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Waterside Restaurant & Bar

€€ - €€€, European,
3 Tongariro Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 6894
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (43 reviews)
“wontons” (5 reviews)
“fish and chips” (23 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Bar, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
3 Tongariro Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had our staff dinner at Waterside lastnight. Along with the great views of Lake Taupo while dining we thoroughly enjoyed all our meals from entrees to deserts. You can tell they use top quality produce. The combinations and flavours we excellent. Lamb rack is...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I called in for dinner tonight and I couldn't rave about this place any more. The girls working the floor were lovley and friendly and the food was absolutly outstanding!! Both of our meals were 10/10 I had the chicken breast and...More

Thank wellingtontravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice eye filet and lamb rack. My girlfriend and I arrived very late, the kitchen was actually nearly closed, but Manpreet still provided service for us, we r really appreciate!

Thank Yao L
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Stopped for dinner here to celebrate our anniversary. The service was just average, some training in engaging the client and inviting them to want more would help. The staff were still nice, just very average in what they did. The food was excellent.

Thank JonTelamar
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Great food, prices in average of good restaurants in NZ. The view is incredible and the caramel cheesecake was one of the best we ever ate. Worth a visit

Thank Joyce C
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

The view was stunning over the Taupo lake. We had the tasting platter which was a nice size for 2 people with chips on the side it was a quiet location away from the noise of the main eating strip the service was very good...More

Thank marie j
Reviewed 13 October 2017

We had a group of about 20 adults and 20 kids. Manpreet did an awesome job serving us and the food was fantastic. The has a great system for billing us as family groups and was overall an excellent experience. Thanks

Thank Southey74
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Ordered the garlic bread and calamari appetizers for lunch, both were delicious. Calamari was very different from the U.S. version, but I think I enjoyed it more (especially the spicy seasoning they put on it).

Thank James W
Reviewed 9 October 2017

After a morning out on the lake fishing, we dropped in here for drinks and a casual lunch. They have a good range of craft beers available, and there lunch menu - while not extensive - is quite good. We went with the wedges, and...More

Thank Rick M
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Fish and chips was all batter and no fish :-( I didn’t have my phone so couldn’t photograph it otherwise I would Batter and chips very greasy :-( Wedges were ok but again greasy Shame because staff were friendly :-) Won’t return unfortunately

Thank Janigel
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$21
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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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