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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a wonderful experience, each course was cooked to perfection, pork belly, calamari, pork ribeye, ocean salad, banana split & almond cake all extremely tasty & well presented . Wait staff, Manpreet, was pleasant & nothing was too much trouble! Well priced & would certainly go again when next in Taupo

Thank Eileen M
Greytown, New Zealand
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24 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Waterside is in a prime location, right on the corner, opposite the lake, with fabulous views. We arrived quite late for lunch on a Wednesday and there really weren't many other customers. The service was friendly, but VERY slow. We sat and waited for menus which didn't arrive until we went inside and asked for them...the server was chatting to... More 

Thank Tawachick
Havelock North, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us dined there one Sunday night. Sitting by the window we had a pleasant view of the lake and despite the late arrival of our mains it was a pleasant occasion. The wait staff offered a significant discount because of the late meal (which was declined) but the offer appreciated.

Thank Springers1915
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had friends from England visiting and we treated them to the food platters that Waterside offer -a seafood one and an Italian inspired one. Fantastic, washed down with a lovely Pinot Gris!

Thank KapitiM
Hamilton, New Zealand
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cheap $12 special - 2 x fish and chips - great value for money. Sat outside in the sun and watch paragliders on the water. Very relaxing. Staff checked how meals were. It was busy but meals arrived quickly. There were 4 of us.

Thank Robyn W
Perth, Australia
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35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch here on Monday. It was a public holiday so a 15% surcharge applies. We ordered a seafood tasting plate which consisted of, Battered prawns,scallops,smoked salmon salad, salt & pepper squid, Oysters. This also came with Ciabata bread, 2 dips and olive oil. It was of very good quality and cooked perfectly. And what value $42!!!! Had a glass... More 

Thank Mandy J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten here before and had a great time. Going through Taupo again I decided to pop back in. So glad i did. even better then last time. This time i was served by Kitty. all in all Waterside is a great place to eat, enjoy great wine and very interesting conversations with the workers. great bunch of girls.

Thank Cassie T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went into Waterside Saturday night and stumbled across this lovely restaurant. Set right on the lakefront with a stunning view of the sunset. I had one of there special deals of the day. A yummy pasta while my friend had the fush and chips. The portions were huge and we both couldnt finish our plates. Our waitress Kiriana took our... More 

Thank Michael C
Fishers, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What more could you ask for? Great food and a beautiful view. Staff was attentive and we loved the pumpkin, tomato soup. Sides included a yummy cheese quesadilla and ginger salmon. Ate every last bite

Thank Lynn S
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks waterside for the great food and great views. We loved our dinner. Our meals were of generous portions and really yummy. I could not fault the food.

Thank hoildaytimenz

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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$9 - 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
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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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