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
On the 5th of March my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our evening out at Bistro Lago. A lovely salmon meal, wonderful service and fabulous views of the lake and mountain.
My friends & I had a wonderful time at Bisro Lago, food was scrumptious, was hard to know what to choose. Am definitely going to have the Pork Belly next time! Desserts were divine. With friendly & attentive staff it all added to a very enjoyable night. Good friend, good food, good wine - what more could you ask for! So pleased Bistro Lago are also part of First Table :-)
Great atmosphere and service. There was a little mixup with the water but they were happy to take this off the bill. Food was delicious. Highly recommended
Excellent food - good recommendations by the head-waiter.
Strange that we were encouraged to book at a later time when there were only 10 guests dining at the time we requested
We love coming to the Bistro Lago, easily one of our favourite restaurants in Taupo. Always exceptional and friendly service, wonderful food (the salmon entree was soooo yummy!) and views to die for.
We had a nice dinner thank you
lovely food and wonderful service thank you to the team at bistro lago for making our holiday great
The best beef tartare I have ever had! The wine list was amazing, the best selection I have ever seen. Thoroughly enjoyed our experience here and would definitely recommend to others, will be visiting again.
Amazing Good, definitely recommend the duck.
Exquisite atmosphere, delicious cocktails, tasty food and lovely service.
There was no service, we had to ask the waitress to order food and wine, to top up our water, to order another drink, to clear unwanted cutlery, and after a very expensive but dry and disappointing meal that we left, the staff didn’t even clear our plates away. We finally left the table with the dirty plates still sitting there. A very disappointing and hugely expensive evening.
Beautiful food, very well presented.
Excellent meal, great service , lovely location overlooking lake.
The food was just perfect.Melt in the mouth lamb and the most crispiest potatoes. It was great to go early before it filled up as it does tend to get a bit noisy
We had an awesome Valentines set menu, the food was really good, and the staff were great. We had a lovely night out. Will come here again.
We really enjoyed our meal. The food looked wonderful and tasted very good. Would definitely return, only disappointment was no Central Otago Pinot Gris available by the glass but enjoyed a cocktail instead.
Booked table for 7 30 but were kept waiting for well over 30 minutes,then placed at a table adjoining the service desk when there were empty tables near the windows. The mussel soup,bread platter,and the fish and chips were all very acceptable but the scotch fillet was quite gristly although it was cooked medium rare as requested As we were kept waiting for our table we consumed more wine than we had planned and were surprised to be charged for our water. Our bill was over 169 dollars which we felt was not good value for money... I am sorry for our negative comments but hope it is constuctive.
Great service and food, totally enjoyed our dining experience.
The service was very low. Several guest without reservation were send away although they had around 10 empty tables. The other (eating) guest had to wait for their drinks or to order their food. Tables after guest were done were left dirty. The food was okay but nothing „oh this is yummie“. The desserts were not worth their money. Much improvement necessary, sorry to say so.
This place is amazing it was some of the best food I have ever tasted. The service was exceptional as were the views. Just wish we lived closer!
Hi, My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal on our 32nd wedding anniversary thank you. The service was excellent. I ordered the Pork Belly on a mash, lovely flavou'rs and texture, the Pork was cooked beautifully, I just wish there had been some more Jus, maybe in a wee bottle/jar perhaps? Hence the 4 star. We'll be back
Wonderful meal, great location, great food 10/10
The service was incredible. Friendly, quick and they knew what they were doing. From when we were greeted, the staff knew what they were doing, were able to describe the menu and were on to it when we ordered new drinks so 5 star to the service. Food was alright, nothing super special which is a shame for the prices. My entree was $20 and had minimal flavor. The duck as a main was very small and had nothing else with it except a small beetroot - for $40.00 you didn't really want to pay another $10 for a side, however the duck itself was cooked great. I wouldn't pay full price (we got first table so for what we actually paid it was fine). My partner had the pork belly which seemed more substantial. Also a shame we weren't told about 15% surcharge on the public holiday when we booked or on their website. Hardly anyone does this in Taupo.
We had lunch at Bistro Lago on 29 January 2018. The service was quick & efficient and the meals were superb. The chicken was beautifully cooked and the lamb rump was exceptional. Presentation of the meals was also to a high standard. We will certainly be returning & highly recommend the restaurant, setting and friendly staff.