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“Great, but not a place to bring young kids”

Lakeland House Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 24 Restaurants in Turangi
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed January 13, 2014

This was a fantastic fine dining restaurant with well trained, friendly and professional staff and divine food.

Our problem was that it had been recommended to us by the Turangi i-site as a "family friendly" restaurant, so we turned up with 4 young kids and 2 babies. Not ideal for those around us! (We ended up moving outside so everyone was happy)

The staff handled this difficult situation well and we absolutely couldn't fault the place.

A little on the pricy side, but no more than expected for a 5-star dining experience.

Thank NZPaulM
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Reviewed January 10, 2014

In my opinion I thought the food was a little over priced. The service was not consistent and a little lacking. The food tasted great but the order was wrong. I ordered snapper and got salmon and the ice chocolate drink was a massive don't...... I ordered an ice chocolate and got warm chocolate milk I a glass with a blob of ice cream? ???? It was however remade once I complained and yummy. Last but not least ther was an assortment of dipping bread and one dp offered was olive oil with a balsamic reduction does a couple of drops of balsamic reduction really count????? Anyway I would probably go back bt if it has not improved I would definitely give ut a xtra wide berth.

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2  Thank Moana H
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

We were in a happy mood as I had just proposed to my girlfriend. The setting, the wine, and the food were perfect, I will be coming back soon, I highly recommend this Restaurant to anyone traveling close to Taupo / Turangi..... keep up the good work, see you again !!

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Thank PJB990
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

We had 2 visits, 1 excellent, where the food was well presented and tasted superb. The other was a bit disappointing where the chilli sauce was so over-powering, it spoilt the snapper. The staff were very friendly and obliging on both occasions. Would recommend to anyone.

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Thank GarryB21
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

It's wonderful sitting so close to Lake Taupo, enjoying sunshine and a beautiful presented meal!
Great friendly service. Thanks a lot for making my day!

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Thank Pepelou123
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