The Bistro in Taupo Menu

BEGIN BEGIN
  • Chilled cucumber & yellow tomato soup, almonds, cumin, green grapes, watermelon guacamole $12.00
  • Tempura summer beans, seaweed, sweet chilli aioli $10.00
  • Imported buffalo mozzarella, prosciutto, grilled peach, basil, balsamic reduction $19.00
  • Olive oil poached prawn tails, baby gem lettuce, croutons, streaky bacon, plum tomatoes, avocado, grana padano $18.00
  • Calamari cooked sous vide, handmade lemon gnocchi, fried capers, champagne veloute $16 E / $30 M
  • Queen scallops, pork & ginger dumplings, summer pods, coriander, fermented black bean dressing $18.00
  • The Bistro wild rabbit & chicken liver terrine, salsa verde, house pickles, pistachio nuts, crème fraiche, sherry syrup $18.00
SIDES SIDES
  • Marinated Olives $5.00
  • Garden leaves, pear, lemon miso dressing $7.00
  • Bag of chippies, herbs, black truffle $7.00
  • Chunky fries, roasted aioli $8.00
  • Mashed potato & gravy, salsa verde $8.00
THEN THEN
  • Pasta Mia pumpkin ravioli, exotic mushrooms, coriander, popped squash seeds, shiitake cream $26.00
  • Daily changing fresh Hawkes Bay fish, from the ocean to the plate $32.00
  • Golden crackled pork belly, kumara, orange, walnuts, pineapple, granny smith apple, pickled red cabbage, grain mustard dressing $29.00
  • Confit leg of Cambridge duck, spiced bell pepper jus, pickled mushrooms, baby root vegetables, potato gnocchi $34.00
  • Strip loin of Wharekauhau lamb, braised Belgian endive, truffled fennel cream, pecan nuts, ruby grapefruit, sherry gastrique $39.00
  • Grilled eye of scotch fillet, braised short rib tortelloni, sweet corn, hazelnuts, stone fruit panzanella, black pepper dressing $36.00
FINALLY - All cheese is served with handmade crackers and preserves FINALLY - All cheese is served with handmade crackers and preserves
  • The whole lot $40.00
  • Grinning Gecko brie - Whangarei, NZ $15.00
  • Talbot Forest Geraldine vintage cheddar - Sth Canterbury, NZ $15.00
  • Kapiti Kahurangi creamy blue - Kapiti Coast, NZ $15.00
  • Blue River Curio Bay pecorino - Southland, NZ $15.00
  • Grana Padano - Piedmont, Italy $15.00
SWEETS SWEETS
  • Tahitian vanilla creme brulee cooked sous vide $12.00
  • White chocolate & vanilla panna cotta, hazelnut wafer, raspberry caramel $12.00
  • Rhubarb & brown butter cake, rose water, almond cracker, vanilla bean ice cream $12.00
  • Baked Belgian chocolate mousse, passion fruit, chocolate brittle, triple chocolate ice cream $12.00
  • The Bistro handmade sweet treats $10.00

