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3 Tongariro Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
073786894
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was warm inside - a welcome change from the cold winter outside!. The wait staff were welcoming as soon as I walked inside. Once at my table with my friend it felt very homely. Our waitress Kiriana was very hospitable, especially considering we were walk in's and arrived later in the evening. We ordered 3 entrees - the food... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I don't normally do five stars for a fish & chip lunch, but I do today because I was well pleased with their $12 fish & chip lunch special. The chips were hot, the fish was done to a turn, the batter was crisp and golden without being either chewy or soggy. I was particularly impressed with the salad which... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the food was amazing , and service from the wait staff was awesome, especially Kiriana :D . so good that i went back for lunch the next day :)

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely place to eat and had a good view of the lake. Warm fire place to keep you warm and also the prices of the food were reasonable and delicious. Would definitely go back again

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Thank Rameka82
WatersideTaupo, Owner at Waterside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank-you for taking the time to review our restaurant. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and have passed on your review to the team. We look forward to serving you again! Regards, Annie Waterside Director More 

Napier, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

came to taupo for a ride out with my partner and stopped in for lunch last weekend. service was amazing from kiriana and the food was outstanding.

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Thank a_j_morgan2015
WatersideTaupo, Owner at Waterside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank-you for reviewing Waterside. I have passed on your compliments to Kiriana and the team and we look forward to seeing you again! Regards, Annie Waterside Director More 

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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Dinner was excellent. As a coeliac, I had plenty of choice gf. Very happy 😊 Calamari & mussels, beautiful. Thank you Katie, great service.

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Thank Meredith H
WatersideTaupo, Owner at Waterside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Meredith, Thank-you for taking the time to review our restaurant. I have passed on your review to Katie and the team. Waterside strives to give a variety of dishes that cater to all diets and I'm pleased you found this to be true. We look forward to serving you again! Maybe next time we can impress you enough for... More 

Waipawa, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I came to Taupo for a day trip on Sunday and stopped in to your restaurant for lunch. We had lovely inviting service from Kiriana and enjoyable food. Would come here again. Keep up the good work.

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Thank natedogg100000
WatersideTaupo, Owner at Waterside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank-you for reviewing Waterside. I have passed on your compliments to Kiriana and the team and we look forward to seeing you again! :) Regards, Annie Waterside Director More 

Kings Beach, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visiting Taupo for the first time, & saw the great lunch specials. I didn't have one of the specials, had the prawn linguine!!! Yum.. And so nice sitting watching the lake & snow capped mountains!!

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Thank johnmel4551
WatersideTaupo, Owner at Waterside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi John, Thanks for reviewing Waterside! I hope you enjoyed everything Taupo has to offer. Our views at Waterside are stunning on a clear day, I'm glad you got to enjoy this! Regards, Annie Waterside Director More 

Rangiora, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I came over from Napier for a day trip & decided to try the Waterside Restaurant and Bar for lunch. We had a lovely lunch of fish & chips (the small one is plenty for lunch) and the steak sandwich. The food was great & we were served by a nice, friendly young Indian lady. Service was... More 

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Thank carolyngibbs
WatersideTaupo, Owner at Waterside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Carolyn, Thank-you for taking the time to review our restaurant. I have passed on your lovely compliments to Manpreet and the team. Our Steak Sandwich has been gaining popularity; it's certainly one of my favourites! We look forward to serving you again in the future. :) Regards, Annie Waterside Director More 

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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped in on a Monday night, prompted by the $45 two course special on offer. The three of us thoroughly enjoyed our meal from the sea scallops, pork belly and soup for entrée to the fish, duck and rib fillet main courses. No complaints all round and will definitely return if in Taupo again

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Thank Lmgconsulting
WatersideTaupo, Owner at Waterside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank-you for reviewing Waterside. I'm happy to hear you found our 2 course deal a bargain and enjoyed all your dishes. I have passed on your lovely compliments to the team and we look forward to your return one day! Regards, Annie Waterside Director More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $22
Cuisine
European, Vegetarian Friendly, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Tongariro Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: 073786894
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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