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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 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Plateau is nicely furnished in a slightly modern style. Even on a Wed evening the place was fairly full. The waitstaff were very attentive, and had good knowledge of the wines and food on offer. The food was very good, and was accompanied by wine that were recommended by the waitstaff. The recommended wines were very good for the prices... More 

Thank Jude T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ate there on several different days. The food was very good both times, and they have a good beer/cider selection. It was quiet one day, but a little louder the other. Service was friendly and good. Parking in front of the building is plentiful and not time limited. When in Taupo again, I will definitely eat there again.

Thank Zigmonster
Belgrade, Serbia
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69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Too noisy and too expensive! However the food was good! I ate the tomato soup very tasty and then the fish of the day! The food was good however I found the restaurant too expensive for the all environment!

Thank Ana S
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic food , amazing experienced waitresses and bar staff. I can't fault this place from the moment we stepped in after going for a walk we looked a bit rough and thought we might look like bandits, Was greeted warmly, very genuine and friendly waitresses. I hate it when waitresses make you feel uncomfortable or awkward, but the service here... More 

Thank Arowin67
Paihia, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The best place to eat, drink and enjoy great and friendly service in Taupo. Try the seafood platter, cheese board, venison, eye fillet, sticky date and pretty much anything on the menu! Ended up eating there quite a few times during my stay and I wish I could have stayed longer in Taupo just for Plateau! :)

Thank Travelfever31
Wellington, New Zealand
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an absolutely amazing night out at Plateau - "unfaultable" - everything from the welcome to the service to the food to the wine list - was sublime and there was nothing we could even suggest to improve on - apart from keep up the exceptional work. That Seafood Bisque TO DIE FOR - just outstanding.

Thank LibbyWellington
Taupo, New Zealand
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have had the opportunity to dine here for lunch on 3 occasions in the last 6 weeks and it has been most enjoyable. Great lunch menu and we were delighted with our choices. We will be back to try the even fare as soon as we get a break.

Thank Chelmswood M
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hi There, My partner and i were looking for something new, that we had not yet tried in Taupo, as we are from Turangi and come over once a fortnight and on special occasions. Plateau was recommended by a friend of ours, whom said the food and service was amazing! It was there number 1 spot. Well, well, we are... More 

Thank La Toya S
Taupo, New Zealand
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came with two other couples and everyone commented on the service, food and atmosphere. We began the night off with a couple of pre-dinner drinks and found the staff completely attentive ensuring that we were well looked after. When we were ready to dine we were taken to our seats and given drinks menu and the waitress explained what the... More 

Thank Songbirddreams
Canberra, Australia
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I dined here on our first night in Taupo. Plateau was recommended to us by our B&B hosts specifically so we could go watch the Wallabies' inevitable defeat at the hands of the All Blacks (I don't know how I still support my national rugby team at this point). Anyway, to business! Plateau's food and wine is... More 

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
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?