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Bistro Lago

80-100 Napier Road, Taupo 3379, New Zealand
+64 7-376 2319
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“lamb rump” (11 reviews)
“sorbet” (5 reviews)
“truffles” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
80-100 Napier Road, Taupo 3379, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

we ate here twice during our stay and we still rave about the food.first night we were trying all the starters and I must say,they did amazing job but when on the second night we tried three mains it was absolutely sensational .The salmon main...More

Thank BJBG
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had dinner on two nights, both nights were excellent and the staff friendly and attentive. We also had breakfast and there was an excellent range of food, again the staff were friendly and attentive. The restaurant is comfortable and well set out with lovely...More

Thank Dee C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must admit after booking I was a little nervous we might be in for disappointment, however, how glad are we!... we just had the most beautiful carpaccio entree, lamb main and especially chef put together dessert that we have had in quite some time! That's...More

Thank maddrose
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped for lunch with a friend today. What a beautiful setting overlooking Lake Taupo. The restaurant was warm and inviting with warm fires and cozy atmosphere. The staff were very attentive but not intrusive. the meal excellent, and the dessert platter superb. Thoroughly recommend it...More

Thank Moys G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food with outstanding views. Wonderful attentive staff and a warm inviting area to relax with a drink after dinner in front of the fire.

Thank LoveTaupo123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had several dining experiences here while staying at the Hilton hotel that the restaurant is attached to. First, it should be noted that if you are not staying at the hotel, parking in front of the hotel is somewhat limited. If you are staying...More

Thank Fzedlach
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a one night stay at the Hilton and had dinner here and it was superb. The whole dining experience was top notch. Dinner was delicious and the service was excellent. Pinot Gris wine was also perfect for me.

Thank Hillsey3
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Staying at Hilton so popped in for dinner after a very long drive. We have 3 kids and all of us were tired and hungry. Our waiter 'Dev' couldn't have been more helpful and pleasant. Food was expensive but the quality, service and experience matched....More

Thank HomeTeamTraveller
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Had been looking forward to redeeming a a Birthday gift voucher at Bistro Lager but sadly it fell well short of expectations. Instead of cream to have with the stodgy scones a chocolate moose was provided, who ever heard of that ?. The choice and...More

Thank Stuart S
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Constantly, one of the best restaurants I often visit. Best breakfast omelet in the country. The new duck featured menu is a true winner. Loved the fresh Bluff oysters (shucked on-site) . Mushroom soup with special herb bread was fabulous for a light lunch. Prawn...More

Thank Database P
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you have local trout on the menu?
13 January 2016|
Response from Guido P | Property representative |
Hi St. Augustine, Sorry for the late reply. Legally we cannot have trout on the menu, I am afraid. However if you catch one, we are more than welcome to cook it for you. all we need to see if your current fishing license... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$27
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, 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, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80-100 Napier Road, Taupo 3379, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-376 2319
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