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Lakeland House Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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88 Waihi Road | Little Waihi, Tokaanu, Turangi, New Zealand
+64 7-386 6449
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Cambridge, New Zealand
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

We had both lunch and dinner at this restaurant and both times sat at tables with stunning views out over Lake Taupo. Great menu to choose from and a fab wine list as well. Staff were great and the food tasty. We will return!!

Thank megm956
Whangarei, New Zealand
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Great breakfast (but for me a bit too large) Unfortunately power was out so missed out on the morning coffee. Definite positive being next door to Braxmere Lodge where we had stayed.

Thank Diharry
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

As always we were very happy with our experience here. The staff are very friends and attentive. The food is beautiful - always. Great seafood chowder. Overlooking the lake the views are stunning. One of our favourite places. Highly recommend.

Thank Elanor7
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Decided to meet friends halfway and catchup for lunch. We had 3 families and 11 children. The food was briliant, service was great and friendly. Lovely view to go with it. Kids menu particulary a good feature!

Thank NannyMcPhee70
New Zealand
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

As locals, we feel totally blessed to have Lakeland House just down the road. There is a sort of code 'lovely day isn't it?' which prompts us to join with friends for lunch at Lakeland. Delicious food, wonderful service and a location that makes all our visitors from overseas green with envy. Even in mid-winter on a sunny day, the... More 

Thank Lizzienz
Auckland, New Zealand
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Called in while travelling south to Masterton for a bowl of soup and got a really good seafood chowder packed with seafood and beautifully presented. Fabulous views from the restaurant. Will definitely return.

Thank Jeremy G
Feilding, New Zealand
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

This is a must visit in New Zealand, especially on a good day. Good menu choice and well presented and tasty food, with good wine choice as well. Friendly staff makes this a pleasant dining experience.

Thank Bernard L
Kingston, Canada
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97 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

In 5 weeks of travel in NZ and Australia, we had our best meal at Lakeland House. The owner of the B&B where we stayed recommended the restaurant for us, and glad she did. A little tricky to find in the dark - our GPS took us to a spot where there was literally nothing on either side of the... More 

Thank KingstonTravellers
Hamilton, New Zealand
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

This is a very special place to be enjoyed over a long lunch! We turned up in a group of 10 people with no reservation and it was not a problem at all! Extensive food and wine menu, we highly recommend the seafood chowder and seafood pizza. Will be back for sure

Thank Kindycow
Taumarunui, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

We booked a table for 1pm, got there just in time after desending the scenic SH41...offering stunning views over Lake Taupo...it looks like a interior sea... We spent about 2 hours relaxing and dining..at lunch time ?!? Excellent presentation of the food and even better tasting starters followed by venison and angus fillet steak...a glass of NZ wine and dessert... More 

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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, 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
View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Waihi Road | Little Waihi, Tokaanu, Turangi, 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?