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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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    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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    No 1 China Restaurant

    No 1 China Restaurant serves authentic Chinese cuisine cooked by Chinese chefs in the heart of Taupo.

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

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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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    Finn MacCuhals Irish Pub

    We are a traditional Irish pub offering fine restaurant food and the best nightlife activity in Taupō, NZ. Sun drenched deck, big screens, gaming room, pool tables, fine cuisine, top NZ bands, live DJ, PLUS an unprecedented selection of beverages to quench even the most dry & thirsty traveller.

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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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