Best places to eat in Taupo

When in Taupo make sure you treat your taste buds to the many delights on offer in the area. See our tips for places to eat during your stay in Taupo.

When in Taupo make sure you treat your taste buds to the many delights on offer in the area. Below are our top tips for places to eat during your stay in Taupo.


L’Arte Café and Gallery

L’Arte Café and Gallery is a not to be missed, unique destination located just a 15 minute drive from central Taupo. Voted Lonely Planet's No 1 café pick in the Central North Island, you will want to stop in for both the edible and visual delights.
L’Arte is open Wednesday – Sunday 8am – 4pm.


Espresso Cove Cafe

The Espresso Cove café complements the accommodation offering at The Cove on the Lake. Here you can enjoy a coffee, a meal and the stunning views from the edge of Lake Taupo. This cosy café serves a full breakfast and brunch menu daily and offers a great selection of tasty cabinet food, made up of freshly baked sweet and savoury items.
Espresso Cove is open every day 7.30am to 3.30pm.


The Bistro Taupo

Ranked the number one restaurant in Taupo on TripAdvisor, The Bistro Taupo is the perfect place to head to for a delicious dinner during your stay in Taupo. The Bistro takes pride in being “simple but nice” and offers an exquisite European dining experience. Focusing on flavour and freshness, the seasons and their unique ingredients dictate the menu, you will not be disappointed at The Bistro Taupo.
The Bistro Taupo is open for dinner 7 days a week.


Master of India

For an authentic and exotic dining experience in Taupo, head to Master of India. Known amongst locals as providing the best Indian food with outstanding service, Master of India will leave you full and satisfied. Larger groups are also well-catered for with Master of India’s central location and abundant parking. Whether it is lunch or dinner, your group will love the flavours and atmosphere on offer at Master of India.
Master of India is open daily from 12pm till late.

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