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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.
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.
"The Club" as it is often referred to or the "Old Razza" Started originally as an RSA and with numbers dwindling from 500+ in its heyday to a core group over 100 it was changed to a Charter Club while still retaining RSA memorabilia.
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.