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The Lakeland Bar & Brasserie

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282 Lake Terrace, Taupo 2730, New Zealand
7-378 3893
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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Bitterly cold evening outside but a great warm atmosphere inside. Very friendly and helpful staff set the scene for the evening and that carried through to the end. The kids meal came out quick which was really appreciated; as did the starters. All four adult main meals were delicious and good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
Garry L
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Ohope, New Zealand
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Ohope, New Zealand
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Bitterly cold evening outside but a great warm atmosphere inside. Very friendly and helpful staff set the scene for the evening and that carried through to the end. The kids meal came out quick which was really appreciated; as did the starters. All four adult main meals were delicious and good value for money. We couldn't eat dessert which is... More 

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Napa Valley, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

You are dining lake side and the lake is lovely. The food was pretty good, but the view is the best. Worth a visit for the views.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Friendly staff and amazing food. Great chowder with lots of seafood served in a bun!! And you just can't go wrong with a Stonegrill!! Perfect!

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Dargaville, New Zealand
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

and fat toasted sandwich for lunch under the shade of the huge outside umbrella's just soaked up the scenery in the shade hiding from the full force of the sun.Very relaxing.

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Brisbane, Australia
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We were probably pushing our luck, with seven of us turning up out of the blue without booking - but even though the restaurant had an event on, they still found room for us without any fuss at all. The service was great, the food was really classy - for a mid-price restaurant, we seemed to be getting top priced... More 

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Gold Coast
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

nice selection of craft beers amd the fillet steak on hot stone was very good. but I almost didn't stay because of the awful, loud music

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

The food is good. The service was not up to that though. The whole athmosphere reminde me of the Eagles-song "Hotel California"...

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Noosa, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Had dinner there after a long day on the road. Fabulous meal and amazing value for money. Would highly recommend.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

This place is a MUST visit if only for the location. Hidden next to the lake near the wee Maori village of Waihi it is very special. The food is classic french style showcasing the best of the region's fresh ingredients. The venison was superb. Portions are generous so make sure that you have built up an appetite. Perhaps skip... More 

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Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

Only cafe with unrestricted views over lake Taupo. Very friendly service and good food. Also very child friendly. Beautiful outside sitting area with a little beach. What a gem.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 282 Lake Terrace, Taupo 2730, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: 7-378 3893

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

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