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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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    Lakehouse

    Lakehouse Taupo as a table service restaurant we specialise in stone grill meals and gourmet dishes with an extensive range of Wine and Craft beer.

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    Hare and Copper Eatery and Bar

    Hare and Copper offer a great range of food and beverages people can enjoy in a beautiful setting, with exceptional customer service to ensure they have a truly memorable experience.

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    Dixie Browns

    Located on the shores of Lake Taupo, the largest fresh water lake in the southern hemisphere; enjoy views of Mt Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngauruhoe while dining on Dixie Browns extensive menu.

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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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    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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    @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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    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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    Two Mile Bay Sailing Club

    This licensed cafe and bar sits right over the lake; in fact the cafe sits over the water itself with panoramic views across the lake. It's a nice place to relax with a coffee, wood fired pizza or even a drink.

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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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    The Steak House

    The Steak House Taupo welcomes tourists, families, couples, corporate groups and local residents alike.

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