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Lakeland House Restaurant

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88 Waihi Road | Little Waihi, Tokaanu, Turangi 3381, New Zealand
+64 7-386 6449
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77 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Had a delightful lunch here. Couldnt fault it from food to service, environment, staff...faultless. View to die for across the lake.

Thank ToTravel2Live
Whanganui, New Zealand
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Great location at all times of the day. You can even arrive by boat from Lake Taupo. Food and service both of very high quality.

Thank Gil_Bycroft
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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138 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

The restaurant is located in an outstanding place. But the service is not according to that. Slow and they did not advice us properly. The food is good but there are few dishes to choose

Thank Blai92
Norwich, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We dropped into this place by chance initially looking for just a cup of coffee, but as was nearing linchtime we also surveyed the menu. While drinking our excellent coffees we decided to have a light lunch and choose the Seafood Teaser to share. We both thought it was excellent and fantastic value - plenty for the two of us.... More 

Thank Peter D
Rongotea, New Zealand
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Our party consisted of 19 and we all raved about our meals. Service was attentive from well presented and knowledgeable staff. We all had entre's which were generously sized. I can recommend the duck - superb! Mains came nearly all at once and again were well proportioned and just delicious. And one of the best things about Lakeland House is... More 

Thank barnyard2016
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Lakeland house is a hidden gem tucked away in Tokaanu. The restaurant is right on the lakeside, and really is beautiful any time of day. The food and service were both good, portions large, but a little expensive for the calibre of the food. The most unfortunate thing, though really no fault of the restaurant, was the huge amount of... More 

Thank Scarlett_Manuka
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We eat here whenever we visit the area, once or twice a year. It never fails to impress with amazing food...the only problem is trying to decide from their gorgeous menu! And if you visit on a glorious day, you're in for a real treat! The setting is just so beautiful!

Thank angelabarron2016
Point Roberts, Washington
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Lovely service, good food, plenty of it - good experience - we will be back! I wish they had been open for breakfast, too...

Thank allan m
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I love this place. I have eaten here a number of times and have never been disappointed. The location is just perfect be it a grey misty day when the atmosphere is one of moodiness but beauty or the most gorgeous clear day with views over Lake Taupō. As I said you can arrive by car or boat and on... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

With no luck with the weather, we just drove around to see what we could see. Advised by a lady from i-site, we went to this restaurant for lunch. We couldn't see much because of the rain, but I believe it has great views on a fine day. Food was excellent. Fresh, tasty with both quality and quantity. Worth the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Waihi Road | Little Waihi, Tokaanu, Turangi 3381, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Turangi
  • Phone Number: +64 7-386 6449

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?