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Lakeland House Restaurant

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88 Waihi Road | Little Waihi, Tokaanu, Turangi 3381, New Zealand
+64 7-386 6449
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

After raving reviews from locals and trip advisor we were extremely let down by this restaurant and their staff. The restaurant itself has dated fitout but is in a truly beautiful location. Some of the food was delicious. Positives: - Location, can't fault it - Seafood Entree was amazing (see photo) Negatives: - 1 of the 4 entrees was bought... More 

Thank Jessica B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Splendid setting on the shores of Lake Taupo. Always a must when friends visit us in Taupo. A scenic drive down the Lake side then through Turangi to Waihi. Super choice of food, the sharing plates are a favourite. Very popular so booking a must at holiday periods but great staff who will make an effort to squeeze you in.

Thank Barry W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Came with hubby to our old favourite while the kids were at camp - as always it did not disappoint! We shared a summer platter, the prawns special and bottle of rose at a lakeside table! The food was delicious - they very kindly substituted the prawns onto the platter Service was good - prompt and pleasant but not smothering... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

an outside table on a clear warm day, sheltering from the sun under the sun umbrella, looking out across the lake, boats pulled up to the shore coming in to eat. and delicious food - seafood chowder, carbonara pasta

Thank kathy a
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Family dinner to celebrate a major birthday. Heard great things before we came and so pleased we did. Magnificent view over Lake Taupo. Meal was well presented and loads of choice for us each. Grandchildren enjoyed the experience. Good service, courteous and friendly staff. Lovely to see black swans and young on the lake. Something for everyone and well worth... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Very good dishes, prapared with accuracy and love! We went 4 times in a row to this lovely location: the view of the lake from each table is unforgettable. Very good choice of wines at a good price.

Thank fmmarini
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Had heard that this was the best place to eat in Turangi and it certainly lived up to expectations. Try anything with seafood in it and you will be very happy you did. Very large servings though, particularly of pasta (I had seafood marinara) so come prepared.

Thank Greg P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We had a wonderful dinner here, stunning view and absolutely divine food well presented each course was really tasty would thoroughly recommend. Fantastic service too a hidden gem on the shores of Lake Taupo. Booking essential Thanks to all the staff.

Thank CassieLevin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Food was stunning and the view even better! Delicious pasta and chicken meals, the service was prompt and plates were cleared quickly. Desert was also very good. The only thing that stopped me giving 5 stars is that it was extremely loud in the restaurant, we had issues talking between ourselves because we were seated next to a large group... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The restaurant is very beautiful and the food is good. I had the lamb, very good but the only bad point is that the dishes are not warm, so that the food gets quickly cold.

Thank Pierre R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Waihi Road | Little Waihi, Tokaanu, Turangi 3381, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Turangi
  • Phone Number: +64 7-386 6449

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