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Waterside Restaurant & Bar

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3 Tongariro St, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 6894
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stoppped in to catch up with a couple of friends and had a meal, the beef burger was honestly one of the best I have ever had, and we shared a Mixed Berry Cheesecake which was divine. The owners and staff were very friendly, and service was very prompt. I would definitely recommend visiting this restaurant!

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Thank Sean C
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch at the Waterside and everything was good. The fish and chips I think were the highlight .

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

Hi there, Unsure why you only gave us an average review when everything was good? Regards, Annie Waterside Director More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My parter and I went to the restaurant after getting a voucher on First Table. I would totally go back to the restaurant paying the full price of the meal. The view of ruapehu and the lake from the restaurant is perfect! If you are willing to go there for dinner, I recommend you to arrive before dark to see... More 

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

Hi Clara, Reviews like yours make our day! Thank you for your kind words, I have passed on your compliments to our team. On a clear day, the view of the mountains is fantastic, I'm glad you got to enjoy it! We look forward to seeing you again! Regards, Annie Waterside Director More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came in with a group of mates and ordered the duck. It was cooked to perfection and the favours were delicious! Everyone else enjoyed their meals as well. I will definitely be back for more!

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

Hi James, Thank you for your lovely review! I have passed on your compliments to our team. We look forward to serving you again! Regards, Annie Waterside Director More 

Taupo, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time with my fiancé, awesome food and friendly staff :) I had the beef burger and she had the chicken and were very well made with fresh chips!

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Thank m4rshi3
WatersideTaupo, Owner at Waterside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for reviewing Waterside! We hope to see you again soon for another fabulous meal! Regards, Annie Waterside Director More 

Ballina, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted a nice, tasty meal...like up market home style...after a long road trip. The service, location and ambience were excellent. The food and mulled wine was perfect. We are going back to try something different tomorrow night. Congratulations all!!! 👍👍👍👍

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

Hi Cath, Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review! I've passed on your compliments to our team and we look forward to seeing you again! Regards, Annie Waterside Director More 

Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for my birthday visit on a secret weekend from my husband and he had pre booked the restaurant, was very impressed with the service and the food was delicious and they were very busy with a big table of over 10 , so were very surprised that we got our meals so fast...will definitely visit next time we are... More 

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

Hi Lisa, Thanks for leaving a review. Sounds like you've got yourself a real keeper, a secret weekend sounds bliss! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your meal and service. We hope to see you again soon, hopefully next time we can get a 5 star from you! ;) Regards, Annie Waterside Director More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had an awesome experience the food was amazing and the service was great would definitely return next time I'm in Taupo 👍🏼

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

Hi Emma, Thanks for taking the time to review Waterside! We've passed on your compliments to the team and hope to see you again soon! :) Regards, Annie Waterside Director More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked through bookme.co.nz so had a set menu, it was had great selection and we were very pleasantly surprised! Our meals were very generous, beautifully plated and very tasty. The entrée and Main which we could not finish filled us so much we had to skip desert! Next time we are in Taupo we will definitely be back.

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

Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to review Waterside! Sorry it's taken me a while to respond to you, for some strange reason it took longer than usual for your review to show up. I'm delighted you enjoyed your meal with us! Hopefully next time you'll have room for one of our tasty desserts! We hope to see you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We'd booked this restaurant in advance not knowing what to expect. Our booking was quite late, but they let us move it foward which was really lovely. My partner and I both ordered the pork belly as an entree, it was VERY fatty and greasy, wasn't a huge fan, it came with a random colsaw on the side. Then we... More 

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

Hi there, Yes Pork Belly is fatty and greasy, you will find this in all restaurants. This is due to the cut of meat. I would highly recommend the Pulled Pork Cigars if you're after a less fatty pork Entree. I order this quite regularly, it has a really good flavour and is a great starting dish! I'm delighted you... 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
$3 - $20
Cuisine
European, Vegetarian, New Zealand, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, 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 St, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 6894
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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