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“Great Place For A Drink By The Fire”

Waterside Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #15 of 144 Restaurants in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $22
Cuisines: New Zealand
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, 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 July 31, 2013

I like to meet friends here for a drink by the fire, it has a casual and relaxed atmosphere and a great menu selection, with awesome views. On my latest visit I had the chicken breast, with lentils and cauliflower puree - very yummy. Their $20 week night deal is also fantastic, check out their facebook page for daily special.

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1  Thank Erin O
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

Had a really nice lunch at the Waterside today. Since you walk in the staff welcomes you with a warm smile and the food is just magic!!! I have inspected many deluxe hotels and world's famous restaurants in my previous job and I have to say this one meets ALL MY EXPECTATIONS!! Tasty and very creative dishes, friendly staff and a great atmosphere. I really admire your creativity. Your new dark chocolate desert with a poached tamarillo was brilliant!! We had a seafood chowder and fancy fush and chups, everything was delicious :). Thank you!!

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2  Thank miras628
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Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

The Resturant looked like it had so much to offer, however failed to deliver on all accounts.

Average service and poor food.
We had duck that was dry and over cooked and steaks that were ordered medium rare and arrived at the table well done.

The prices are expensive and for what you get, over priced.

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Thank Steveintaupo
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

Four of us recently dined at this fabulous restaurant. By all accounts every one of us enjoyed our meals, consisting of a varied selection. The menu is clear and concise with just enough options. There is also "blackboard specials". The wine list is robust, and we were very happy with the bottles of both red and white that was suggested and selected (and consumed). The décor was pleasant, as was the roaring fire. Will most definitely be back, and happily recommend this gem of a place to all.

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Thank TLizzle
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

We were warmly welcomed into Waterside the place was so busy!!! But we were Invited to sit at the bar until a table was ready. It didn't take too long. Our food and service was amazing. I knew Kiran who was our waitress. My partner doesn't go out often and mentioned how comfortable he felt. The service was wonderful, not only just from Kiran but also the other girls, the staff are so friendly! The owner is also lovely. So glad we decided to go there and will definitely be back. Thank you!!!!!!!
Tamar and Reggan:)

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Thank Tamarkuru
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