I had a birthday lunch for 61 at Lakeland House on Sunday. Wow…. the location is absolutely superb; the food was absolutely superb; the service was absolutely superb. The entrée platter was to die for…. people commented particularly on the pate (it must be ”home” made!) and the stuffed prawn sticks. We all had generous main course portions – I don’t think there was anything on the menu which wasn’t delicious. The staff were attentive and friendly – couldn’t be faulted. The chef Francis and manager Natasha were relaxed, friendly and very efficient AND even dropped off lost property to us at home the next day. The venue, right on the shore of Lake Taupo, is spectacular. A fantastic restaurant and very memorable birthday lunch.