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Lakeland House Restaurant

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88 Waihi Road | Little Waihi, Tokaanu, Turangi, New Zealand
07-386 6449
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Great breakfast (but for me a bit too large) Unfortunately power was out so missed out on the morning coffee. Definite positive being next door to Braxmere Lodge where we had stayed.

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Thank Diharry
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

As always we were very happy with our experience here. The staff are very friends and attentive. The food is beautiful - always. Great seafood chowder. Overlooking the lake the views are stunning. One of our favourite places. Highly recommend.

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Thank Elanor7
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Decided to meet friends halfway and catchup for lunch. We had 3 families and 11 children. The food was briliant, service was great and friendly. Lovely view to go with it. Kids menu particulary a good feature!

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Thank NannyMcPhee70
New Zealand
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

As locals, we feel totally blessed to have Lakeland House just down the road. There is a sort of code 'lovely day isn't it?' which prompts us to join with friends for lunch at Lakeland. Delicious food, wonderful service and a location that makes all our visitors from overseas green with envy. Even in mid-winter on a sunny day, the... More 

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Thank Lizzienz
Auckland, New Zealand
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Called in while travelling south to Masterton for a bowl of soup and got a really good seafood chowder packed with seafood and beautifully presented. Fabulous views from the restaurant. Will definitely return.

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Thank Jeremy G
Feilding, New Zealand
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

This is a must visit in New Zealand, especially on a good day. Good menu choice and well presented and tasty food, with good wine choice as well. Friendly staff makes this a pleasant dining experience.

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Thank Bernard L
Kingston, Canada
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97 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

In 5 weeks of travel in NZ and Australia, we had our best meal at Lakeland House. The owner of the B&B where we stayed recommended the restaurant for us, and glad she did. A little tricky to find in the dark - our GPS took us to a spot where there was literally nothing on either side of the... More 

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Thank KingstonTravellers
Hamilton, New Zealand
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

This is a very special place to be enjoyed over a long lunch! We turned up in a group of 10 people with no reservation and it was not a problem at all! Extensive food and wine menu, we highly recommend the seafood chowder and seafood pizza. Will be back for sure

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Taumarunui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

We booked a table for 1pm, got there just in time after desending the scenic SH41...offering stunning views over Lake Taupo...it looks like a interior sea... We spent about 2 hours relaxing and dining..at lunch time ?!? Excellent presentation of the food and even better tasting starters followed by venison and angus fillet steak...a glass of NZ wine and dessert... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

I was taken to this restaurant or my Birthday lunch during the Anzac long weekend and had a great time, with four families with two children each the grass area out the front allowed the children to enjoy the lake edge. I enjoyed the rack of lamb which was generous in size and very good. High recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Waihi Road | Little Waihi, Tokaanu, Turangi, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Turangi
  • Phone Number: 07-386 6449

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