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The Bistro

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” (108 reviews)
“calamari” (75 reviews)
“terrine” (13 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
17 Tamamutu Street | Taupo Central, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Yes, The Bistro is a small restaurant with a small kitchen and a small staff. But, if you allow them to welcome you into their dining room, you will be treated to an amazing evening. The Bistro's slogan "simple but nice" is an understatement of...More

1  Thank ReviewFromTheHood
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We dined at the bistro last night and were very impressed with the delicious lamb and duck confit dinners. The service is very slow but if you're not in a rush, treat yourself to a meal at the bistro!

Thank Catharine H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went here because we got a recommendation from one of the locals and it did not disappoint! Cosy setting and great staff. Jenny was a superhero- amazing service and hard worker. Food was unbelievable. We had 3 courses amd every single one was terrific. Calamari...More

1  Thank ksiverena47
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my husband went here for our wedding anniversary! When we arrived we had a feeling that they where slightly under staffed. And that they were.. our waitress was lovely, and boy did she deserve the tip we left her. Just a shame she...More

1  Thank Kirsty W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here with four other business colleagues/friends and had a very poor experience. First I must say that most of the issue was around the fact that we had some poor kid "in training" (according to the badge) as our waiter, but staff that green...More

Thank Kate B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a completely unobtrusive restaurants that looks. Thing from the outside but the chef/owner Jude really knows a thing or two about cooking. So good we ate there twice. Try the slow cooked calamari - absolutely wonderful. It was very crowded so we sat...More

1  Thank LondonTravellerplus
Reviewed 1 week ago

Called last minute to book a table and were given the last one. I had fillet steak and my wife had the lamb, both of us commented you don't get this quality of meat in the uk. To which the waitress replied "because it all...More

1  Thank Kaylizzy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful family dinner - we had the hapuku fillet, the scotch fillet, the duck and the sous vide calamari. Without exception the meals were fantastic and the creme brûlée was seriously the best ever! The only (slight)downside - the staff seemed rushed off their...More

1  Thank mtsakis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful meal here. Managed to get in without a booking, however the restaurant was busy. Some mix up with order size however this was quickly rectified. My lamb was devine and cheese for after dinner was generous and tasty. Recommended.

1  Thank Siobhan W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will want to make reservations as this relatively small restaurant fills up fast. We were lucky enough to get a 6:45 reservation and our table was ready on time. I usually don't get an appetizer but they had Sous Vide Calamari and being a...More

1  Thank Steve R
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20 November 2017|
Response from AusTravel2010 | Reviewed this property |
Should be ... If you are a local I would call lat on a particular Saturday afternoon and try a last minute booking, be sure to speak to the owner not the girl that answers the phone normally. Tell them it’s for a special... More
11 January 2016|
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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, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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