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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%
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“steak” (42 reviews)
“wontons” (5 reviews)
Opens in 24 min
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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 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for dinner, we got bread to start which had dipping oil that tasted like sunflower oil rather than a nice olive oil... The portions were tiny for what we paid, all the sauces we were served felt really old and we left...More

Thank holidayreviews10
WatersideTaupo, Owner at Waterside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi holidayreviews10 First I would like to apologise that we didn't provide you with the experience or food to your liking. I will be passing your feedback onto the team, if you could let us know what else you ordered so we can look into...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Dominique has to be the best waitress i Have seen in action attentive, good advice and friendly. No, I dont know her either! Food was delicious i had the sweetcorn fritters and a salad, another had fish and chips with homemade aioli and a third...More

Thank MFMonthego
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely lunch today ... our waitress Dominique was lovely, great service warm and efficient. Would definitely recommend and return to this restaurant. Beautiful views of the lake.

Thank Fran S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome service Dominique who made our lunch meeting stress free and enjoyable. We ran in the door from the rain to be seated next to the fire place...nice then she gave recommendations from the menu so helpful. We enjoyed the shared platter and steak for...More

Thank Dinny S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our meal was absolutely superb and the service from Manpreet was excellent - we will definitely will be returning.

Thank Fordfom69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good honest food favourites superbly cooked. We wanted somewhere where the menu wasn't overtaken by foods and sides we'd never heard of before. Waterside delivered sublimely. Perfectly cooked scallops, lamb rack and eye fillet steak. We were delighted and are going again tomorrow night!

Thank kerenroberts0
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were undecicive as to where to go for lunch today because the whole Lakefront strip is filled with choice, Glad we chose this place...well couldn't say no, to Dominique!! Thankyou for pulling us in by the fire and for giving us excellent service.The meals...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to treat the wife and some good friends to a nice meal out and The Waterside seemed to be a good choice. Unfortunately, the servers found it incredibly tough to crack a smile, service was slow and we constantly felt like they were hoping...More

Thank Ian A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Starters were unsalted and bland. Main was over salted and blah. Duck was over cooked. Vegetarian just tasted of aioli. Service was slow. It not bad. We had a couple of cocktails which were tiny and $18. Chicken burger was good.

Thank Reuben1974
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great little restaurant, the blue cheese and walnut wontons were amazing! Great service. Definitely recommend!

Thank Naomi A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$22
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, Cash Only
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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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