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Bistro Lago

$$$$, European,
80-100 Napier Road, Taupo 3379, New Zealand
+64 21 518 402
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“lamb rump” (12 reviews)
“truffle” (6 reviews)
“sorbet” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
80-100 Napier Road, Taupo 3379, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Relaxed nice verandah overlooking Taupo and the lake. Attached to the Hilton Hotel so the place is lovely and clean. Drink prices are much the same as bars and pubs downtown so why wouldn’t you take in the sophistication of the Hilton. Meals coming out...More

Thank Revyblonde
Reviewed 6 days ago

A one night layover at the hotel in bad weather so Bistro Lago was an obvious choice. Lovely bar adjacent to the dining room. The restaurant was packed and with both guests and locals. I went with the Wild Venison Capaccio and the Gisborne Terakihi...More

Thank A R H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is located at the Hilton Lake Taupo but it is anything but a standard hotel restaurant. It offers fine dining at its finest. It could hold its own with restaurants in any big, foodie-obsessed city in the US. Beautifully presented plates with equally...More

Thank JBCabot
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a beautiful dinner here last night. Lovable staff and great view over the lake. Is quite pricey but definitely worth it.

Thank Bronwyn N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was friendly and prompt and food was delicious. We sat outside on a small porch on a lovely evening before our table was ready. The only slight criticism was that we tried to move our reservation up to 7:30 from 8 pm and were...More

Thank Martha D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here through a First Table deal and I am so glad we did! The service, food atmosphere and location is just amazing. We had the Breads, Mussels, Duck and Pork Belly and everything tasted wonderful. Absolutely no complaints, other than that we wish...More

Thank WinesieTime
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bistro Lago is an old favourite of ours which we have dined at many times over the past few years...but this is my first TA review of this restaurant. It has always been excellent in regards to food and usually good in regards to service...More

Thank kristabel2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Customer service was excellent. Food was delicious. Dessert was my highlight! The sorbet was sensational. Would dine here again.

Thank Karina C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bistro Lago is at the high end of the dining options in Taupo. The food was presented beautifully and was delicious to boot. The service supplied rite from arriving and through the service however left us feeling pretty disappointed. When spending this sort of money...More

Thank Shaun T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner at Bistro Lago on Boxing day and the experience was thoroughly satifying in every way. I do not give fives out readily (which you can see from my other listings) but Bistro Lago earned them in every way. The food was inovative...More

Thank Kiwitony
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Questions & Answers
13 January 2016|
Response from Guido P | Property representative |
Hi St. Augustine, Sorry for the late reply. Legally we cannot have trout on the menu, I am afraid. However if you catch one, we are more than welcome to cook it for you. all we need to see if your current fishing license... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$28
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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 21 518 402
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