Cuisine: A La Carte, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+

This bright and airy dome-shaped restaurant has a wonderful ambience.

Only serving the very best New Zealand meats and seafood, the Pavilion Restaurant offers quality Kiwi cuisine with an international influence. Enjoy warm duck salad with Asian slaw and fennel bulb, coriander crusted venison loin or forest mushroom and asparagus risotto.

An alternative menu offers diners more casual options including a grilled steak sandwich, gourmet chicken burger and curry of the day served with naan bread.

Accompany your meal with a bottle from Pavilion Restaurant's acclaimed New Zealand wine list. Staff are happy to help you choose wine to match your meal and preferences.

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Pavilion Restaurant
Wairakei Resort
640 Wairakei Dr
Taupo 3330

Open Hours:
Everyday
Breakfast 6:30am - 10am
Dinner 6pm - 9:30pm

Phone: 07 374 9004
Website: www.wairakei.co.nz

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Pavilion Restaurant
Location: Taupo
Cuisine: A La Carte, New Zealand
Mains: $25 - $35+

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Fantastic food and hospitality from Rajiv and his team. We had to have three courses because it was so well presented and delicious. Well done team we’ll certainly be back and recommend it to others.

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Margaret Beck

A wonderful experience both of food and service. Restaurant had a wonderful atmosphere. Staff were friendly and cheerful despite the restaurant being very busy. The food was outstanding both in presentation and flavour. Will definitely recommend and go again.

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Thankyou Pavilion Restaurant and staff for another beautiful meal served in such a lovely restful setting. Our friends joined us for the outing and we were all very impressed with the new menu,top staff and food so perfectly prepared and served.We have never been disappointed with an evening at Pavilion Restaurant.Of course we'll be back.Thankyou again.Elwin+Lois Hockly

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Gabrielle Purvis

From our greeting to our goodbye, we were treated super special. We had about 3 different waitstaff serving us and even the manager came over for a chat. Very good service and clearly becoming a favourite of ours. The dining rooms beautifully set and the food outstanding! Very happy diners indeed.

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Sue Thompson

Lovely service and beautiful meal.

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Was our first time at the Pavilion and we had an awesome dinner there with friends. Our server was attentive without being in your face, and the food was yummy!! would definitely go back, and would recommend to friends and family!!

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Cheryl Turner

Fantastic food, Great service well done - will be back :-)

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Gemma Stevens

Always a pleasure dining here. Food is great and the friendly service!

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Great food, Great service would highly recommend

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We had a wonderful evening.
Attentive service , beautiful food & surroundings. Will definetly return
Angela

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Lovely food and service in a great setting. Very generous meals and their sweet tastes platter was wonderful

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Charlotte White

Great food and service. Would highly recommend.

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ANA SHORT

What a great dining experience - from the warm welcome to the attentive wait staff to the delicious food. We will definitely be back.

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Gemma Stevens

Very impressed with the food and service! Beyond our expectations! Will definitely go back!

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Casey Finlay

Delicious food and fabulous service. Very accommodating of our three year old son and seven year old niece.

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Stephanie Keates

Wonderful food and wonderful service! We will definitely be back again!

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Gary Shaw

Lovely meal took the two eldest grandsons they enjoyed the night out wasn’t as kid friendly as I thought

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Annette Charman

Nice food and service was great.

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Barbara Smith

This is about our 6th or 7th time at the Pavilion restaurant.
We are never disappointed with the food. The staff are always friendly & happy to chat with us. We are never hurried
Have often recommended our friends to eat there.. Nice & quiet as it away from town.

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Rachael Liddicoat

Great food, great service, lovely restaurant

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Suzy Aislabie

Great environment, well presented and tasty food. Attentive service

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Friendly informed table service, interesting vegetables accompanying the beautifully cooked venison and lambshank, started our dining experience well. We topped it off with a Sweet Sensations shared platter for dessert ... perfect for those who want to try more than one
tempting treat. We enjoyed the comfortable and relaxing environment too and would definitely recommend the Pavilion to others.

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This was the best restaurant we ate at in Taupo! You must go and have all three courses because this food will melt in your mouth!!! I loved it!

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Cheryl Turner

Fantastic Evening, fab food definitely be returning for more.

