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Where to dine after the perfect game of golf?

After an epic game of golf on the parkland and international fairways, you’re looking for an indulgent spot to be wined and dined. Luckily, the Taupō region is home to premium ingredients, stunning lakeside vistas and incredible culinary talent.

We’ve got the cream of the crop, our top picks, for an après-golf dinner below. So, sit back and indulge on the sensational views and innovative cuisine that make Taupō a golfer’s paradise and a foodie favourite.

Dixie Browns

At Dixie Browns for lunch or a late dinner, you can expect great flavour combinations, stunning lakefront scenery and a fantastic beverage menu. Experience, knowledge, pride and the freshest ingredients are why almost everything sounds so good from their flame-grilled steaks to delicate seafood.


One of the newest additions to the Taupō dining scene, select a 3 or 5-course degustation menu for a dining experience you and the group will talk about for ages. Chef Phillip Blackburn has expertly combined local, sustainable New Zealand ingredients with the latest European techniques to create dishes as beautiful as they taste. You may even be able to watch Chef Phillip work his magic.

Bistro Lago

Although part of The Hilton, Bistro Lago is a destination all its own. Modeled after the historic Terrace Hotel at Bistro Lago, the lake views can only be matched by exquisite food. There’s always room to sit in the Whiskey Lounge and enjoy craft drinks by the cozy fire before tucking in for the night.

Plateau Bar & Eatery

There is a reason that Plateau is a favourite among golfers and locals. The restaurant is casually elegant with options to sit in the formal dining seating or enjoy the award-winning bar. It is the perfect place for a post-game yarn or an entire evening of innovative and seasonal food.

The Bistro

The hospitality here is second-to-none with the Epicurean fare of Chef Jude Messenger to top it off. You can enjoy an a la carte menu like their Grilled Scotch Fillet of beef with truffle tortellini or a full degustation menu. Whatever you choose, it will be incredibly delicious!

The Brantry

The Brantry is housed in a charming character house which is the perfect setting for your group. The award-winning eatery is renowned for its remarkable celebration of New Zealand cuisine and its sophisticated wine list.

For a group or just your golfing buddy, we recommend you call and book a table in advance to these incredible restaurants.

Be sure to book in advance and tag us @lovetauponz or #lovetaupo for your decadent post-golf meal!

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