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Bistro Lago

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$$$$
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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80-100 Napier Road, Taupo 3379, New Zealand
+64 7-376 2319
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Brisbane, Australia
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Gorgeous location - Lake Taupo - with a beautifully laid out restaurant. Staff were friendly and helpful, Food was spectacular. Sweet corn risotto, green chilli, crab, ginger, spring onion - the flavours worked so well and beautifully together, smooth and gentle. For mains I had Savannah eye fillet with edamame bean, almond milk gratin, feta. Delightful. Meat was cooked as... More 

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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed at the Hilton in a very wet and windy weekend so decided to stay in site all day. Husband and I had a few drinks in the bar and an antipasti platter, I think it was very nice and good value at $35, however when it arrived there was no salmon as stated in the menu, when I bought... More 

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Taupo, New Zealand
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84 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We dined at Bistro Lago for my husband's 80th birthday so it was a special treat. I would have given 5 for the food, it was beautiful. Unfortunately I would have given 3 for everything else so it averaged out at 4. The meal was expensive but beautifully and innovatively prepared, but the drinks were extortionate and served no differently... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined here while we stayed and couldn't fault the service or food.........excellent variety nd delicious flavours.................very chuffed they produced an affagato when I asked comsidering it wasn't on the menu

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Gdansk, Poland
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386 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bar in this place is very nice and proffesional, food after trying starters we decided not eat more, quality realy low. Service is very good and grat place for drink

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Taupo, New Zealand
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been here several lovely times. Twice for special Christmas dinner or lunch sittings, sometimes just for a delicious cocktail. I liove the views from the deck, the decor is pleasant and there's a nice ambiance. Staff also attentive and efficient without being smothering. Tops.

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Dayton, Ohio
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49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were guests @ the Hilton & were provided comp cocktails as Diamond members as well as the buffet breakfast next morning. Expensive but well prepared dinner & good service. Market fish & duck fat potatoes matched w/Hawks Bay wines excellent. Wonderful dining room views over the lake & mountains. Not worth a special visit, but fine if a Hilton... More 

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Timmins, Canada
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331 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying at the hotel so we ate here & were very pleased. I had a scotch steak that was to die for. Very tender & tasty steak indeed. Recommended

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great meal here. There is a great choice and a good kids menu. The service was top notch, attentive without being intrusive and everything arrived promptly. Great desserts and thoroughly enjoyable views of the lake as you have your meal.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

At the Hilton Hotel in Taupo is Bistro Lago. We always stay at the Hilton when in Taupo and make sure we have a booking here. The food quality, taste and service are all fantastic. I would recommend anyone visiting Taupo to book dinner or lunch here. You will need a reservation for dinner unless booking well in advance. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$17 - US$27
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80-100 Napier Road, Taupo 3379, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-376 2319

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?