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Bistro Lago Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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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Wellington, New Zealand
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a one night stay at the Hilton and had dinner here and it was superb. The whole dining experience was top notch. Dinner was delicious and the service was excellent. Pinot Gris wine was also perfect for me.

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Thank Hillsey3
New South Wales, Australia
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staying at Hilton so popped in for dinner after a very long drive. We have 3 kids and all of us were tired and hungry. Our waiter 'Dev' couldn't have been more helpful and pleasant. Food was expensive but the quality, service and experience matched. A gorgeous meal and a beautiful location. More of a romantic type of setting rather... More 

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Taupo, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had been looking forward to redeeming a a Birthday gift voucher at Bistro Lager but sadly it fell well short of expectations. Instead of cream to have with the stodgy scones a chocolate moose was provided, who ever heard of that ?. The choice and quantity of pastries left a lot to be desired compared with other High Tea venues... More 

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TAUPO, New Zealand
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Constantly, one of the best restaurants I often visit. Best breakfast omelet in the country. The new duck featured menu is a true winner. Loved the fresh Bluff oysters (shucked on-site) . Mushroom soup with special herb bread was fabulous for a light lunch. Prawn and on-site greens for dinner was pure magic; the wine and 40-year port provides for... More 

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Dedham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lively, relaxed restaurant where the quality of the food and its preparation belies the setting, which I hasten to add is perfectly acceptable. In other words this is great food in a simple setting, rather than mediocre food in a 'fine dining' establishment. My wife and I always choose different dishes so that we can sample as much as... More 

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Bagshot, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Restaurant in the Hilton Taupo, v limited menu, great staff though....lots of international students travelling & working really hard to deliver good service.

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Thank HansonTighe
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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Most amazing lamb I've had ever!! Melted in my mouth and flavours complimented the meat perfectly.. husband had the scorch fillet beef and perfect balance also! Fabulous service and wine to match... recommend this restaurant to foodies and wine lovers! Thanks bistro Lago for a fabulous evening x

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2017

My wife and i had drinks and dinner here for our anniversary, lovely deck to sit out on in the late afternoon for a few drinks, then the dinner we had after was great, everything about visit was perfect.

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Thank Reon B
Wellington, New Zealand
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2 reviews
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

This was my third visit to Bistro Lago at The Hilton. Unlike the previous two occasions, this was very disappointing. The starter breads were tough. Although the mains were delicious, I didn't get to finish my Scotch Fillet after I found a bug in the sauce. When made aware, the waiter wasn't too concerned ... apparently they've had swarms of... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

We decided to stay at our hotel for dinner this evening--great decision making! Everything we ate was incredible, and the lamb rump was one of the best things I have ever eaten...ever. The staff wine recommendations were spot on. Lovely culinary experience not to be missed in Taupo.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$17 - US$26
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
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
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?