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The Bistro Restaurant

) #4 of 92 Restaurants in Taupo $$ - $$$ European, , Vegetarian Friendly
17 Tamamutu Street | Taupo Central, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-377 3111
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pork belly” (91 reviews)
“calamari” (65 reviews)
“terrine” (12 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 yesterday via mobile

In short this is brilliant. If your in town then visit this place Great service from Jenny and the food was top notch.

Thank AlFernie1972
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband booked a table here for dinner based on recommendations from TripAdvisor. Previous reviewers suggested the restaurant was a little tired looking but it was quite typically 'bistro' in style. The staff were all very friendly and helpful and the food was tasty, although...More

Thank Atkos
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Bistro servers a great meal. I had the lamb, and it blew me away. Every course was great. I highly recommended having dinner.

Thank BLCarr
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a birthday dinner here with the family. The food and service was excellent. Between us we ordered the pork belly (amazing crackling), duck and venison. All three were great choices. The only weird thing was that we were asked to change the booking to...More

Thank VanessaN17
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a small sized restaurant and the decor is quite basic but they serve wonderful meals cooked by talented chefs. Only two wait staff the night we were there but both ladies were extremely fast and efficient. Well worth a visit.

Thank Gayb46
Reviewed 6 days ago

one of the best restaurants we have ever been to. The meal was delicious, tasty,..superb all round! The pork belly was to die for, as was the creme brûlée

Thank Judy J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked from our hotel to this major restaurant/shopping area and found this simple Bistro that from outside did not look much ... As we open the door the first thing I saw, it was the Chef in the kitchen... it was pleasant! We were...More

Thank Nilma C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The duck dish was delicious, accompaniments complimented it beautifully. Service was great, decor was a bit tired but the food was excellent.

Thank kwelz4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent service from the moment we arrived and great menu. Only problem we had was in trying to choose between the dishes on offer. Will definitely be back to work our way through the rest of the menu.

Thank GJLondon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The bistro always has got it right. Been more than 10 times and always positively surprised about the quality and creativity of the food. Great taste combinations! Lovely staff. Best staff actually I know. Restaurant bit dark but that's really only down side.

Thank Aniekvi
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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
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
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17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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