Cuisine: A La Carte, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $35
Ranked: #3 of 15 restaurants in Taupo

At Waterside you’ll soon discover their reputation for great casual dining and fantastic meals to meet everybody’s needs.

Take in the stunning views of the lake and mountains while you enjoy being looked after by their friendly staff, why not try one of their creative cocktails or specialty coffees.

Fantastic outdoor dining in summer and a fireplace to keep you warm in the winter.

A Taupo restaurant you will want to visit!

Where great food meets the lake!

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Waterside Restaurant
3-5 Tongariro Street
Taupo 3330

Open Hours:
Tuesday - Sunday from 11a.m til late

Phone: (07) 378 6894
Website: www.waterside.co.nz

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Ranked: #3 of 15 restaurants in Taupo 3
Waterside Restaurant
Location: Taupo
Cuisine: A La Carte, New Zealand
Mains: $15 - $35

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Kerrie Heaysman

We were given a table with a view by the window. The staff were attentive and pleasant. The food was excellent.

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Delightful food very good as was service certainly recommend

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Arrived to a very warm welcome and had a lovely window table so we could enjoy the view.
Service was excellent and food good.
Would happily go again.

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The platter was amazing and I loved the freaky shake. Thank you to the lovely attentive staff we will be back.

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Kathy Waipouri

Had a lovely evening with friends here. The food was lovely and the service was great. The staff were very polite and friendly and looked after us. Time wait for food was also good. Thanks we'll be back

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Kelly Kirkman

Was great the platters were massive

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Very enjoyable meal on a lovely Taupo evening. Great food and full of flavour.

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We (family of 4) all enjoyed our meals. Good portion sizes. Freakshakes were amazing! Gave 4stars for service because waitress forgot to ask for our drinks order otherwise everything was good. Would happily dine there again!!! Thanks

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Dave Powell

Very attentive staff, delicious food at a relaxed pace. Would dine again. The chocolate pate dessert is delicious!

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Gary Shaw

Food good as always service bit haphazard still things worked out in the end thanks to the manager

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Yen Nguyen

It was very nice . We all love the food, the drinks and the restaurant . We will be back .

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Ian Gordon

great experience, food was good and the service couldn'tbe faulted

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Nikki Keys

Wonderful night out at Waterside! Delicious food and awesome staff!! Highly recommend and will definitely be back

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Jemma Richardson

Great food and location. Carpet could do with an upgrade though

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Had a great time. Staff and food were excellent!

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Had an excellent meal last night , we both had prawn cocktail which was very tasty. I had rack of lamb and my wife had the chicken dish , both cooked excellent. Finished with chocolate milkshake , which we shared . Wow that was good .

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Great spot with a fabulous outlook over Lake Taupo. Beautiful meal and attentive staff.

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The most amazing views of Lake Taupo, it was such a pleasure to dine here. A great menu, with a good selection of food available for our family.

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Rebecca Miller

Excellent location with views over the lake, attentive staff who knew the menu. The seafood salad was outstanding, with the best scallops I've ever eaten. The eye fillet was also cooked perfectly with delicious accompaniments. The chicken was a very large portion but my daughter found part of it a little chewy. The children's menu was refreshing varied and included steak! This came in a generous portion with chips and a little garnish. My youngest daughter loved and ate it all. I thought it was good value at $9.90 (full price) though I would have liked to have seen a few tomatoes or a bit of salad on the side.
We all finished off with Freak Shakes which were fun and tasty ...I recommend the monkey ...caramel with a banana sticking out of it.
Over all it was a very enjoyable evening, good atmosphere and five star food!
Will definitely visit again and recommend to our friends.
Thanks first table for another great dining experience!

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Carrie Robinson

Incredible view of the lake and the food was fresh and delicious. Loved the starters - best onion rings we have had in Taupo. Friendly staff and a welcoming atmosphere. This wasn’t our first visit and it won’t be our last.

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Jayce Bee

Food was excellent, the salmon was some of the nicest I've ever had. Definitely lacking in the service department, slow and pretty disorganized but the food compensated.

