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Tongariro Lodge Restaurant

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European, New Zealand
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83 Grace Road | Just off State Highway 1 North of Turangi., Turangi 3382, New Zealand
+64 7-386 7946
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Lovely, friendly service. Excellent meal. We all had the lamb shank which was full of flavour, very generous in size and delicious. Similarly the entrees were delicious. The wine list was a real treat, some delightful wines we were not familiar with.

Thank Michelle S
Taupo, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Thank you all so much We had a great day yesterday and your venue, lunch and treatment of us was fantastic. An interesting thing to note is that my wites Aunty is a Culinary Course teacher and was really impressed with everything. Gordon had a great 80th birthday which is the most important . I would be more than happy... More 

Thank shaynemnz
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

A cosy little restaurant in a beautiful setting! We had complimentary cheese board to begin which was a nice touch! The Pinot noir was a good drop! We started with the pork belly and salmon - both perfect but the salmon was out of this world! Loved it! We ordered the lamb shank which literally fell off the bone it... More 

Thank Happyash A
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We're staying on site with a group of mates, turned up to dinner at 7pm and waited 15 minutes before a waitress even bothered to see us. We ended up going to the waitress to see if we could order some drinks only to find out there was one chef on for a half full restaurant. We were given a... More 

Thank Amanda K
Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Stayed at the lodge for 2 nights. Ate here on one of the nights and the food was amazing. I had the salmon which was pan fried and absolutely delicious. The cooked breakfast at the lodge was also 5 star.

Thank sandra w
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

This restaurant has a great atmosphere. is small and pleasant, it feels like you a nice living room. The food is top quality without too much fuss. Highly recommended.

Thank Andreea M
Mannheim, Germany
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

The Black Angus Steak and the Salomon are so Amazing... The Service was also 100% perfect! Everything was made with so much love... Enjoyed every second :)

1 Thank Wanderlust2605
tongorirolodge, General Manager at Tongariro Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for your feedback on your recent dining experience with us. So pleased you enjoyed it, and rated it 100%, it is much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

frankfurt am main
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

We had dinner in the restaurant twice and food was just heavenly! The black angus steak was so soft that it was just melting in my mouth! Service is absolutely top notch! Go there if you are in the Turangi/Taupo area!

Thank ewwas
tongorirolodge, General Manager at Tongariro Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. Much appreciated. We are getting great feedback about the steaks. So pleased you enjoyed yours. Hopefully we will see you back here soon. Thanks More 

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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for one night and thought we'd give the restaurant a go. A limited menu but all the things we tried (3 courses) were delicious. Lots of interesting flavour combinations that really worked. This chef could win masterchef! It was a memorable meal. The accommodation was good too.

Thank Angelamacph
tongorirolodge, General Manager at Tongariro Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, great that you enjoyed your meal, and I agree with you, the chef could easily win Master-chef. He is doing a fantastic job. Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback, its much appreciated. More 

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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

Didn't stay at the lodge but stumbled on the restaurant. Walked the line between romantic/intimate and being too quiet… but it was a Monday evening after all! No complaints about the food. At all. Was the best meal in a long time. Got the lamb and fish de jour (kingfish). The fries were particularly epic too :) Wished they'd had... More 

Thank Tristan P
tongorirolodge, General Manager at Tongariro Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, so pleased that you enjoyed your meal with us, and I appreciate your comments regarding more wine by the glass. We have been discussing this, so your comments are very timely. We will definitely look at including more wines by the glass. We hope to see you back at The Lodge when you are next in the area. Thankyou, More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, New Zealand
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83 Grace Road | Just off State Highway 1 North of Turangi., Turangi 3382, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Turangi
  • Phone Number: +64 7-386 7946

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