We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Made our first visit on Saturday”
Review of The Bistro

The Bistro
Ranked #6 of 137 Restaurants in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: The Bistro is a small family owned restaurant focused on simple clean flavours and honest tasty food from fresh local produce, all in a relaxed causal setting to provide our guests with moments that last a life time.
Reviewed 24 May 2021 via mobile

Made our first visit on Saturday evening and we will most definitely return when next in Taupo. The Bistro is a busy little restaurant with a mixture of tables for couples or groups. The young wait staff were friendly and capable, and the kitchen staff were clearly very efficient. The first sign of a good evening was the complimentary spoonful of ceviche, subtle with flavours of Thailand, and then the complimentary breads and oil. The calamari and lemon gnocchi was a winner, with a beautiful balance of delicate flavours. The Duck was good, as was the juicy and tender pork belly, but we found ourselves gushing about the vegetables that accompanied those dishes. The slaw that came with the pork and the mixture of root vege and purées that came with the duck were just wonderful flavour bombs and took both dishes to the next level. Good wines on offer and the Belgian chocolate slice was perfect to share. My wife and I agreed that the chef puts the emphasis on flavour over presentation, so the trip advisor photos really don’t do justice to the flavours you will enjoy when you go to The Bistro, and go you must.

Date of visit: May 2021
1  Thank Flyingkiwiki1010
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviews (1,331)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

110 - 114 of 1,331 reviews

Reviewed 18 May 2021

Food excellent but object to credit card surcharge and suggestion we filched wooden cutlery blocks when server had taken.

Date of visit: May 2021
1  Thank Frankie1194
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 7 May 2021 via mobile

My wife and I chose the fish of the day. WOW it just melted in our mouths perfectly cooked and came with lovely fresh vegetables. The young waiters were helpful, courteous and very professional. The recommended wine together with a beautiful made margarita was just perfect end to a great experience. Totally recommend you check this place out.

Date of visit: May 2021
1  Thank AndreB194
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 13 April 2021 via mobile

What a gourmet surprise

We weren’t quite sure what to expect but WOW of you want top class dining in Taupo I would highly recommend. Service was informative and efficient. Had the calamari which was delicate. Followed by scotch fillet which was beautifully prepared. Well priced with a great wine list. This restaurant is run by people who truly loved their food and are genuine hospo pro’s.

Date of visit: April 2021
1  Thank helenwrightson2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 13 April 2021 via mobile

Simply one of the most beautifully constructed meals I've ever eaten. Impeccable service, magnificent balance and flavors. Next level gastronomy with no pretense and a superb relaxed and knowledgeable vibe. Bloody close to perfection.

Date of visit: April 2021
1  Thank dandubnz
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Travellers who viewed The Bistro also viewed

Taupo, Taupo District
Taupo, Taupo District
 
Taupo, Taupo District
Taupo, Taupo District
 

Been to The Bistro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.
© 2024 Tripadvisor LLC All rights reserved.

This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in New Zealand. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu.