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“Locals favourite and for good reason....” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Plateau

Plateau
64 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 2730, New Zealand
07 377-2425
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Ranked #20 of 89 Restaurants in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $26
Cuisines: Contemporary, Gastropub, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Entertaining clients, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Locals favourite and for good reason....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

What a great spot for lunch, drinks with friends, or a romantic dinner. Plateau has fab modern and tasty food served in the bar and restaurant, a wide selection of beer and an excellent wine list. A true Taupo icon. We visit weekly and are never disappointed.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Too bad good food like this has to be served in such a noisy atmosphere!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

Very good food - duck confit, fancy pasta, lemon tart. Service was obsequious. Atmosphere was like a noisy truck stop!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Jacksonville, Florida
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Excellent Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We ate here last night. I chose the venison burger and my wife had the fish and chips. Both were well prepared and were very tasty!

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Raglan, Waikato, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Beautiful food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

My hubby and I hadn't booked to go to plateau,they were pretty busy,but they went out of there way to find us a lovely table in the restaurant.The food was delicious and very friendly staff,the food came out quick.The selection of wines was great alot to chose from,we would definitely go back.Best restaurant in taupo.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Whakatane, New Zealand
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195 reviews 195 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
“Good casual dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Friendly staff and good service count for a lot and this restaurant has both. The food is simple but palatable. The selection of wine by the glass is good. Being a combined bar/restaurant arrangement there us nothing particularly sophisticated about the surroundings. If you want a casual meal in a relaxed environment then this will do the job well.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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