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Waterside Restaurant & Bar

$$ - $$$, European,
3 Tongariro Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 6894
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“steak” (42 reviews)
“fish and chips” (25 reviews)
“lamb rack” (8 reviews)
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Bar, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3 Tongariro Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 549 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Staff with no idea. 20 minutes after ordering and after drinks served, then told food would take 40 minutes. Not crowded, and no complicated order. Must totally rely on tourists who drop in, order, and then move on.

Thank PeterGC5000
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Managed to get a table outside here. Beautiful spot to people watch and enjoy a lovely meal and glass of wine. We opted for a Waterfront platter and it came with a lovely variety of seafood and breads and dips. The mussels and the sauce...More

Thank EAS509
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently stopped in Taupo for lunch and popped into the Waterside restaurant by chance. Our lunch was amazing. We had the fish and chip meal and salt and vinegar squid with veges. The fish was so fresh and tasty and the squid was some...More

Thank Tracey C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful service waiters were on point the food was DEVIIIIIINE! You's have made my partner and I enjoy our first year anniversary wonderfully. Highly recommend :)

Thank Destination787672
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered 3 freak shakes got charged for 4. Waited 30 minutes to get served had to get our own menus. My kid got injured by their sign which wasnt screwed together, wouldn't recomend to anybody.

Thank liamsparkes
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Wow, just wow Took my lovely partner out for dessert, and had to try the Freakshake offered here.... Omg will deffs return, and at only 12$ what a bargain!!! Ty Waterside

Thank Karlos F
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Had such a great meal here tonight and our waitress Nola was just so lovely, she made our experience better, great job!

Thank AJ9581
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

We went there for lunch and ordered a few plates to share and the burger special. It was quite expensive for what was served.

Thank G9712OMangelam
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Went here with first table option. Table was really nice. I wasnt feeling the best, but we both ordered fish, chips and salad. Could of done with more salad. Portion was good value for money. Cocktails quite pricey for half of a normal size glass....More

Thank Pioneer763123
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

This location situated right along the water and along the street leading in to town. The restaurant itself was great. The prices were on the high side but the food itself was delicious. I didn’t give it a 5 star rating as we had a...More

Thank Pooky72
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$21
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Tongariro Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 6894
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Serving, Lunch and Dinner you'll soon discover Waterside's reputation for great casual dining and fantastic meals to meet everybody's needs.Take in the stunning views of the lake and mountains while you enjoy being looked after by our friendly staff, try one of our creative cocktails or speciality coffees. Fantastic outdoor dining in summer, and a fireplace to keep you warm in the winter.Enjoy!!
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