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European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gastropub
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64 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-377 2425
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a table of 12 and overall Plateau was very good however there were a couple of blemishes. The fish of the day was snapper and the fillet was tiny, 2 of us had this meal and both agreed it was very small, we both said it looked like an entree. The other dissapointment was that my sitcky date... More 

Thank jeremyk2157
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely restaurant with different seating areas and nice bar. We sat outside in the courtyard which was sheltered from the wind. The sea platter was $49 if I remember correctly and was very tasty. My friend wasn't feeling well and ate hardly anything. If he had been the platter wouldn't have been sufficient on its own for two of us.... More 

Thank tanga147
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's my favourite restaurant in Taupo. Always great service, delicious meals and just great atmosphere. Keep it up guys!

Thank Helen B
Wellington, New Zealand
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38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had brilliant service...chicken was divine and the chocolate fondant was the best I have ever had... Very welcoming and really helpful...loads of parking. Be nice to have tablecloths as the tables are a bit marked being dark brown...great wine list ..very talented chefs...

Thank Lyndzm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Three different occasions 2 with family (one of these with a child in our party) and another with friends in recent weeks. Food always consistent, not groundbreaking but familiar with a twist, well presented, well seasoned, well priced. Set menu offers good value with great options. Can recommend prawn bisque, pork belly, duck, beef and chicken (yes we have tried... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife found a dead insect in her salad - looked like quite an old cockroach. It put us off our food as you would expect but when we raised the issue with the staff, all we got was aggression - unbelievable! A guy who seemed to manage the bar called Frankie was really rude to us and tried to... More 

Thank OR54321
New Zealand
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for lunch last week with family - loved it. Plenty to choose from on the menu, good choice of indoor/outdoor seating and a fire when it's cold. I also love the craft beer selection. We were really happy with the food and service, would definitely recommend.

Thank hospogirl
Newcastle, Australia
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in Taupo a year ago and had an amazing meal at Plateau, so suggested to my adult family we have a meal there while on a 3 day stop over. And it did not disappoint. We all shared a seafood style platter for entree and we loved everything on it. The steaks were unbelievable ...so the kids told... More 

Thank melovetotrave
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner had the oysters to start which he said were delicious. We both had the steak which was DELICIOUS - best steak I have had in a restaurant. Then followed by the sticky date pudding which was also devine. Would have licked my plate clean if it was socially acceptable. Service was also great - waiter was very attentive.... More 

Thank BethanyClapham
Auckland, New Zealand
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53 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we booked for our anniversary I mentioned that it was also my 70th birthday and were promised a good table. We got a good table by the wall. Food was good and cocktails also. However staff made no mention of our special occasion.

Thank christopher1146

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$26
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gastropub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-377 2425
Located one block from the lake, Plateau Restaurant & Bar in Lake Taupo is an award-winning New Zealand meeting place that serves the finest craft beers and kiwi inspired food. Since 2003, it has been nationally recognized by Hanz for its excellence in lamb and beef and celebrated by locals and tourists alike as showcasing the best of New Zealand wining and dining.

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