Cuisine: A La Carte, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $35
Ranked: #1 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: #1 of 15 restaurants in Taupo 1
Waterside Restaurant
Location: Taupo
Cuisine: A La Carte, New Zealand
Mains: $15 - $35
Accepts:   Waterside Restaurant accepts American Express

Reviews

Jayde Mitai

Ka mau Te wehi! We had a fabulous experience! Thanks to both first table and waterside! Right from the get go all has been simple and easy to navigate from securing the booking through first table and leaving the table! This great initiative of first table means our family and I can experience different dining experiences at a more affordable cost. We generally wouldn't go out for dinners of the likes unless special occasion but if the service and food is excellent as a result we are likely to return just because it was amazing! Thank you first table for bringing those to the table whom otherwise might not be. Nga Mhi

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Claire Chapman

We had an excellent return visit to the Waterside restaurant. The food was devine. The Gluten Free options were many, starting with the garlic bread and the salt & pepper squid. The lamb for our main was cooked to perfection and so were the vegetables. For those not Coeliac they enjoyed the mussels, fish if the day and steak. All very tasty and cooked to perfection. And dessert was a decadent affair, with Chocolate pate and Gluten free cheesecake There's that word again perfection and that certainly is what we experienced on Saturday night from the staff to the food. Would highly recommend.

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Yvonne Bancroft

Lovely food - we both had the oysters, mine was natural and my friend had the tempured followed by the Eye Steak which melted in your mouth and the pork belly.
Our waiter was Harman who was friendly and helpful.

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Judy Wilson

Had a wonderful dining experience at the Waterside Restaurant . We were greeted warmly on arrival and the staff were friendly and informative. The food was generous and delicious. We started with french onion soup and pork wellington both of which were very tasty. For mains we both had fillet steak which was cooked to perfection. There was no need to order side vegetables as they were included and also cooked to perfection. In all a very positive dining experience and we can thoroughly recommend the Waterside Restaurant as a great place to dine

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We had an amazing dinner at Waterside. The service was great from the moment we arrived. I’m gluten free and the the gf garlic bread was absolutely amazing! We had the lamb and pork belly for mains. Both were delicious, meat cooked beautifully and veges fresh and crunchy. If we were being, the pork belly could have been a bit crispier. When it came to dessert, the waiter took my request to the chef and they adapted a dessert for me. Great atmosphere, food and service. Would definitely recommend Waterside!

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Fabulous food, fabulous service, fabulous restaurant. We were a group of four dining out on a quiet Monday night and honestly, we were not disappointed. The fire was going inside, making the place toasty and warm, and from the moment we walked in the door, we were well looked after. The waiter recommended the jalapeno poppers as a starter and, wow, were they good!! Thanks Waterside, we'll be back

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

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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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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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Fantastic food with good size portions for my 4 hungry males! They were extremely impressed with the Freaky choc shakes - Yum yum!!! Our service was great & the atmosphere really relaxed. Even as locals we certainly appreciated the beautiful scenery. We would happily come back here again. Thanks to the staff for a memorable meal.

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Really lovely dinner at Waterside.The staff were friendly, helpful and efficient and the food was delicious! Was totally impressed with the crack of my creme brulee! Would definitely eat here again and recommend to others! Thank you, Waterside for a lovely evening :-)

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Margaret Beck

Four of us ate there. All meals were amazing. Best steak ever. Lamb was tender and perfectly cooked. Fish delicious with tasty sauce. Service so friendly and welcoming. Will definitely recommend to others. Try the rhubarb crumble. Delicious!

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Everything was perfect from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. Our waitress was fantastic!! The food was amazing, we had breads and dip to share as well as the chicken wings (which were out of this world), and then for mains I had the Pork Ribeye and that was to die for, my partner ordered the Steak Eye Fillet and he really enjoyed that as well, the steak was cooked a little over but it was still delicious!! We would definitely come back here again, and First table was such a great idea!!

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Ashleigh Crighton

LOVE - 3 of us girls had a feast!
The entrees/starters were so appealing we had to order 5 between us! and enjoyed every moment of it, the prawns were delicious and the sauce for each item was a perfect match. The drunken chicken with blue cheese sauce was our favourite. When mains came we were already so full but managed to finish! i had the steak which was cooked perfect and the dish had the ideal accompaniments.
Will 100% return with the friendly service and the beautiful view.

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Lovely food and service with great views

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It was a great experience overall. The girl that served us was amazing in terms of customer service. We had a great view from our table, looking at the lake and the people doing parasailing. Lovely atmosphere inside the restaurant. The waiting time after we ordered was not long at all, which was great. The food was lovely too. The oysters were so nice and so was the steak. We will definitely go there again.

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Ignet Gloy

Outstanding service and food!!!

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Susan Watson

Great location- enjoyed the view. Service was friendly and food was beautifully presented

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Elle Hill

Food is amazing as always.

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We were made to feel very welcome even though we arrived a little early.
We were able to select our own table, we sat by the window and enjoyed the views of the lake.
Food was very good and staff very friendly, polite and helpful.
we will go back on our next visit

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Gabrielle Purvis

Great service, all the wait staff were really smiley and attentive. Food super tasty and fast out. Will be back!

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Always good service, food took a little while but was good when it arrived, would recommend waterside always

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Great view of lake Taupo food was delicious.

