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The Lakeland Bar & Brasserie

$$ - $$$
New Zealand, French, Bar, European, Pub
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282 Lake Terrace, Taupo 2730, New Zealand
+64 7-378 3893
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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103 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately we tried to dine here as we were a guest of the hotel but were told the restaurant was fully booked (8pm Sat night on a weekend with event on, so understandable). However, we asked to have food prepared and we would eat In our room as other guests had done, but when the chef was asked he said... More 

Thank Shellie M
Hamilton, New Zealand
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104 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

The menu is limited and basic, however should caters to most requirements, The meal I had was tasty and a good size, however the steak had a large portion of grissle and I felt the prices of the meals on the high side for the quality.

Thank Steve G
Stretton-On-Dunsmore, United Kingdom
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192 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We came here in early Nov and towards the endof a 5 week holiday decided to meet upo with friends from Napier here. Had lunch then returned in eveing for a drink. This must say something! Exception range of beers food good but they closed too darned early for us at 9:30 as all others had gone which was a... More 

Thank Baldbutsexy
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We were staying at a different hotel and walked to this restaurant for a meal. Didn't have a booking, but were able to get a table for two. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Usual menu of steak, lamb, chicken and fish. No real standout dishes, but pleasant food and nice wine.

Thank Debra D
Taupo, New Zealand
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77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

It was a lovely meal ,in a warm environment,with good service, attentive but not intrusive. The food was a hearty portion , yummy flavours.

Thank Kiwisaupo
Wellington, New Zealand
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Small but nice rooms. I didn't dine here but the bar staff are great and the view is too. Friendly staff.

Thank nigeltrewhitt
Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

We ate here three nights in a row because we were staying at the hotel and partly because it was the Easter break and you could not guarantee a seat in one of the lakefront restaurants if you had not booked in advanced. However what we found was good food, attentive service and the ability to talk without shouting over... More 

Thank Karen H
Auckland, New Zealand
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41 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

Had dinner here will staying a night in the hotel was convenient and easy. Food was good Richard our host was great no complaints just good honest food. Nice view of the sunset

Thank shp1
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

Ok, let's straighten out a few things about this place. First of all, it is NOT a French restaurant. It has the usual continental courses offered: steak, chicken, fish, lamb. It's good, but not French. Then, you need to know that it is the restaurant attached to the Libby if the Lakeland Resort. The sign for the resort out in... More 

Thank suragolda
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86 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

We had dinner here while staying one night. I had the shrimp cocktail, the stuffed chicken & ice cream sundae. My two daughters shared the herb & garlic cheesy bread, one had the kids chicken nuggets, the other had lamb shanks & chocolate mousse mudcake. It was all very yummy, the stuffed chicken was so moist unlike the stuffed chicken... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
New Zealand, French, Bar, European, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 282 Lake Terrace, Taupo 2730, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 3893

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