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

Located on park-like grounds on the edge of the legendary Tongariro River, this beautiful venue was established in 1982 by legendary angler and guide Tony Hayes.

It’s well-known for its excellent accommodation, quality outdoor activities and the most experienced fly-fishing guides in New Zealand. All those outdoor pursuits work up an appetite, so the lodge also offers a delicious menu created by highly experienced chefs.

In-house and visiting guests alike can enjoy a meal in one of the rustic dining rooms, complete with an open fire. The menu offers fine New Zealand cuisine like lavender marinated lamb rump with grilled vegetables, venison rack served over watercress puree and a vegan roasted stuffed capsicum. Not forgetting the angler’s favourite – fish of the day, served with quinoa and roasted butternut.

It’s ideal for a getaway on the edges of one of New Zealand’s most beautiful national parks.

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Tongariro Lodge
83 Grace Road
Turangi 3353

Open Hours:
Everyday

Phone: +64 7 386 7946

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Tongariro Lodge
Location: Taupo
Cuisine: A La Carte, New Zealand
Mains: $25 - $35+
Tongariro Lodge accepts American Express

Reviews

5 star restaurant and dinning experience in lovely garden and park-like surrounds. It has a very cosy ambience , service is impeccable and substantial sized meals with great plate presentation that are both delectable and sumptuous . Definately not an opportunity to be missed.

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Lyn Hunt

This is the second time we have dined at Tongariro Lodge and again we haven't been disappointed in any way. The service is excellent, the food absolutely delicious and the presentation only matched by the outlook. We will definitely return at a later date.

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Bram DB

Great location and atmosphere. Food was amazing! Will be back, for sure.

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Very enjoyable, lovely setting and great meal

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Pori Rimene-Workman

I really enjoyed the dinning experience at the Tongariro Lodge especially because of the cosy wooden setting which helped set the mood. The food was delicious, well-presented and very satisfying. The ravioli was divine, the Eye Fillet moist and the Fig Pudding and Butterscotch sauce was a perfect combination. Thank you to the staff who served us.

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Augustine Johnson

Another superb dining experience. The stars of the evening, the beef cheek, the venison, the risotto (vegan version) and the fig dessert. Really really good food. and excellent service. Lovely ambience, a must do while in Turangi.

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Delicious food and great service. Thanks for a lovely evening.

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As always the food and service were impeccable. Love the ambiance of the place.

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Susan Watson

We enjoyed the whole dining experience- warm, rustic surroundings, the noise level was low so we could talk easily, waitress was a "Sweetie", food was beautifully presented.

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Very cosy restaurant with beautiful blazing fires to sit next to. Food was delicious and service was great as waitress was very friendly, kind and professional.

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Jen Gav

This was one of the most delicious three course dining experiences we have had! Loved the atmosphere in the dining area, warm, cosy and very relaxing. The ravioli was top notch and the chef had brought together such fantastic flavour combinations with the panacotta. Well done on a great meal and service!

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Margaret Mortimer

The service was excellent.

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Perfect! Beautiful meal and can thoroughly recommend Tongariro Lodge

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The Tongariro Lodge is amazing, very woody and beautiful gardens outside. It would be a fabulous location for a wedding or any event. The food was amazing, every dish was superb. We had the Venison entree which was spectacular, I had the lamb for a main and my husband had the steak, both were delicious and cooked to perfection. The desserts were both great too, we had the chocolate mousse and the pineapple and mint salad with sorbet and these were divine. The service was first class and overall I would rate this a 10 out of 10. Even though we were on a First Table booking there was no hurry or rush to have us out of the facility. A very lovely evening. Thank You.

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An enjoyable dining experience. The meat was superbly cooked and generously portioned. The passionfruit posset and warm fig pudding desserts were full of flavour and delicious. The surroundings were interesting and the service efficient.

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Mike Fagan

A very enjoyable experience. All the food was amazing and the service was great!

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Louis Prouting

Lovely restaurant in beautiful settings. Great food, along with good service.

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Excellent, friendly and efficient service. The food was exceptional.
All this made the dining experience special.

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Perfect dinning experience in a beautiful, serene setting. The best way to celebrate our 37th wedding anniversary.

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We had a very enjoyable dinner including 2 chn who were not keen on sitting at their places rather wanted to wander among guests. Staff and guests were very accommodating.

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Dykie Van Dijk

Great food , Great service, Beautiful location.

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Casey Te Rangi

Great venue - enjoyed the meal and particularly the dessert (fig pudding with butterscotch sauce).

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5 star restaurant and dinning experience in lovely garden and park-like surrounds. It has a very cosy ambience , service is impeccable and substantial sized meals with great plate presentation that are both delectable and sumptuous . Definately not an opportunity to be missed.

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Lyn Hunt

This is the second time we have dined at Tongariro Lodge and again we haven't been disappointed in any way. The service is excellent, the food absolutely delicious and the presentation only matched by the outlook. We will definitely return at a later date.

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Augustine Johnson

Another wonderful meal, beef cheek was succulent, ravioli to die for and Taupo lamb loin, superb. Fig butterscotch pudding and chocolate hazelnut panna cotta simply delicious. Lovely night on the deck, with superb service from the wait staff. Will be back.

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Plenty of choice and outstanding cuisine from entrees, mains to desserts. Attentive, friendly and helpful service. Great ambience.

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My wife and I had a very nice meal at Tongariro Lodge. Our waiter was welcoming and ken to serve. We enjoyed at grilled Halloumi and orange salad as an entree and then my wife had loin of lamb and I had grilled salmon with a sesame see crust. For desert we shard a fig pudding which was also very nice. Overall a great first, First table experience.

