Cuisine: A La Carte, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from Above $35
Ranked: #2 of 15 restaurants in Taupo

Bistro Lago is Taupo’s everyday bistro, loved by locals for its best in class hospitality and quality local produce.

Located in Hilton Lake Taupo, Bistro Lago has stunning open fires to warm up during winter.

In summer, dine out on the sweeping balconies which make for the best view of the lake.

Nourish Executive Chef Gareth Stewart works closely with the Bistro Lago Chefs to create drool-worthy lunch, dinner and bar snack menus.

Sample the best produce from the region with Taupo beef and lamb making for all-time favourite dishes.

The team are passionate about great produce, taking the time to source sustainable, cage free and free range products from local and regional suppliers.

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Bistro Lago
80-100 Napier Taupo Road
Taupo 3330

Open Hours:
Everyday:
Breakfast 7am-11am
Lunch 12pm-3pm
Dinner 5.30pm-9pm

Phone: 07 376 2319
Website: www.bistrolago.co.nz

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Ranked: #2 of 15 restaurants in Taupo 2
Bistro Lago
Location: Taupo
Cuisine: A La Carte, New Zealand
Mains: Above $35

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Sue Thompson

2nd time I’ve dined here. It’s absolutely beautiful

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Nikki Hayden

Beautiful meal! Amazing service and will be back again

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Frank Walker

Celebrated my birthday here and indulged in 3 courses, bottle of Black Barn Rose and finished with an espresso martini. Loved everything! All topped off with world class views and wonderful, attentive service. Can’t wait to dine here again.

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Thank you so much for making our treat night such a treat. We all had beautiful meals and enjoyed our great company

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A beautiful lunch in a nice environment. Thank you

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The location was great and couldn't fault the service or food

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Food and service is awesome.
Porkbelly is so good.

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Mia Bishop

Awesome dining experience for our family of 4 - tasy, delicious & would highly recommend Bistro Lago for fine dining! Will definitely return to try more of the menu.

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Amazing restaurant, with great service!

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Fantastic service and absolutely delicious mains. The cheeseboard was fantastic - the honeycomb was delectable.would definitely recommend the lamb rump, and the duck breast was a close second.

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A lovely dining experience with great food and a marvellous dessert with a Whittakers chocolate base - need I say more?

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Delicious food, great and friendly service and a lovely place to be

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Great food and service, highly recommend.

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Great experience. Only thing missing was no smashed peas with the fish, but all food so good didn't notice until saw another diner with the peas..hehe. Everyone had a great evening.

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excellent food and service

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Mark Springer

Great location, great food and excellent customer service

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Delicious dinner would definitely come back, staff went the extra mile for my wifes birthday dessert. 5 stars

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Both food and service was amazing. Very friendly staff. Only criticism was the bread with garlic butter we ordered which tasted like it had blue cheese in it.

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Suzy Aislabie

Great experience in every way - food, service, outstanding. Thanks for a awesome night.

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Brian Rohloff

Very impressed with the atmosphere and the service.
The Hostess who served us was friendly and excellent in every way.
Food was very good.

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Andrea Rayner

Nice setting, relaxed meal. Even thywe were First Table we were not rushed in anyway. Other early diners came and went and we continued our lovely meal. There were no limits with the menu and could enjoy any meal from the normal dining menu. My husband had the scotch fillet that was cooked perfectly and was a very large portion. We would definitely dine with Bistro Lago again if travelling to Taupo.

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Good food. Great view. Helpful staff.

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Outstanding food and service.
Both entrees and mains were superb - we had beef tartare and prawn salad followed by lamb rump and scotch fillet. We would definitely return to Bistro Lago.
Beautiful setting with views across the lake.

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Katrina McCall

Food was pretty good, but small mains- need to order sides to complete. Service was good but the wine glasses had marks on them and were not completely clean.

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The service is impeccable - the servers are friendly, chatty, very attentive and give great recommendations.

It was a clear, sunny day so the view of the lake was breathtaking.

The food tasted good but meal presentation could be better.

Overall, we had a really great evening and will be going back a few times. We have recently moved to Taupo, so this could be our new weekly restaurant dinner.

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Beautiful food. Very attentive staff. Highly recommend.

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A very good experience great atmosphere great service great food
Will be back

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Perfect from start to finish. Food was spot on .

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Fabulous, great anniversary dinner. Thank you for the "sweet" surprise.

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Walnetta McCall

Lovely summer’s evening, excellent food and service and in the company of a dear friend who was visiting Taupo! What more could you want from an evening out than sharing the best of what Taupo has to offer.

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Cheryl Turner

Had a fantastic meal definitely go again :-)

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Lara-Maria Northcroft

Excellent service! Staff were so friendly & welcoming. Food was great, with an awesome view to top it off.

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Rochelle Jones

Lovely atmosphere, very good food & well presented. Staff were helpful & attentive.

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Beautiful atmosphere, staff were extremely attentive and friendly. The scallop lunch was delicious and just the right amount of food. Walked away very impressed and would definitely recommend and dine again.

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We were very happy with the service and the food tasted really good.

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We enjoyed a fabulous meal. The setting, waiting staff and the food was impeccable. We will definitely return!

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Excellent food and well presented - slightly disappointing with a limited choice of soft drinks, still and fizzy - but what a view - a very relaxing atmosphere.

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Beautiful setting with great food and friendly attentive service - wait staff and maître’d couldn’t have been nicer. Looking forward to our next visit

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Awesome food, matched with superb service. Spectacular views of Taupo city.

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Well looked after, beautiful kai.

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With beautiful views to enjoy a cold cocktail and unwind from your day... meals were full of flavor and customer service was fantastic.

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Food was fab and service tops

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Christine Gordon

Delicious! Had the scotch fillet which was done just how I like it, on a bed of the creamiest potato mash. Sides of broccolini & cauliflower au gratin complemented the meal perfectly. Couldn't resist the Whittakers choc tart, that was so decadent!

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Ashleigh Crighton

Food was nice. Got to have a refreshing mojito prior to dinner which was nice out on the balcony. Service was good and enjoyed overall

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Ingrid Riddell

Service was excellent however portions were minimal. Beautiful setting & view

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Jolene Rodley

Fancy food at 1/2 the price, what more could you want

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excellent food, excellent service

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Gabrielle Purvis

We love Bistro Lago. My husband and I took my 80 year old mother as a Christmas treat and really appreciated the quality and service. Also the view was fantastic! We will definately be back.

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We had an attentive, helpful and knowledgeable waiter who clarified menu items when asked, made useful suggestions and was able to arrange for a dessert tasting platter which wasn't on the menu but suited our group of 6 really well.
We all had a great time and will dine at Bistro Lago again when next in Taupo

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Philip Greene

We took some overs

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