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Lakeland House Restaurant

88 Waihi Road | Little Waihi, Tokaanu, Turangi 3381, New Zealand
+64 7-386 6449
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“prawns” (24 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (22 reviews)
“snapper” (16 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
88 Waihi Road | Little Waihi, Tokaanu, Turangi 3381, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were touring in the area and spotted the sign. We were expecting a basic cafe and discovered a really good a la carte restaurant. Lovely outlook by the sea, a broad menu and everything we tried was good - carbonara, seafood fettuccine, penne pasta...More

Thank runinm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have never been disappointed here. The meals, snacks and coffees are always superb. The staff are very attentive and professional, and the venue and outlook are wonderful.

Thank manawatutrippers
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Located in a sensational spot at the end of Lake Taupo, this place has every reason to be amazing... but sadly it is very far from that. The space itself is one big, characterless room with lighting that would suit the Gestapo... it is so...More

Thank epicure49
Reviewed 27 March 2018

fish meal was great with a salad dish ,we enjoyed our selves a great night out , we'll do this another night for sure Thanks

Thank 31paddy
Reviewed 25 March 2018

A year down the track the Thai curry was almost inedible; the fish left one of our number all night in the loo; the desserts are unimaginative and hopeless for a range of people who cant eat massive doses sweet sugary food - there is...More

Thank ToTravel2Live
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Overall a mixed bag. The view from this restaurant at the southern end of Lake Taupo is stunning, so go for lunch rather than dinner. Seating outside is nice, wooden tables and benches however they really need refurbishing - a section from our tabletop was...More

1  Thank FinB
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

I was disappointed with my visit here. The food was priced high which I already knew but I went expecting an amazing meal. My duck entree being priced mid 20s. The duck was dry with a simple sauce and plain rice with 3-4 beans. Just...More

Thank Healthw0rker
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Have eaten quite often and held several functions here over the years and I have always enjoyed the food and the view. Went for lunch last week and had the added bonus of watching a couple hold their wedding ceremony on the lawn beside the...More

Thank Granma56
Reviewed 3 March 2018

A group of us dined here recently and all enjoyed what we were served - excellent quality food- good servings - the wait staff let the side down a bit but not enough that we wouldn’t go back!

Thank Jayne P
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Went to this Restaurant for lunch. Amazing views up the Lake and a beautiful setting. Food and drinks were amazing. Big meals served. Near Historic Waihi Village at the Southern end of Lake Taupo.

Thank muzzerfa
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16 December 2017|
Response from Bernard L | Reviewed this property |
Hi, this message has come to my inbox. Ring them I’d suggest. One thing I do know is no dogs.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Waihi Road | Little Waihi, Tokaanu, Turangi 3381, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Turangi
  • Phone Number: +64 7-386 6449
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