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
Website: www.tongarirolodge.co.nz

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

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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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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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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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Great service and excellent food at the Tongariro Lodge, 3 courses that did not disappoint

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Tania Phillips

What a lovely evening, Joyse our waiter was very helpful and polite and such a pleasure to have him making our evening memorable. The food was delicious, very filling and wholesome. Definitely want to visit again!!

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Jessie Jia

The service was excellent as well as the meal. Venison and eye fillet are perfect! An awesome meal after whole day skiing, sitting next to the fire place is the best part of the day.

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Janet Ness

Our first First Table experience, Tongariro Lodge did not disappoint and we might not have tried it if it weren’t for this fabulous deal.

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Great atmosphere and service

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Great food, attentive service, cosy environment. Would recommend restaurant.

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Amazing food and service

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Claire Doherty

Lovely warm and welcoming environment (on a cold winters night). Food was excellent and staff were great. Thanks

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First time dining here and seating in restaurant!! But not my first time around this area I work in the kitchen that makes all these gorgeous dishes!! Extravagant flavours and of course super yummy food! Me and my lovely partner dined here night & half ago.... was perfect started off with drinks then opened our menu's, we orderd appetisers, entrees, mains and dessert! Service was super fast we felt like we were at a eating competion hehe..... if only
Thanks kitchen team! Food was amazing thank you! I will definitely dine again even though Im here everyday too. hehe lucky me x
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Augustine Johnson

A wonderful meal in beautiful surroundings. The meal was excellent, beautifully flavoured and presented. Thank you Chef and the great kitchen staff! Service was superb and we were looked after so well by the maitre d and wait staff. Thanks so much everyone!!

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awesome atmosphere and prompt service,will definitely return

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Sharnelle Camacho

Food was great, atmosphere was nice, service was ok. On arriving at Tongariro Lodge it was a little confusing as to where restaurant diners should park and it also wasn't obvious where to check in for dinner as there was no one at the front desk of the lodge and no hostess stand. Once someone did come to the front desk we were seated immediately at a lovely table by the window and near the fire. At times the waitress was a bit slow and unprepared to take our order and did not refill water glasses at all throughout the meal. However she was nice and the food came out of the kitchen fairly quickly. The food itself was delicious and our drinks were good too.

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Helen Robertson

Lovely atmosphere with a large crackling fire. Food was excellent but small servings. I don’t mind that if it tastes great and is enjoyable. It was and presented beautifully. This is a fine restaurant with a professional air about it. The chef did a great job.

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Nancy Milligan

Great food. Great service! Cosy settings with the fires going on a cold night.

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Maggie Trueman

Divine. The food and service were perfect. Especially loved the ambient feel of the fireplace and wooden walls. Will defs be back.

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Kathryn Campbell

Another awesome night at the Lodge. Food was superb and the lovely open fire just topped off the setting on a cool Autumn evening.

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David Goodrick

That was an awesome night out. We cannot fault anything

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We enjoyed dining in this beautiful setting. My husband had the steak which was cooked to perfection in a tasty crust. The presentation and service was excellent. Most enjoyable

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Kathryn Campbell

Food was fantastic - A++++
Only a little niggle and not blaming the girls at all because they are only doing as they are told - but really do not need to be kept asking if everything was ok.

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Cass Adams

Tongariro lodge is beautiful, set in park like grounds. We started in the lounge and had a glass of wine then went into the dining room for our meal. The food was amazing, beautifully plated. The staff were very nice and very helpful.
The restaurant isnt over crowded which is so nice you don't have to yell to talk to the other person sitting at your table.
I would give Tongariro lodge a 10/10.

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Absolutely faultless. We had dinner here for my husbands birthday. The service was impeccable -attentive but not annoying. The food was delicious -the presentation and flavours as well as cooked to perfection. Totally recommend if you are in the area.

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Pam Quinlan

We had a lovely meal at the Tongariro Lodge celebrating
our 40th wedding anniversary.
Atmosphere, staff, meal and setting was just beautiful.
Thank you for a most enjoyable evening.

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Jeannie Egbers

We dined with our friends and had the most enjoyable night. The setting was beautiful surrounded in a park like setting with bush around us. The food was well presented and was delicious and the staff were fantastic. I highly recommend this place

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beautiful food and the service was good

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Ingrid Riddell

Beautiful meals & surrounding. Real trout lodge feel about place. Imagine gorgeous in winter with snow layering the ground and lovely conifer trees in the park like gardens.

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Jenni Davies

Beautiful location , food excellent .

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