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64 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 2730, New Zealand
07 377-2425
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Ranked #19 of 108 restaurants in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $26
Cuisines: Contemporary, Gastropub, New Zealand
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Located one block from the lake, Plateau Restaurant & Bar in Lake Taupo is an award-winning New Zealand meeting place that serves the finest craft beers and kiwi inspired food. Since 2003, it has been nationally recognized by Hanz for its excellence in lamb and beef and celebrated by locals and tourists alike as showcasing the best of New Zealand wining and dining.
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83% Recommend
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English first
Tauranga, New Zealand
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

My husband and myself have eaten here twice, both times the food was Devine and highly recommend. Service, bit slow but the restaurant was full. Staff friendly. Food normal price, happy to pay as the meals we're excellent. Lovely atmosphere.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The restaurant was not full, we were given a table in the middle of the dining room because we did not have a reservation. Anyway, it was fine, it was quiet and we were attended to very quickly. The waitresses were attentive throughout. There were very very limited choices on the menu, we were very disappointed with this. We ordered... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

When travelling through Taupo around lunchtime we have always eaten at the Plateau as the food was always good and food selection excellent. However stopping for lunch today I was disappointed with the food selection and although my wife's soup was good, my curry was Luke warm and needed reheating. The curry itself was not nearly as good as they... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

while you know you ar ein a pub setting the food is a big step up from that norm .The server was helpful and the cuisine has added twista and touches to make it a place worth visitng.Taupo beef is oen of theri trump cards according to a friend, I liked how thay handked the hapuka ,

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Taupo, New Zealand
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We had a table of 16 last night and service was great Food was excellent and everybody aged from 9 to 72 enjoyed their meals. Thanks for great food and a great night.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We came here on a bit of a whim, but are glad we did. We were after a fairly early tea at about 6pm, and enjoyed a beer before moving through to the dining area. The meals were well priced and delicious. Service was attentive and friendly, and despite rugby and soccer on, we found that there wasn't any issue... More

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New Zealand
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I ate at the plateau with a medium size group of work mates. The restaurant is well located near the town centre in Taupo. It is a pub and restaurant with a good casual atmosphere. From the website I imagined this to be more upscale in its dining but it is more of a modern pub. Dining area is quite... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Called in for dinner. We started with scallops for my wife and I had the pork belly. Scallops were ok but they still had massive roe attached to them, but the other half doesnt mind that. My pork belly was tasty but was chewy and the fat hadnt rendered down as much as usual. We followed that with chicken on... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Tapas, share plates and gourmet burgers seem to be all the rage as it does allow for flexibility, particularly in small groups. Plateau does it better than many. Corn and chimchurri beef soft tacos, cumin laced meatball in tomato sauce and a fresch as fish fillet burger with the best salad I've had in a while (roasted salad seeds with... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Friendly staff and good food in a warm cosy restaurant. Not a top Restaurant but very good and fairly priced for what it is. I would return for another meal.

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