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“Mixed Review”

Waterside Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #16 of 141 Restaurants in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $21
Cuisines: New Zealand
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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!!
Reviewed February 10, 2013

We had a decent time here, but it was mainly for the company. The food was alright, but the service was really somewhat terrible this night. We had to constantly ask for a server to come back to continue taking our order, following up with drinks, and it felt like forever for us to receive the check.

The meal was alright, but wasn't something to write home about. The best part about this establishment is the outdoor seating and the scenic view of Lake Taupo. The only downside to this is that most everywhere else nearby has the same offering, so it really left it up to the service which as mentioned, fell a little short.

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WatersideTaupo, Manager at Waterside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review Waterside Restaurant. We were very pleased to hear you enjoyed the beautiful views looking down the lake to the mountains. I was disappointed the service let us down, as normally we rate well. It has led us to review the outside seating and look at an extra staff member to improve the Waterside experience. Your feedback has been very helpful.

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

We chanced across this restaurant while spending the night in Taupo and were very glad we did. Lovely view across the lake as the sun was setting. The service was excellent with prompt attention from staff from the minute we walked in even though the place was pretty full. The waiting staff were friendly and helpful. There was a good choice on the menu and our food was well-presented and delicious. We'd certainly go there again.

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Reviewed January 15, 2013

This was recommended to us by our hosts but it took 50 minutes for food to be delivered from ordering and then it was cold. Sent back for vegetables to be replaced but the steak was then cold-they only heated part of the plate rather than replace the whole meal. By this time we were too hungry to wait any longer and asked for the manager. He came out and quite rightly, did not charge us for our meals. Really disappointed as the location is very good.

Thank gjrlcr
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

We ate twice at the Waterside restaurant and bar, on the 30th and 31st of December 2012. Our first dinner was excellent, in fact we liked it so much that we decided to return the following evening.

However the second time the chef must have been in a hurry, our food was barely warm, this left us with a mixed feeling.

On a good day you will have a fine dinner there.

Thank Ezdiver
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

We enjoyed grilled sardines and a deep fried artichoke salad, with local wines, all of which were delicious. Good service and pleasant location with good on street parking.

Thank Ann D
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