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Mike Lumley

Awesome food, great atmosphere, once the restaurant started filling up the food took a bit longer to come out but is well worth the wait, the beef cheek is off the chain delicious.

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Fabulous venue, excellent food, A1 service. A wonderful evening out.

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Bram DB

Great location and atmosphere. Food was amazing! Will be back, for sure.

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Very enjoyable, lovely setting and great meal

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Pori Rimene-Workman

I really enjoyed the dinning experience at the Tongariro Lodge especially because of the cosy wooden setting which helped set the mood. The food was delicious, well-presented and very satisfying. The ravioli was divine, the Eye Fillet moist and the Fig Pudding and Butterscotch sauce was a perfect combination. Thank you to the staff who served us.

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Augustine Johnson

Another superb dining experience. The stars of the evening, the beef cheek, the venison, the risotto (vegan version) and the fig dessert. Really really good food. and excellent service. Lovely ambience, a must do while in Turangi.

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Delicious food and great service. Thanks for a lovely evening.

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As always the food and service were impeccable. Love the ambiance of the place.

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Susan Watson

We enjoyed the whole dining experience- warm, rustic surroundings, the noise level was low so we could talk easily, waitress was a "Sweetie", food was beautifully presented.

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Very cosy restaurant with beautiful blazing fires to sit next to. Food was delicious and service was great as waitress was very friendly, kind and professional.

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Jen Gav

This was one of the most delicious three course dining experiences we have had! Loved the atmosphere in the dining area, warm, cosy and very relaxing. The ravioli was top notch and the chef had brought together such fantastic flavour combinations with the panacotta. Well done on a great meal and service!

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Margaret Mortimer

The service was excellent.

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Perfect! Beautiful meal and can thoroughly recommend Tongariro Lodge

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Tuki Clarke

Nice food, nice service.

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Rudy Snow

food was ok portions not so much of grown ups to be honest :( my mom eats very little and she normal can finish her meal so we went for more afterwards. Discount from previous main manager on site was not applied correctly lucky the waiter seen and made a refund. So first time using first table well....... not sure if I go for seconds

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Great service and excellent food.

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Pam Fitzsimons

It was fantastic. Amazing food and great staff. Open fire was very welcome.

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Great place surrounded by nature.

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Lynda Symons

Peaceful setting...would be awesome in winter with fires going so we'll be back then. Food was really yum. Delicious veg in great quantities and main was cooked to perfection. Staff were lovely...friendly but not in our space. Would highly recommend for a relaxed quality night out.

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Augustine Johnson

Another great dining experience, fish and steak dishes superb. Panna cotta to die for.

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The Tongariro Lodge is amazing, very woody and beautiful gardens outside. It would be a fabulous location for a wedding or any event. The food was amazing, every dish was superb. We had the Venison entree which was spectacular, I had the lamb for a main and my husband had the steak, both were delicious and cooked to perfection. The desserts were both great too, we had the chocolate mousse and the pineapple and mint salad with sorbet and these were divine. The service was first class and overall I would rate this a 10 out of 10. Even though we were on a First Table booking there was no hurry or rush to have us out of the facility. A very lovely evening. Thank You.

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The food was beyond expectations. It was so good!

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Nancy Milligan

Wonderful service, we were welcomed with a happy face as soon as we walked in the door, we were well looked after through our whole dinner experience. We were served fast with drinks and food! We were never left waiting or wanting and were never pressured to leave so much so they offered us more water while we talked the night away. The food was absolutely amazing and so healthy, my taste buds and tummy were very happy!! Highly recommended!!! Great service and food.

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Lisa King

Wonderful setting, simple but elegant food:)

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Lyn Hunt

My husband and I enjoyed a really peaceful, tasty meal with a gorgeous park like outlook. Our host was friendly, courteous and helpful and the food very tasty and filling and we have already recommended Tongariro Lodge to friends. Our wedding anniversary is next Tuesday and we intend to go back to try something else on the menu.

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Peter Moon

Great and cozy atmosphere in the middle of forest, beautiful food and lovely staff.
Highly recommend.

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Nataalia Wikotu Fisher

Was an awesome meal in a beautiful location and the lodge was very nice and kept to a high standard of cleanliness, the service was amazing, I was supposed to write my review earlier because I knew I’d forget our waiter’s name but I think his name was Jois, his service was awesome and the 3 of us dining were well taken care of ☺️

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Augustine Johnson

Once again, a lovely meal, food spot on, and the wait staff so friendly and helpful. The food really is exceptional, the gnochi (and you don't have to be a vegetarian) is to die for. if you want a dining experience to remember head to the Lodge!!

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Our experience at Tongariro Lodge was delicious.
The food was exquisite, beautiful presented and the staff professional and attentive.
We will be back.

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Great for a child friendly early meal. All felt very full afterwards

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Fantastic food, service, and atmosphere!

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Great location so close to Taupo worth a visit!

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We chose to dine at Tongariro Lodge for a birthday celebration and were warmly welcomed on arrival which set the tone for the evening. We enjoyed a pre-dinner drink while being warmed by the open-fire before entering the dining room.

The food was superb. Our entrée was Caramelized pear, walnut & blue cheese salad, the mains were Sous vide duck Margret and Taupo eye fillet complimented with sides of large Chunky Chips & Seasonal Vegetables. The surprise was the flavour combination of the entrée which really did impress. Dessert would have to wait till our next visit.

The service was attentive without being over-bearing and the surroundings are classic lodge style that is warm & friendly from the moment that you arrive.

Wayne & Helen – Turangi.

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Katalena Falanitule

Great food and wonderful service. Would happily dine there again

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Margaret Mortimer

Great food and location

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Tino rawe ta kai.... Tino reka

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