Open daily from 7am to late
- Disabled Access
- Alfresco Dining
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
We visit you every time we come to Taupo We look forward to visiting and we're never disappointed. It is by far THE BEST eating out experience
Great service and atmosphere. We are planning on coming back very soon. The banana prawns were the dish of he night.
The food was amazing and very generous portions for a fine dining restaurant. service was good but at times we were left waiting for our empty wine glasses to be filled up.
We had a superb lunch at Bistro Lago today. Ordered the 3 course Duck which is the special for October. We felt that we were on the tasting panel of the finals of Masterchef Australia. Staff were wonderful and welcoming and attentive. Have rebooked for another lunch in 2 weeks.
Friendly professional service. Tasty meals, very satisfying..
Great food and atmosphere! Really friendly staff too. Highly recommend
Food was amazing, very tender lamb rump and steak, and salmon was great, sides also very good and altogether very tasty food. W Wine was on the expensive side I thought. Would have been nice to have had a wine cooler with our rose. We got served an appetizer spoon each that got put on the table by a different waitress without a word so we did not know what it was, we did ask our waitress, she did not know either but was going to find out, we did not hear back, it was nice but would be good to know what we were tasting. All in all we enjoyed our dinner very much.
the happy hour cocktail in front of the cosy fire set the tone for the night. All courses were tasty and delicious and to top it off the wait staff were delightful. Highly recommend Bistro Lago
We enjoyed the amazing food and the service was great it was nice to have a good balance of the staff being attentive and giving us time to ourselves to enjoy the evening . We certainly will return
Booking lost. Seated in thoroughfare. Mains served before entrees cleared. Waited what seemed like ages for drinks. Very disappointing 😟
Very impressed. One of the best hotel restaurant meals i’ve had. Tartare, beef cheeks, pork belly and duck all faultless.
What a lovely lovely place to dine. Welcoming great staff and service. Will definitely be back and will recommend
Friendly service, the staff are definitely helpful and do their best to get it right. Compliments to the chef as our meals were excellent. We also really enjoyed happy hour from 4-6
Food and service was great, will definitely be coming back again for another delicious dinner
Everything was lovely. The staff and service was supreme but I can't give you a five for value for money even though three out of our four mains were good value but three scallops in your main scallop dish. Are you serious. That's very poor. One of us changed their order when they were told that. My wife did still order the scallops and they certainly were not value for money. Regarding drinks. Please include a Kombucha. It's available in many restaurants now and many people are looking for this type of option now. Otherwise fantastic.
I ordered a Caesar Salad with No anchovies with chicken and some olive oil . Unfortunately the salad was served with too many croutons ,the bacon was dry and minuscule ,the chicken was not cook and should have been brown and there was No olive oil .I owned a French cafe for more than 10 years I never ever experience a Caesar salad as Bad . My others guests were satisfied with their salmon salad The Creme Brulee was delicious and The Belgium waiter was very friendly ,chatty and very pleasant top mark
Nice evening worth the Mone
Awesome service from French waitress. Delicious food. Thank you for going the extra mile to make my husbands birthday special! We would highly recommend friends coming here
Attentive friendly staff. The menu has a sufficient choice without being extensive and lengthy. We chose the beef cheek gnocchi and salmon and potato terrine for starters. Both were divine. The mains of fish of the day and lamb were equally good. We shared the poached pear dessert. Highly recommend. Lovely ambience .... we watched the sunset from our table. Two fireplaces in the room provide welcome warmth on this cold evening.
Lovely night out thank you
A most enjoyable experience food was superb and presented well thank you
Staff were very efficient, friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. However, your restaurant drinks prices are, like so many others, excessively overpriced. A modest markup for pouring the wine in the restaurant is sufficient. Expertly presented food is where we, as diners, expect to pay a premium. We refuse to pay excessive charges for drinks so you miss out entirely on our custom for these products.
First Table base this very good value for money.
Beautiful restaurant with amazing staff. The food was hit and miss for us though. Some dishes were great but the rest were not good at all. All presented well but the flavours were gross. Glad we got 50% off because we definitely didn't leave satisfied. Maybe we just choose the wrong dishes on the night. I would however recommend the beef cheeks and the lamb and the tamarillo brulee for dessert was the highlight.
Beautiful food Great menu fantastic dining experience We will definately be back and would highly recommend