Cuisine: New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #1 of 14 restaurants in Taupo

Located in the heart of Taupo, Plateau Bar + Eatery offers the best dining experience for lunch, dinner and everything in between. Established in 2004, Plateau has truely stood the test of time and continues to be a locals favourite.

Locally owner and operated, we have a passion for hospitality.

Our food is inspired by fresh, local produce and the changing seasons. We love fresh, innovative food that's delicious with just a little fuss. Our menu is complemented by a great selection of NZ craft beers, boutique wines and professional, friendly service.

Plateau was recently awarded the 2019 Beef and Lamb award for achieving the highest culinary standard for beef and lamb.

We welcome you to have a seat at our table and enjoy some of the best food the region has to offer.

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Plateau Bar + Eatery
64 Tuwharetoa Street
Taupo 3330

Open Hours:
Lunch 11:30am - 3:30pm
Dinner 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Phone: 07 377 2425
Website: plateautaupo.co.nz/

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Plateau Bar + Eatery
Location: Taupo
Cuisine: New Zealand
Mains: $25 - $35+

Reviews

Nola-Jean Judkins-Tua

what can i say AMAZING!!! The food was delicious omg the seafood platter is the perfect size for 2 people and our mains were so goood. The service was awesome she so knew how to run her section well done :)
thank you so much from 2 mums who enjoyed our experience with you.

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Absolutely loved this restaurant! The food and service was outstanding. Had the tempura oysters, chicken breast, beef shortrib, beetroot salad. Celebrated my birthday!! Thoroughly recommend this restaurant!! Will definitely be back!!

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Aud Rey

Everything was Amazing!!! Loved the Food the Service was awesome and the atmosphere relaxing (nice music).

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Dave Powell

First time dining at Plateau and what a fantastic experience. The restaurant is modern and exceptionally clean. The food was beautifully presented and the flavours were amazing! Last but not least the staff. I honestly think a restaurants staff play a huge factor in wether you return. Your staff are a huge credit to the business. They were all very friendly, helpful and looked sharp in their uniforms.

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Emily Hill

My partner and I took my Dad out for dinner who is Gluten Intolerant and there was a big range for him to choose from throughout the dinner menu. We all enjoyed our Entrees and main meals. All our meals were cooked to perfection, we couldn't fault. The service was great too. Prompt at ordering clearing and frequently checking on our drinks. Open kitchen is also good to see. We will definitely return

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Laurie Newman

Last night was the first time we have used first table. We we're recommended it from a couple of friends. The service was so welcoming, the manager welcomed us on arrival with a smile and friendly conversation. We we're shown to our table ask asked if we would like a drink and given menus. We we're given time to look over the menu. The waitress returned to take our orders and returned approx 6 mins later with our garlic bread. Once finished our mains arrived approx 10 minutes later, which we're devine. We all chose pork with a side salad. The pork was cooked to perfection and absolutely mouth watering with just the right amount of crackling yummm. During the meal our water was topped up and asked how our meal was. Our evening was unhurried and we left with a smile and thankyou to and from the manager. Highly recommend we will definitely return.

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We have been to Plateau a number of times now and have always been impressed. This visit was no exception - the food and service were absolutely top notch and we couldn’t fault them.

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Neville Pettersson

This was a fantastic experience from start to finish. The food was amazing. We dined with our teenage children who loved the burgers and it was no problem for the staff to make alterations to their meals. The pork belly had cracking to die for and I had a perfectly cooked steak. Our waitress was really helpful and always checking on us. The desserts were fantastic- I recommend the panna cotta. Wow! The restaurant was warmed by a cosy fire - and the cocktail list was original. A good selection of non alc options too. I would recommend 100%.

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Rosie Mary

Yum, the Kūmara gnocchi and the chocolate fondant. I'm yet to have eaten anything as decadent in Taupō.

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What a great place to go for dinner!! We shared the Antipasto Platter, followed by the Seafood Platter and were truly satisfied. Thanks to the staff, too! They were always aware of our needs and really pleasant to chat with. Thanks for another great experience.

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Good food and service, highlight was the clam and pancetta chowder - It was delicious! Big ups to first table for the service they provide to make it possible for anybody to enjoy a good meal! Plateau is definitely an exceptional restaurant.

