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Waterside Restaurant & Bar

€€ - €€€, European,
3 Tongariro Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 6894
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (42 reviews)
“fish and chips” (25 reviews)
“lamb rack” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
Bar, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
3 Tongariro Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 544 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wow, just wow Took my lovely partner out for dessert, and had to try the Freakshake offered here.... Omg will deffs return, and at only 12$ what a bargain!!! Ty Waterside

Thank Karlos F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had such a great meal here tonight and our waitress Nola was just so lovely, she made our experience better, great job!

Thank AJ9581
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there for lunch and ordered a few plates to share and the burger special. It was quite expensive for what was served.

Thank Angela M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with first table option. Table was really nice. I wasnt feeling the best, but we both ordered fish, chips and salad. Could of done with more salad. Portion was good value for money. Cocktails quite pricey for half of a normal size glass....More

Thank Pioneer763123
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

This location situated right along the water and along the street leading in to town. The restaurant itself was great. The prices were on the high side but the food itself was delicious. I didn’t give it a 5 star rating as we had a...More

Thank Pooky72
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Staff attentative but a bit casual. Food was prepared & cooked well. Service was efficient & time between courses was good.

Thank RobertF619
Reviewed 16 August 2018

We stumbled into this restaurant on the first day of our 2-day visit to Taupo and didn't look any further. The food was amazing, the service excellent and the view amazing. Would highly recommend!

Thank katrinaaus2018
Reviewed 7 August 2018

No one was in this Restaurant when we arrived but soon started filling. Staff were excellent and friendly. meal was lovely but disappointed that the menu I chose was Venison Medallions with an "S" but there was only one medallion on my plate. felt a...More

Thank joy532
Reviewed 14 July 2018

We called in here for a quick Friday lunch, when visiting Taupo. Although the menu was extensive, we chose a light lunch of soup of the day....Pea and Pork. The flavours were amazing and was one of the most best soups we have ever had....More

Thank C0nstantlyOnTheG0
Reviewed 13 July 2018

This restaurant is in a great location and the food was great. Customer service was excellent and will definitely come again when in Taupo.

Thank Ami D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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: +64 7-378 6894
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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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