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Waterside Restaurant & Bar

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3 Tongariro Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Durango, Colorado, USA
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a great place to eat lunch or dinner. The location was right across the street from the Lake. Outdoor seating is lovely. The food was wonderful!

Thank Marym1461
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the views, we had great food and wine and we had great service. Thank you Deta . A must for travellers who enjoy a good steak or lamb, and overlooking Lake Taupo

Thank Julie H
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Taupo has a lot of restaurants, cafes and bars to choose from so deciding can be hit-'n-miss. We can highly recommend The Waterside. It was our second time there...and we were impressed all over again! Great casual friendly service...thanks kitty and the rest of the crew. Meals were well cooked and delicious. My husband had the Caesar salad with salmon.... More 

Thank Marsha L
Frederickton, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Would highly recommend Waterside restaurant , we had lunch of Salmon and vegetables it was too die for . On our fishing charter it was recommended we take our trout there to be prepared and cooked (yummy) . Prices and service were great nothing was a problem staff so friendly , highly recommend Waterside Restaurant . Thank you for our... More 

Thank aplinfamily
Patea, New Zealand
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch after been in Taupo with my girlfriend I had the beef burger and my girlfriend had the chicken lasagne, we were seated and had our water served and order taken. The food was served quickly and was out standing! Will be going back! The waitress Manpreet was polite and easy to talk too! Very well done! A... More 

Thank tvla1984
London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I visited for dinner on a Sunday evening. Menu had many gluten free and vegetarian options. We had fish and chips, salad as a main and dessert. The portion size is very generous. Everything was really tasty and served hot. The bananas for the banana split were caramelised which added a nice crunch to the dish. We... More 

Thank hexe2910
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely meal at Waterside, staff were attentive, food was good, portions were very generous.

Thank Sharyn T
Zurich, Switzerland
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location in the middle of Taupo at the Waterfront. We did visit this Restaurant twice. The food is good as well as the size of the portion. So we never left with a hungry feeling! But the service is quiet slow. We don't know where is the week point. Well we can admit you can order your meal within some... More 

Thank Wali-Zurich
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I researched this restaurant first and was delighted to find so many gf options for my coeliac husband. Our waitress, Jacqie was charming and quick Ro clean and offer us a rabble. She let us know that there could be a 20 minute wait for our meals but took our order straight away, cheerfully. As it turned out we did... More 

Thank Grace S
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere was good. The service was fast and friendly. The place is clean and modern. The salmon and the fish and chips were very good. This is not a budget cafe but a very smart lakeside restaurant.

Thank LevinsonGedera

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$21
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Tongariro Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: 073786894
Serving, Lunch and Dinner you'll soon discover Waterside's reputation for great casual dining and fantastic meals to meet everybody's needs.Take in the stunning views of the lake and mountains while you enjoy being looked after by our friendly staff, try one of our creative cocktails or speciality coffees. Fantastic outdoor dining in summer, and a fireplace to keep you warm in the winter.Enjoy!!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?