Nearby Sample Menus

  • BLT $15.90
    • Bacon, lettuce and tomato toasted sandwich served with seasoned fries and aioli
  • Original Dixie Brown Burger $20.90
    • Prime beef patty grilled with our basting sauce on a toasted bun with lettuce, tomato, onion and gherkin topped with aioli and your choice of plain, mushroom sauce or pepper sauce
  • Feta and Rosemary Bread $9.90
    • Feta, rosemary pizza bread served with a sun dried tomato pesto spread
  • Hawaiian $17.50
    • Smoked ham, napolitana sauce, mozzarella and pineapple
  • Margherita $15.90
    • Fresh tomato, napolitana sauce, mozzarella and basil
  • Roast Chicken and Mayonnaise Toasted Sandwich $15.90
    • Shredded roast chicken breast, creamy aioli served with seasoned fries
  • Pepperoni $17.90
    • Pepperoni, olives, garlic, red capsicum, red onion
  • Hawaiian Burger $20.90
    • Our original Dixie Brown Burger topped with melted cheese and pineapple
  • Catch of the Day GF $31.90
    • Depending on availability - ask our waitstaff.
  • Mushroom & Bacon Vol au Vent $11.90
    • Creamy mushrooms and bacon in a warm pastry case.
  • Wedges with Sour Cream $8.00
  • Cobb Schnitzel $25.90
    • Cobb’s original crumbed and golden fried beef schnitzel filled with ham and mozzarella cheese, served with a tossed garden salad and fries.
  • Creamy Mushrooms GF $5.90
  • Crispy Onion Rings $5.90
  • Hoover Hog GFA $29.50
    • 400g Prime roasted pork loin complemented with a creamy mash, seasonal vegetables, Cobb's rich gravy, apple sauce and crackling! A big meal - not for the faint-hearted! >>
  • Roast of the Day GFA $23.50
    • Our daily roast cooked to perfection, with a selection of roasted and steamed vegetables, topped with Cobb’s rich gravy.
  • Tartare Sauce $2.90
    • Compliments all fish
  • Sausage $2.40
  • Fish Cakes - NEW and DELICIOUS $3.50
  • Watties Tomato Sauce $2.50
    • The classic
  • Tarakihi $5.90
    • Excellent flavour, sometimes known as the big easy for its versatility.
  • Banana and Hazelnut chocolate $6.00
  • Double decker $8.00
    • Pizza toastie with tomato relish, melted cheese and pepperoni x 2
  • Porae - big lips $4.20
    • Flavoursome fillets which flake well. Very fresh. Special treat this weekend only.
  • GRILLED SIRLOIN OF BEEF $27.00
    • with crispy polenta fries, canned mushroom sauce, roasted vine tomatoes
  • MOLE & CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD $16.00
    • with crispy prosciutto, parmesan cheese, soft boiled egg, croutons & caesar salad dressing
  • BARBECUED LAMB RIBS $14.00
    • with tangy slaw & roasted macadamia nut
  • RASPBERRY BRULEE $12.00
    • with rhubarb compote, whipped cream & biscotti
  • CHICKEN SALAD $22.00
    • spiced chicken fillet on salad greens, with toasted pumpkin seeds. roasted butternut squash, cherry tomatoes, lightly curried mayo
  • PILSNER BEER BATTERED FRESH FISH $25.00
    • with house tartare sauce, salad and chunky fries
  • FRESH BAKED CIABATTA LOAF $12.50
    • with garlic and parsley butter
  • SOUP OF THE DAY $14.50
    • with toasted ciabatta bread
  • Finn’s Original Guinness Pie $25.90
    • A classic In The Making! Slow Cooked Beef & Carrots In A Thick Guinness Gravy Enclosed Inside A Flakey Pastry Pie. Served On Top Of Creamy Mash. Accompanied With Mushy Peas. (Swap Mash & Mushy Peas For Fries & Salad)
  • Finns Open Sandwich $19.90
    • Choice of Steak Or Chicken Resting on Turkish Bread, Lettuce, Tomato & Cheese. Smothered In Delicious Plum Sauce. Topped With Avocado. Served With Fries
