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Lakeland House Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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88 Waihi Road | Little Waihi, Tokaanu, Turangi, New Zealand
+64 7-386 6449
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Feilding, New Zealand
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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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46 reviews
24 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
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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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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

I was taken to this restaurant or my Birthday lunch during the Anzac long weekend and had a great time, with four families with two children each the grass area out the front allowed the children to enjoy the lake edge. I enjoyed the rack of lamb which was generous in size and very good. High recommended.

Thank Philip W
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

We arrived intending to buy a couple of entrees and drink water ... should have known better! The Menu was far more tempting than we had planned for. And our steaks really did go well with the Hawkes Bay Cabernet! I would have made this four stars - we do like our steak sizzling hot and these were only warm-... More 

Thank dalfamnest
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

What a place ! Highly recommend the food is to die for .l was boring had a pizza it's one of the best pizza s I've ever had and I've had a few .The seafood taster my wife's eyes popped out of her head fantastic all the food is fantastic great value for money .A good choice of wines coffee... More 

Thank Pal0288
Istanbul, Turkey
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed a tasty delicious top chef meal amongst the beautiful setting of natural bush and Lake TAUPO slapping at your toes. In summer you are able to swim but in winter it is too cold but the lake looks beautiful. A lovely spot for a family reunion to toss a ball around and have a picnic with tasty platters... More 

Thank 57happy
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, United States
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

Very good menu that varies with availability. Bluff Oysters were in and delicious as was the perfectly prepared medium rar rack of lamb.

Thank jim577
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

This restaurant was recommended to us by our accom. host - we had no first hand info on the area. Every aspect of the evening and the meal was exceptional. The service very professional, but also able to be friendly. The menu very appealing , decisions were hard, and the food we chose was very very good. Definitely the best... More 

Thank julie g

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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
Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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?