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Edgewater Restaurant

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243 Lake Terrace | Millennium Hotel & Resort, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 5110
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were pleased that they were able to squeeze us in at very last minute on New Years Eve even though we weren't even staying at the Millennium Hotel! The view was lovely over the lake. Menu offers something for everyone. Our meals were lovely and the service was excellent.

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Thank Bex K
Napier, New Zealand
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Poor service and the meal was extremely average. Only appeared to be interested in the coach clientele and not locals. Wait staff really need training as they did not appear to now what they were doing. Extremely disappointing

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Thank Shona B
OzzieTaupo, General Manager at Edgewater Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Shona B - it is very disappointing to read about your experience and most unusual because our staff normally are super friendly. I am surprised about coach people receiving better service as we take pride in looking after all alike. I would appreciate it if you would phone me so I can find out more details about when it... More 

Coffs Harbour, Australia
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67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

The menu choice is quite good, the oysters are amazing. Ask for a window seat if you can, to get the best of the lake and mountain views.

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OzzieTaupo, General Manager at Edgewater Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Larso 1 thank you for your lovely comments. It was such an honour to have you return after such a special occasion 38 years ago. Kind regards Diane More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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234 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The title really says it all. The restaurant is in the Millennium Hotel but is worth visiting without staying there. It has a lovely location overlooking Lake Taupo and is well appointed on two levels (just a few steps) which give all tables lake views. Food was fine, it was well cooked, reasonable portions and fairly tasty. A decent evening.

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Thank ruffwood1
Tauranga, New Zealand
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The view from our table was fantastic, beautiful window seat. Lovely restaurant inside. Unfortunately every time I wanted a glass of wine I had to wait, approach staff and ask, every glass! The customer service with the young ladies in particular was not great, the older staff members were professional and pleasant. Menu was a nice selection, great options, I... More 

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Thank ExplorerGG
Taupo District, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Food is ok. However it was extremely disappointing that in a resturant of this level I should have a piece of chewing gum stuck to my pants from sitting in their chair at the dinner table. The manager did not believe me initially ( as if I was going to stick gum on the chair and then on my pants... More 

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Thank csl866
OzzieTaupo, General Manager at Edgewater Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest - I am very sorry to learn of your experience and apologise for the inconvenience caused to you. I am also shocked and disgusted to learn that someone can leave gum on a chair. It is most upsetting to see a negative for management as this is far from what our good reputation is built on - as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Our host was Kiriana, she obviously loves her job, she was bubbly and attentive to us. I so wish more restaurants could harness this sort of first rate service. Great Job..

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Thank Toner D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

The experience in this restaurant is the highlight of my 2 day stay in Taupo so I decided to write my first review on Tripadvior. I went for a birthday dinner with my boyfriend and our Chinese waitress, Montina, is really lovely and friendly. The ambiance of the restaurant is pleasing and gave us a great atmosphere to enjoy our... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Great atmosphere from the bar with the fire going and a lake view from comfortable seating. Then into the resturant for awesome food and service

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Thank TomsyToo
Hamilton, New Zealand
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179 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Hadn't been here before and decided given its locality to take my wife here for a special evening. Well, wasn't disappointed and in fact we were impressed with every aspect. The service was attentive and welcoming, the view over lake Taupo great and the meal was first class. We started to oysters (I'd recommend Kilpatrick), followed by the lamb rack... More 

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Thank Dean H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$36
Cuisine
New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 243 Lake Terrace | Millennium Hotel & Resort, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 5110

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?