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“Nice place to have a beer”
Review of Plateau

Plateau
Ranked #8 of 139 Restaurants in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $26
Cuisines: Contemporary, Gastropub, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
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.
Bedminster, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Nice place to have a beer”
Reviewed January 11, 2014

We stopped in here for a drink and enjoy our cold beers by the cozy fire. This place had a quite a few good beers on tap and a nice cozy fire by which we could sit and enjoy our beers. We can't speak for the food, since we didn't eat here, but we enjoy the cozy atmosphere and our beers!

  • Visited July 2013
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Taupo
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“much improved”
Reviewed January 10, 2014

Having been to the restaurant before I was skeptical when having been given a dining voucher for this establishment. I TAKE IT ALL BACK. My wife and I really enjoyed our dining experience, the service was very friendly, the meal very enjoyable. Overall a really nice night out.

  • Visited January 2014
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Canmore, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“"dress-casual"”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

A nice upmarket bar/bistro feeling restaurant. The food was well-presented and quite good, like there is someone in the kitchen who knows what they are doing but isn't getting too creative for the style of restaurant. Nothing crazy, and actually not many options (esp. if your not a big piece of meat type). Just a chicken, beef, lamb, pork or fish kinda place... with a little bit of flair, like wasabi this or truffle infused that.
My husband had the steak and it was cooked perfectly and I had the squid salad which also perfectly cooked (the dressing was fantastic too).
Nice atmosphere, great service. Overall a nice "dress-casual" date night.

Visited January 2014
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Dining in Taupo, New Zealand”
Reviewed January 5, 2014

We had our anniversary dinner here - although the restaurant part of this establishment was fully booked they were more than accommodating booking a table on the bar side. You would not have known we were not in the restaurant - the waiting staff (from various other countries) were delightful and very happy to help. The garlic bread was a treat! Roasted garlic cloves … yum! The lamb rump was cooked to perfection and extremely tender - no steak knives required. The The Asian Ponzu salad was exquisite. The wine list was very good too. I thought the prices were very good so all in all an excellent dining experience.

  • Visited January 2014
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Outstanding!!”
Reviewed January 4, 2014

Me and my husband dined here last night after reading many positive reviews and we weren't disappointed. We were blown away by the overall experience, great friendly staff, a menu where we were spoilt for choice and most of all well presented excellent food. We will be back next time we are in Taupo without a doubt.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank KiwiStag84
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