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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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    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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    The Ruapehu Restaurant

    Superior dining and delicious Pacific Rim cuisine await at the Ruapehu Room, Chateau Tongariro’s renowned restaurant.

  • Takeaways & bakeries

    Best Kebabs

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

  • Cafes

    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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    Rangitaiki Tavern

    Rangitaiki Tavern offers accommodation cabins, caravan sites, tent sites and camper van sites, toilets, cafe and restaurant & are enrolee to the bus stop.

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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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    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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    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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    Valentino's Ristorante Italiano

    We are the only licensed Italian restaurant in Turangi and have been in operation since 1990.

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