Taupo Restaurants recommended by the New Zealand Flyfishing Company

Taupo has a range of excellent restaurants covering all styles of cuisine and taste.  We have listed below our favourites in each category and recommend you try them while staying in Taupo.  Wherever you are staying your hosts will be able to tell you exactly how to get to the restaurants below and many of them are in the Taupo town centre.

Fine Dining:

The Brantry

Award-winning innovative cuisine using fresh New Zealand ingredients to create delightful dishes in an intimate setting.

45 Rifle Range Road
Tel (+64 7) 378 0484

Traditional Maori Food:

Wairaki Terraces Maori Cultural Experience

A unique experience involving traditional Maori food cooked in a hangi, with an evening of song and dance.

Located at Wairakei on the Thermal Explorer Highway, just 5 minutes north of Taupo.  We are adjacent to State Highway 1 & 5, bordering the Geothermal Steamfield and across the Road from Wairakei Resort Hotel.

Tel (+64 7) 378 0913

New Zealand Fusion:

Pimientos Restaurant

A popular restaurant with locals offering a range of tasty New Zealand dishes at reasonable prices.

17 Tamamutu St
Taupo town centre
Tel (+64 7) 377 4549

Open every day for dinner except Tuesday.


Master of India

Taupo's favourite authentic Indian restaurant with a range of curries including popular balti and vegetarian dishes.

38 Heu Heu St
Taupo town centre
Tel (+64 7) 377 0041

Dine in, takeaways and delivery to your accommodation.
Open 7 days for lunch and dinner.


Portofino Restaurant

A vibrant Italian restaurant offering traditional pasta, pizza, and much more.

28 Tuwharetoa St
Taupo town centre
Tel (+64 7) 377 6293

Dine in and takeaways
Open 7 days.


Lotus Thai Restaurant

Taupo's most popular Thai restaurant offering all your favourite Thai dishes.

137 Tongariro St
Taupo town centre
Tel (+64 7) 376 9497

Dine-in and takeaways.
Open for dinner Wednesday to Monday, lunch also Wednesday to Friday.
Open Tuesday to Sunday for lunch, dinner, dine-in and takeaways.


Barbeque Master

All you can eat restaurant offering seafood, meats and more which you choose and the chefs cook on a large bbq in front of you.  Salads, sides and desserts are included in the fixed price.  Also offers Chinese yum-cha lunches.

8 Northcroft St
Taupo lake front
Tel (+64 7) 377 8351

Dine in.
Open 7 days for lunch and dinner.

Seafood and Steak:

The Crooked Door Inn

A huge range of seafood dishes as well as hearty steak meals in a friendly old-world atmosphere.

Corner of Roberts & Titiraupenga Streets
Tel (+64 7) 376 8030

Dine in.
Open for dinner 7 days.


Replete Cafe

Taupo's original favourite cafe offering tasty breakfasts and lunches with great coffees, teas and snacks.

45 Heu Heu St
Taupo town centre
Tel (+64 7) 378 0606

Dine in or takeaway.
Open 7 days for breakfast and lunch till 3pm.

English Pub:

Jolly Good Fellows

Popular with locals and European tourists alike, enjoy traditional pub food, European beers and a great view of the lake.

80 Lake Terrace
Taupo lake front
Tel (+64 7) 378 0457

Dine in.
Open 7 days.

Wine Cellar:

Scenic Cellars

New Zealand's largest underground retail wine cellar with wine tasting and sales, cafe and themed dinner evenings.

32 Roberts St
Taupo lake front
Tel (+64 7) 378 5704

Open 7 days.