DeBretts

Restaurants

Whatever your occasion, there's a Taupo eatery to suit your taste and your budget.

 

Savour Café and Shop

Taking in all the sights and adventures the Taupo region has to offer can work up a big appetite!

Stop in at the Savour Café at Taupo DeBretts and indulge yourself. Start off the day with a cooked breakfast, recharge with a burger or other yummy choices for lunch, or grab yourself a milkshake or ice cream after your soak. Open daily from 7:30 am. Cooked food available until 1 pm and cabinet food available until closing time.

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Bistro Lago

Situated next door to Taupo DeBretts, Bistro Lago offers breath-taking views, incredible company and tasty food. Perched overlooking the stunning Lake Taupo, Bistro Lago will welcome you with open arms, an open fireplace and balcony for al fresco dining. Enjoy a tasty lunch or dinner carefully curated by Nourish Group Executive Chef Gareth Stewart and Hilton Lake Taupo Executive Chef Adrian Walker. Treat yourself to the best produce from the region, including Chef Adrian’s personal favourite: Taupo Beef and Lamb.

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The Brantry

The Brantry has long been considered one of Taupo's finest restaurants. 

The award-winning eatery has a reputation for top quality cuisine, a sophisticated wine list, and a superb dining experience.

Run by well known Taupo sisters Prue and Felicity Campbell, The Brantry is open seven days.

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Lotus Thai

Lotus Thai has been a long standing favourite amongst Taupo locals for many years. The Thai chefs are renowned for using fresh herbs and spices to create deliciously authentic flavours.

Enjoy many of the popular dishes available in the traditional their Thai themed restaurant. Lotus Thai is excellent for large groups and people looking for a healthier dining option.

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Lone Star

You'll find Lone Star conveniently situated on Roberts Street, facing Lake Taupo with breath-taking views of the snow capped mountains of Tongariro National Park.

Lone Star's infamous menu ranges from seafood like New Zealand Green Lipped Mussels to Lone Stars Redneck Ribs. Kids don't miss out, there's a "Kiwi Kid's" menu with plenty of options for the young ones to pick from. Whatever the occasion, Lone Star can cater to your function.

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Dixie Browns

Situated on the lakefront, Dixie Brown's is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy your food outside under a snuggly blanket or on the comfy bench seating inside. Boasting probably the largest menu in town, there is definitely something for everyone.

Choose from a wide range of salads, pizzas, burgers, pasta, seafood, lamb, pork and a variety of steaks.

The restaurant is spacious and includes a kids' menu that will keep the children happy. With different price points, Dixie Brown's is an appealing choice for any budget.

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Mole and Chicken Restaurant and Bar

If you are looking for a family restaurant, The Mole and Chicken could be the perfect solution.  This popular neighbourhood restaurant has a simple but tasty menu, and with half-size portions available there is something for the entire family.

A large, separate bar area allows you to catch all the live sports action, and a large deck area means you can relax with a drink in the afternoon sun.

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Indian Affair

Indian Affair is hands down the best Indian restaurant in town. It has a very modern and trendy interior which makes it a casual but smart dining experience. The menu has traditional favourites and new modern dishes, with a wide variety of choices at affordable prices.

For a small corkage fee you can take your own bottle of wine, making it perfect for groups. Receive a 10% discount on takeaway orders.

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The Bistro

A new addition to the Taupo dining scene, The Bistro has gained a strong local following by offering a high quality dining experience with affordable prices.

Try the crackled pork belly, confit of Cambridge duck or braised Rangitikei lamb shank.

This is a family business, owned by local chef Jude Messenger who was the winner of the 2011 Monteiths Wild Food Challenge. This is definitely worth a visit.

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Ploughmans Restaurant

Taupō's Restaurant and Garden Bar

Ploughmans’ food style is classic with a contemporary feel, and mixes traditional English dishes with pacific flavoured cuisine.

There’s a large cosy open fireplace for the cooler nights within the bar area, where you can chat to the locals, watch tv & enjoy the wide selection of NZ & Imported beers.

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Savour Café and Shop
Bistro Lago
The Brantry
Lotus Thai
Dixie Browns
Mole and Chicken Restaurant and Bar
Indian Affair
The Bistro
Ploughmans Restaurant