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Waterside Restaurant & Bar

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Seafood, New Zealand
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3 Tongariro St, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 6894
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Serving, Lunch and Dinner you'll soon discover Waterside's reputation for...
Serving, Lunch and Dinner you'll soon discover Waterside's reputation for great casual dining and fantastic meals to meet everybody's needs.Take in the stunning views of the lake and mountains while you enjoy being looked after by our friendly staff, try one of our creative cocktails or speciality coffees. Fantastic outdoor dining in summer, and a fireplace to keep you warm in the winter.Enjoy!!
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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice lunch

My Wife and I went here for lunch and had a lovely experience. Good location with a view of the lake. Food was well priced and the staff were very pleasant. Will be back again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Taupo, New Zealand
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Taupo, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

My Wife and I went here for lunch and had a lovely experience. Good location with a view of the lake. Food was well priced and the staff were very pleasant. Will be back again.

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Taumarunui
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The staff were very friendly and welcoming. The meal was very filling and amazing and we'll worth it

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Taupo, New Zealand
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Restaurant in great location with Stunning Views. Service is prompt and welcoming, selection is varied and covers all ages for family dining. Again service was prompt and all courses flow without long waits. Food was very good and good value. A good night out.

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Killarney, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We had a grab one voucher for a platter for lunch. We made a booking and arrived. We were not shown to our table simply told we needed to hand over the voucher. We had planned on enjoying the platter we ordered as a starter for the 5 of us and then ordering additional meals. We also planned on drinking... More 

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WatersideTaupo, Public Relations Manager at Waterside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi, First off I'm glad you enjoyed our food. However the rest of your review is at odds with your lunch yesterday. You booked a table for 12 then turned up 30 minutes late after we had to call to check you were stil coming. We showed you to your seat but you were flustering about trying to find your... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Went on a "bookme" deal after checking google for Taupo restaurants and came across bookme by accident. A 3 course meal for $33 I think. yes the menu was slightly limited but the food was well presented and delicious. I had a shrimp cocktail, and the fish of the day which was salmon. My husband had the wontons and the... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We went on a grab one deal on a Sunday evening. The staff were warm and friendly and welcoming. Food covered all the usual choices and prices were average but the grab one deal made them very reasonable. The five of us covered fish, pork, chicken and lamb shanks and everyone had a good meal. The size was generous and... More 

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Hastings, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Garlic bread was amazing. That's where it ended. I asked if the chicken was available without capers and was told no. Requested pasta without mushrooms. Pasta arrived and it was unattractive sauce and pasta was lovely but the smoked chicken pieces were chewy and fatty. When the waitress asked if everything was alright with the meal I advised the chicken... More 

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Taupo, New Zealand
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Very friendly staff, average prices, yum food full of flavour, kind of small servings but I expected that. I am full though as ordered the rice balls then pizza, and my partner ordered ribs then scotch, and he was happy with his meal he said the meat fell off the bone on the ribs. Too full for dessert anyway so... More 

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Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand
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50 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Had lunch here last week. My friend had the lasagne and I had the frittata. Mine was overlooked but just ok for $12. Would I come back again for lunch or this menu, probably not. The evening menu is better, more expensive but more selection. It is in a great location looking straight out to the mountain which is terrific.

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Tweed Heads, Australia
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

After purchasing a couple of Grab One vouchers for 'sampler platters' we attended on a Saturday night. A nice setup with a roaring fireplace the central feature. As we'd phoned ahead as requested the platters were ready soon after we were seated. Food was excellent as was the service and the staff went out of their way to make us... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 Tongariro St, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 6894

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 19
  • Cuisine: Seafood, New Zealand

Description

Serving, Lunch and Dinner you'll soon discover Waterside's reputation for great casual dining and fantastic meals to meet everybody's needs.Take in the stunning views of the lake and mountains while you enjoy being looked after by our friendly staff, try one of our creative cocktails or speciality coffees. Fantastic outdoor dining in summer, and a fireplace to keep you warm in the winter.Enjoy!!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?