Great Lake Taupo Restaurants

Several local Great Lake Taupo restaurants have won the prestigious “Beef and Lamb Cuisine Award” and if you want to try something a little out of the ordinary, look out for a fare of wild food dishes. While you won’t find trout on the menu most restaurants are happy to prepare and cook your own fresh catch, just call ahead to let them know.

The Great Lake Taupo region is also proud to produce Taupo Beef, the first locally produced beef that has been given the environmental ‘tick’ from Waikato Regional Council. This endorsement recognises that the beef was produced in a manner that protects the excellent water quality of Lake Taupo. This grass fed, free-range beef is aged for a minimum of four weeks before it is sold at selected restaurants and outlets in Taupo. Look out for it and taste the difference. 

Download the Great Lake Taupo Foodie Trail brochure (or pick one up at the i-SITES) for our picks of the must-visit restaurants in the region. 

  • Bistro Lago

    Dine in style in the elegant Bistro Lago at the Hilton Lake Taupo hotel.

    • Location Taupo
    • Activity Restaurants Foodie Trail
  • Tomi's

    Welcome to Tomi's, a new locally owned and operated Bar and Resturant in the heart of Taupo. Tomi's is a great place to relax and catch up with friends, our venue caters to all your needs with a large deck for enjoying the sunshine or sitting on one...

    • Location Taupo
    • Activity Restaurants Pubs & Nightlife
  • Huka Prawn Park Riverside Restaurant

    Huka Prawn Park Riverside Restaurant is located on the banks of the Waikato River and caters for up to 250 people.

    • Location Taupo
    • Activity Restaurants Family-Friendly Places To Eat Foodie Trail
  • Beach Brasserie and Bar

    Beach Brasserie at Millennium Hotel Manuels Taupo is as it says right on the beach. ALL DAY DINING, breakfast, lunch, dinner and 'in between' is a favourite for many locals and Taupo visitors.

    • Location Taupo
    • Activity Restaurants
  • The Ruapehu Restaurant

    The hotels's signature restaurant, located within the Chateau Tongariro, delivers the finest ambience and all the sophistication expected of the Chateaus elegant traditions.

    • Location Tongariro
    • Activity Restaurants Turangi Eat & Drink
  • Lone Star Taupo

    We are delighted to announce the arrival of a new addition to the Lone Star family this time in beautiful Taupo, home to New Zealands biggest lake and volcanic mountains.

    • Location Taupo
    • Activity Restaurants Pubs & Nightlife Family-Friendly Places To Eat
  • Volcanic Kitchen

    Volcanic Kitchen is a Wood-Fired Craft Bar with award winning wood-fired pizzas, gourmet burgers and pastas. Tuatara beer on tap and Tohu and Aronui wines.

    • Location Taupo
    • Activity Restaurants Pubs & Nightlife
  • Plateau Restaurant and Bar

    Plateau is an award winning New Zealand meeting place for locals and visitor alike, serving the finest New Zealand craft beers and Kiwi inspired food.

    • Location Taupo
    • Activity Restaurants Pubs & Nightlife Foodie Trail

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