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Jasmine Radovanovich

Awesome food and service

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Harley Habib

Always enjoy our time here, lovely view and good food

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Jamie Bae

Their food was amazing!!!!!! It's so delicious and reasonable prices!!!! Me and my family enjoyed so much!! We ordered all different plates, they were all so nice!! Thank you guys! We are definitely come back when we go to Taupo!

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Dave Powell

Great experience, lovely staff, great view

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Tessa Anderson

Friendly staff
Food was poor. Expensive overpriced and didn’t enjoy entree or main.
Won’t be returning!

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Great first experience using First Table! Will be visiting the restaurant again.

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Leola Sharp

My husband and I enjoyed our lunch . My salmon was cooked to perfection and my rather fussy husband thoroughly enjoyed his fish and chips. We look forward to going back. The lovely views of the lake and the mountains were a bonus.

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Jolene Rodley

We really liked the food, service and great view.

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Jayde Mitai

Ka mau Te wehi! We had a fabulous experience! Thanks to both first table and waterside! Right from the get go all has been simple and easy to navigate from securing the booking through first table and leaving the table! This great initiative of first table means our family and I can experience different dining experiences at a more affordable cost. We generally wouldn't go out for dinners of the likes unless special occasion but if the service and food is excellent as a result we are likely to return just because it was amazing! Thank you first table for bringing those to the table whom otherwise might not be. Nga Mhi

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Beautiful kai and lovely service especially for our little ones.

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Excellent Excellent Excellent

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Claire Chapman

We had an excellent return visit to the Waterside restaurant. The food was devine. The Gluten Free options were many, starting with the garlic bread and the salt & pepper squid. The lamb for our main was cooked to perfection and so were the vegetables. For those not Coeliac they enjoyed the mussels, fish if the day and steak. All very tasty and cooked to perfection. And dessert was a decadent affair, with Chocolate pate and Gluten free cheesecake There's that word again perfection and that certainly is what we experienced on Saturday night from the staff to the food. Would highly recommend.

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Wayne Jamieson

Excellent service and food

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Lesley-Anne Wells

Nice lunch. Will return!

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Great to have the awesome views on show again!! Had a fantastic meal, it was tasty, displayed well & of course an awesome price. We were so full from our entrees & mains thst we didn't have rm for dessert. The ladies looking after us were awesome, thanks Natalya. We will definitely return again...5 stars !!!

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Rene'e Baker

Thankyou service was absolutely top Rate
Xoxoxo

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Fiona Kullar

After visiting the waterside a couple years ago, we weren’t sure we would return. However, after our experience last night, we are glad we did. The menu overhaul, clear positive change in quality of the food, and good service made it an experience to remember. If you’re stuck on dinner ideas, give it a geez, you won’t regret it.

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Loved our lunch - the Corn Salad was amazing and the Chef’s Double Cheese Burger tasted as good as it looked.

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Great service and the food was delicious! Love the views from the restaurant. Will happily return in future

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Great service, great food, great environment..and we watched them open the road after the TDC stormwater collapse so very eventful.

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Julie Habib

Great food excellent service

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Although there was a lot of road works outside, the setting was still okay to veiw the Lake. Service was very good and loved the food. Prompt and freindly. Thanks

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Yummy food and EXCELLENT customer service.

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Fun evening for special birthday

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Yvonne Bancroft

Lovely food - we both had the oysters, mine was natural and my friend had the tempured followed by the Eye Steak which melted in your mouth and the pork belly.
Our waiter was Harman who was friendly and helpful.

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Very efficient, food was yummy & the waiter was very polite!

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Leola Sharp

Great service, great atmosphere and a lovely meal. My salmon was cooked to perfection.

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Becca Robinson

Amazing food...the 2 female waitresses were awesome, but the male waiter was rude and arrogant, and wouldnt go back because of his attitude

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Food was lovely and service was spot on.thanks

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Merveen Kara

Excellent service, excellent food. Excellent atmosphere....
Happy to dine here again

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Cozy restaurant
Food well presented & tasty
Good service
Price with first table is amazing

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Cecily Leaf

A delightful hostess, lovely ambience and delicious shared platter make for a perfect lunch. Thanks Waterside Restaurant, we'll definitely be back.

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Meal was delicious, Harman’s service was top class. We will certainly be dining there again. Highly recommended.

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We were greeted by a friendly server into a warm, pleasant atmosphere on a chilly night. The service was fast and friendly, always checking to see how the food was, and he cleared the plates soon after we both had finished. (Ten out of ten!) The food was excellent and the dessert (chocolate pate) divine! All in all, not perfect, but close!! Thank you!

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The food was great, the kids also enjoyed their meal. Except for the service had to stand for a while before I can be acknowledged upon our arrival , they ignored us and kept busy setting tables as if we weren't there. Poor customer service.

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Louise Cuttance

Nice food, nice company

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Joy Lincoln

We had a great experience at the Waterside Restaurant. The food was beautiful , we were really looked after by the staff and made to feel welcome. Look forward to returning.

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Fabulous service and friendly staff. Excellent food. Highly recommended dining experience.

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Dave Powell

Fantastic experience dining at Waterside for lunch. The waitress who served us was very friendly and attentive. The food was great and the freak shakes were amazing!

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Naomi Wilson

Lovely evening with friends. Cosy and warm on a very cold night. Everyone enjoyed their meals - all compliments to the chef! Great customer service.

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Husband and I loved the food plus service tops
Would recommend for lunch dates

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