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The Bistro

17 Tamamutu Street | Taupo Central, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-377 3111
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Overview
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pork belly” (111 reviews)
“calamari” (80 reviews)
“terrine” (14 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
17 Tamamutu Street | Taupo Central, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 923 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As soon as we entered the restaurant it had a inviting atmosphere to it, the food was amazing especially the confit duck. Amazing presentation your one hell of a chef Jude. Only thing I could criticize is the waiter. He seemed like he needed more...More

1  Thank Jesse K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good range of gluten free options. Root vegetable entree was yummy and well presented. My snapper in the main meal was slightly overcooked and dry. My overall impression of the whole dish was salty. However, daughter's steak was cooked to perfection.

Thank jocelyn f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been many times and always impressed - superb food and great maitre d'. Always delicious and creative!

2  Thank kiwi_roadie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything went good with this restaurant, service was good and food was delicious, we order the calamari for starter portion was a little bit small but really tasty, then we had the fish special for the day which was also good with awesome combination. We...More

1  Thank Roy R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff is excellent, the menu provides many options and the food is exquisite as well as the wine list

1  Thank Ellie P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They were full on a Monday and we were glad we had a booking. The wine menu was small but had really good choices. Service was good and food came at a reasonable pace even though they were busy. The portions were good and the...More

1  Thank Kiwiboy456
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a large group. Some enjoyed their food. I did not. I found the place to be a bit pretentious and all dishes (not only mine) had too many things on them that didn't really sim to fit there. Not too bad but can't...More

Thank Expat-mauritius
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Second visit and it’s still amazing. Service is fantastic, meals incredible . All the positive reviews you read a true. You won’t be disappointed.

1  Thank ScoopNSony
Reviewed 7 September 2018

We were only in Taupo for a visit , read a few recommendations on restaurants in the area - was originally going somewhere else but changed our minds and was so glad we did. From the minute we arrived, the service was good. The menu...More

1  Thank rosalines2017
Reviewed 3 September 2018

This was our first visit and we were so pleasantly surprised at everything being perfect. The service was amazing considering we were nearly 40 minutes late as had gone to the wrong Bistro in town then got caught in a car wash as it broke...More

1  Thank v8ford10
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_Sophialee601
27 March 2018|
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Response from artbacis | Reviewed this property |
Ask the restaurant. I wasn't there at that time!
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lwwho1
19 November 2017|
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Response from AusTravel2010 | Reviewed this property |
Should be ... If you are a local I would call lat on a particular Saturday afternoon and try a last minute booking, be sure to speak to the owner not the girl that answers the phone normally. Tell them it’s for a special... More
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BonnieTaupo
11 January 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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
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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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