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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Café
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“Upmarket bar and restaurant. Good cocktails, fireplace with lounge area, booths and cocktail tables. Good is quite nice too. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“We love this spot for Taupo's best fine dinning experience. It usually has a great deal on a three course meal. The courses are not huge and over all its good value for money. We find its smart/casual so not too over the top.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A good bistro type place to go. Good for a drink and bar snacks but also good for a meal. Its not fine dinning but has good bistro type meals and good sized platters. Its cozy and warm in winter. It is also open for lunch. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“This is our go to restaurant, delivering well priced, beautifully cooked fresh local produce.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A very popular night spot with a great range of eating and drinking options. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Pub
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“only real late night bar option If you have to see some live bands playing!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“Such a stunning location, right opposite the lake. Situated on Lake Terrace, this is a very busy spot - ideal for having a few quiet drinks and watching the ever changing scenery”
  • 11 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Grab a beer or cocktail and sit outside and look at the sunset over the beautiful Lake Taupo”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great coffee, best bacon and eggs. Fantastic French toast. Just eat breakfast there best way to start the day”
  • 9 locals recommend
Cafe
“One of our favourite spots for breakfast or lunch - great menu and cabinet selection, licensed and serve good coffee. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“This is a little restaurant in the middle of town that you would never know exists. The food is well priced and full of real Thai flavours. Its worth calling ahead to see if there is any tables available.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“One of the best Indian restaurants I have been to and I've been to a few, try the chilli chicken delicious and not too hot”
  • 5 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“The Lotus Thai restaurant offers Taupo residents and visitors a true Thai experience.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Cafe
“If you like mushrooms.... they're to die for!! Really nice food if you're lucky enough to find a free table”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
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“Kefi is the best place in town for a healthy and tasty lunch. And their coffee is fabulous!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Just at the end of the road. A easy walk for food and drink in a traditional English style eatery.”
  • 7 locals recommend