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“As good as the recommendation”

Lakeland House Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 24 Restaurants in Turangi
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed April 25, 2014

We were looking for a place for lunch and as one friend previously recommended this place, we looked for it.It is in a beautiful idyllic setting by the lake.The food is great and generous portion.We loved the cherry crumble with ice cream for shared dessert.Service was fast and efficient.We are pleased to let others know of this place.

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Thank Ellen M
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Reviewed April 17, 2014

The restaurant was recommended by our host at Creel Lodge and the food did not disappoint - a huge number of king prawns with fantastic flavor set the scene, followed by superb entrees of rack of lamb, steak and venison. The portions were so large we couldn't contemplate dessert, but the menu here looked very appetizing as well.

Thank gford1000
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Reviewed April 9, 2014

Loved the great views by the lake and enjoyed the food which was delicious and generously portioned. A great place to visit. A hidden treasure.

Thank Lil B
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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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