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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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gold coast
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sick and tired of walking and looking for somewhere to eat we chose the Waterside restaurant. The meal we got was extraordinary and the service was great. I cant remember her name but our waitress was Argentinian, all aspects of the meal were wonderful so we went back the next night. Service was excellent as was the food and we... More 

Thank andrew c
Napier, New Zealand
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114 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

a window seat was great and so was the food. a good selection of reasonably priced food that was well cooked and served. place was steady though it was dinner time, but that is always a good way to decide where to eat.

Thank Clinton G
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A nice sunny day, good Kiwi dark beer, and a monstrous seafood platter... what could be better? Well, to be looked after by Kiriana, that's what!

Thank Trevor M
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Me and my family (a party of four) were very impressed by the service and quality of the food here. There was a large range of gluten free meals, including gf burgers which was a nice surprise. Delicious and flavoursome meals and yummy cocktails :) Our server Nicole was bubbly and helpful. Great atmosphere also, overlooking the beautiful Lake Taupo.... More 

Thank Emily F
Whangarei, New Zealand
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best thing about this place is the view. If you really don't want to know how a customer felt about the meal don't ask! My BLT was beautifully presented but was not as stated. Where was the avocado! The "crispy fries" weren't cooked. The only reason they were crispy was because they were still partly raw! When the waitress... More 

Thank Duncan H
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the service from Abbey was exceptional. The view from the restaurant was amazing and the window seats a highlight. Highly recommended.

Thank Rogerandjen
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to waterside taking overseas visitors as liked reviews id read and made a booking. Friendly staff but new waitress who kept apologising for everything. First course came quickly but then over an hour lapsed and we started to enquire about our mains. Original waitress gave up on us and finally told that we should have been told that... More 

Thank Esther420
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The meal was very enjoyable, we had a platter seated outside taking in the beautiful view which is Lake Taupo. Well presented and tasty food which I would order again. Best of all was the welcoming manner and awesome attention to service from Kiriana our Restaurant Hostess. Great work and thank you for a most pleasurable lunch.

1 Thank Kevin H
Taupo, New Zealand
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Restaurant with great views simple decor and well priced menu. Good solid menu with good selection of options. Good size main servings. Great for both a quick lunch and evening meal.

Thank Chelmswood M
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner at the waterside tonight and the food was fantastic but the service was even better. Kiriana your great. Thank you!!!

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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
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, View, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?