Open daily from 7am to late
- Disabled Access
- Alfresco Dining
About Bistro Lago
Located at the stunning Hilton Lake Taupo, a memorable experience awaits you at Bistro Lago. Absorb the ambiance created by the restaurant unique décor with welcoming open fires and leather seating or dine outside on the sweeping balconies to enjoy the spectacular views.
Afternoon Tea is served Friday to Sunday 13.00 - 16.00
We dined here twice over the weekend. Should never have returned after the first night.totally pathetic menu. Overpriced meals and drinks. Far superior meals elsewhere and more reasonably priced.. Untrained and unsupervised staff totally unacceptable. Would l recommend or eat there again. Definitely not.
I've been twice for High Tea. The tea, food and service have been excellent. However I'm quite deaf and wear hearing aids so even when the dining room is fairly empty a loud group makes it very difficult to hear my companion. It is simply a harsh room with a lot of hard, reflective surfaces and I find it very tiring over the course of an hour and a half of high tea! It's a shame because the high tea itself is excellent.
Good food, well cooked and served. We loved the extra care that was taken with the amuse bouche and the wine recommendations. Will certainly recommend and visit again
Awesome service, delicious food, waitress was spot on and as gracious and welcoming to our two young children as she was to us. Loved our whole experience
Thankyou for our great meals the 6 of us all loved what we ordered and thankyou for the great service very pleasant and extremely helpful staff have already rebooked!
You need more staff. The staff you have were trying their best but shouldn’t be so understaffed. Looking around the restaurant last night I would imagine 80% of patrons were disappointed with having long wait times for food, being forgotten and generally just a terrible experience for a supposed top restaurant. Don’t charge top prices if you can’t deliver
Meals much nicer with new chef. Staff friendly and maitre'd attentive. Took a while to get our drinks. Meals came within reasonable time. Water not topped up and expected fat chips and got shoestring fries. We ordered 3 irish coffees which were delivered quite a while after others had theirs and served in brandy balloons. Looks nice but doesnt keep the coffee hot.
The High Tea experience was good, a great choice of different tea's to try. The dessert were great as well. A fun way to spend an hour or two on a lazy Saturday afternoon.
We ordered the seafood platter for 2. This was very disappointing. The food was not hot with only a few pieces of seafood and the rice was stodgy like it had been reheated.
Excellent meal and service
I would like to say a very big thank you to Atek. He was amazing! It was my boyfriend's 60th birthday and we wanted a relaxed lunch and he allowed us to relax and really enjoy our birthday celebration and not be rushed. The food was amazing. We also want to say a very big thank you for the birthday treat - beautiful surprise and really appreciated! You went the extra mile and made us feel special. Thank you so much for making Kev's birthday extra special. One day we won't forget. Again thank you :)
Great meal thanks, not only did we do first table for the first time, but my husband received a birthday platter. A lovely thought thank you.
Customer service was wonderful, Courtney was a delight and very helpful, nothing was too much trouble. Food was great, view was lovely. Our waiter was also wonderful. Overall experience was wonderful! Will definitely be back.
Excellent waiting staff. Excellent food.Thank you all for a lovely experience while here in Taupo.
Stunning venue and food
The food was good. We had a lamb dish and fish of the day as our main. The food was really good. I would highly recommend the it. For our side dish, we had the beetroot with orange. The beetroot was very good and refreshing. For our dessert we had the saffron brulee and that was delicious. A nice finish to the meal. The only thing I would comment is the service. No one came to check if our food was fine after being served and our water was not being topped up at all. The restaurant was not that busy so I'm guessing it might have something to do with our dressing as we looked a but scruffy.
We had a great evening out
We did not think the food was any good. The fish was overcooked and tasteless. The breakfast fruit had no flavour. I had to ask for an alternative to cows milk There are not enough vegetarian options.
Had eaten here for breakfast few times years ago loving the view ambience etc. Last night was magnificent. Right from booking online so impressed.. friendly arrival and every part of experience magical. Friendly knowledgeable most processional service.. staff. Innovative beautifully presented food wines by glass top class and aged . wonderful touch to bring out bottle. And the view...MAGIC. Would like to mention and please pass on our highly professional SUPERB waitress who while she forgot something we ordered dealt with this SO well.. was apologetic without going overboard.. admitted it was her slip up and at end of evening gave us complimentary ice cream.She had been so attentive all night making this such a magnificent experience. Please pass on our thanks and appreciation to her. Will also do trip advisor review pp
Went there for our 37yr Wedding Anv had a lovely dinner & couple of drinks thanks
Delicious food melt in the mouth and tasty.First table made this very attractive for us although a bit early at 5pm.
Service was attentive... The restaurant was lovely but so stuffy. Could have opened some of the doors. As it was a calm humid evening...
Really rated the whole experience at dinner, breakfast was very good as well and we should have had the Salmon luncheon there as well, especially as we had a well below par one. Only the price will hold us back from regular repeats, but repeats we shall have as it was a great taste of luxury amongst so many average and below par ones.
Beautiful look and tasty food with friends service here
Loved the attentive service and attractive outlook over Lake Taupo. Meals were well presented, tasty and perfect portion sizes. Nothing was too much trouble. Thank you!