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Lakeland House Restaurant

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88 Waihi Road | Little Waihi, Tokaanu, Turangi 3381, New Zealand
+64 7-386 6449
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“prawns” (25 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (22 reviews)
“snapper” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
88 Waihi Road | Little Waihi, Tokaanu, Turangi 3381, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the delicious snapper & prawns main, very generous portion and well worth the price. Great table service, very friendly and polite waiter, thank you.

Thank Asherah28
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very special place to be enjoyed over a long lunch! Extensive food and wine menu, we highly recommend the seafood chowder or lamb shanks but everything on the menu is amazing. Will be back regularly for sure

Thank Kindycow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just been to this restaurant for lunch! Always good but today extremely disappointed! Why would a top chef serve a hot lunch on a stone cold plate? All three meals were only warm when they arrived at the table. After about 5 mins my meal...More

Thank Barry K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was all good! So good. How good? Too good. Everything thing was good we had no complaints at all.

Thank Geordie L
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

We were touring in the area and spotted the sign. We were expecting a basic cafe and discovered a really good a la carte restaurant. Lovely outlook by the sea, a broad menu and everything we tried was good - carbonara, seafood fettuccine, penne pasta...More

Thank runinm
Reviewed 19 April 2018

We have never been disappointed here. The meals, snacks and coffees are always superb. The staff are very attentive and professional, and the venue and outlook are wonderful.

Thank manawatutrippers
Reviewed 5 April 2018

Located in a sensational spot at the end of Lake Taupo, this place has every reason to be amazing... but sadly it is very far from that. The space itself is one big, characterless room with lighting that would suit the Gestapo... it is so...More

Thank epicure49
Reviewed 27 March 2018

fish meal was great with a salad dish ,we enjoyed our selves a great night out , we'll do this another night for sure Thanks

Thank 31paddy
Reviewed 25 March 2018

A year down the track the Thai curry was almost inedible; the fish left one of our number all night in the loo; the desserts are unimaginative and hopeless for a range of people who cant eat massive doses sweet sugary food - there is...More

Thank ToTravel2Live
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Overall a mixed bag. The view from this restaurant at the southern end of Lake Taupo is stunning, so go for lunch rather than dinner. Seating outside is nice, wooden tables and benches however they really need refurbishing - a section from our tabletop was...More

1  Thank FinB
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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
Romantic, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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