huge. Wished we would have received some guidance when we... More 

Thank TheHolliheimers
Zurs, Austria
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Wonderful Lunch at a wonderful Place! Recommended by Susan Dalby from Wharewaka Lodge Taupo! A must after a visit in the Tongariro National Park....good price/value!

Thank Thomas K
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Great service lovely friendly waitress. Had heard of friends who had been here and not had a good meal but everyone in our party enjoyed there meals the curried mussel chowder was divine, and enjoyed a lovely local wine. It is a gorgeous setting shame you not open earlier in the afternoon\evening.

Thank janed632016
Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

I was disappointed to find very few vegetarian options for lunch. I had to settle for tomato soup on a hot day. The only suggestion by the waitress was they remove meat from the other dishes listed. In this age I find this unacceptable as other restaurants in tourist areas cater for vegetarians well.

Thank PaulHB4451YS
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Superb location to spend a relaxed hour or two. Pleasant service and good menu Proposing to revisit for an evening Meal

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

After raving reviews from locals and trip advisor we were extremely let down by this restaurant and their staff. The restaurant itself has dated fitout but is in a truly beautiful location. Some of the food was delicious. Positives: - Location, can't fault it - Seafood Entree was amazing (see photo) Negatives: - 1 of the 4 entrees was bought... More 

Thank Jessica B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Splendid setting on the shores of Lake Taupo. Always a must when friends visit us in Taupo. A scenic drive down the Lake side then through Turangi to Waihi. Super choice of food, the sharing plates are a favourite. Very popular so booking a must at holiday periods but great staff who will make an effort to squeeze you in.

Thank Barry W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Waihi Road | Little Waihi, Tokaanu, Turangi 3381, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Turangi
  • Phone Number: +64 7-386 6449

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