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“Always perfect.”

Edgewater Restaurant
Ranked #38 of 137 Restaurants in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $36
Cuisines: New Zealand
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Wellington, New Zealand
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66 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Always perfect.”
Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

We have dined at the Edgewater a good number of times when in Taupo and they never fail to exceed expectations. Staff are friendly, attentive and very professional. Decor is nice with a great view of the lake.

On our most recent visit the food was again excellent. The pork belly entree was cooked well with great contrasting flavours and the venison, while being expensive was perfectly cooked.

We will continue to dine here when at Taupo.

Visited May 2014
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Hampshire
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125 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Excellent place to eat”
Reviewed April 6, 2014

Well, when in New Zealand, have Lamb Shanks. They were amazing. It was a lovely place to eat, very busy, so you need to book. Ask for a table overlooking the Lake. Lovely lounge to wait in if your table isn't quite ready. Very friendly staff.

Visited February 2014
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London
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149 reviews
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“Top notch, great views”
Reviewed March 30, 2014

We were staying at the hotel & booked a front table for dinner. They suggested we left it a little later until the sun started to go down as it was very hot in the window. Good advice - we had our drinks outside by the lake and then moved to the table for the sunset. Beautiful. Service was first class from a friendly young (Serbian?) waitress. Oysters were good and the Chowder as a starter was to die for. In fact it would have done me for a main course. Steaks for main course were good and cooked perfectly. At the top end price-wise but we thought very good value. Everything was right - the food, service, ambience and of course the view. Definitely recommended for a special occasion.

  • Visited February 2014
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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“Fantastic! ”
Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

I booked a table a few weeks ago for a birthday surprise. Everything was arranged perfectly by the resteraunt. Stunning view! Great food! Awesome service! Strongly recommend!

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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“Disappointed”
Reviewed March 23, 2014

This is a beautiful restaurant in a stunning setting with skilled, friendly staff. It is at the pricey end and for that you would expect amazing food. Sad to say it just wasn't - some elements were divine - the venison for instance BUT
-spicy prawns and calamari was so so spicy it was inedible ( and the response was "oh well it does say spicy!")
- brownie that was dry and crumbly and should never have been served
- panna cotta which was not de-moulded and was much too thick
For the huge amount of money we paid, and despite politely and quietly advising of these issues, all we got was 'thanks for letting us know'.
Disappointing........

  • Visited March 2014
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