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Dine indoors by a crackling log fire 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.

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

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.

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    Wabi Sabi

    Wabi Sabi sushi restaurant in Taupō is a delight that can convert even the pickiest eaters into Japanese cuisine lovers.

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    Turangi Tavern

    Providing TAB and gaming as well as live sport and music.

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    Kissa-Kai Japanese Cafe and Restaurant

    Kissa Kai is a licensed Japanese cafe and restaurant who brings you the delicious authentic Japanese delights.

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    @Siam Thai Cafe

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

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    Element Bar

    Open 7 days a week for the best atmosphere in Taupō. Once u come party with us you will have an unforgettable night!

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    Turangi Bridge Restaurant & Bar

    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.

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    Knoll Ridge Chalet

    From New Zealand's highest dining experience, perched 2,020m above sea level on the edge of Mt Ruapehu, the view is nothing short of spectacular. This year, the journey to its alpine location has become just as breathtaking with the addition of the Sky Waka gondola, and the dining experience transformed to offer a range of exciting new dining options - from a paddock to plate buffet restaurant, à la carte style cafe to Foodtruck style dining.

    $49 - $89 Book now
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    Mangakino District Services and Citizens Club

    The "Club" as it is often referred to or the "Old Razza" Started originally as an RSA and with numbers dwindling from 500+ in its heyday to a core group over 100 it was changed to a Charter Club while still retaining RSA memorabilia.

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    Parklands Motorlodge Restaurant and Bar

    A local favorite and famous for it's welcoming ambience and service, the Parklands Motor Lodge Restaurant is popular Turangi hot spot offering a hearty menu and well stocked bar.

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    Portofino Taupō

    Welcome to Portofino Taupō. Situated in stunning Taupō, warm, stylish interior, crisp service, knowledgeable waiters and authentic Italian cuisine are all served up against the backdrop of the beautiful city centre.

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    Bistro Lago

    Dine in style in the elegant Bistro Lago. Taupo’s premium culinary destination is steered by the expertise of Executive Chef Gareth Stewart to create an unforgettable dining experience.

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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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    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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    Pub n Grub

    Situated in one of the best spots in Taupō's CBD Pub n Grub offers customers amazing lake and mountain views along with "the best pub food in town". How could you not pop in for a visit?

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    Edgewater Restaurant

    In this elegant Taupō 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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    Tokaanu Turangi RSA

    Our family restaurant serves delicious affordable meals, and tasty bar snacks. And remember to check out our Specials blackboard.

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    Pavilion Restaurant Wairakei Resort Hotel

    With a wood ceiling and an open-plan layout, the Pavilion Restaurant provides a relaxed ambience for a buffet breakfast as well as à la carte evening dining.

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    Plateau Bar & Eatery

    Located on the shores of Lake Taupō, 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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    Hydro Eatery

    With a large array of delicious cabinet food and a lunch menu, Hydro is set in the heart of Turangi just off State Highway One.

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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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