Taupo Restaurants and Bars Guide


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With an emphasis on providing exclusive thermal resort-style experiences, dining and drinking play a large part in the overall Taupo experience as its reliance on tourists is a huge source of income for the region. Taupo has various high-end restaurant offerings as well as more reasonable cafes and bars to choose from.

Here are some of Taupo’s best dining and bars:

Restaurants in Taupo

Plateau Restaurant & Bar
This award winning restaurant & bar specializes in kiwi inspired food and finest craft beers.
Address: 64 Tuwharetoa St, Taupo 3330
Phone: +64 7 377 2425
Fax: +64 7 377 2426
Email: info@plateautaupo.co.nz

Waterside Restaurant & Bar
This restaurant & bar serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Also try specialty coffees or creative cocktails.
Address: 3 Tongariro St, PO Box 1128, Taupo
Phone: +64 7 378 6894
Fax: +64 7 378 6375
Email: www.waterside.co.nz

Pimentos Restaurant
The trendy restaurant serves steak, seafood, and European dishes.
Address: 17 Tamamutu Street, Taupo
Phone: 07 377 4549

Shed Bar & Restaurant
You can sample Steaks, International and European specialties here at this modern restaurant.
Address: 18 Tuwharetoa St, Taupo Central, Taupo
Phone: 07 376 5393

Milano Italian Restaurant
This restaurant serves Pizza, Steaks, and Italian cuisines.
Address: 34 Tuwharetoa St, Taupo Central, Taupo
Phone: 07 378 3344

J.J @ On Tap
You will love to savour seafood, steaks, a la carte, and New Zealand dishes served at this restaurant.
Address: 42 Tuwharetoa St, Taupo Central, Taupo
Phone: 07 378 0830

The Brantry Restaurant
Come here to sample stuffed lamb rump and other diverse range of dishes.
Address: 45 Rifle Range Rd, Taupo
Phone: 07 378-0484

Pimentos Restaurant
Address: 17 Tamamutu Street, Taupo, Waikato
Phone: 07 377 4549

Edgewater Restaurant
Address: 243 Lake Terrace, Taupo, Waikato
Phone: 07 378 5110

Beach Brasserie
Address: 243 Lake Terrace, Taupo, Waikato
Phone: 07 378 5341

Bars in Taupo

Element Bar
Address: 7 Tuwharetoa St, Taupo Central, Taupo
Phone: 07 377 4464

Taupo Steak & Ale Bar

Serves wine, spirits, cocktails, beer and it also serves dinner. Address: 17A Tongariro St, Taupo Central, Taupo
Phone: 07 378 6788

The Shed Bar Taupo
Address: Serves a wide variety of New Zealand wine, beer, and spirits. This bar is famous for its tempting kiwi dishes.
Address: 18 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo
Phone: +64 27 5535378 or +64 7 376 5393

Bond Loungebar

Specializes in imported beers, cocktails and wines. Address: 40 Tuwharetoa Street, 1161, Taupo 3330
Phone: +64 7 377 2434
Mobile: +64 21 726 630
Fax: +64 7 377 2434

Lorenz's Bar & Café
Address: Bruce Road, Mount Ruapehu, Taupo, Waikato 3330
Phone: 07 892 3410

Address: 22 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo Town Centre, Taupo, Waikato 3330
Phone: 07 378 8542

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