  • Toasties $8.50
    • Finns Toasted Sandwich With Your Choice Of 3 Fillings. Served With Finns Fries & Garlic Mayo. (Extra Toppings 50c)
  • Eggs Benedict $2.00
    • Swap Ham For Bacon
  • Mini Nacho’s $9.95
  • Pork Belly $28.90
    • Twice Cooked Pork Belly. Served With Creamy Mash & Roast Vegetable Medley
  • Garlic Bread -V $6.00
    • Fresh White Footlong, Smothered In Chef’s Garlic Butter (Add Cheese for $2.00)
  • Mushrooms $3.00
  • Curry, Naan, Rice (Chicken, Lamb or Beef) $10.90
  • Reshmi Kebab with mint sauce $7.90
  • Makhani, Naan, Rice (Butter Chicken, Lamb or Beef) $10.90
  • Chicken Tikka Masala, Naan, Rice $10.90
  • Fish & Chips $5.90
  • Korma, Naan, Rice (Chicken, Lamb or Beef) $10.90
  • Saagwala, Naan, Rice (Chicken, Lamb or Beef) $10.90
  • Chicken Malai Tikka with mint sauce $7.90
  • Steak burger $9.50
  • Hawaiian burger $8.50
  • Ham Burger N/A
  • American style N/A
    • 3 bacon 2 eggs 2 hash browns bake beans
  • Fish burger $8.50
  • Poached eggs $10.00
  • Pork chop meal $25.00
  • Seasoned Wedges N/A
    • sour cream and sweet chilli sauce
  • Mussels $11.50
    • Fresh NZ Green lipped mussels served in a creamy white wine & garlic sauce, topped with toasted ciabatta
  • - Add chicken, $3.00
  • Bangers & Mash $9.00
  • Wraps $17.50
    • All served in a warm tortilla wrap with fresh salad greens
  • 12- $19.50
  • Salmon Nicoise $23.50
    • Smoked salmon, lettuce, tomatoes, beans, baby potatoes & boiled eggs finished with a peppercorn & mustard vinaigrette
  • Hashstack $16.90
    • Potato rosti stack with mushrooms, grilled tomato & spinach topped with a poached egg & creamy hollandaise sauce
  • Pub Fried Chicken $26.90
    • Juicy southern fried chicken served with smashed baby potatoes, gravy & slaw
  • Agedashi Tofu with Salad $10.50
    • Lightly fried tofu with salad, sesami dressing
  • Dynamite Roll $11
    • Lattuce, Carrot, Avocado, Cucumber, Capsicum, Breadcrumbs, Creamy Sauce (Cream Cheese $0.50)
  • Paradise Roll $17
    • Peanut Butter, Avocado, Bacon, Fried Prawns, Cucumber + Teriyaki Chicken, Breadcrumbs, Creamy Sauce on top
  • Katsu Don $14
    • Bowl of rice with deep fried cutlets, cooked onion, egg served on top - Pork
  • Donburi $12.50
    • Bowl of rice, salad and selection served on top - Teriyaki Chicken
  • Bento $18
    • Rice, salad, tempura, sushi rolls, selection served in a box - Teriyaki Salmon
  • Tempura $16
    • Battered and deep fried food - 2 Prawns and vegetables Large
  • Traditional Sushi Rolls (9 pcs) $12
    • Avocado, Cream Cheese, Pineapple
  • Garlic naan $4.50
    • Plain flour bread stuffed with garlic
  • Plain rice $1.00
    • Steamed Basmati Rice-per person
  • Fish tikka $29.90
    • Marinated boneless fish cooked in tandoor
  • Chicken tikka $23.90
    • Tender morsels of boneless chicken marinated overnight and roasted in tandoor
  • Prawns $23.90
    • Peeled prawns served as your choice of either Butter Prawns or Prawn Masala
  • Mixed platter $11.90
    • A mixture and fine selection of Vegetable Samosa, Mix Pakora, Chicken Tikka and Seekh
  • Butter chicken $18.90
    • Tender morsels of boneless chicken roasted in tandoor and finished in a mild creamy tomato
  • Lamb roganjosh $21.90
    • Diced lamb cooked with fine onion gravy and garnished with fresh spices
  • Papaya salad $16.00
    • Papaya, beef, carrot and herbs
  • Steam mussel $12.00
    • Mussel, lemon-grass, lemon and homemade sauce
  • Grilled pork or chicken with noodles $18.00
