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“Great restaurant”

Lakeland House Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 24 Restaurants in Turangi
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed April 9, 2014

We have eaten at this restaurant several times and not been disappointed.
The atmosphere, service and food are excellent.
Well worth the drive from Turangi.

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Thank Denise B
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Reviewed March 14, 2014

This property has an outstanding setting and as well a very nice facility. There is ample parking and the option of both indoor and outdoor seating. Would highly recommend visiting during lunch or early evening when views can be enjoyed. The menu was interesting and we were expecting an outstanding evening.

Unfortunately the young waitress we had was clueless regarding the offerings on menu and twice had to excuse herself to visit the kitchen for clarification. Even with that one answer only partially answered the question posed. We experienced similar lack of insight when we asked if a particular wine was dry. We do not know if this young lady was new or not but in any case management needs to do better training of their staff.

The meal itself was just OK. While the fresh pasta was excellent the sauce was simply too thick, too rich and too much. The other meal was somewhat better but over salted. The wines offered were found to be pricy compared to similar caliber restaurants in New Zealand.

The real potential of this property is not being realized.

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Reviewed March 12, 2014

Large group booking as farewell for a staff member - service was fantastic for such a big group, all meals were brilliant. Setting is just stunning on the edge of Lake Taupo. Couldn't fault the evening.

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Thank Celia P
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Reviewed February 27, 2014

We stopped in today for a coffee and cake and was welcomed warmly, Lovely coffee delicious Pecan pie, we asked some questions and they didn't hesitate to stop what they were doing to answer us even opened up a unit for us to see inside. We will be back for a Lunch or evening meal one day and maybe even stay next door - lovely atmosphere A+++

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Thank Simone S
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Reviewed February 25, 2014

Beautiful meals for all 16 of our group. The lamb rack was fantastic. Next time I hope I can be in early enough to try the venison.
Desserts looked stunning - just enough room for me to fit.
Well done on the wine list, we thought it was great.

Thank GraemeW50
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