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Service was amazing, very attentive and helpful. Food was absolutely perfect. Delicate tastes and perfectly balanced. We had entrees, mains and desserts and were very impressed. Looking forward to dining there again.

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We were recommended:-
“First Table” ..never heard of it.
“Half price food” .....sounds too good to be true.
“Really good restaurants” .... so what’s the catch?
Well we are waiting to discover it; our first experience of First Table, at Plateau Resrptaurant in Taupo, has simply provided us with the best meal we have had since arriving in New Zealand for the first time a month ago. (And during this time we have eaten well, as our now tighter fitting clothes can attest) The food was simply outstanding, Chowder - yummy, rack of lamb - delicious, fillet of beef - melting. Pavlova - somewhat better than sublime. Any criticism? ..yes! The wine list was too extensive, and therefore made choosing hard; somehow we manage to rise to the challenge, and struck (liquid) gold.
We would like to say we would return, but from the UK it is not exactly a local venue, though we are working on it!
Thank you First Table, Thank you Plateau.

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Molly McLean

My partner and I had a very nice evening at Plateau, the service could not be faulted and the food was excellent.
The ingredients in the meals was very high quality and the flavour combinations were very complimentary.
The desserts were the best I have had in a long time, absolutely delicious. We will definitely return.

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The staff at Plateau were amazing and so friendly. They were very attentive to our needs, and were always checking to make sure we were ok and if we needed anything we were not forgotten. The food was delicious and we loved every plate that we ordered. Plateau not only offers wonderful food but they offer excellent service!

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The oysters on the rock was very good that we placed a second dozen.
There were few restaurants that prepared beef the way we like - pink, juicy and tender - plateau eye fillet medium met all our requirements.

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Plateau 1st Table for 4
The food we did adore
Half price for the kai
So people "Haere mai!"
Service with a smile
They went the xtra mile!
Plateau 1st Table passed the test
Food & service -Plateau's the BEST.

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Chané Raath

I have been quite dissapointed by a few restuarants over the last couple of months but Plateau has definitely been a breath of fresh air. The service was exceptional and the food was truly devine. We had starters, mains and deserts and I truly couldn't find one thing to complain about! Fresh, tasty, beautifully presented and extremely professional service to top it off. It will definitely be my "go to" place whenever I visit Taupo again!

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ChrisJan Hayden

What a wonderful way to celebrate my birthday! This restaurant has ambience and taste - all in a superb setting. Our First Table booking was early enough to enjoy the pink and orange sunset and still have the evening ahead when we finished. Plateau served top-quality food. With efficient and friendly service, and a great choice of local wines, this was a very special time for us. We highly recommend First Table and Plateau, Taupo.

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Stephanie Keates

Plateau you did not fail to impress! The presentation of the food here is outstanding. The service was also wonderful! I have to make a special mention of the salt and pepper calamari, braised beef cheek and the pumpkin & ricotta gnocchi! Meat was all cooked to absolute perfection and beautifully seasoned. I'm looking forward to returning to this incredible restaurant for another amazing dining experience soon!

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From the moment we arrived our whole first experience using First Table was far superior to what we had anticipated. We weren't placed at a table nearest the bathroom facilities, we weren't told we couldn't order certain things off the menu, what we did receive however was a superb waiter who was attentive and cheerful without being OTT and meals that looked as good as they tasted. Don't know why we didn't give this a go sooner!

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Janinne Thomas

We had a lovely meal, and because it was miserable weather we were happy to have an early dinner and head home to curl up on the couch. The food was amazing and we will be back when we are next in Taupo. The mulled wine was the best I have had.

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Just perfect - friendly staff, great service and delicious food.
No chicken on menu so I opted for Pork Belly. Partner had 'Market Fish' which was salmon, on Clam Chowder and side of Curly Fries. Instead of desserts, we had the Cheeseboard - 3 beautiful cheeses served with bread, crackers and condiments.
We would happily have paid full price for this perfect meal. FirstTable a real bonus. Compliments to the chef(s)!

