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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%
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“pork belly” (101 reviews)
“calamari” (70 reviews)
“terrine” (13 reviews)
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European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
17 Tamamutu Street | Taupo Central, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent meal with great gluten free choices. Portion size was great such that had no room for desert when we ate. I will go back here next time I stay over in Taupo.

Thank lbwno
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were delighted to secure a table here, at short notice, on Friday evening. We were impressed by the excellent service and great food. Another good point was there being craft beers on the menu.

Thank Sus1952
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a delicious meal in cozy environment. too many good choices on the dessert menu, we will have to come back...

Reviewed 1 week ago

We called last minute and were able to get a table on a Saturday night. Although we ate a bit late, it was worth the wait. I started with the kumara soup and then we both ordered the pork belly which had great flavor and...More

Thank travelingmom74150
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for 1 night in Taupo. Our hosts recommended the Bistro and we were lucky to get a table as it was quite full. We share perhaps the best calamari dish I have tasted- cooked sous vide. The green salad was very good and as...More

Thank Bjt3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided on Scotch fillet and Lamb loin mains augmented by a shared Apple tart desert, and we found the dishes to be well balanced and nicely prepared, delivering tasty food slections. Very enjoyable dining experience.

Thank Peter A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I were in Taupo town for two nights. We chose The Bistro for our anniversary dinner - wise choice! We read other reviews about potential wait times and average service - neither of which we encountered. We dined at 630pm - which probably...More

Thank David K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been there 5 times, every time is perfect. Food is delicious. The best food in town. Will definitely come back again and again.

Thank Елена М
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thought and Passion produces the culinary delights Jude creates which always guarantee a complete and soul satisfying experience - many thanks matt / lindy

Thank mattfooddude
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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