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39 Paora Hapi Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 7674
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

Fine Fettle is a place I would recommend to friends. The staff are so friendly and helpful and their food is delicious. I recommend the mushrooms. They have a superb vegan/vegetarian menu.

1 Thank Jacqui P
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

Great food with great hospitality. Caters for all types of dietary requirement! (Was going to take photo of the food, but digged in too fast. Oops)

Thank Jack L
Taupo, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

It is a delight to have a good range of gluten free products on the menu...Keep it up please...There are more and more people that love the choice you have to offer.

Thank 194745
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

We were excited to test the vegan breakfast but the hash browns were insipid and the tofu was tasteless. Plus the service was not very welcoming. 17nzd was a bit expensive for a plate with mushrooms, tofu, baked beans, hash browns and bread+hummus. The bread was really good though. The playground area for kids is great.

Thank Paul P
Taupo, New Zealand
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

The food is still the same, wholesome, natural , tasty, really great value but the more times I go there the more irritated I find I am by the bouncy sound. The atmosphere is all hard surfaces so all sound becomes loud noise. It difficult to have a conversation because chairs scrape, voices reverberate ,...

Thank jaypot2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

For years now we have been enjoying the seafood chowder with the delicious bread made on site. Have tried other lunches here but keep returning to the seafood chowder, its good!

Thank Abby P
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Good gluten and dairy free options, healthy and tasty. Friendly staff. They make their own gluten and dairy free bread.

Thank Janine G
Katikati, New Zealand
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

The Fine Fettle is my favourite place to have lunch when passing through Taupo. It has a healthy range of Gluten free foods. In particular I love the Seafood Chowder, even in the middle of summer !! I would say that the quality and quantity of the Soup is the best especially with the lovely fresh baked bread. It is... More 

Thank maxiesmart
Cambridge, New Zealand
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142 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Myrtle order d a sandwiches for lunch and my self a pumpkin tart. We also ordered coffee. A flat white and a plunger coffee for one. My tart was left too long in the microwave so tasted very spongy and past its best and of course it took ages to cool down before I could eat it. Myrtle ordered a... More 

Thank Viv W
Turangi, New Zealand
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

Me and my fiancée went here for breakfast and we both had the eggs benedict, which was the best benedict I,ve had yet, being a chef myself the hollandaise just needed a little bit more vinegar or lemon juice but thats me being picky, still a nice hollandaise.

Thank Molly & Josh J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Paora Hapi Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 7674

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