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The Bistro

17 Tamamutu Street | Taupo Central, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-377 3111
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pork belly” (101 reviews)
“calamari” (70 reviews)
“terrine” (13 reviews)
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European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
17 Tamamutu Street | Taupo Central, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Reviewed September 19, 2017 via mobile

Had fresh tempura scallops with green herbs followed by perfectly cooked fish fillet. I'm glad I had room for the banana caramel pudding dessert. I so enjoyed it went back again a couple of nights later.

Thank Theresa N
Reviewed September 15, 2017

Very efficient staff who have to deal with a very popular and busy restaurant. The food is of a very high standard and I continue to be amazed at the quality of restaurants we have in New Zealand, this one included

Thank Joe W
Reviewed September 14, 2017

we recently had an evening with friends at the bistro and it certainly made for a great experience. we all had different dishes and I like the rest of our party can not wait for our next visit. the food the service and the value...More

Thank bdm135
Reviewed September 13, 2017

we meet friends there 3 weeks ago. the service was excellent and food was amazing the selection was varied we all had different meals and all of them was first class. the boys ordered a cheese platter. it was a work of art to good...More

Thank maryan_ray
Reviewed September 10, 2017

The food was superb, we can highly recommend the duck and pork belly. Service was excellent from calling to make a booking to helping us get into our coats. A great dining experience!

Thank liannem330
Reviewed September 8, 2017 via mobile

What a lovely lunch my sister and I enjoyed at the Bistro. I had fresh fish and lovely crunchy chips. The service was friendly,the meals were on our table before we knew it. Lovely views or just watching people as they pass by. I would...More

Thank michsav
Reviewed September 2, 2017

I am one of those who have coeliac disease and other food allergies. The Bistro were 100% accommodating and nothing seemed to phase them. The dishes I ordered were the best I have eaten in many many years even pre-dating my requirements. My partner was...More

Thank suebillett
Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

Delicious food and even though the restaurant was fully booked, the service was impeccable. Very impressed.

Thank aimeemarie321
Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

Had dinner at the bistro at the beginning January, we hadn't booked but luckily got the last table in the restaurant. Friendly service, good selection of drinks and very tasty food. Had the hapuka fish for mains which we hadn't had before and it was...More

Thank Majestic0801
Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for an impromptu lunch with the girls while out shopping. Food was delicious. It is a simple place, with surprisingly good food. I will go again next time I am in town.

Thank Raymond K
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November 19, 2017|
Response from AusTravel2010 | Reviewed this property |
Should be ... If you are a local I would call lat on a particular Saturday afternoon and try a last minute booking, be sure to speak to the owner not the girl that answers the phone normally. Tell them it’s for a special... More
January 11, 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Tamamutu Street | Taupo Central, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-377 3111
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The Bistro is a small family owned restaurant focused on simple clean flavours and honest tasty food from fresh local produce, all in a relaxed causal setting to provide our guests with moments that last a life time.
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