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Taupo restaurants & bars

Dine indoors by a crackling log fire or enjoy a glass of wine alfresco with stunning views across the lake. Taupo boasts an extensive selection of family-friendly restaurants, lakeside bars, award-winning fine dining and vibrant eateries.

The region is at the forefront of dining with innovative menus showcasing fresh local ingredients. Enjoy locally produced Taupo beef and lamb, which has been produced in a way that verifiably preserves the water quality of Lake Taupo.

Sample mouth-watering slow cooked southern US-style meats washed down with a locally brewed craft beer at SMK Southern Meat Kitchen, or share a Mediterranean style platter with a group of friends at Vine Eatery & Bar or one of the other inviting local eateries.

For that special occasion you can't go past The Bistro, recently nominated in the top 100 New Zealand restaurants by Metro Magazine, and The Lodge at Kinloch Club where all cuisine is sourced from the private 2000ha owners estate adhering to the 'estate to plate' organic philosophy.

Restaurants & bars in Taupo

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    Plateau Bar & Eatery

    Located on the shores of Lake Taupo, Plateau Bar & Eatery is an award-winning New Zealand meeting place that serves the finest craft beers and kiwi inspired cuisine.

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    @Siam Thai Cafe

    One of Taupo's most popular Thai eateries, Siam Thai Cafe offers authentic Thai street food in a casual atmosphere.

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    Edgewater Restaurant

    In this elegant Taupo restaurant, the food is as fabulous as the views over the lake. Savour its award-winning local and international cuisine, crafted with the freshest ingredients daily.

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    The Deck

    The Deck, delivering the best vibes in Taupo! We’re the only bar in town that’ll give you panoramic views of Taupo's lake and mountains.

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    McDonald's

    I'm Lovin' it Taupo, New Zealand, has the honor of being home to the only McDonald's location that includes a decommissioned DC3 plane as part of the store.

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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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    Tejano Cantina & Fiesta Bar

    Tejano Cantina serves a mix of Mexican & Texan cuisine in central Taupo. We deliver a small but seasonably fresh menu of both traditional dishes and crowd favourites.

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    Mole and Chicken Restaurant & Bar

    Delicious, honest, fresh cuisine at Taupo's Mole & Chicken. Go where the locals go and watch sports on the big screen, enjoy a meal, have a drink and take in the breathtaking views from the deck.

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    RUST

    RUST is a licensed gourmet burger bar in Turangi town centre serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks and coffee.

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