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Waterside Restaurant & Bar

3 Tongariro St, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 6894
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Ranked #33 of 109 Restaurants in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $23
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: New Zealand
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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!!
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English first
Cambridge, NZ
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

We chose this restaurant off because of the menu at the front door. All of the meals were reasonably priced and it had a nice view of the lake. The staff were friendly, attentive and accommodating. My partner ordered the roast chicken which was awesome. I ordered the lamb which was slightly over-cooked but enjoyable. A nice wine selection and... More

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Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

Myself and my friend from Brisbane enjoyed a meal here on Saturday evening. We had reserved a table and it was a window location and although we had booked for 7pm it was relatively light and the sun was beaming through the window and a terrific view of the mountain. I had F.O.D (snapper on an asparagus risotto) and my... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

First time been to this restaurant, as we have purchased a Grabone voucher of dinner mains for 4 persons. We have ordered pork belly, scotch fillet and surf n turf. We are a bit worried if the size of the main is different due to the voucher, and we were not disappointed. The scotch fillet was cook to perfection, deed... More

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We are currently touring the North Island of New Zealand and this restaurant was recommended to us by two New Zealanders that we know. We were well greeted and given a window seat and the menu. We ordered the roast lamb, (now an expensive meat in Canada) with additional vegetables and baby potatoes. All arrived hot and it was delicious,... More

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Sydney, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

Loved the location of this restaurant. Had dinner here one night and watched the sun go down. There were sailboats on the Lake, some clouds and snow capped mountains in the background. The food was very good and waitresses were lovely.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Once again, thank you waterside restaurant and bar for an incredible meal, fantastic service and a night to remember! Your staff are so welcoming, and go the xtra mile! We came in for a romantic evening for our last night in taupo! We couldn't decide what to eat as there were too many amazing options to choose from, so we... More

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Moree, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

We came here for lunch after a walk back to town from the Huka Falls. We ordered the deal of the day which was Pizza and a side of fries with aioli, as well as with wedges. The Margerita pizza was delicious and our daughters favourite and the large serve of wedges served with cheese, bacon, sweet chilli sauce and... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We decided to come to this restaurant just for dessert as it looked amazing! We paid $12 or so, and got a slice of chocolate cake, some chocolate mousse, and triple chocolate ice cream! Definitely the best dessert I've ever tasted! Would recommend to everyone! The only downsides were that the waitress was extremely hard to understand, as she had... More

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Galway, Ireland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We dined at the Waterside while on our honeymoon trip to New Zealand. The restaurant is located on the main street so you have a lovely view of the Lake. I had the fish & chips which was fab - really big portion, with 3 pieces of fish which would have fed two people! You wont be disappointed if you... More

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Walked in off the street as in Entertainment Book. Food and service was good even though very busy however wine glass was very stinky (which was replaced) and didn't let us know about changes to tap beers - what we ordered was no longer a tap beer but we didn't know till served bottled beer.

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Additional Information about Waterside Restaurant & Bar

Address: 3 Tongariro St, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-378 6894
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo
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
Average Prices: USD 3 - 23
Cuisine: New Zealand

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