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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 110 Restaurants in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $22
Hours:
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
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Good atmosphere, AMAZING food! Lake view on the one side with a true artist creating passionate dishes on the other. Service is impeccable. Will surely stop by again.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

My wife and I had an excellent meal from a extensive menu and not to expensive wine list. Great views across Lake Taupo. Staff were very pleasant and helpful.

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

The food was very bad and before 3 or 4 month I went with my family the steak was gud and perfectly cook and food was very tasty but now food is disgusting and no taste and steak was under cook no enjoyment . James comin

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Extremely slow service. Service personnel seemed to struggle with technology and English. After 30 minutes 2 of 4 coffees arrived and they were undrinkable. The flavour did not resemble coffee and both were cold. We left in disgust.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

After having walked passed numerous restaurants on the waterfront we stopped at this one. Menu was quite limited and we thought quite expensive, although comparable to the other restaurants. For the Brits amongst you the equivalent of £12 for fish and chips might seem a bit steep. However we were very pleasantly surprised. Staff were very attentive and the service... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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85 reviews 85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Popped in for lunch on the way to Palmerston North. We shared a pizza that had lamb, kumura, feta, caramelized onion and yogurt sauce on it and some wedges with sour cream, bacon, cheese and sweet chilli sauce. The pizza was delicious with lovely tender lamb on it. Service was pleasant and it was nice sitting outside looking at the... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This restaurant was nice. My partner was looking for a Surf 'N' Turf dish. Although he was slightly dissapointed that it was topped with only 1 prawn and the sauce was not nice at all. However, we did share a margarita pizza and I had the vegetarian pasta which were both delicious!

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Turangi, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Hosted my 18th Birthday here last night. A group of 11 and the staff were most accommodating to all our needs. Beautiful views of the lake. Fabulous Cocktails and Drinks Menu. The menu has a large variety of food to suit anyone.There is both Gluten and Vegetarian Free Options. Very reasonable portion sizes which were filling. To match this everything... More 

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Cambridge, NZ
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

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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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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 - 22
Cuisine: New Zealand

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