    • pork / chicken, vermicelli, salad and peanuts
  • Prawn with tamarin sauce $18.00
    • King prawn, tamarin and rice
  • Grilled pork or chicken on rice $18.00
    • pork / chicken, egg, salad and rice
  • Chicken curry $18.00
    • Chicken, kumara and rice or noodles
  • Fried roll $12.00
    • Rice paper, prawn, pork, vege, home-made sauce and nuts
  • Clay pot fish $20.00
    • Fish, salad and rice
  • Gluten-free gourmet beef burger with fries $29.50
  • Bacon $4.00
  • French Toast - Chef's Signature Dish $22.50
    • served with bacon, banana, maple syrup and berries, gluten free option (please note: no variations)
  • Salads: wood roasted smoked salmon or smoked chicken $22.50
    • tossed salad greens, cherry tomatoes and caper berries with red wine vinaigrette*optional crispy bacon topping
  • Steak sandwich $26.50
    • with fries with garlic aioli, onion, and slow-roasted tomato
  • Chef's Pizza of the day $18.50
    • See board for toppings
  • Salads: wood roasted smoked salmon or smoked chicken $25.50
    • tossed salad greens, cherry tomatoes and caper berries with red wine vinaigrette
  • Porridge $13.50
    • served with cream, brown sugar and dried fruit compote
  • Chilli & Mayo Cheezy $4.50
  • Chicken Wings $1.50
  • Meal Deal (B) $10.00
    • 2 Fish, 2 Hot Dogs, 2 Crab Sticks, 1 Chips
  • Lasagne Square $3.00
  • Prawn Twister $1.50
  • Chicken Burger $6.50
  • Hamburger $6.50
  • -Extra Fillings $1.00
  • Robert Harris Big Breakfast $18.50
    • Free range eggs any style served with bacon, breakfast sausages, hash browns, tomatoes, mushrooms and toast
  • Soup of the Day $9.50
    • Served with fresh focaccia bread & butter. Please ask to the counter for today's flavour
  • Eggs Benedict
    • Free range eggs, poached on toasted focaccia bread, served with hollandaise sauce
  • Breakfast Stack (Vegetarian) $16.00
  • Fruit Pancake Stack $15.00
    • Pancakes served with seasonal fresh fruit, yoghurt and wild berry coulis
  • Pancakes with bacon and banana $15.50
    • Served with grilled banana, bacon and maple syrup
  • Gourmet Toasted Sandwiches $10.50
    • Bacon & Egg, Chicken & Mushroom, Chicken Schnitzel or Ham, Cheese & Tomato. Served on fresh toasted turkish bread
  • Bacon & Eggs $15.50
    • Free range eggs any style with bacon, served with toast
  • Bacon/Egg/Cheese Muffin $6.00
  • Fruit Loaf Toasted $5.00
  • Extras $2.00
    • Scrambled Eggs, Fried Eggs
  • Sausage & Eggs $9.50
  • Spaghetti on Toast $6.50
  • Bacon Butties $6.00
  • All Day Breakfast $13.00
    • Toast / Bacon / Eggs / Sausage / Tomato / topped with Italian herbs
  • Eggs on Toast $9.00
The Bistro

The Bistro

location

Address

17 Tamamutu St, Taupo, Waikato, 3330, New Zealand

phone

Phone

073773111

clock

Opened hours

Monday: 5:00 – 10:00 PM, Tuesday: 5:00 – 10:00 PM, Wednesday: 5:00 – 10:00 PM, Thursday: 5:00 – 10:00 PM, Friday: 5:00 – 10:00 PM, Saturday: 5:00 – 10:00 PM, Sunday: 5:00 – 10:00 PM
price range

Price

$30 - $50

type

Type

None

service level

Service

Table Service

cuisine

Cuisine

European , Gluten Free , New Zealand , Vegan , Vegetarian

features

Features

Mastercard ,  Visa ,  Romantic ,  Wheelchair accessible ,  Business meetings ,  Reservations ,  Waitstaff ,  Wine and Beer ,  Quick Bites ,  American Express ,  Seating ,  Highchairs Available ,  Street Parking ,  Free Wifi ,  Local cuisine ,  Special Occasion Dining ,  Serves Alcohol ,  Dinner ,  Child-friendly ,  Outdoor Seating ,  Full Bar

Location
17 Tamamutu St, Taupo, Waikato, 3330, New Zealand