Bistro Lago

80 Napier Road, Taupo, New Zealand, 3330
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Open daily from 7am to late

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  • Disabled Access
  • Alfresco Dining
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About Bistro Lago

Located at the stunning Hilton Lake Taupo, a memorable experience awaits you at Bistro Lago. Absorb the ambiance created by the restaurant unique décor with welcoming open fires and leather seating or dine outside on the sweeping balconies to enjoy the spectacular views.

Afternoon Tea is served Friday to Sunday 13.00 - 16.00

Cuisine: European
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Thursday, 29 April 2021

We stood for ages to be seated. The table did not have a reserved sign. We ordered 2 glasses of wine and it took 40 minutes to arrive, The starter which was salt and pepper squid was oily and under cooked without flavour. The main took far to long to arrive but the duck was tasty but not good value.

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Visited On Thursday, 22 April 2021

Fabulous. Friendly helpful staff. Lovely experience. Thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 03 April 2021

Amazing expresso martini high tea !

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Visited On Saturday, 10 April 2021

We had a special occasion dinner at Bistro Lago last Saturday. The only downside to the experience was the lack of facilities for those with mobility issues. Four of our party of 10 have mobility issues, and they found the stairs at the entrance (either entrance) very difficult. The carpark was unlit and far down the front of the property, which made it dangerous for those with walking sticks, or unstable walking. The sloped floor inside the entrance of the restaurant was difficult for them too. The food was outstanding, wine list extensive, the servings were generous and the service excellent. A great location and venue as a restaurant. On a side note, my 13 & 14 year old nieces couldn't find the ladies toilets, as they didn't recognise the term "powder room".

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Visited On Saturday, 03 April 2021

Really enjoyed dinner. Staff very attentive and great relaxed atmosphere Food was very good and our party really enjoyed themselves.

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Visited On Sunday, 28 March 2021

We booked a table for 6.30pm a week prior, arrived on time and were told we would have to wait 20 minutes although after a short time a table became available. Service was poor, it appeared to be grossly understaffed although the two gentlemen were pleasant. Breakfast was poor, food cold and very expensive for what was on offer.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 March 2021

Had booked a table months in advance but did not appear to have a table reserved for us when we turned up. No plates were served with our entree breads at a table of 6 people which made things a bit messy. Empty/unneeded wine glasses that were on the table were not removed after we received our drinks which took up a lot of room on the table. Had to ask for a steak knife when i received my steak. No one asked us if we would like a second drink. Food took a long time to be served. As nice as the food was, the experience we had did not meet our expectations of the restraunts reputation.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 March 2021

Booked for a seating for 7. Doing Timeless High Tea. Requested if our 2 kids would be ordering kids menu instead of high tea like us adults but the lady flatly refused and said that tea has already been prepared. Are u not going to prepare the choice of your customer? kids had high tea as left us no choice and they did not enjoy and hasnt eaten. Parents of course felt bad and not happy..kids had burger after..

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Visited On Saturday, 13 March 2021

We were a party of 15 celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary. We loved Bistro Lago. The staff were a pleasure to work with both with the preparations and during the event. The food was just beautiful. They even allowed us to bring our own cheesecake for desert.

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Visited On Tuesday, 09 March 2021

Every dish was a delightful taste explosion. Staff were very friendly and inviting. Wouldnt hesitate to recommend and return. Thank you😊

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Visited On Monday, 08 March 2021

First time dining at Bistro Lago but will be coming again. Food was exceptional and the staff and service fantastic. Will be recommending to friends.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 March 2021

Excellent food and service thank you

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Visited On Thursday, 04 March 2021

Excellent experience for us Very attentive and friendly staff. Superb food and beautiful views Highly recommend you Congratulations and best wishes

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Visited On Wednesday, 17 February 2021

We had yet another wonderful dinner with excellent service.

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Visited On Monday, 15 February 2021

Awesome

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Visited On Saturday, 13 February 2021

My friend and I have the degustation menu at Bistro Lago on a Saturday evening and it was divine. The food was absolutely delicious, the service was perfect, the atmosphere was lovely, and the sunset view was spectacular. Would absolutely recommend this, and will definitely be back!

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Visited On Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Great food and service

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Visited On Friday, 22 January 2021

Really friendly & welcoming staff from start to finish. The food was delicious! I highly recommend the chocolate hazelnut mousse dessert & the local Lakeman tap beer went down a treat. The space is warm & inviting and the ambience is really chill & mellow.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 January 2021

The most amazing food! We had the yellow fin tuna, pork belly and scallops for entree, John Dory fish of the day for mains. All our dishes were superb! Could not fault. Service was super friendly and fast. Amazing views! Our new favourite in taupo highly recommend! Well worth every cent. Thanks so much

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Visited On Wednesday, 06 January 2021

I feel like the service was good but the environment not so much as it was very hot. It was very sunny even during dinner because it's summer, and there were no blinds to block out the sun so the sun was on my back the whole dinner so it was very uncomfortable. The air conditioning did nothing so all I wanted was to quickly finish my food and get out of there because it was so hot.

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Visited On Thursday, 07 January 2021

Being from out of town and looking at the website I got “fine dinning” so shocked see very casual dress code by some diners and slow service. The ambiance also didn’t hit the mark. On a positive the food was top class could fault...... Not sure if I would dine here again Thanks

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Visited On Wednesday, 06 January 2021

We booked First Table. How lucky were we? Fantastic food and top class friendly service. Really wonderful evening and experience. Thank you to all staff.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 December 2020

We been there many times, everytime was great. but this time was average experience . Food presentation was great like always, but taste was not good . Chicken was dry for entrees. Service was ok, friendly smile . Anyway, still appreciated for all the service during the busy season .Thank you

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Visited On Sunday, 06 December 2020

All four of us enjoyed our meals at Bistro Lago last Sunday evening. I was impressed with my seafood choices, especially the fish of the day. Everyone loved the look of my main. Would definitely go again.

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Visited On Tuesday, 01 December 2020

We have been staying at Hilton Lake Taupo & eating at Bistro Lago for over 10 years now. It never ceases to disappoint! Beautiful restaurant, excellent service. Dinner last night was superb...pork belly to die for...simply a must have...and a steak cooked to perfection! Best restaurant in Taupo! We will be back again! Highly recommended!

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