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Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan 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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Auckland, New Zealand
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We live in Taupo and this is definitely our favourite restaurant. We operate a BNB and have sent guests all over Taupo, but this is outstanding. Great venue, superb location, well trained Staff and meals of exceptional quality and presentation! Love it.

Thank Barry K
Tauranga, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I arrived by taxi and the restaurant was full they had a sort of booth which they said we could use. We looked at each other and thought let's do it. Best decision that night absolutely. The waitress set us up she was fantastic nothing was a problem. We ordered drinks and a seafood platter for two... More 

Thank nigelw700
Rotorua, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The ambience is nice but food is far from a French experience . Prices are a bit on a high side too.I Pork bun and tacos? Really? I expected a fine French cuisine experience and felt a bit desapointed.

Thank 674happytraveller
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wet windy holiday weekend night we'd travelled through Auckland traffic to Taupo. In search of a nice meal, we returned to an old favorite, Plateau. I have to say that I think this place gets better each time we visit, our dinner, was beautiful, our cocktails, came to the table later than expected, so were complimentary, thanks!! they were... More 

Thank Astraman2010
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hard to get a table on Easter weekend in fact we got the last available table for for 2 adults and a couple of teenagers. In was in the bar area but not too noisy and well away from the actual bar. Service was lovely. Friendly and efficient My wife's Mushroom risotto was perfectly cooked and tasty. My son and... More 

Thank Mark B
Littleton, Colorado
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114 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The one thing we learned was that NZ could use some help with mixology. My friend had a martini that was mostly water - ick. Otherwise, the food was good

Thank MattR224
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great efficient service with knowledgable staff . Food excellent value and well cooked and served . Always enjoy the prawn bisque to start and fish of the day . Comfortable restaurant

1 Thank Misspar
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the food here!! Especially the risotto. It was fabulous! My dad enjoyed his meal as well, the fish of the day. Wine selection was strong, and we selected a wine that we really enjoyed! I wish it was in a better location with a view of the lake, but that's not something they can really change!

Thank lef1994
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34 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate dinner here and the food was delicious. I had the beef fillet with truffle fries. I ate on the courtyard which was perfect for the weather. Service was excellent.

Thank Catey B
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of nine of us were in Taupo for the weekend and came here for dinner as it was one of the few places we could get a reservation with a last minute booking. We didn't have high expectations given that the restaurant was one of the few that wasn't booked out, but we all walked out of the... More 

Thank Tresemack

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan 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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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?