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“Warmly welcomed when we walked in off the street.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Waterside Restaurant & Bar

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
Price range: $3 - $22
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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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Warmly welcomed when we walked in off the street.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Nothing was too much trouble. Delightful waitress who was very patient. Food was delicious. We all loved the meals we chose and there was plenty of it.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 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
Taupo, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great Place For A Drink By The Fire”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

I like to meet friends here for a drink by the fire, it has a casual and relaxed atmosphere and a great menu selection, with awesome views. On my latest visit I had the chicken breast, with lentils and cauliflower puree - very yummy. Their $20 week night deal is also fantastic, check out their facebook page for daily special.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Taupo, New Zealand
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“My favorite restaurant in Taupo - 10 out of 10!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Had a really nice lunch at the Waterside today. Since you walk in the staff welcomes you with a warm smile and the food is just magic!!! I have inspected many deluxe hotels and world's famous restaurants in my previous job and I have to say this one meets ALL MY EXPECTATIONS!! Tasty and very creative dishes, friendly staff and a great atmosphere. I really admire your creativity. Your new dark chocolate desert with a poached tamarillo was brilliant!! We had a seafood chowder and fancy fush and chups, everything was delicious :). Thank you!!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great location, poor food.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

The Resturant looked like it had so much to offer, however failed to deliver on all accounts.

Average service and poor food.
We had duck that was dry and over cooked and steaks that were ordered medium rare and arrived at the table well done.

The prices are expensive and for what you get, over priced.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Taupo, New Zealand
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“Great Food & Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Four of us recently dined at this fabulous restaurant. By all accounts every one of us enjoyed our meals, consisting of a varied selection. The menu is clear and concise with just enough options. There is also "blackboard specials". The wine list is robust, and we were very happy with the bottles of both red and white that was suggested and selected (and consumed). The décor was pleasant, as was the roaring fire. Will most definitely be back, and happily recommend this gem of a place to all.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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