Cuisine: A La Carte, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $35
Ranked: #2 of 11 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:
Daily from 11a.m til late

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

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Ranked: #2 of 11 restaurants in Taupo 2
Waterside Restaurant
Location: Taupo
Cuisine: A La Carte, New Zealand
Mains: $15 - $35

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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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Jess How

This is the second time we have been and had to wait over an hour for our meals. With only 3 other tables of diners in the restaurant it is appalling. The food is amazing and the waitresses are great, very attentive and apologetic. Just a shame about the slow service from the kitchen. Don't think we will return.

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Food and atmosphere was great.. The best mussels we've had in a long time would dine there again

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Leisa Nathan

Great food, great service & great experience. Nice venue too!

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ChrisJan Hayden

An enjoyable evening and staff took care to check on us regularly to see if we needed anything. It was relaxed with great views to the lake and personal service, along with very nice food. We all had different dishes and there were no complaints. Thanks for a special dinner experience.

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Sue Thompson

Lovely meal beautiful views

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Service was great and the food was just delicious! We will definitely be going back next time we’re in Taupo.

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Aleen Henderson

What a great experience! The service was amazing, thanks Rosie! Food was delicious and the whole experience exceeded our expectations. Would definitely go again and recommend others do too! Thanks Waterside

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Becky Negus

Great food, excellent waitress. Just felt decor looked a bit tired. First impression was hope food will be ok as it seemed a bit drab inside. But food was lovely and waitress very attentive.

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Ang Priest

Food and drinks were delicious. My two boys loved their freak shakes which were to die for. Friendly staff as well. Highly recommend

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Rachael Liddicoat

Great view, great food and great service!! Had an awesome family experience

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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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susan Ball

Great experience. Ordered fish chips & salad.. Was really good. Staff very accommodating. Unfortunately, i wasn't feeling the best.... So was not able to try dessert. :( But, would happily go again.

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Food was Devine. Will definitely go again.

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The venison was excellent and much enjoyed by both myself and our Australian visitor. It was a first for her. We had a grat night.

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Merveen Kara

Very nice as always .

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Ana-Maria Mativa

Awesome service by Rosie, will definitely go back again :)

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Nice resturant, main meals were a bit average, desserts were nice though

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Yvonne Carter

Can’t imagine a better restaurant. Everything top notch. Awesome. Thanks guys.

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Jackie Later

The meals were huge! The waitress was absolutely delightful! We left full and happy after a wonderful dining experience. Thank you, we will be back!

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The view was spectacular! The service was impeccable and the was both aesthetically appealing as it was with the scrumptious flavours. I would totally recommend this restaurant to dine at.

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