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European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We arrived and asked to sit outside, it was busy but wait staff were very attentive so we were never left waiting. Cocktails to start. If you want decent cocktails come here and get George to make them OMG they are awesome! He is also very knowledgeable about wines and recommended one that has since converted my husband from Cab... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely loved it we couldn't fault a single thing about our meals! I took my parents based on recommendations on TA and we weren't disappointed! The sharing seafood platter alone filled us up ($48 and could easily have acted as a starter for 4) however I was perfectly happy to cram the main courses and a dessert in after! The... More 

Thank NaomiF2901
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our 40th wedding anniversary dinner and it was perfect We couldn't fault the food we had a shared garlic bread ( huge ) for two easily enough for four people We were there for over two hours and no rushed meal which was great We will certainly be back The waitress was very attentive thanks for a lovely evenings

Thank Lynda G
Taupo, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for lunch. Shared seafood platter with my husband, very very nice! Good service. Scrummy, hubby had the oysters and musells and I ate the scallops and prawns. Also get garlic bread, prawn twisters etc

Thank Powellz2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

5 of us went for another great meal. Everyone had something different, duck, fish, lamb, steak and all enjoyed them. Hubby said the steak was really good. I had the risotto but would have liked more flavour but still enjoyed it. Good friendly attentive service.

Thank TaupoSheryll
St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a large menu but varied enough to satisfy. Good wine list. Helpful and friendly staff within an atmospheric environment Lamb was awesome. My partner had mushroom risotto which was excellent

Thank Paul H
Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by for a late lunch and ended up visiting again for dinner! Food is exceptional, the service staff are friendly and knowledgeable about allergies! Presented with a smile and DEFINITELY order the Affogato for desert - its GF and delicious!

Thank ButterflyBlack
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this restaurant. We had the shared platter (seafood) just yummy. The mains were great too and good portion sizes. We had the eye fillet and it was cooked medium rare to perfection. The deserts were out of this world yum I would definitely dine here again. Good selection of beer and wine.

Thank hoildaytimenz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very attentive and kind service. The food was great and the meal sizes large. During tourist high season I would advise to make a reservation in advance.

Thank JustinThessi
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff were attentive, but not in your face . One of the staff (lovely Italian guy) was great at recommending sights to see around Taupo - nice touch We booked for 630pm and it was a little quieter.. started to fill up more around 730-8pm Lamb cutlets were cooked to perfection and the snapper delicious

Thank lisajE2478CL

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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, Gluten Free Options
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, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?