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Turangi Bridge Bar & Restaurant

$$ - $$$, , European
4600 State Highway 1, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
+64 7-386 8804
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good41%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“lamb shank” (15 reviews)
“cheesecake” (5 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Bar, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
4600 State Highway 1, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We initially went to the Turangi pub, which was talked up, but found it very loud and unappealing, so decided try this restaurant instead. What a difference - warm , comfortable surroundings, very friendly and knowledgeable staff, and a great menu. My partner had the...More

Thank Rick M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here and would go back. Nice comfortable atmosphere. Friendly, welcoming staff and good food for a reasonable price.

Thank 239rogere
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful meal, i asked the waitress what she recommended and i went with the pork belly, i was not disappointed it was divine, the whole night was great, lovely atmosphere great service beautiful meal, will be back, thank you

Thank Maria S
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Got in the door and found ourselves to be the only patrons - it's not a busy time of year and it was Monday... We had drinks in the bar sitting in front of the fireplace which was awesome! We had a booth table in...More

Thank West_Tx_54
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Best ever steak meal and bread & butter for pudding. Have been to this restaurant a few times and always good quality and value for money.

Thank Robyn-Jane
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Spectacular food menu, prepared with care and presented beautifully. We went trout fishing during the day and brought the fish to the restaurant to have it cooked. They prepared our fish 5 different ways and each was EXCELLENT! Well done!!!

Thank Radasaurus
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We were a party of six that arrived with no prior reservation. The service was perfect and every meal very, very good. I had the best pork belly ever! Thank you very much to the wait and kitchen staff.

Thank KMBH01
BridgeMotel, Owner at Turangi Bridge Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

That's great to hear. Thanks very much for your comments.

Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

My partner and myself decided to try this restaurant last time we stayed in Turangi, we had dinner there on a Sunday night, I had the fish which was beautifully fresh as were the vegetables, just what I felt like eating, my partner had the...More

Thank Peejay3
TurangiBridge, Owner at Turangi Bridge Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2017

Thanks for taking the time to post a review. Your comments are appreciated.

Reviewed 14 May 2017

We came here this evening for an early Mothers Day dinner, we have 2 children; 5 & 2, everything was awesome. The staff and hostess were extremely accommodating and brilliant with our kids, restaurant was lovely and warm, cosy and inviting. Our meals were bought...More

Thank Shelly W
TurangiBridge, Owner at Turangi Bridge Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thanks very much for your comments and congratulations on having such well behaved and friendly children.

Reviewed 11 May 2017

The food was good with plenty to eat. The restaurant had a nice lounge by a large open fire. Plenty of parking and good service

Thank billienp
TurangiBridge, Owner at Turangi Bridge Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thanks very much. We're glad you enjoyed yourselves.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4600 State Highway 1, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Turangi
  • Phone Number: +64 7-386 8804
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The Turangi Bridge Bar and Restaurant offers a stylish and welcoming atmosphere for sampling mouth-watering New Zealand cuisine. A Turangi icon since 1931, our restaurant has a genuine history and ambience unlike anywhere else. The large open fire makes it the perfect spot for a cosy, lodge-style winter dinner. Or in summer, you can sit on the deck to enjoy a glass of wine and a view of the Tongariro river and New Zealand landscape. The restaurant is also available for hire as your New Zealand wedding venue, conference venue or function room. We can cater to groups of different sizes with our buffet or a la carte options - please talk to us about what you need and we'll make sure you and your guests have a memorable evening. Please take a look at our seasonal menu - we have something to suit everyone's needs or budget.
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