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Bistro Lago

$$$$European, ,
80-100 Napier Road, Taupo 3379, New Zealand
+64 21 518 402
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good23%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“lamb rump” (12 reviews)
“sorbet” (5 reviews)
“bread” (16 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
80-100 Napier Road, Taupo 3379, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This experience was very disappointing as they advertised "A Xmas High Tea" and all we got was dry sandwiches, scones that felt like they had been frozen and defrosted making them very dry and crumbly plus gingerbread that was soft and a horrible chocolate -...More

Thank marieannmcintosh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They had Terakihi as there fish and chips, which was fresh and local, plenty of it, there was no way you were going to walk away hungry, the wine selection was great as well

Thank Ian L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the hilton for two nights, our plan was to have brekkie in one day out in taupo the next.. Well after brekkie the first morning and after tasting the coffee we ordered, we decided we would go back the next day. We...More

Thank Richard - M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Good menu and variety and we enjoyed the dishes we chose.Would recommend this restaurant.An extensive wine list gave us plenty of choice.

Thank Patti C
Reviewed 27 October 2017

I went along with 8 guests from India to have breakfast last week in Bistro Lago. It was amazing. I am really happy with it. It would be much appreciated if more cooked variety items available for the Buffet breakfast. Also fresh juice is lacking...More

Thank Roy V
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We had high hopes for this restaurant as it is opened by one of NZ’s top chef. The restaurant was empty when we went at 2pm - that should have been a sign for us to turn the other way!!! Food was mediocre. We ordered...More

Thank ladolcevita112
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

The original part of the building from 1889 "the Terraces Hotel" is beautiful. The food is equally beautiful and both mains were best in class for us. The restaurant is warm and welcoming, having a window seat allowed us to look at the lake and...More

Thank GaryandLesleyTravel
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We had booked at the Hilton and decided to go to dinner at their restaurant. So glad that we did. It was just lovely, the atmosphere, the staff, the whole package. The weather was a little cloudy but on a clear day the views would...More

Thank OrangesnLemons
Reviewed 11 September 2017

As we’d had a substantial breakfast we didn’t feel like lunch so we decided to opt for a high tea at this restaurant. When we arrived and enquired we were told that it wasn't available, so we selected from the lunch menu opting for Cloudy...More

Thank Int_Academic
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Thought we were going somewhere really special in Taupo for an anniversary dinner. The service was so shocking we ended up walking out. It took almost half an hour for someone to ask us if we would like to order any breads or entree. No...More

1  Thank brittanyg62
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Questions & Answers
13 January 2016|
Response from Guido P | Property representative |
Hi St. Augustine, Sorry for the late reply. Legally we cannot have trout on the menu, I am afraid. However if you catch one, we are more than welcome to cook it for you. all we need to see if your current fishing license... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$27
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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 21 518 402
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