Pavilion Restaurant, Wairakei Resort Taupo

640 Wairakei Drive, Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand, 3352
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Opening Hours:
Breakfast 6.30am – 10am
Lunch 11.30am -3pm
Dinner 5.30pm – 9pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free Wi-Fi
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About Pavilion Restaurant, Wairakei Resort Taupo

With a wood ceiling and an open-plan layout, the Pavilion Restaurant provides a relaxed ambience for a buffet breakfast as well as à la carte evening bistro dining. The chefs view cooking as a challenge and blend International and New Zealand cuisine with locally sourced produce, such as salmon from Marlborough Sound, grass-fed beef from Northland and herbs from sustainable farms. They deliver tantalizing dishes alongside popular seasonal buffets every weekend. You can pair dinner with New Zealand wines before treating yourself to tempting desserts using fruit grown in the rich soil of the central North Island. On Saturdays, there is a themed buffet, while the Sunday roast is a favourite with the locals.

Cuisine: Bistro
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 09 May 2021

Thank you for having us, we really enjoyed our time and it was special to be able to do it for Mother's Day, but I would like to point out a couple of things. 1. Service was amazing 2. Food was pretty good as well, well worth the price, but if there was one thing the Beef was a tad dry and overcooked. 3. Utensils, the plates we picked up still had specks of food on them and the utensils as well. I never noticed it but my daughter has worked in hospitality and noticed it straight away. Besides those 3 things it was a lovely experience.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 May 2021

My husband and I had a very enjoyable lunch on Mother's day last weekend. We were impressed how friendly everybody was. We will definitely be returning Wairakei Resort.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

Jacinda did an excellent job of looking after us. She even took my jokes about her name on the chin. I'm a Boomer so I'm not very PC. You've got an excellent waitrese there. We will definitely be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

We attended the Asian buffet on Saturday 8th May as a family of 10. It was TERRIBLE. The dishes were cheap and nasty it was more like a cheap smorgasbord you could get from a mall! There was no authentic Asian cuisine available. The butter chicken tasted as though it was out of a jar, sweet and sour fish was made out of frozen fish bites, the shrimp dumpling was inedible along with the miso soup. At $49p/p it was an absolute rip off. We mentioned how disappointed we were when we went to pay only for our complaint to be ignored and were told the concerns would be passed on to the chef. The manager was standing right there and overheard what we were saying to the young girl at the reception. He did not step in and offer any resolution. To make matters worse we stumbled across the Asian buffet night menu on our way out. This stated there were dishes such as bao buns, katsu chicken, sticky pork belly just to name a few. There was not one of these delicious dishes available when we were there. Overpriced and disappointing!

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

Beautiful meal but quite pricey compared to other places

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

Lovely evening

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

Very enjoyable high tea; Great food and service

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Visited On Sunday, 25 April 2021

On a holiday weekend the restaurant was very busy and noisy, but the food as always was very enjoyable and the service very good.

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Visited On Sunday, 11 April 2021

Was a very enjoyable evening.

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Visited On Tuesday, 06 April 2021

We had a lovely time. The atmosphere was great. You can take long walks and sites are close to walk to if you are keen walker or a short driver. My one complain would be the mattress was too soft and so not comfortable.

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Visited On Tuesday, 06 April 2021

Awesome evening, great service and amazing food. Staff even went to the extra effort of getting some goodies for our birthday girl... Thank you!

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Visited On Sunday, 04 April 2021

Very enjoyable Easter brunch

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Visited On Sunday, 04 April 2021

$40 would have got 5 stars

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Visited On Sunday, 04 April 2021

We enjoyed our Easter Brunch, thank you

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Visited On Sunday, 04 April 2021

Great buffet and great service! The food was delicious and plentiful! The staff are so friendly and efficient (empty plates were cleared nice and quickly from the table). Great experience

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Visited On Sunday, 04 April 2021

I always love the Yummy buffet, lots of variety to choose from, keep up the good mahi

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Visited On Saturday, 03 April 2021

First time here great experience all round! Food and service was top notch!

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Visited On Sunday, 28 March 2021

Our family loved it. Will definitely go back...

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Visited On Saturday, 27 March 2021

We love coming here, the high tea was wonderful. The service is great and very accommodating with me being in a wheelchair. The only thing missing is a separate mobility bathroom, so my husband can wheel me in. Thank you we will be back again

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Visited On Saturday, 27 March 2021

Good service and a lovely atmosphere

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Visited On Sunday, 21 March 2021

I was happy to see jumbo prawns in the salad bar,it makes the salad bar complete.also plenty of fresh fruit was good to see and eat.

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Visited On Thursday, 18 March 2021

Thankyou staff for a lovely evening as usual.Food perfect,staff excellent and accomodating the 8 of us was so appreciated.Impressed with how busy Pavilion Restaurant was for midweek.Lois

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Visited On Thursday, 18 March 2021

Beautiful food

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Visited On Wednesday, 17 March 2021

Absolutely loved our High Tea today. Staff were perfect and the food glorious thanks Wairakei, you’re all special.

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Visited On Tuesday, 16 March 2021

Great service, Beautiful meal, cant wait to come back!

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