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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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    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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    Beach 243

    Beach 243 is a casual Taupo dining experience that's right on the lake with alfresco sitting options - perfect for savouring family favourites in the pleasant summer's breeze.

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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 Affair

    Taupo’s finest Indian dining experience. Discover our diverse mix of traditional and modern Indian cuisine combined with friendly service.

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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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    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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    Lakeland House Restaurant

    Near Tokaanu, right on the lake’s edge at the southern end, you’ll find excellent food, service and atmosphere at Lakeland House at Braxmere.

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    Lake Bistro

    Enjoy delicious bistro inspired gastro pub food in a relaxed atmosphere overlooking beautiful Lake Taupo.

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    Wabi Sabi

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

  • Cafes

    Knoll Ridge Chalet - Whakapapa

    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.

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