Cuisine: A La Carte, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $35
Ranked: #2 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: #2 of 15 restaurants in Taupo 2
Waterside Restaurant
Location: Taupo
Cuisine: A La Carte, New Zealand
Mains: $15 - $35
Accepts: Waterside Restaurant accepts American Express

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Liz Clarke

Excellent service, took great care to make sure one diner had gluten and dairy free options, delicious food and generous portions. Would highly recommend the Waterside Restaurant. We'll be back.

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Jhena Zarate

It was an awesome experience since its my first time to book at first table. the resto has a very relaxing ambiance, the food are very nice and so are the staff.

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Emma Wade

Amazing food and service... the kids loved the freakshakes. Highly recommend.

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Margaret Beck

The food was top class - both the mains and the dessert. The rhubarb dessert was delicious and different from any I've found elsewhere. Friendly staff.

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We would definitely recommend Waterside Restaurant, Taupo. The service was great and the staff friendly. We were recommended the lamb rack and were not disappointed. It would have to have been one of the best I have had. Tasty and melt in your mouth, cooked to perfection. Thanks so much.

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Larry Grigson

Dined on a Friday night but walked past the corner on the Thursday prior to see a row of happy diners with their meals, one couple noticed us looking in and gave a recommendation thumbs up.
True to their recommendation our meal, salmon and roasted snapper was delicious.
For an entree i had pork wellingtons, appearance tick, sauce and pastry , tick the filling was to some probably ok but a pork sausagey blob mixed with whole mustard seed, not sure whether it was yellow and black seed or something else, was taste negative. The idea great but more thought to the mix is needed. The crispe pastry with tasty tomato based sauce made it edible

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A lovely dining experience with great service

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Great service and lovely food

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Great food, would highly recommend the salmon!! Yum. Fantastic friendly service!

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Leah West

Had a delicious meal with my family at th Waterside Restaurant in Taupo while travelling back to Hawkes Bay. Th staff were very accommodating and excellent service. Would definitely dine there again. Highly recommend, with five star rating. Thank you so much.

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Yummy food, perfectly cooked & flavors. Lamb was melt in your mouth, top notch! Service was great & restaurant views were outstanding as we watched the sunset. Will definitely return.

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Each item of food we had was outstanding. Very delicious and generous servings. The entrees were very filling, so I would recommend sharing with others if you plan to have a main and dessert. The holoumi sticks and won tons were amazing, as was the chocolate pate. The location is great and the service was excellent. A popular place, it quickly filled around midday. I would definitely return another time.

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Paula Pardoe

Good food but service was a bit haphazard.

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Nikki Keys

Such fantastic service and very yummy food, we will definitely come back!

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Ashleigh Crighton

Had a range of shared plates that were yum! Pretty good for a lunch experience

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Liv Knight

Food was perfect and arrived quickly, service exceptional, looking forward to dining at Waterside again.

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Awesome kai and service, went in for lunch and it was so affordable. Loved the steak sandwich and the pork Carbonara. Kids meal was perfect for our two little tikes to share. Will definitely be back!! Thank you

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Great food with fast and friendly service

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Wayne Jamieson

Excellent food great service very friendly staff

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Dingo Mountie

Great food and great service.

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Had a lovely evening at waterside, we sat out side , food was great & service friendly & professional would definitely recommend

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We had a lovely dinner with great service and friendly helpful staff
Many thanks

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What an awesome restaurant, highly recommend this establishment to all believe me you won't be disappointed with the food

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Fergus Mao

Easy to book though First Table website
Food was great with nice lake view service was good too

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Great venue, good service, excellent food.

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Great service and lovely food. A nice table enjoying the lake and mountain view.

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Elle Hill

Food was amazing thankyou highly recommend

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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 R

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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