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Dining in and around the Lake Taupo Region

Taupo has an excellent range of dining options, from local cafés to gastronomic restaurants. When staying at Rive Gauche B&B Lodge please ask us for Taupo dining recommendations. We will be happy to make restaurant reservations for you. Check out our favourite Taupo cafés and restaurants below:

  • L'Arté - Voted Lonely Planet's No 1 café pick for the Central North Island and one of the top 10 places to visit in New Zealand
  • Lava Glass - Glass blowing studio, gallery and cafés for a fine rangne of locally themed glass pieces.
  • Vine Eatery and Bar - a convivial wine bar/restaurant serving tapas and main meals


  • The Bistro - European-style dining experience at a price the average Kiwi can afford.  Described as "simple but nice" cuisine with European flair
  • Plateau Bar and Eatery - Award-winning New Zealand meeting place that serves the finest craft beers and Kiwi inspired food.
  • The Brantry - Award winning restaurant with top quality New Zealand cuisine creating a unique dining experience.
  • Lotus Thai Restaurant - Extensive menu prepared by Thai chefs and served by staff in traditional Thai costume.

Contact Details

Your hosts Lynne Fauchelle & Jim Veitch

128 Ferndale Way, RD4, Taupo 3384, New Zealand

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