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Bistro Lago

Certificate of Excellence
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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80-100 Napier Road, Taupo 3379, New Zealand
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing service was received at the beginning of entering the door and throughout the whole night. Juan was amazing! Shout out to this great man! Food was delicous! Definately great quality. Would highly recommend

Thank 938chantelleh
Eugene, Oregon
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160 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

There is a great crew here in the evening. A young man and several young women, including Ms. Enderby, all are professional and attentive. The beer and wine are decent. Appetizers are a bit unusual, difficult to choose something that might suit my tastes. The main chicken was very tender and delicious. The rest of the meal wasn't great. The... More 

Thank RFA2249
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5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is great. The hospitality was left a little wanting. The staff were friendly, polite and efficient. In saying that I expected more. The wine list is very average, craft beers all but none and the cocktail waitress said she "experimented" with our cocktail, ie wrong rum so tasted very average. Wine glasses were tainted with detergent, three glasses... More 

Thank Mike T
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at the Hilton and had dinner at Bistro Lago. Lovely meal. Started with a complimentary Mulled Wine and that was delicious. Staff were very friendly.

Thank Marina B
Albany, New York
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89 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tables of fresh fruit, cheeses, delicious eggs, tasty breads, smoothies, and yogurts make this a terrific place to start the day. We looked forward to our breakfast here each day during our visit at the Hilton.

Thank Naturespeak
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Should be top of the list for great food, awesome views and atmosphere, and top notch service. Took my wife here as a special treat. The waiter we had was extremely accommodating during her wine selection by allowing small tasters to assist with selection. The knowledge of the wine and food menus by the same waiter was awesome. The meals... More 

Thank scratch M
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Every time we come to Taupo we visit here for a meal, likely about 15-20 times now! This is the first time I've felt the place to be average. It was Sunday of Father's Day, the restaurant at 1pm wasn't even half full. The staff while polite, weren't attentive. Wine glasses sat empty for some time, when I asked about... More 

Thank miafatdog
New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

It's hard to know where to start. We read a few reviews and weren't sure but were recommended by a family member and so pleased we decided to dine in house. We were seated straight away and the staff were really friendly and welcoming. We found a lovely Hawkes Bay Alpha Domes chardonnay which we really enjoyed. The breads were... More 

Thank xcellentadvenurers
Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Amazing food, views and service. Highly recommend, thanks to maître d who accomodated us when they were busy.

Thank Sillyena65
Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

My second visit to Bistro Lago and just can't fault them. The service was excellent and the food exceptional. Will definitely visit again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$17 - $27
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80-100 Napier Road, Taupo 3379, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: 073762319

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?