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The Bistro

₹₹ - ₹₹₹European, , Vegetarian Friendly
17 Tamamutu Street | Taupo Central, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-377 3111
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pork belly” (97 reviews)
“calamari” (69 reviews)
“terrine” (13 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
17 Tamamutu Street | Taupo Central, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Calamari for an entree is a must have. Apparently the one item on the menu that doesn’t get taken off. So don’t disappoint yourself. Nice wine selection and mains that were cooked to perfection and the combination of flavours although I didn’t know if it...More

Thank Guavadog
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived late and recieved a smile; the food was very good - one of the more interesting and very tasty. It's worth the few blocks from waterfront to seek this one out

Thank Rana61
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a recommended place to go by the locals.Everything started off good with nice entrees but the mains were disappointing and lacking some real flavour ... may have just got them on a bad night Would try again when in town

Thank kruuza
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An absolute delight to the palate! We were travelling through Taupo today and needed to stop for dinner, but wanted something healthy and tasty, not the usual quick stop for burgers. After reading reviews on this place, I gave them a call to see if...More

Thank J T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed my duck dish and house wine. Busy restaurant with high standard of food, we did have to wait a little but that is to be expected in a full restaurant and the young man that was our server was very attentive and friendly-...More

Thank charlieboo2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Second visit to The Bistro - and would love to go back again soon. Pork Belly was the best pork belly I have ever had - meltingly tender meat, and crispy crackling on top - paired with a delicious red cabbage salad - . Service...More

Thank Katrina S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here a few times and the food is always consistently good. We love the pork belly with apple slaw and kumera mash. Friendly efficient staff. Would thoroughly recommend.

Thank Irene120
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was really good and well priced. Not too many vegan options but there were some! Service was excellent as well!

Thank lmcknight23
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had fresh tempura scallops with green herbs followed by perfectly cooked fish fillet. I'm glad I had room for the banana caramel pudding dessert. I so enjoyed it went back again a couple of nights later.

Thank Theresa N
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Very efficient staff who have to deal with a very popular and busy restaurant. The food is of a very high standard and I continue to be amazed at the quality of restaurants we have in New Zealand, this one included

Thank Joe W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Tamamutu Street | Taupo Central, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-377 3111
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The Bistro is a small family owned restaurant focused on simple clean flavours and honest tasty food from fresh local produce, all in a relaxed causal setting to provide our guests with moments that last a life time.
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