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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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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pork belly” (99 reviews)
“calamari” (70 reviews)
“terrine” (13 reviews)
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European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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17 Tamamutu Street | Taupo Central, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We loved pork belly and scotch fillet. Wine, cheese, and dessert were all very good. It is small place so, many people have to wait to find a seat. Waitresses were too busy so response was late but they are kind.

Thank 원식 한
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We arrived in sleepy Tamamutu St late on a Monday evening, unfamiliar with this town, restaurant did not even look open from the street, we opened the door to find the restaurant abuzz with people. Promising sign! Despite a longer-than-average wait for a table of...More

Thank tranglesb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had my birthday dinner here and this came out as desert. My partner and I were so blown away as he only mentioned it was my birthday in passing when he rung to book. He nor I were expecting the staff/chef to remember or even...More

Thank Kristinjane87
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tried The Bistro based on the Tripadvisor rating and we're not disappointed. All four of us had excellent meals, well presented and very tasty. The service was great and they had a very relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Very reasonably priced, I would strongly recomend it....More

Thank Gordon B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we checked into our hotel we got the bistro recommend straight away! Good recommendation. Booking essential. It was packed! So the waiting time for the food is definitely a bit long, but they help you with bread and very nice olive oil to overcome...More

Thank Isabell8785
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found the Bistro by chance and managed to get a table. Service was exceptional and the duck Devine. My sister had the fish ... a great choice. Finished with the Kapiti Blue..excellent Everyone works as a team to produce the best dining experience I...More

Thank Carolyn Veness B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very enjoyable evening. The restaurant was very busy but still the pace of service was very acceptable. This despite the fact that we were with a group of 10. Relative small menu but that is more than compensated by the quality and...More

Thank Gjhuahin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just had a wonderful meal at this restaurant. Ordered the pork belly and daily fish which were both really tasty! Service was great too. Would definately recommend if you are staying in Taupo.

Thank Bethany E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had previously booked, which was just as well, as the restaurant was full. The chowder was superb as was the calamari. My partner had fish and I had duck. We were both extremely happy with our choices and shared the plates. The trouble then...More

Thank JandJ150
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed dinner this week, broad selection that should suit most. The scallop starter was excellent as was the fillet for main.

Thank AusTravel2010
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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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