Cuisine: New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #1 of 11 restaurants in Taupo

Located on the shores of Lake Taupo, Plateau Bar + Eatery is an award-winning New Zealand meeting place that serves the finest craft beers and kiwi inspired food.

National winner of The Monteith's Wild Food Challenge 2011, finalists in 2012 & 2014 and recognized by Hanz for its excellence in lamb and beef. Double winner of Best Hospitality Business at the BNZ Business Awards.
Plateaus cuisine is inspired by fresh local produce and the finest ingredients New Zealand has to offer.

The All Day Bar menu is inspired by a new approach to casual dining and the shared eating experience. It is an exciting selection of international flavours.

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Plateau
64 Tuwharetoa Street
Taupo 3330

Open Hours:
All day menu from 12pm - late
Dinner from 5 pm - late

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

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Ranked: #1 of 11 restaurants in Taupo 1
Plateau
Location: Taupo
Cuisine: New Zealand
Mains: $25 - $35+

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Lovely atmosphere and yummy food

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Great service and wonderful food!

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Ngamata hartung

Always lovely food and service, well done Plateau

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What can I say apart from the whole experience from beginning to end was amazing. All the wait staff was etentive and informative. The food was delicious and fast to come out. We ordered garlic bread, pork and prawn dumplings, and calamari to start. So good and good sizing. The stake and chicken was cooked to perfection. Dessert was to die for! Would recommend to any one!

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Kristine McCormack

Could’nt fault food and service highly recommend

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Dawoon Jung

Good service and awesome food.

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Jess Clews

Brilliant as always! Our favourite restaurant. We especially enjoy the bar menu if we bring the kids.

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Paula Pardoe

Fabulous food and Excellent derive from our very friendly and efficient host ‘Sylvia’. Highly recommend this place! Can’t wait to return!

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Amazing service, attention and food was delicious !

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Keiko Selbie

Has a great time !
good service and great foods

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Awesome meal at Plateau - beautifully presented food and each mouthful super tasty. Well worth a visit.

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Wayne Jamieson

Excellent service and food A+

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Food was superb. Great ambience and lovely service.

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Another great lunch at Plateau. We shared a few small plates - bao is amazing, as is the beetroot bruschetta. Very friendly and informative staff. Great casual yet styled atmosphere.

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Rosie Mary

5 star, highly recommended

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Christina Keir

Lovely relaxed feel alfresco dining for yummy lunch. Thanks

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Thoroughly enjoyed our steak and fish mains, bit of a wait, but not too much of an issue. Excellent desserts. Attentive wait staff and good wine list. Very happy to recommend and would certainly dine here again.

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Martin Cazaubon

The food and service at the Plateau were, as usual, first class. In the past, our only criticism of the establishment has been that sometimes, the acoustics have created a somewhat "noisy" meal. With the 5o'clock, First table meal we did not have this problem.
Martin and Margot

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Lisa Glasgow

So delicious! Enjoyed our dining experience & will definitely be back on our next visit to Taupo. Excellent food, excellent service, pleasant atmosphere and as a lover of a good cocktail, these were also executed to perfection. Best dining experience in Taupo!

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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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Nadine Fletcher

Entrees and mains were all delicious, especially rate the calamari starter. Fantastic value when the food is half price. Great service from our Spanish waitress. Will definitely be returning.

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Scott Devonport

One of the best in Taupo, always good food and great service.

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Daryl Slack

5 star like always

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Linda Bishop

Fabulous food, fabulous people - as always.
My favourite place to eat in Taupo.

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Great experience, lovely service, excellent food both in presentation and flavours.

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Gillian Gott

Awesome as usual

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Kristina Gunning

It was the evening of my 25th birthday! We arrived and were greeted warmly and then seated in a nice part of the restaurant. First we ordered some cocktails and they were totally delicious! I had the halloumi entree which was outstanding! A perfect balance of flavours and textures! The rest of the table enjoyed their garlic and herb bread. For our mains we had eye fillet and lamb rack which were equally tender, flavoursome, perfectly cooked and moreish! We also had a side of curly fries because... curly fries are amazing! For dessert we ordered the chocolate fondant (x3

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Great meal and service

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Diana Jacobs

Awesome staff and atmosphere, and great food to top it off. Will definitely be coming back soon.

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Amazing food......always consistently the best! Excellent service! We loved it!

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Absolutely delightful experience from when we walked in. Great friendly and prompt service -our water glasses were never close to empty.

We ordered lamb, medium rare eye fillet, duck fat potatoes and croquettes which were all cooked to perfection. Would definitely go again next time we're in town.

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Andrew Stantiall

Service, fantastic!!!!!! Food, ezcuisit!! Location, perfect. Genuinely can not fault this place at all, and trust me, I'm fussy!!! Easy 10/10 any day of the week. Well done both first table and plateau themselfs!!!!!!

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Lauren Nicole Carswell

It is a lovely atmosphere with great food and service

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Clare Wagstaff-Mcmichael

Wow... what a beautiful meal, thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at plateau, the wait staff were very attentive and knowledgeable, the chefs did an amazing job in creating the meals, can't fault it, even popped a candle in my daughter's dessert for her birthday, made her day. We will definitely be back when we are in Taupo again.

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Allan Robertson

Lovely venue on a sumner's evening. The wine list is extensive and a bit pricey for us but there was plenty at our end of the list. We ordered the eye fillet, snapper and pork belly - all delicious though apparently the pork was a little dry. We finished with the delightfully deconstructed pavlova; yummy!

Friendly, professional service and a good meal.

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Benjamin Howard

When the plates leave the kitchen you think you are in for a massive meal but then when they get put down in front of you your heart sinks a little when you see most of the huge plate is empty. But then you appreciate the art that is on the plate in front of you. Then when you start eating everything is all better because the food not only tastes amazing but is also perfectly cooked and incredibly satisfying. Its well worth the money!

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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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Karen Stewart

Lovely meal out with the family. We were looked after very well and even the kids ate every scrap of their kids meals (which is rare!).

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Rachael Liddicoat

One of my favourite eateries, love the food here, service is always good

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Amy Kim

One of the best restaurant in Taupo.
Very nice quality of dining and atmosphere.
We enjoyed eye fillet and gnocchi, which were very nice.
Highly recommend.

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Gary Shaw

Thanks for a lovely lunch always good service

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Tasha McAdie

A beautiful Christmas Eve dinner.

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Amazing food along with amazing service. Highly recommend and will definitely be back soon

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MikeMo Harding

The Plateau is Taupo's little gem. The quality of food, range of choices and service is second to none. Many thanks for another great food experience.

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Vanessa Workman

Had another great dinner at Plateau! The service was excellent and food was delicious! The best place to eat in Taupo by far!

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Jordy van der Vlerk

Great service, great food and worked around is with prams and small babies.
Thank you

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Linda Glasswell

great meal as usual - love eating here! Meal for three people, mains and desserts, absolutely lovely eating experience. Can't rate it highly enough! Lamb racks really tender, the eye fillet brilliant. Desserts were delicious. Love it...

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Rebecca Thorley

It was once again Superb food and service at plateau. It is so nice to be able to enjoy lunch using first table. My friend and I loved it.

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Paul Marmont

Very nice meal in a lovely restaurant with great view of the lake - the service was also first class & we thoroughly enjoyed our night.

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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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