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3 Tongariro Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The best thing about this place is the view. If you really don't want to know how a customer felt about the meal don't ask! My BLT was beautifully presented but was not as stated. Where was the avocado! The "crispy fries" weren't cooked. The only reason they were crispy was because they were still partly raw! When the waitress... More 

Thank Duncan H
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the service from Abbey was exceptional. The view from the restaurant was amazing and the window seats a highlight. Highly recommended.

Thank Rogerandjen
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to waterside taking overseas visitors as liked reviews id read and made a booking. Friendly staff but new waitress who kept apologising for everything. First course came quickly but then over an hour lapsed and we started to enquire about our mains. Original waitress gave up on us and finally told that we should have been told that... More 

Thank Esther420
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The meal was very enjoyable, we had a platter seated outside taking in the beautiful view which is Lake Taupo. Well presented and tasty food which I would order again. Best of all was the welcoming manner and awesome attention to service from Kiriana our Restaurant Hostess. Great work and thank you for a most pleasurable lunch.

Thank Kevin H
Taupo, New Zealand
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurant with great views simple decor and well priced menu. Good solid menu with good selection of options. Good size main servings. Great for both a quick lunch and evening meal.

Thank Chelmswood M
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner at the waterside tonight and the food was fantastic but the service was even better. Kiriana your great. Thank you!!!

Thank W6022SZcatherinem
Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were passing by Lake Taupo, and looked for a lake view restaurant by the highway. We entered at 3 PM, so we were not able to order from the lunch nor dinner menus. However, our server Manpreet was very helpful, and helped us order a really fantastic meal. Instead of the cured salmon that normally comes with the salad,... More 

Thank Eigerhike
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can not praise the food or service high enough. Meni looked after my partner and myself and was very friendly and professional. She suggested a wine which I loved and a local beer for my partner and also ensured we had everything that we needed. Food was delicious and cooked perfectly. This is a place you must try when you... More 

Thank Sue M
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kiriana you are awesome thank you so much for making our night extra enjoyable. Wish you could eat the cheesecake it is the best we have ever had! Such nice meals and good size! Filled up even my husband. Beautiful views of the lake. The Taupo sunset cocktail was awesome. Thank you once again we plan to come back again... More 

Thank Deanna V
Taupo, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best restaurant south of the equator in my opinion smh. great view of the beach and awesome service from Manpreet. haha take care now gotta blast

Thank Atu H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $21
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?