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Fantastic introduction to first table table. The food was fabulous, service exceptional and value goes without saying. We have already told heaps of colleagues about first table as well as dining at Plateau. We will be back at this restaurant and will recommend it to other people when they ask "where can we eat in Taupo?"

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Rebecca Evans

10/10
This place is a must if you are in Taupo!
It's not often a meal and service both exceed my expectations...but this place did!
Food was AMAZING and the service was fantastic. Thanks for the fab experience guys:)

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Helen Walker

Plateau did not disappoint! The beef eye fillet and rack of lamb were cooked to perfection. The service was great and the wine selection (predominantly NZ wines as it should be) was excellent. Special mention of the cauliflower salad - really interesting flavour combination which we will attempt to replicate in our kitchen at home. Thank you plateau for a great evening meal.

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MikeMo Harding

It is no wonder The Plateau is rated number 1 on First Table in Taupo. We had a stunning experience, with impeccable service and truly magnificent food. They catered to our young (4 & 1 yrs) children and were flexible in their procedures to meet our requests. Cannot wait to return. Wow!

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Emma Campbell

My partner and I dined at Plateau for the first time and were blown away by both the service and the food. All of the staff were extremely friendly. We had the Smoked Venison for entree which I would highly recommend - probably the best thing I've ever had. And another highlight was the pork belly - the broccoli in the dish was amazing! Would definitely come back here, was great value for money!

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The food was absolutely delicious and the service was superb. I will definitely dine again.

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Gabrielle Purvis

New waitress last night, she was exceptional and an asset to Plateau. Food was very yummy and was served in a timely fashion.

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Amazing food and service!!

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Nola-Jean Judkins-Tua

what can i say AMAZING!!! The food was delicious omg the seafood platter is the perfect size for 2 people and our mains were so goood. The service was awesome she so knew how to run her section well done :)
thank you so much from 2 mums who enjoyed our experience with you.

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Food was excellent, service was excellent. We brought two visitors with us and they were very impressed. We had a great night and it was great value for money.

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Esme Lindsay

We had a lovely time, were well looked after, and the food was great.

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Mel Whelan

The food was exceptional as always but what really stood out was the service from our waitstaff. She was attentive asking questions from the kitchen for us when I asked for something unusual. Would highly recommend dinner at Plateau and we will continue to eat their delicious meals every month.

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Asha Rauner

Friendly staff and amazing food!

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Plateau is consistently the best food in town. Great quality and prompt and friendly service. Highly recommend.

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Most enjoyable

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For a first time user of First Table it was awesome.
Really great service and the food was amazing!! Highly recommend it.
All the staff were awesome.

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Great service and an amazing meal would certainly recommend

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Delicious food, Hubby rated his Lamb dish as the second best Lamb he has ever had (the best being an out of this world meal in Wanaka years ago). 6 year old and I were also happy with our meals, great flavours, generous portion sizes. Staff happily accommodated my various food intolerances and pregnancy related food aversions. Lovely lovely meal, and we will absolutely return next time we are in Taupo! Fantastic bonus that we used First Table.

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Victoria SH

Delicious food, great service! Will definitely return

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Fantastic meal, one of the top Taupo resturants for food and service.

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Steph Mander

Lovely tasty food, Friendly staff and helpful with allergies. Thanks for a nice evening.

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Absolutely loved this restaurant! The food and service was outstanding. Had the tempura oysters, chicken breast, beef shortrib, beetroot salad. Celebrated my birthday!! Thoroughly recommend this restaurant!! Will definitely be back!!

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Cheryl Armstrong

As always ,a great dining experience ,staff very friendly and attentive ,food superb.Plateau is our favourite restaurant
Thank you guys ,you do a great job !!

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Merveen Kara

The highest quality meals and the service is 100% kapai

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Sarah Scarrott

We first and foremost must say the food was delicious. We went straight to mains as we were not too hungry and we thought we might have dessert. So we ordered mains and a side of fries with truffle. Our food was the highlight...hot, cooked perfectly and tasty. We were looked after with water for the table and never had an empty glass. We were seated in the dining area in the window...I did like the look of the fireplace on the other side with the bar and can imagine this would be lovely on a cold evening. Definitely recommend trying Plateau!