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Nicolieen Lourens

Absolutely exceeded my expectations. Food was great and the service from staff equally impressive. Already thinking of my next visit to your restaurant. The atmosphere and decor was cosy and delightful. Highly recommended. A+

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Melissa Mita

Food was great. Service was awesome atmosphere was comfy!!! Had a great time fully recommend for dinner

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We had an excellent experience. The service was top notch along with the food especially the desert - a Sweet Sensation. Thanks to all especially Sandy,Leo and Rebecca.

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Maureen Godwin

Excellent first table experience at The Pavilion. Lovely atmosphere, attentive staff and the food was wonderful. Would definitely dine here again when in Taupo.

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Toni Mitchell

The garlic bread is to die for- oozing with garlic butter and warm I could have eaten this as my main meal!
Great portion sizes and service was fantastic. My friend wanted to take her entree home as she couldn't finish it and at first the staff said they didnt do take home food but they accommodated her and she went home happy, as did I!

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Linda Bishop

Took visitors from Auckland there for dinner.
Everyone enjoyed their meals. Our visitors rated the food as good as if not better than restaurants in the big city. I was impressed when I ordered steak without potato our waitress immediately asked if I would like a salad instead.
Great service.

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Wonderful venue, staff were excellent and so was the food.
Thanks a lot for two great meals, lamb shank was delicious.

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Once again impeccable service and very generous beautifully cooked+presented food.Impressed with the constant high standards every time we visit. Thank you for a lovely evening staff. Well done.

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This is the second time we have been here and it was just as good as the 1st. Service is superb and advice regarding entrée and desert choice from the maître D was spot on. We can highly recommend the fish of the day, the steak, the bangers and mash. The peanut butter and chocolate fondant is sublime as is the cheesecake. The lamb croquettes are divine, but rich, so definitely share, as advised! We will be back for other meals and with friends!

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Nola-Jean Judkins-Tua

Had a great time last night. The food was so good omg your fries are soooooo good and the sweet sensation platter for two omg so tasty. Thank you for looking after us last night and letting us take our time.. and your duty manager who was on (did not get his name sorry) he was so good and funny. Loved it!!! Will defo come back.

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We went to this restaurant based on the feedback and everyone was right! Great place for a family and nice food only small criticism was the pork was over cooked but apart from that everything great - very attentive friendly staff

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Linda Glasswell

What a great night! Excellent service and food. Very family orientated restaurant. No need for formal dress, very relaxed.

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Great atmosphere, food was delicious & fit in with our keto diets. Would happily come back again. Our hostess was great.

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We thought the meal and service were exceptional. The children were well looked after and that made for a relaxing dining experience. Thank you for having our family.

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We were well looked after and food was delicious!

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We had a wonderful dining experience. We could not fault the atmosphere, food or service. I highly recommend the Pavilion restaurant.

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Susie Lilburn

We had a lovely time, the food was awesome, steak was cooked perfectly and the service was great! The manager Sandy was very attentive and even made time to get our 2yo daughter colouring in equipment to keep her entertained! Definitely reccomend! Thanks again!

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Angel Smith

Amazing experience amazing environment. Went the extra mile to make my son's 16th birthday dinner extra special

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Jolene Rodley

It was our first date first anniversary and what a great place to go for a special occasion. The service was excellent, they even turned the heating up for us. The food was very good, I had a scallop entry, which could have been cooked a little more for my taste. The rest of the food, lamb crouquettes, pork belly, venison, & the sample dessert for two, we're all superb. I even enjoyed the Brussel sprouts. (maybe they are just misunderstood). Thanks Pavilion, & thanks First Table for such a great evening.

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Graham Barrett

An excellent relaxing dining experience. Recommended

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vicki singer

Super customer service and they have awesome cooks, the food is perfect!!

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Nai Nai

Beautiful food loved the pork belly and the desserts are AMAZING!!

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Cheryl Turner

Fantastic meal, and Venue deff be back

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Sue Thompson

There were 4 of us dining and we had a fabulous time the food and service was fantastic will be going back again.

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We had a good tasty meal. The service was good and friendly. The wine is expensive.

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Linda Bartlett

Our family of four had a lovely meal last night. Scallops for entree were cooked perfectly and the two soups of chicken broth were very tasty. The mains of lamb shanks were huge though some gravy on the side would of been good and the slow cooked pork was great also but could of been hotter. Dessert we had the mixed platter and professionally presented though the favourite of the four was the chocolate fondent with peanut filling. Highly recomend and the service was fantastic.

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