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The Bistro

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17 Tamamutu Street | Taupo Central, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-377 3111
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17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had such good service here & the food was amazing. I had pork belly and that is the best pork belly I've ever had. Would go back next time I'm in Taupo.

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Thank dedrift
Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food here is always fantastic and the service is impeccable. The menu changes with the seasons and there is always something new and fresh to try. The best restaurant in Taupo in my opinion. Value for money, service, style, intimacy - perfect.

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Thank The_researcher8
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I totally enjoyed the food and our experience at the Bistro. I had the Calamari for my starter and Duck for the main finishing off with the Rhubarb cake. Every thing was surperp. Cook to perfection. Nicky had Rabbit Terrine for her starter and Fish for her main and Chocolate Mousse for dessert. It was absolutely brilliant... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had booked about 6 weeks in advance based on previous reviews, it did not disappoint, food was as expected with great flavors, staff were excellent and attentive without being pushy, apologies for keeping you longer than we should have, but the wine was flowing and the cheese was great, thanks team for a very nice evening... Oh and great... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Possibly the best meal we had in north island. Every dish was unique and thoughtful. Portions are healthy but not crazy.

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Thank Chocochu
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is probably one of the best restaurants I've been to. The food was fast the staff were super nice. My dinner was olive oil poached prawns, streaky bacon, baby gem lettuce,croutons, plum tomatoes & avocado and that was cooked and prepared perfectly. 10/10 would come back next time I'm in Taupo.

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Oxford
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Relaxed at,osphere had to wait 20 mins for a table but it was worth it. Reasonable range of food fish and lamb wee excellent

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Thank Wych
Voorburg, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It is a nice restaurant with really good food and excellent service. Especially the calamari-starter and the chocolade-dessert are extraordinairy. We were in Taupo for a couple of days so went back for a second time. Make sure you have a reservation (possible online) otherwise you have to come early and be lucky to get a table.

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Romsey, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was excellent. One of the better dining experiences I've had in a while. the atmosphere had a great balance between fancy and relaxed. great service.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tucked away but can see why this place is popular - was worth waiting to get a table. We decided to order 4 entrees to share and all were delicious. Good helpful service. Recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Tamamutu Street | Taupo Central, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-377 3111
Description
The Bistro is a small family owned restaurant focused on simple clean flavours and honest tasty food from fresh local produce, all in a relaxed causal setting to provide our guests with moments that last a life time.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?