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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%
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Bar, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
3 Tongariro Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just had a lovely dinner for two, I had a fabulous lamb rack and corn fritter (very good) and spouse had fabulous seafood salad (platter) that was just delicious. Chocolate cheesecake and berry sauce ended a delicious meal. Staff service was excellent and a nice...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Willfish101
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If we were reviewing the food, we would give 4 stars. If were reviewing the views we would give 5 stars. However, this view is based on the overall. We would’ve passed on this one had we read the previous review. Staff were very pleasant...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ruth D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food ok but not over the top mussels weren't the best dips and sauces we didn't eat as tasted tearible staff freindly service good but not very busy when we were there

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank destinationohau
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staff with no idea. 20 minutes after ordering and after drinks served, then told food would take 40 minutes. Not crowded, and no complicated order. Must totally rely on tourists who drop in, order, and then move on.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PeterGC5000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Managed to get a table outside here. Beautiful spot to people watch and enjoy a lovely meal and glass of wine. We opted for a Waterfront platter and it came with a lovely variety of seafood and breads and dips. The mussels and the sauce...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank EAS509
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

We recently stopped in Taupo for lunch and popped into the Waterside restaurant by chance. Our lunch was amazing. We had the fish and chip meal and salt and vinegar squid with veges. The fish was so fresh and tasty and the squid was some...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Tracey C
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Wonderful service waiters were on point the food was DEVIIIIIINE! You's have made my partner and I enjoy our first year anniversary wonderfully. Highly recommend :)

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Destination787672
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Ordered 3 freak shakes got charged for 4. Waited 30 minutes to get served had to get our own menus. My kid got injured by their sign which wasnt screwed together, wouldn't recomend to anybody.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank liamsparkes
Reviewed 15 October 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Karlos F
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AJ9581
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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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