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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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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 via mobile

The best dinner we have had in all of our travels. Great work team Bistro! Highly Recommend to book as it was a full house !

1  Thank RMMP
Reviewed 4 days ago

This restaurant is a recommendation of people living in this city. Good food from fresh local produce. The service is good and the embiance too. This restaurant is popular better to book.

1  Thank Guylaine B
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful dining experience, our waiting staff were professional, knew the menu and were not afraid to make recommendations - good recommendations. The food was superb, tasty and wonderful blend of flavours. I submit this review because i highly recommend this restaurant - It...More

Thank tobi232
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely Bistro, very knowledgeable when it comes to wine. Let us sample between a couple of wines which was great. Food was lovely and just the right amount. Seating was comfortable with enough space between tables to be romantic. Would recommend.

1  Thank k2512b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The meals and choice are of a very high standard. We ordered Confit leg of Cambridge duck, and Roasted back strap of Hawkes Bay lamb. Both were wonderful meals. There is not a big menu selection but more importantly it is all quality. I know...More

1  Thank AytonWellington
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you The Bistro team for an amazing dinner tonight! This is exactly what my wife and I have been looking for here in Taupo. Everything we had tonight was delicious, will definately be back!

1  Thank SAJacksonNZ
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

I had dinner here on a Saturday evening at 6pm with 6 of my girlfriends. The restaurant interior decor isn’t all that inviting but the staff were friendly and place was nice & warm. I had the vegetarian main for $26, which was good and...More

Thank BeckstarX
Reviewed 15 May 2018

We had a lovely time, lovely tasting food with colourful Vegs plus greens, lovely dinner , good night out

1  Thank Merv-Taupo
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

This restaurant was beyond expectations. Food was delicious perfect sizing and beautifully present. Staff were friendly and efficient. Recommend booking well in advance as place is very well.supported. Even being fully booked noise was not an issue. We will definitely be back.

1  Thank 574pamelam
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

My partner and I dined here based on trip advisor reviews and certainly were not disappointed! The service was prompt, friendly and efficient. The food was absolutely delicious! Amuse bouche was a Thai influenced raw fish. The terrine entree was outstanding. Beautifully presented and such...More

1  Thank JessLennan
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Response from artbacis | Reviewed this property |
Ask the restaurant. I wasn't there at that time!
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
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Restaurant Details

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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, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 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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