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Taupō restaurants & bars

When you dine with us right in the heart of this place, you taste the premium ingredients, are in awe of the magnificent landscapes and enjoy the culinary creativity of the local talent. Dine indoors by a crackling log fire in the winter or enjoy a glass of wine alfresco with stunning views across the lake. 

Taupō boasts an extensive selection of family-friendly restaurants, lakeside bars, award-winning fine dining and vibrant eateries that continue to grow each year.

Family-friendly does mean you miss out on tasty food and the amazing scenery that the Taupō region is known for. The wide range of family-friendly restaurants like Dixie Browns ensure everyone enjoys a delicious meal accompanied by incredible lakefront outlooks. At Two Mile Bay Sailing Club, you and your family cannot get any closer to the shores of Lake Taupō. Right on Lake Taupō, you can enjoy some of the best wood-fired pizzas & beautiful lake views while the children enjoy a swim.

It's no surprise that the region is at the forefront of fine dining with innovative menus showcasing fresh local ingredients, contemporary culinary techniques, and craft drink offerings. Vine Eatery & Bar is a favourite for both locals and visitors, boasting a fusion of Mediterranean tapas and New Zealand fine dining paired with their cozy ambiance and carefully curated drink list.

The elegant Plateau Bar & Eatery ensures each plate reflects seasonal offerings and contemporary cuisine. The Brantry Eatery is a staple in the Taupō dining scene, situated in a refurbished home with a fresh menu and captivating art gallery.

A testament to the Taupō dining scene is its newest addition, Embra, offering a degustation menu and exquisite hospitality that rivals Michelin-star restaurants abroad. The sustainably sourced ingredients and the latest European cooking techniques are sure to be a dining experience that you will talk about for ages.

So, sit back and enjoy the glorious views and the indulgent cuisine that make Taupō a foody favourite.

Restaurants & bars in the Taupō region

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    Jimmy Coops Lakehouse

    Looking for a new spot for a long overdue catch up with friends? Jimmy Coops, Taupo’s newest craft beer and burger bar, has everything you need.

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    Malabar Beyond India

    Modern Indian fusion cuisine in the heart of Taupo – a taste experience so different and flavourful you will not forget!

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    Waterside Restaurant & Bar

    Welcome to the Waterside Restaurant & Bar, one of the top Taupo restaurants. Join us for a wonderful lunch or a fabulous value priced dinner.

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    The Steak House

    The Steak House Taupo welcomes tourists, families, couples, corporate groups and local residents alike.

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    Incredible India

    Incredible India Restaurant started with a determined vision of capturing the flavors, colors, and hospitality of the exquisite tradition and diverse culture that makes India.

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    Valentino's Ristorante Italiano

    We are the only licensed Italian restaurant in Turangi and have been in operation since 1990.

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    Finn's Gastro Pub & Beer Garden

    We are a traditional Irish pub offering fine restaurant food and the best nightlife activity in Taupo, New Zealand.

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    Taupo Cosmopolitan Club

    Located near the largest of New Zealands lakes, the Taupo Cosmopolitan Club has over 7700 members.

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    Riverside Restaurant - Huka Prawn Park

    Sit back beside the open fire, or dine alfresco on the banks of the Waikato River and treat yourself to a mouth-watering selection of food.

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    Indian Delights

    We welcome you all to Indian Delight for a wonderful dine-in experience of Indian Cuisine with a wonderful lakeside view.

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