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Bistro Lago

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European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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80-100 Napier Road, Taupo 3379, New Zealand
+64 7-376 2319
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Dined here while we stayed and couldn't fault the service or food.........excellent variety nd delicious flavours.................very chuffed they produced an affagato when I asked comsidering it wasn't on the menu

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Thank honeybee550
Gdansk, Poland
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387 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Bar in this place is very nice and proffesional, food after trying starters we decided not eat more, quality realy low. Service is very good and grat place for drink

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Thank Dominik M
Taupo, New Zealand
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

I've been here several lovely times. Twice for special Christmas dinner or lunch sittings, sometimes just for a delicious cocktail. I liove the views from the deck, the decor is pleasant and there's a nice ambiance. Staff also attentive and efficient without being smothering. Tops.

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Thank jaypot2015
Dayton, Ohio
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53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We were guests @ the Hilton & were provided comp cocktails as Diamond members as well as the buffet breakfast next morning. Expensive but well prepared dinner & good service. Market fish & duck fat potatoes matched w/Hawks Bay wines excellent. Wonderful dining room views over the lake & mountains. Not worth a special visit, but fine if a Hilton... More 

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Timmins, Canada
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350 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

We were staying at the hotel so we ate here & were very pleased. I had a scotch steak that was to die for. Very tender & tasty steak indeed. Recommended

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

We had a great meal here. There is a great choice and a good kids menu. The service was top notch, attentive without being intrusive and everything arrived promptly. Great desserts and thoroughly enjoyable views of the lake as you have your meal.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

At the Hilton Hotel in Taupo is Bistro Lago. We always stay at the Hilton when in Taupo and make sure we have a booking here. The food quality, taste and service are all fantastic. I would recommend anyone visiting Taupo to book dinner or lunch here. You will need a reservation for dinner unless booking well in advance. I... More 

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68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Visited here as part of a weekend break. We received a high quality NZ cuisine meal. The desserts in particular were delicious. The prices were expensive so you have an expectation about the quality of food. Our expectations were met although not exceeded. Wait staff very friendly and attentive. Views over the lake were terrific. Located adjacent to the Hilton.

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Thank russelljb
Guido P, Manager at Bistro Lago, responded to this review

Hi russelljb, thank you for finding time to post a review on Tripadvisor following your recent dining experience with us. I am glad to hear you did find our wait staff to be friendly and attentive. I will share your feedback with the team and I am looking forward to welcome you back dining with us soon. Regards Guido More 

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214 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Didn't fancy going out to far tonight so came here as it's joined to the Hilton The whole experience has been wonderful Down to the food and the staff it has all been spot on It is certainly a place to come and relax and enjoy the food The pâté was so smooth and my chicken was perfect Had a... More 

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1 Thank Anita E
Guido P, Manager at Bistro Lago, responded to this review

Hi Anita E, thank you for posting such a feedback on Tripadvisor following your recent dining experience with us. I will pass on your review to both front and back of the house team. Again, thank you and hope to see you in Bistro Lago soon. Regards Guido More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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30 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Kids ate free before 7pm which was a bonus, food was delicious - we enjoyed everything, breads came with super yum grey stuff... fish and steak both perfect, service was fast and friendly, would definitely eat here again!

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Thank MrsBails83
Guido P, Manager at Bistro Lago, responded to this review

Hi MrsBails83, Thank you for sharing your Christmas Eve dining experience on Tripadvisor. I am glad the team looked after you and you scored us 5 out of 5 I will definitely share you feedback with both front and back of the house team and we are looking forward to welcome you back again, in the no so distant future.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 17 - US$ 27
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80-100 Napier Road, Taupo 3379, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-376 2319

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?