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“Delicious food”
Review of The Bistro

The Bistro
Ranked #6 of 137 Restaurants in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
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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 25 February 2024

In town, we have also eaten at Embra and The Bantry. Those two were better than here, but the food here was very good. Our favorite course (of the Degustation Menu) was the Scotch fillet of beef - gorgeous marbling in the meat, delicious sear, and the sides complemented it beautifully. It was interesting that they called a serving of sorbet a "course", as well as pairing it with an cinnamon herbal tea. Service was detached, and not overly friendly, at least for our main server. There was quite a lag between courses.

Date of visit: February 2024
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1  Thank stork90
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Reviewed 24 February 2024

Can’t fault The Bistro.
Great service, great food and wine, and just a fantastic comfortable restaurant to enjoy when you’re visiting Taupo.
The Chef/Owner is a magician in the kitchen, the food coming out is really really delicious
Great wine list, top NZ wines to try by the glass, and not too expensive
Give it a go for sure

Date of visit: February 2024
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1  Thank Rick M
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Reviewed 13 February 2024 via mobile

Ate with friends and enjoyed an excellent meal. The beautifully presented meals and very good wine list was complimented by the extremely friendly and attentive owner and staff.

Date of visit: February 2024
1  Thank NEBird
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Reviewed 11 February 2024 via mobile

We visited for evening drinks and were greeted by the most welcoming family. The owner and his family were not only gracious, but fun and interesting. This is the place we'll definutely recommend to family and friends. We hope to visit this wonderful establishment again!

Date of visit: February 2024
1  Thank clintmack
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Reviewed 15 January 2024

Brilliantly cooked meal, braved the aged raw harpuka, 😬 but was outstanding, and the steak, although cut like large thick chips, was superbly cooked. Would recommend highly if you want a quality meal in a great atmosphere

Date of visit: January 2024
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1  Thank tkq
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