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Edgewater Restaurant

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243 Lake Terrace | Millennium Hotel & Resort, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 5110
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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312 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our local friends invited us here. Absolute waterfront location. The interior decor begins to age a bit and needs some more modern update. Service was fine and the food as well. We only took a main course, some fish and chips and some the eye filet. Very good food quality and well prepared.

Thank Karel V
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

My wife loved her meal (lamb). I had the snapper (after a hard day on the Tongariro I wanted a fish dinner.) It was ...nice, but didn't have anything to bring it all together and therefore was just a bit disappointing. The entree (prawns three ways) was good. The dessert...escapes me. The chef is obviously talented but I left feeling... More 

Thank 87181
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Very welcoming staff and kids got crayons and drawing paper at arrival. The kids menu could be better, but the main menu was nice and the food cooked to perfection.

Thank Steffen C
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

We ate here for two nights in a row as Taupo was really busy and we couldn't get a booking elsewhere the second night. However, we were very happy to return! Both nights the food was beautifully presented and cooked well, and the specials had changed slightly from the previous night which gave further choices. The menu covered a good... More 

Thank vanfamAuckland
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Great food and excellent staff. the staff c ould not have been more solicitous and gracious and the lake viw was somethong very special

Thank murray_heasley
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We were pleased that they were able to squeeze us in at very last minute on New Years Eve even though we weren't even staying at the Millennium Hotel! The view was lovely over the lake. Menu offers something for everyone. Our meals were lovely and the service was excellent.

Thank Bex K
Napier, New Zealand
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Poor service and the meal was extremely average. Only appeared to be interested in the coach clientele and not locals. Wait staff really need training as they did not appear to now what they were doing. Extremely disappointing

Thank Shona B
OzzieTaupo, General Manager at Edgewater Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Shona B - it is very disappointing to read about your experience and most unusual because our staff normally are super friendly. I am surprised about coach people receiving better service as we take pride in looking after all alike. I would appreciate it if you would phone me so I can find out more details about when it... More 

Coffs Harbour, Australia
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67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

The menu choice is quite good, the oysters are amazing. Ask for a window seat if you can, to get the best of the lake and mountain views.

2 Thank Larso1
OzzieTaupo, General Manager at Edgewater Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Larso 1 thank you for your lovely comments. It was such an honour to have you return after such a special occasion 38 years ago. Kind regards Diane More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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234 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The title really says it all. The restaurant is in the Millennium Hotel but is worth visiting without staying there. It has a lovely location overlooking Lake Taupo and is well appointed on two levels (just a few steps) which give all tables lake views. Food was fine, it was well cooked, reasonable portions and fairly tasty. A decent evening.

Thank ruffwood1
Tauranga, New Zealand
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The view from our table was fantastic, beautiful window seat. Lovely restaurant inside. Unfortunately every time I wanted a glass of wine I had to wait, approach staff and ask, every glass! The customer service with the young ladies in particular was not great, the older staff members were professional and pleasant. Menu was a nice selection, great options, I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 24 - USD 36
New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 243 Lake Terrace | Millennium Hotel & Resort, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 5110

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