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Bistro Lago

80-100 Napier Taupo Highway, Taupo, New Zealand
073762319
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Ranked #9 of 100 restaurants in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $21 - $33
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Taupo, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Dined here a number of times as we are local. But our recent visit was poor food and horrendous service for an establishment of this stature. Also disappointed that the amazing maître D is soon leaving.

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Guido P, Manager at Bistro Lago, responded to this review

Dear 321sarah2014, thank you very much for your feedback of Tripadvisor and I am sorry to hear we fell short of your expectations during your last visit, after you have been dining with us regularly. In order for me to know how and where to improve, could you please call me on my mobile 021 518 402 as I would... More

Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I ate here after work one night and had a great meal. I can't eat fructose and gluten and the staff looked after me modifying the menu and running different options by me. The salmon was cooked perfectly. Definitely would return here.

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Guido P, Manager at Bistro Lago, responded to this review

Dear Ant W, Thank you very much for your feedback on Tripadvisor, I am glad to hear you enjoyed your recent experience at Bistro Lago. I will pass your feedback to both front of house and kitchen team Looking forward in welcoming you back soon Kind Regards Guido More

Olympia, Washington
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

After consulting Trip Advisor reviews we decided to try this restaurant in the Hilton Hotel (which looks like a very nice hotel). It was just up the street from the Sacred Waters Hotel where we were staying. As we did not have a reservation, we arrived early and were seated at a lovely table with a view of the lake... More

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Guido P, Manager at Bistro Lago, responded to this review

Dear foxsable, Thank you very much for your feedback on Tripadvisor, I am glad to hear you enjoyed your recent experience at Bistro Lago. I will pass your feedback to Kara, the rest of the front of house and kitchen team Looking forward in welcoming you back soon Kind Regards Guido More

2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

After staying the night at the attached Hilton hotel we wanted a good breakfast before heading home. We decided to go to Bistro Lago as it was convenient. We came in and asked for a table and were seated as far as possible from the buffet breakfast area right by the door due to there being 5 of us and... More

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Guido P, Manager at Bistro Lago, responded to this review

Dear 24antheaw, Thank you very much for your feedback in Tripadvisor and I am sorry to hear we fell short of your expectations during your recent breakfast visit with us. I have discussed the food issues with the Execute Chef Jason and thank you for bringing to my attention the issues you had during your visit, in regard to the... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

It is really hard to write about these guys as I think I have used all my great adjectives up on my last review but here goes.. Oh my God these guys can cook!! Stunning. Amazing.. creative. . Generous and just mind blowing! I tried the steak whilst my wife had the lamb tagine. If you have never tasted lamb... More

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Guido P, Manager at Bistro Lago, responded to this review

Dear crocteaser, Thank you very much for your feedback on Tripadvisor, I am glad to hear you enjoyed your recent experience at Bistro Lago. Yes, I think Jason our executive chef, did a great job with the new autumn menu, it does showcase some great dishes. I will pass your feedback to both front of house and kitchen team Looking... More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We enjoyed a very nice dinner in the Bistro. The staff, service and food were all really good. The staff were interested in us and how our trip was going.

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Guido P, Manager at Bistro Lago, responded to this review

Dear William B, Thank you very much for your feedback on Tripadvisor, I am glad to hear you enjoyed your recent experience at Bistro Lago. I will pass your feedback to both front of house and kitchen team Looking forward in welcoming you back soon Kind Regards Guido More

Taupo, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Bistro Lago is positioned in one of the best places in the world. Whilst eating fantastic food, you can look out of the large windows over Lake Taupo to Mount Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngauruahoe. The Restaurant is very easy to find being just off the main highway from Taupo township on the way to Napier. We have found it better... More

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Guido P, Manager at Bistro Lago, responded to this review

Dear PLR47, Thank you very much for your feedback on Tripadvisor, I am glad to hear you enjoyed your recent experience at Bistro Lago. yes, we are very lucky to have such a beautiful views. I will pass your feedback to both front of house and kitchen team Looking forward in welcoming you back soon Kind Regards Guido More

Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Not pretentious in atmosphere and always a first rate menu and wine list. See you soon for the next special occasion.

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Guido P, Manager at Bistro Lago, responded to this review

Dear Peter B, Thank you very much for your feedback on Tripadvisor, I am glad to hear you enjoyed your recent experience at Bistro Lago. I will pass your feedback to both front of house and kitchen team Looking forward in welcoming you back soon for another special occasion. Kind Regards Guido More

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I had some really great food here. Lamb dish was just amazing and the sorbet was one of the best we had. Well done guys.

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Guido P, Manager at Bistro Lago, responded to this review

Dear deepugupt, Thank you very much for your feedback on Tripadvisor, I am glad to hear you enjoyed your recent experience at Bistro Lago. I will pass your feedback to both front of house and kitchen team Looking forward in welcoming you back soon during your next visit by the Great Lake. Kind Regards Guido More

Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Went here for a dinner with my brother. The food and the service were both top class. It is expensive, but well worth it if you can afford it. The antarctic toothfish entree was delicious, as was the lamb rump "Madras".

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Guido P, Manager at Bistro Lago, responded to this review

Dear Fabian G, Thank you very much for your feedback on Tripadvisor, I am glad to hear you enjoyed your recent experience at Bistro Lago. I will pass your feedback to both front of house and kitchen team Looking forward in welcoming you back soon Kind Regards Guido More

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