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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.

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    Tokyo Sushi

    Delicious fresh sushi and hot food served in Taupō.

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    Best Kebabs

    For great kebabs and other delights, you can't go past Best Kebabs.

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    Turangi Tavern

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

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    The Brantry

    The Brantry is constantly at the forefront of Taupo’s dining experience and a recent stylish refurbishment in the original 1950s town house offers a variety of dining experiences.

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    Waterside Restaurant & Bar

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

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    The Bistro

    The Bistro is an award winning Taupo eatery producing simple contemporary New Zealand food with the freshest regional ingredients.

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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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    Sushi Paradise

    Authentic licensed Japanese sushi restaurant. Serving fresh sushi rolls and hot Japanese food!

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    Tongariro Lodge restaurant

    Enjoy a warm and unique fishing lodge and après ski atmosphere, with roaring fires in stone fireplaces, comfortable lounges and friendly staff waiting.

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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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