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Great food, back again

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Rosie Mary

Friendly, attentive service. The food was excellent. We are so lucky to have such an excellent restaurant in Taupō.

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Phillip Dance

Food was perfect. We had steaks and were cooked exactly how we wanted them. Couldn't fault a thing overall.

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Jane Ross

We absolutely loved Plateau Bar and Eatery! We’ll be back!

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Rohana Sergent

Amazing good every time!
This is the only place we eat when in Taupo- outstanding.

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Jo Fox

Very yummy options on the menu. Starters of calamari and pork belly went down a treat. The following mains of chicken breast and lamb rump also hit the spot.
Excellent food. Highly recommended.
Great staff.

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Aud Rey

Everything was Amazing!!! Loved the Food the Service was awesome and the atmosphere relaxing (nice music).

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Dave Powell

First time dining at Plateau and what a fantastic experience. The restaurant is modern and exceptionally clean. The food was beautifully presented and the flavours were amazing! Last but not least the staff. I honestly think a restaurants staff play a huge factor in wether you return. Your staff are a huge credit to the business. They were all very friendly, helpful and looked sharp in their uniforms.

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Had a fantastic experience! Food was absolutely awesome, with everyone in our group saying that was the nicest meal they’d had in a long time. Will definitely be back.

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Jenni Davies

Awesome restaurant to celebrate , food excellent .. service great .

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Stunning dinner , great atmosphere , excellent service .

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We dined here tue 4th june. We enjoyed a main and dessert each and could not fault. And great service.

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Emily Hill

My partner and I took my Dad out for dinner who is Gluten Intolerant and there was a big range for him to choose from throughout the dinner menu. We all enjoyed our Entrees and main meals. All our meals were cooked to perfection, we couldn't fault. The service was great too. Prompt at ordering clearing and frequently checking on our drinks. Open kitchen is also good to see. We will definitely return

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We had a superb evening. The food was incredible, everything exceeded our expectations. Lovely service. Thanks.

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Laurie Newman

Last night was the first time we have used first table. We we're recommended it from a couple of friends. The service was so welcoming, the manager welcomed us on arrival with a smile and friendly conversation. We we're shown to our table ask asked if we would like a drink and given menus. We we're given time to look over the menu. The waitress returned to take our orders and returned approx 6 mins later with our garlic bread. Once finished our mains arrived approx 10 minutes later, which we're devine. We all chose pork with a side salad. The pork was cooked to perfection and absolutely mouth watering with just the right amount of crackling yummm. During the meal our water was topped up and asked how our meal was. Our evening was unhurried and we left with a smile and thankyou to and from the manager. Highly recommend we will definitely return.

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Sherrina Lamb

OMG! Amazing experience. With every bite flavour, flavour, flavour. From the garlic baguette to entree, main to desserts. Also a choice of a healthier option we left without feeling bloated. Ambience was great! Service was lovely. Thank you

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We have been to Plateau a number of times now and have always been impressed. This visit was no exception - the food and service were absolutely top notch and we couldn’t fault them.

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Friendly staff and great food

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Cheryl Armstrong

Food was superb, service was excellent, very friendly staff would recommend Plateau being the place to eat !!!

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Very nice as usual. Always like Plateau for meals

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Ebs Angela

Well cared for , well timed meals.. all the food was cooked with huge respect to the ingredients . Thanks for having us , definitely recommend this spot !

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Food we scored 11 out of 10
Service same

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Jane Hopkins

Fantastic food and service. Will definitely be returning when next in Taupo

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Food was delicious and service excellent. Great options for my daughter who's a vegetarian

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Rachael Clark

Love this place, great for a special night out. Will be back!

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Walnetta McCall

On a chilly night our welcome was warm and friendly. The food was delicious and at the high standard we’ve come to expect from The Plateau! I certainly don’t have to have my arm twisted to dine at The Plateau.

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Rochelle Jones

Another lovely dinner at Plateau. Great food & service! We’ll be back again.

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Beautiful food.
Lovely service.
Will be back!

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Allie Foster

Hi my family and I went to plateau for my birthday dinner. The food was delicious. We had a American waitress named Katie she was friendly and helpful. Told us about where she was from and America. A lovely night out

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