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Lakeland House Restaurant

88 Waihi Road | Little Waihi, Tokaanu, Turangi 3381, New Zealand
+64 7-386 6449
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“prawns” (25 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (23 reviews)
“snapper” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
88 Waihi Road | Little Waihi, Tokaanu, Turangi 3381, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of four adults and two children had dinner here to celebrate our grandson's birthday. Situated on the edge of the lake makes this a perfect place for dinner in the evening. The service was good and the food was of a very high...More

Thank Pearl_Don
Reviewed 1 week ago

11 of us from a golf trip had lunch here on our way home. We booked ahead and suggest that is you do that as it was quite busy on a Sunday. The lunch menu was varied. I had the Seafood teaser and I can...More

Thank mikejones365
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The family turned up for lunch on a rainy Sunday without a booking. We were lucky to be fitted in. This restaurant has a real touch of class, conveyed by the ambience, the staff and the food. There were lamb shanks on special, and they...More

Thank Duncan M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been to this restaurant a couple of times and the service is very inconsistent. Sometimes they will fall over you with great and friendly service and other times be rude, abrupt or just ignore you altogether. I think the meals are abit pricey, a...More

Thank Louiserewa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was nice, not sure it was worth the price but we ate it all nevertheless. My partner ordered the venison (he had never tried it before) and was very happy with it! Good service and relaxed atmosphere

Thank Yasmin K
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Stopped here for coffee and to see if they would be showing the rugby test - no TV, unfortunately. But on a stunning day the view across the lake could not be ignored. So coffee it was - and well worth the effort. Great coffee,...More

Thank BulaHoneymooner
Reviewed 10 September 2018

This place is situated about 10mins from Turangi (on your way to the snow or the Lake) and 60 km. from Taupo. It is a beautiful drive from Taupo and the destination is well worth the effort. We went for lunch and OMG....the seafood chowder...More

Thank Kiwiglobetroter
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Great wine and a delicious seafood teaser platter in the sun looking across a lovely lawn to the lake was a much better option than joining the line of people to catch the shuttle bus but the mountain. The service was attentive but not interuptive....More

Thank BOPBrian
Reviewed 15 August 2018

My wifes birthday at the beginning of the month,we invited friends to accompany us to the Lakeland House Restaurant on the shore of Southern Lake Taupo for lunch.The meal was great with great attention from staff.Meals are big so be warned.Its a perfect setting,either inside...More

Thank Murray F
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We went for lunch and had seafood marinara and cabanara which were very plentiful and tasty. The setting on the lake is breathtaking. We were so impressed we took a group to dinner the following night and again were not disappointed at all. The service...More

Thank randslangston
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17 December 2017|
Response from Bernard L | Reviewed this property |
Hi, this message has come to my inbox. Ring them I’d suggest. One thing I do know is no dogs.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Waihi Road | Little Waihi, Tokaanu, Turangi 3381, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Turangi
  • Phone Number: +64 7-386 6449
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