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Beach Brasserie

$$ - $$$
European, French, New Zealand
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243 Lake Terrace | Millennium Hotel and Resort, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 5341
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Auckland, New Zealand
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We came to Taupo over Easter and because we were staying nearby we went to the restaurant here one evening. It was quite busy, which we thought was a good sign, but I'm assuming they were all tourists like us, because although the food was okay it wasn't worth the prices. We were seated straight away and offered water. The... More 

Thank SarahfromAKL
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Decided to drive from Hamilton to Taupo for lunch on Easter Weekend...saw that Beach Brasserie was on our Entertainment Card so gave it a try..seated by the window...amazing view of lake...hubby ordered the steak sandwich and myself the Taupo beef burger with fries..they were "wow" full of flavour and so fresh and very fulling...best of both we've tried over the... More 

Thank Sandy P
San Diego, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Ate at the millennium restaurant. Food appalling. Setting gorgeous service ok. Took 1 hour for food to arrive at table. Kitchen problem The fish soup was made with a can of hienz tomato soup wth a couple of prawns. The slow roasted duck had deep fried skin.

2 Thank Bruce L
Wellington, New Zealand
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540 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a relaxing lunch sitting outdoors overlooking the beautiful lake. The staff were helpful and friendly. The fish of the day was Snapper and it was fresh and was served with chips and fresh micogreens and amazing preserved lemons which were delicious. The bacon sandwich was also great. Unfortunately after taking our coffee order the waiter returned to inform... More 

Thank Alipa50
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

This is one of my favourite places to eat when Taupo is overrun by visitors - it also has one of the best unimpeded views in town! Known as Beach 243 it is a great "go to" for lunch if you want to gaze at the lake. It is often all but deserted, possibly because most people think it will... More 

1 Thank Mary M
Taupo, New Zealand
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Lunch for an anniversary with a good friend. Asked for a table by the fire ( adjacent to the dinning room ) with a great view of the lake. Arrived to find the table arranged and the fire looking very inviting on a cold afternoon. Asked to move the table a little and nothing too much trouble. Service was good... More 

Thank TimN451
Hastings, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Good choice of food. Large portions well cooked. Food came fairly quickly. Good drinks and friendly staff.

Thank ajks1
Taupo, New Zealand
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

the buffet version of the Edgewater restaurant in Manuels hotel that is normally available only at lunchtime, except during the holidays. We were well looked after by waiting staff, several of whom had served us on New Year's eve, who took our orders for our choice of meat / fish, but left diners to help themselves to a variety of... More 

Thank Bushaby
Auckland, New Zealand
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016

Keeping in line with the rest of the Hotel, this Cafe provided good service along with good menu and quality food. Lovely position right on lake edge and quiet away from traffic

Thank LorRog
OzzieTaupo, General Manager at Beach Brasserie, responded to this review

Dear LorRog - I am pleased you enjoyed a casual meal in the Beach This new menu started last month and is proving to be extremely popular for the all day options as you say in such lovely peaceful surroundings with the fabulous views. Best regards Diane More 

Hastings, New Zealand
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5 reviews
Reviewed 19 September 2015

One of the few truly lake-side dining venues in Taupo. Out side seating for lunch or dinner in the summer offers great views of the lake. Food is good without being " great ".... but the setting, helpful staff, decent wine list make this place worth a visit. Especially if the weather is benign enough for outdoor dining.

Thank grantp58

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Restaurant Details

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European, French, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 243 Lake Terrace | Millennium Hotel and Resort, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 5341
ALL DAY DINING - Fabulous lake edge location with views of lake mountains and town. Menu features export quality fresh NZ produce with a popular grill section and make your own salad. Casual relaxed ambience from the bar into the restaurant, this is a long time favourite with something to please all tastes including special childrens menu.Open breakfast lunch dinner and in between coffee and teas.

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