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All 110 Taupo Restaurants

Bistro Lago

80-100 Napier Taupo Highway, Taupo, New Zealand
073762319
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Ranked #22 of 110 Restaurants in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $19 - $29
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Pukekohe, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

We had not intended on stopping at the Bistro Largo but mother nature was having a tantrum and we were looking for somewhere to wait it out before heading over to Napier. We were greeted warmly and promptly shown a menu to look so we could see if anything interested us. We decided that we would stay and share a... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

While staying at the Hilton we decided to indulge in the onsite dining as this allowed us both to be able to drink. The food was beautifully displayed, cooked well and tasted great. Staff were attentive, helpful without being over bearing. There was nice atmosphere and the view a major bonus. A good place for a treat, but a little... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

It's a long time since we had such wonderful service and help. Both the welcome from the Matre'd and the attention to detail from Michael was better than we've ever had in any of the "flash" restaurants in Auckland!! Thanks guys, you set the tone for our few days away.

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Southampton Parish, Bermuda
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141 reviews 141 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012 via mobile

We stayed a weekend in the Hilton hotel and had lunch on arrival, dinner on the Sat and Breakfast on the Mon. The food was excellent on all three occasions. The pizza on Fri scored a big rating with my husband who loved the smoked venison combination....who would have thought? I had a Moroccan chicken dish and salad. All in... More 

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Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

Stunning location, and ambiance. The meal provided an adequate entre, however, the grillardin overcooked the duck, and the boucher needs to be re-trained as to how the fillet should be trimmed. The sinew disapointed. Nice saves by the maitre d' and the waitress was cheerful and competent. however we will do our higher end eating elsewhere in the future. Deserts... More 

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Global
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

Fantastic food, served in fabulous surrounds with a stunning outlook over Lake Taupo. We tasted a variety of the mains on order including the Lamb Rump (locally produced), Fish, Pork Fillet and Venison (entree) - all meals were very well presented and excellently portioned. Highly recommend the butterscotch dried fruit & almond pudding! A great venue for a special occasion,... More 

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Adelaide
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

We went to Bistro Lago on 30 Jan 12 after finding every other recommended restaurant in Taupo closed due to the long weekend. It was my wife's 50th so we were looking for something special and we found it right here. The seting and outlook was beautiful, the staff were very friendly and provided exteremely good service. i have to... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

Dined here at the Bistro Lago on 22nd Jan. Had a great meal ( although it would need to be at those prices). Afterwards we ordered two decaf coffees which as they got delivered to the table the maitre d' rushed over to explain one wasn't decaf. We queried how she knew which one wasn't but she assured us she... More 

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Paihia, New Zealand
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

This is one of the best restaurants I have been to, without a doubt! My husband and I went to the Bistro Lago in Taupo at the Hilton, and I would highly recommend you go too. The meals are magnificant and the flavours really are exquisite. I would like to return there again soon when I'm next in Taupo. Probably... More 

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

An excellent place for a romantic dinner. Excellent food but service a bit forgetful at times. Food light, balanced with wine and just the right size of portions.

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Additional Information about Bistro Lago

Address: 80-100 Napier Taupo Highway, Taupo, New Zealand
Phone Number: 073762319
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo
Average Prices: USD 19 - 29
Cuisine: Contemporary

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