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“Hidden Treasure” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lakeland House Restaurant

Lakeland House Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 22 Restaurants in Turangi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
New Zealand
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44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Hidden Treasure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

Lake Taupo at its best, water lapping at the edge of the lawns. Eat inside or outside, very friendly and polite staff. Food, the best, whether it be a function, brunch platter, or quiet dinner with friends. The rack of lamb is the best value, however, the salmon or duck are also good. Need to take a sober driver, as the restaurant is wee way out of town, but definitely worth it. The site has a history, used to be beside Braxmere Lodge of years gone by. BYO is bonus, although corkage can be expensive, ask before hand. All in all, a treasure the locals enjoy, the travellers I have taken there, praise the food and the surroundings.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Lexington, Virginia
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Delicious food and enormous portions”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012

Bread starter was HUGE, and entree portions (what we in the US would call appetizers) were plenty large for dinner for hungry adults. Thai shrimp and fish salad was good but slightly overdressed. Pasta Carbonara was delicious. Beautiful setting, right on the water.

Visited November 2012
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012

With a million dollar view right on the southern shore of Lake Taupo, Lakeland House has to be the best restaurant for 100kms. We have dined there often and have always been impressed with the service and the food. Whether you choose the Angus Steak, the Salmon or duck, you can be confident they will all be cooked to perfection and accompanied by a an interesting and perfectly matching serving of vegetables. But my favourite has to be the rack of lamb. Seven to eight meat laden tender ribs has to be a bargain and certainly more than enough for a hungry diner. The entrée and dessert menus also offer a tempting gourmet experience.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Hobart, Australia
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Beautiful setting!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

This is a lovely relaxed restaurant in a very special spot right on Lake Taupo. The waiting staff and chef were welcoming and very accommodating. We two ordered bread and dips to start and it was huge, more suited to four people. Having said that, it was a delicious assortment and we did manage to make a pretty big dent in it. Our mains were delicious, beef perfectly cooked and some great stuffed mushrooms. Go early around 5.30/6 to enjoy the evening light on the water and mountains. Oh and you need to book.

Visited October 2012
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New South Wales, Australia
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Could sit here for hours”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

Could sit here for hours watching the lake, sipping wine & / or coffee. The vista of Lake Taupo is breathtaking - boats whizzing around, people fishing from boats.
The food at Lakeland House is good, whether you want a full meal or just a platter to nibble.
The service staff are young and energetic.
Beautiful.

Visited March 2012
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