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Tongariro Lodge Restaurant

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European, New Zealand
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83 Grace Road | Just off State Highway 1 North of Turangi., Turangi 3382, New Zealand
+64 7-386 7946
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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Thank you for the fantastic personal service you gave each and everyone of us during our family weekend. A group of over 50 ranging in age from 2 months to over 60 years were treated to a superb weekend with beautiful meals, fantastic service and idyllic surroundings. Nothing was a problem to the staff and the chefs made sure all... More 

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Thank Nikki M
managertongariro, General Manager at Tongariro Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, that's great, we loved having your family at the Lodge, and are so pleased that you all enjoyed it. Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback, it's much appreciated and will be shared with all staff. Hope to see you back for another of your family reunion's. . More 

1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The smoked aioli on the potatoes was out of this world!!! Food was delicious and service was excellent. We were a group of over 30 but the staff handled us with efficiency and we're so friendly! I'll definitely be returning here. Great set-up with a really warm, fisherman's getaway feel. Keep up the good work guys!

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Thank Lizzie G
managertongariro, General Manager at Tongariro Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank You for taking the time to give us your feedback on your recent stay with us. So pleased that you had a great time, and enjoyed the Lodge and what we have to offer. I will see if I can twist the chefs arm and get the aioli recipe for you!! We look forward to seeing you back here... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a buffet dinner here with a large group of us. Awesome service and fantastic food!! We will be back!

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
managertongariro, General Manager at Tongariro Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback on your recent meal with us. So pleased you enjoyed it, we look forward to welcoming you back when you are next in the area. Thankyou More 

Auckland
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140 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

You will not be disappointed. We were a group of almost 30 and we were very well looked after. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Plus we had canapés for our pre-conference dinner drinks. The salmon was especially good.

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Thank hinemoa-auckland
managertongariro, General Manager at Tongariro Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Fantastic, thanks for sharing your feedback, great that as a group you all enjoyed the food and experience. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Excellent food presented beautifully by very attentive Meri & Danielle. Thanks, Ladies! Awesome meals, chefs! We will be back!

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Thank grassykey
managertongariro, General Manager at Tongariro Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your great feedback on your recent dining experience with us at the Lodge. So pleased you enjoyed it. Will pass your comments onto Meri & Danielle. Look forward to seeing you back again soon. Thankyou More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 13 January 2017

As we're relatively new to the Taupo area we had our entire family descend on us over Xmas. We'd heard good things about the restaurant, so we decided to take the family there for dinner one evening. What struck us first was the beautiful and relaxing setting, plus the friendly welcome we received. The only problem we had was deciding... More 

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Thank Damian B
managertongariro, General Manager at Tongariro Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback on your recent dining experience with us at The Lodge. So pleased that you enjoyed the meal and the Lodge. (the venison starter is definitely one of my favourites) We look forward to welcoming you back when you are next in the area. Thankyou. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 January 2017

While visiting the region recently, we decided (on a friends recommendation) to call into the Tongiriro Lodge early one evening. From the moment we drove up the drive way through the cooling green and beautiful tree covered grounds, our experience was delightful. As we entered the lodge it was wonderful to see the photo gallery of previous guests and their... More 

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Thank LyallBay36
managertongariro, General Manager at Tongariro Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, Thankyou for taking the time to give us your feedback on your recent dining experience with us at The Lodge. So pleased that you enjoyed the meal and the surroundings as well as the service. We do look forward to welcoming you back to The Lodge when you are next in the area. Thankyou More 

Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

So we wanted a good meal in Turangi and quite by accident stumbled on this gem hidden away just south. Staff was professional and quickly accommodated our unscheduled walkin. Impeccable service, very quick and attentive in an authentic fishing lodge which has clearly matured from when Zane Grey made it famous. Great rustic feel to the place - reminded me... More 

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Thank kpmcn
managertongariro, General Manager at Tongariro Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, thanks so much for your feedback on your dining experience with us at The Lodge. So pleased that you found us, and that you enjoyed the meal, the ambience and the service. We do hope that you will return when next in this area. Thankyou. More 

1 review
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We have had a disappointing dinner at this restaurant. We went for dinner here on December 23rd. Maybe not an popular day for going out?? It started great with some drinks in the entrance. Ready for dinner we were seated in the breakfast area!! Not the best place for dinner at all, no atmosphere, while there were already breakfast items... More 

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Thank Anjo d
managertongariro, General Manager at Tongariro Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, thankyou for taking the time to give us your feedback on your dining experience at The Lodge. My apologies that it was not to your expectations. We do utilise the Den area for diners when the restaurant is full, some guests actually request it. Obviously this was not what you had wanted. Your comments have been addressed with all... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We booked in for the Christmas Day dinner, for 7pm. On arrival there were many other people mingling around the entrance loibby and bar area, buying drinks and waiting. I was told dinner started at 6pm, hence my reservation for 7pm, as we wre told we could have a drink in the abr first. The bar wouldn't have been ready... More 

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Thank Flicks88
managertongariro, General Manager at Tongariro Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for your feedback. I am sorry that your experience with us did not meet your expectations. We pride ourselves on delivering excellent food & service, and obviously on this occasion we did not deliver as expected. I have discussed all your comments with the team, and we will endeavour to make sure that this is not repeated. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
European, New Zealand
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83 Grace Road | Just off State Highway 1 North of Turangi., Turangi 3382, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Turangi
  • Phone Number: +64 7-386 7946
Description
The Tongariro Lodge restaurant, is renowned for excellent food. The menu is updated seasonally to incorporate the best of local produce.
We are open for Breakfast from 7am and Dinner from 6.00 pm Lunch by appointment. To avoid disappointment we recommend you make a booking.

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