The Bistro, Taupo Restaurant | Menu



Crispy battered vegetables, seaweed, sweet chilli aioli v/gf/df 12
Salad of petite beets, sous vide spiced ricotta, candy walnuts, poached apple, Martys curly endive, sherry vinaigrette v/gf 15
Heirloom tomato plate, Taupo saffron, toasted yeast salt, handmade vegan basil pesto v/gf/df 16
Calamari cooked sous vide, handmade lemon gnocchi, fried capers, gremolata, champagne veloute m 34 e 17
The Bistro wild rabbit & chicken liver terrine, salsa verde, house pickles, pistachio nuts, crème fraiche, sherry syrup 18


Marinated olives v/gf/df 7
Garden leaves, pear, lemon miso dressing v/gf/df 7
Bag of chippies, herbs, black truffle mayo v/gf/df 7
Chunky fries, roasted aioli v/gf/df 8
Mashed potato & gravy, salsa verde gf 8


Chickpea fritter, assorted summer vegetables, pickled garlic, cumin, sweet & sour bell pepper sauce v/gf/df 26
Daily changing fresh Hawkes Bay fish, from the ocean to the plate 32
Golden crackled pork belly, kumara, orange, walnuts, pineapple, granny smith apple, pickled red cabbage, grain mustard dressing gf 32
Confit leg of Cambridge duck, ginger & coriander consomme, exotic mushrooms, sweet corn dumplings 36
Roasted back strap of Hawkes Bay lamb, pickled stone fruit, couscous gribiche, mint, hazelnuts, white anchovy 39
Grilled scotch fillet of beef, parmesan battered cauliflower, roasted beets, baby leeks, black pepper dressing gf 38


Grinning Gecko brie – Whangarei, NZ 18
Talbot Forest Geraldine vintage cheddar – Sth Canterbury, NZ 18
Kapiti Kahurangi creamy blue – Kapiti Coast, NZ 18
Blue River Curio Bay pecorino – Southland, NZ 18
Grana Padano – Piedmont, Italy 18
The whole lot 45
All cheese is served with handmade crackers and preserves


Fresh ‘n’ fruity lemon sorbet, oranges, mint, pomegranate molasses gf/df 14
Xenon’s hokey pokey & dark caramel sundae, peanuts, chocolate sauce, vanilla bean ice cream 14
Tahitian vanilla crème brulee cooked sous vide gf 14
Neaploitan mousse, almond cake, hazelnut cracker, limoncello, summer berries 14
Chocolate & coconut parfait, pineapple anglaise, passionfruit 14
The Bistro handmade sweet treats 14

after dinner drinks

Liqueurs, Port & Dessert Wine
Liqueurs & Port from 8
Liqueur coffee 12.5
Affogato 13
Eradus L/H Sauvignon Blanc 8 38
Clearview Sea Red (50 ml) 9 52
Short black 3
Long black 3.5
Flat white 4
Cappuccino 4
Latte 4.5
Moccaccino 4.5
Decaf + .5
Hot chocolate 4.5
Tea 4