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“Personal service in a special setting”
Review of Huka Lodge

Huka Lodge
Ranked #48 of 137 Restaurants in Taupo
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Personal service in a special setting”
Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

We have been for private lunch for my birthday.
Very attentive service, something that you not always get in such "well established" places. Food was excellent and plenty: great fish platter and best lamb we had in NZL so far. Very impressive wine list, however selection for wines by the glass (...I.e. Lunch) was quite limited (one per grape type). All in all a very perfect lunch... ;-)

Visited February 2014
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Wellington, New Zealand
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“New Zealand”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

My family of eight loved our dinner in the Trophy room at Huka Lodge. My daughter thought it the best dining experience she has had.. Simply the best New Zealand has to offer we all agreed. It is the most wonderful green gardened lodge - absolutely beautiful.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Lorraine S
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Brisbane, Australia
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49 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“The only dining experience to have in Taupo”
Reviewed January 4, 2014

If you are looking simply for a place to get a quick meal, give this a miss. Only go if you want a WHOLE experience: excellence in service, cuisine, location, ambience, and everything ABSOLUTE LUXURY. We visit Taupo at least once a year and have always said "we must go to Huka Lodge one day". Well that day came when we were deciding what to do and where to go to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. Everything about Huka Lodge met, or exceeded, our expectations. We thoroughly recommend it not only for a luxurious gastronomic experience, but also an exceptional place to savour and enjoy. The magic location is all and more of what you read about. No wonder it is patronised by royalty, the rich, famous and reclusive wealthy. Wish we had thought to book in for a couple of days or more to fully soak up all Huka Lodge has to offer. Can't recommend it too highly.

Visited March 2013
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Taupo, New Zealand
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Luxury Dining experience”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

Exclusive lodge surroundings without the exclusive feel. We were greeted with a smile, handshake and introduction from our lovely waitress Abby from the minute we stepped in the door. We were seated in the lodges lounge area in a lovely sunny nook overlooking the amazing gardens and river. The lunch menu offers three choices for each course and each choice was explained to us. The food was divine and plenty of time was left between each course so you were'nt made to feel rushed. Dessert was delivered with a "Happy Birthday" message for my mother which was a very lovely touch. Huka lodge is all that you read about in travel magazines and revues with out the "nob" feel to it. We felt welcome and comfortable the whole time we were there and will definitely go again for a special treat.

  • Visited June 2013
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Eden, Utah
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131 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Gourmet food, beautiful setting”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

If you like gourmet, this is your place.....foams, small bites etc. All wonderful. And the place could not be more beautiful, romantic, private, choose your adjective. Service is discrete and prompt. Ideal in any category.

Visited February 2013
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