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“Fantastic!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Plateau

Plateau
Ranked #8 of 134 Restaurants in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $26
Cuisines: European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located one block from the lake, Plateau Restaurant & Bar in Lake Taupo is an award-winning New Zealand meeting place that serves the finest craft beers and kiwi inspired food. Since 2003, it has been nationally recognized by Hanz for its excellence in lamb and beef and celebrated by locals and tourists alike as showcasing the best of New Zealand wining and dining.
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fantastic!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

We booked here after it being recommended by someone and then reading the reviews. It was excellent from the moment we walked in the door. The staff were extremely attentive and always smiling. The drinks were brought out quickly and the food was brought out in a good timely fashion, not too fast and definitely not a long wait (especially seeing the restaurant was packed and there was a large table). We moved through to the bar after finishing our amazing entrees (scallops) and mains (beef cheeks and eye fillet-both extremely flavoursome and cooked to perfection) and spent the rest of the evening being entertained by the bar staff. 10 out 10 team- we'll definitely be back next time we're in Taupo!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Victoria P
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Rotorua, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing Night Out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

What a great place to socialise! We dined on Friday night. The bar and restaurant was extremely busy. The service was great. Our waitress was very professional and relaxed considering how busy she was. There was a small wait on the food but it was well worth it. The lamb is to die for and our scallop entree....divine! We had such a great night we can't wait to return. Two thumbs up.

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1 Thank Brenda S
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Auckland
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nice bar”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

This is obviously a popular place as the bar was very busy. Good variety of options for seating...staff were friendly and helpful.

Visited April 2013
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Thank kmdee
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Very disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

We were recommend by our hotel manager and after reading good reviews we were looking forward to a good night out. How wrong could we be? The service was the worst we have encountered in years. Upon arrival we were left alone for 10 mins and couldn't attract anyone's attention to place our order. Whilst the food was of a reasonable standard and the starter arrived promptly the drinks arrived after our starter plates had been cleared away and only after asking the waitress where our drinks were! After a further delay of another 30 minutes and another enquiry to the waitress the mains eventually arrived. Constructive feedback to the manager that their service was disappointing we received no more than a laugh and a smile. No apologies, no we can do better. Whilst Plateau appears to have a good reputation based on our experience it is a restaurant to be avoided.

  • Visited April 2013
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3 Thank BugnBoo
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Auckland, New Zealand
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great recommendation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

We asked a local to recommend a place to eat and he recommended Plateau. We are glad we took him up on his tip. We arrived early and the restaurant opened 30 minutes early than normal to accommodate us. How's that for customer relations?
Food was excellent. I had the steak meal and it was superb. My wife had the lamb main, which she said was beautifully cooked.
I would highly recommend this place if you are looking for a great place to eat in Taupo.

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2 Thank Brent P
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