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Reviewed 27 February 2024

This was a classy restaurant only a few minutes' walk from our hotel along the lakeshore. We were given a window table overlooking the lake, just wonderful. The food was delicious, artfully presented. My veg risotto was so tasty and the chocolate dessert (with a...glass of dessert wine!) absolutely melt-in-the-mouthMore

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 29 November 2023

Edgewater Restaurant –celebrate birthdays, wedding anniversaries or just being on holiday there – had bubbly, cocktails, nibbles in the gorgeous Lakefront Bar, at Edgewater. special Blue Margaritas were amazing. Will be back soon. (I have gait/walking challenges (stroke), wear a legbrace.)

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 15 November 2023 via mobile

Lovely waterside setting but this restaurant lived up to the adage "the better the view, the worse the food." Service was friendly but the kitchen was a disaster. We waited nearly an hour for our appetizers because a group of 15 had supposedly ordered at...the same time as us. The main dishes took another 20 minutes. Other tables were having similar problems. Clearly they don't have the staffing to accommodate a large group and regular diners. The good itself was very average. We ate at other 4.5 star restaurants in Taupo and they were head and shoulders above this place. I would not return. There is MUCH better in the area.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 12 July 2023

The chef had gone the extra mile with detail and it showed. The breakfasts on offer were a bit different from the usual and the flavour combinations worked. I never realised I hadn't had the perfect poached egg before either, as part of the dish....Talk to the chef, he has cooked internationally and is an interesting chap.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 11 July 2023

Back to the standards of old , Excellent meals and top shelf service reasonably priced. Have returned twice since and standard has been maintained , back to being a special place to visit .

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 15 March 2023 via mobile

Scottish Danielle was just lovely. Made everyone feel relaxed. The actual booking was a nightmare, we booked at noon for a 7.00pm sit down and asked for a table in the window, sadly only to be told there was no record of our booking. Thankfully...they were very accommodating and we did end up with what we requested after a 'slight' discussion. This would not have happened if they managed their own reservations instead of going through reception. They also miss a trick by not putting their cocktail menu in the main drinks menu. I ended up asking if the did cocktails and was given a menu list. I would have had more the previous day had I known. Lovely sunsets.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 3 March 2023 via mobile

A joy. This is a smart restaurant located, as the name suggests, on the edge of Lake Taupō where we enjoyed some fine dining against the backdrop of a wonderful sunset. This was our first proper food for some time and excellent to have linen...and napkins again. The food was excellent, the service was super and the ambience just right. Prices are appropriate. A great evening.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 21 February 2023 via mobile

We had a lovely meal here which was surpassed only by the wonderful, attentive and friendly staff. Standouts were the perfect gin (Tanqueray) pea risotto, the rib eye steak and the Mascarpone creme brulee. The touch of feta and pumpkin seeds on the risotto and...the gnocchi with the steak were great.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 21 January 2023 via mobile

Excellent dinner and lovely service. A very good fillet steak with beautifully cooked vegetables. Efficient and friendly service

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 2 January 2023

This restaurant (part of Millennium Hotel, Taupo) is a must postcard of Taupo. We booked online and asked for a window table if possible - the request was met with a primo table at the window in a corner offering a strong perception of privacy....We started with pre dinner drinks in the adjoining bar and were so impressed by the service of our hostess Susan (more on that later). The view down the lake as the sun set over the distant mountain range was amazing with literally each minute of the end of day, setting fire to different parts of the range with dazzling late afternoon red and orange hues. The meal was generous and superbly prepared to match the visuals of the location. Well prepared steaks cooked to perfection. The service in the restaurant was well pitched - attentive though discrete (and very much appreciated). We returned the next night for a cocktail and stayed to enjoy another cracking sunset, listen to live music, while enjoying great local wines. Susan was our hostess again and from time to time you meet people with absolutely the right temperament and professionalism for their role…Millennium should be proud of her. Any regrets? Only one, and that is that we didn’t stay there. It is a great location on the lake, close enough to town to be handy, far enough away to be relaxing.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 2 November 2022 via mobile

Went as part of group tour. Set menu - entree potato soup; main potato gnocchi (not a good start). Asked for a change - extra cost (even though changed to onion rings). Neither ver good, gnocchi was extremely stodgy, onion ring dip almost a solid....Staff surely - certainly not customer focused. This was my experience. Husband had salmon which was (he said) OK, however accompanying vegetable tough and chewy. Would not return.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 7 July 2022

First time at Edgewater Restaurant – great calling card for anybody visiting Taupo, as we were. Ambience was casually elegant, restaurant directly facing the lake, was just great. Had a fabulous meal, prepared & cooked to perfection, excellent wine, even managed to squeeze-in dessert. I...have gait/walking challenges (stroke); I wear a legbrace. We were very well looked after, exemplary service, we'll definitely be back.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 9 March 2022 via mobile

A table by the window was a great start to a superb meal. The menu might be considered a bit limited but it gives a good coverage. The quality of the service and the food were excellent. Friendly and polite wait staff and we were...delighted with the meal. It’s not cheap but we didn’t think it was ridiculously priced. A wine list that met our needs. The view is astonishing so book a table by the windowMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 11 December 2021

Five-star service with a minimalist five-star menu, choice maybe limited at this time I feel due to Covid-19, and I would just like to put a shout out for all our hospitality venues if you can they really need our ongoing support. The views from...this restaurant are spectacular just a few meters back from the lake, we dined at around 7pm Summertime New Zealand and it was just majestical the way the sun was reflecting off the water, it was like the sun and sea were dancing together, just gloriously and visually beautiful. Even though the dining area was starting to get busy our food came out timely fashion, hot and tasty. We had steak and chicken, my steak was delicious, and the jus was so full bodied exactly the standard I expect from a five-star restaurant, the duck fat potatoes are just sublime, my husband’s chicken wasn’t my taste profile but was well presented and cooked to his liking. However, at this level I don’t expect any frozen vegetables and the sweetcorn was I’m sure that must’ve have been an oversite. I have eaten here many times and I will do so again it’s one of my top restaurants world-wide. I highly recommend a visit X 10More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 21 November 2021

The food was pricey and had weird combinations. I did not enjoy the experience at all.. The service,however,was great!

Date of visit: November 2021
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EDGEWATER RESTAURANT, Taupo - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Edgewater Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5