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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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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“seafood chowder” (22 reviews)
“venison” (25 reviews)
“prawns” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
88 Waihi Road | Little Waihi, Tokaanu, Turangi 3381, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank FinB
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was disappointed with my visit here. The food was priced high which I already knew but I went expecting an amazing meal. My duck entree being priced mid 20s. The duck was dry with a simple sauce and plain rice with 3-4 beans. Just...More

Thank Healthw0rker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have eaten quite often and held several functions here over the years and I have always enjoyed the food and the view. Went for lunch last week and had the added bonus of watching a couple hold their wedding ceremony on the lawn beside the...More

Thank Granma56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of us dined here recently and all enjoyed what we were served - excellent quality food- good servings - the wait staff let the side down a bit but not enough that we wouldn’t go back!

Thank Jayne P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to this Restaurant for lunch. Amazing views up the Lake and a beautiful setting. Food and drinks were amazing. Big meals served. Near Historic Waihi Village at the Southern end of Lake Taupo.

Thank muzzerfa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been here before and has been very good. Travelled 4 hours for wifes birthday expecting things to be as good as last time. Food was nice but lacked veges with the venison. 5 beans doesn't cut it along with a few other bits and pieces....More

Thank 183foodie
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

We booked as a couple for a romantic Valentines Day dinner, mentioned that at time of booking, and asked for a table at the front overlooking the lake. The food portions were very generous; two huge garlic bread flutes to start ( we could only...More

Thank Lyn R
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Sitting outside under a large umbrella with a view over the grass towards the water, sipping on a Sauvignon Blanc. It was bliss! We ordered the summer platterfor the gents and smoked salmon salads for the ladies. The portions were generous and the food was...More

Thank Katie_Coetzee
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Totally overpriced for what was served up. Venison was over cooked and pretty tasteless. Chicken wasn’t bad but nothing to write home about. Desserts were yum and view was beautiful. Waitress was friendly but uninformed. For the hefty price tag we expected better.

Thank AmberMoore15
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Well what can I say??from the moment we arrived till after my stunning pan fried snapper for breakfast on Sunday morning the venue was fantastic!!!

Thank Trisha F
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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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