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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.

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    Osteria Taupo

    The Osteria group is a family-run restaurant group, with several locations throughout New Zealand including Matamata, Mount Maunganui, Taupo & Ohakune.

  • Wineries

    Crafty TROUT Brewery

    Explore and discover craft beer and cider using Alpine Volcanic water. Tours of the first fully automated brewing system in the world. A perfect indoor activity away from the weather.

    $30
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    SMK Southern Meat Kitchen

    Southern Meat Kitchen on Tuwharetoa street is Taupo’s funkiest BBQ concept restaurant. With a unique wood smoker imported from America they produce mouth watering meals with an emphasis on low ’n’ slow meats.

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    Cobb & Co.

    Welcome to New Zealand's original restaurant and saloon. A friendly environment and warm charm that is uniquely kiwi.

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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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    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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    Muckys Backyard Bar & Eatery

    Muckys Backyard Bar in Mangakino offers a private function venue and casual bar and dining over summer.

  • Cafes

    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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    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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    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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