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Barbara Smith

As ever our visit to Waterside Restaurant was great. Wonderful food & really friendly staff. This is the first time we have had a lunch time with First Table. The icing on the cake is the spectacular view across the lake. A++++

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A great night out - excellent friendly service, short wait times, and delicious food. Wontons to share were super yummy, as were the generous Beef Burger and Pork Belly. So glad we booked dinner here.

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Nice food and great service!

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Rebecca Thorley

Such a great lunch. The shared platter was awesome. Shared by 2 with very full tummies after. The wine was also lovely. Thanks waterside. Will see you again.

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We had a lovely dinner at Waterside. Service was good and food was delicious. We will definitely be back!

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Martin de Lange

Because of our first table booking it was nice and quiet. For a Friday that is no mean feat. Food was lovely I highly recommend getting the share dishes. Staff were executive and I would go back in a heart beat

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Very enjoyable meal, excellent service and location.

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The food was amazing absolutely beautiful, staff great and location on the shores of Lake Taupo couldn’t be better. Well done Waterside!!

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Tarnz Sep

Super Fast & Very Friendly Staff. Food Was Off The Hook Highly Recommend.

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Jordan Martens

Was good taking into account the half price bill. Service was average and were unclear on ingredients in certain dishes, even the chefs didn’t immediately know these. Would recommend to others as a first table restaurant only. Cheap-ish jugs though!

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Very nice starters (calamari and mussels). Large fish and chips and desert.
All in all a good meal.

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No complaints whatsoever

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Delicious food and great service.

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Anthony Cox

Service on arrival was good they had reserved a good spot by the window with great views of the lake offered free water and took our order (unfortunately I was unable to change the potato option with my meal or offered to purchase another option as an extra), drinks arrived in good time and then nothing... after about 40 minutes our waitress told us one of the chefs had not turned up and there would be a delay upto 30 minutes. Food arrived around an hour after original order. My meal was disappointing I ate meat and broccoli my wife said she enjoyed her meal. We then ordered a freak shake looked odd but tasted good.

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Always great food and beautiful Banana split

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Food was good service great. Worth visiting just for the freak shake!

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Lovely staff, excellent fast service and great food. The window seat with views of the lake was much appreciated.

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Josh Aberhart

Food was delicious! Wait staff were good, however, did take some time to come and clear tables between course. Apart from that, food and drinks came quickly when ordered.

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Laura Hornsey

Had a great time! Awesome food and service!

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Ashleigh Crighton

Food was yum, Onion rings amazing. service was okay but overall good experience

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Food was delish. Service was great- friendly staff who delivered meals with a smile!

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Lovely meal and great service

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Great food, great location, great service! Would go back for sure.

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Jo Fox

Never been to Waterside before.

The menu looked good and promising.

Many options available.

We share starter of pork wontons. Very tasty and flavorsome. Really enjoyed them.

For main was fillet steak and one of the pork belly. Both meals were devine served on warmed plates.

Very yummy overall.

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We had a great meal. Kiri and Jamie were fantastic hosts. Will go back and recommend this restaurant.

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Renee Tukua

Great food, great service.

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My boyfriend and I dined here and it was wonderful! Even though at times the staff were a little slow to tend to us (because they were trying to train up new staff for the summer season which we totally understood) those who came to tend to us were really lovely with lots of smiles! It also gave us more time to relax in between courses! The food was awesome, we really loved their crispy pork and salmon mains- highly recommend! Their cheesecake special and freakshakes were as we were told quite intense, but we loved them too! Really big portions as well, so recommend sharing entrees or sharing plates (we had the beef balls which was my favourite and the calamari which was hot and crispy) to start unless you have a pretty big appetite! Would definitely recommend dining here, and would definitely definitely come back. It was a really nice place to eat, thanks for the lovely start to our holiday!

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Very welcoming place, yummy food

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Couldn’t fault the whole evening. My Pork belly was soooo tender and husbands Lamb was done to perfection. Will definitely return.

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