The Bistro, Taupo Restaurant | Menu



Bollinger (Ay, France), When only Champagne will do! 125
No.1 Family Cuvee (Rapaura, Marlborough), A touch of class from Daniel Le Brun the king of N.Z. Bubbles 69
Prosecco (Italy) 750ml / 200ml, Now the world’s favourite fizz thanks to its pure drinkability; not too sweet, not too dry, just right 38 11

sauvignon blanc

Dog Point Sect 94(Waihopai, Marlborough), A real class above this wine has all that of a Great Sancerre can offer and more 85
Astrolabe Taihoa (Kekerengu, Marlborough), Gourmet Travellers #1 Sauvy, a rich barrel fermented beauty from a Sauvignon Blanc master 68 14
Pig’s Back (Wairau Marlborough), A little quirky but is every bit quality with bright zesty fruit, & smooth minerality 50
Lime Rock (Waipawa, central Hawkes Bay), A lovely white with gooseberry, passionfruit, herbs & lime 45 9.5


Tony Bish Skeetfield (Dartmoor, Hawkes bay), This is the single vineyard flagship from Chardonnay legend Tony Bish 100
Babich Irongate (Gimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay), In one word “Icon”. Intense peach and brioche with creamy cashew, lemon and toffee 75 15
Mills Reef Reserve (Gimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay), A true “Bay” Chardonnay, ripe fruit, toasty oak and smooth creamy finish 55
Odyssey (Golden Slopes, Gisborne), A rich, ripe fruited Gizzy Chardonnay with a twist of butterscotch and soft oak 45 9.5

pinot gris/ riesling/ verdelho/ viognier

Terrace Edge Pinot Gris (Waipara, North Canterbury), Full-bodied yet delicate with plump juicy fruit defined with soft spice 57 12
Eradus Pinot Gris (Awatere, Marlborough), A rich seemless combo of pear, spiced apple & honeysuckle 42 9
Main Divide Riesling (Waipara, Canterbury), Unashamedly fruit forward with myriad fruits complemented by rounded honey and spice 47 10
Peregrine Riesling (Pisa, Central Otago), A robust yet dry Riesling with taut, crisp citrus & a long clean finish 47 10
Esk Valley Verdelho (Hawkes Bay), Full-bodied, yet dry with peach, musk, orange and grapefruit 47 10
Askerne Viognier (Havelock, Hawkes Bay), Rich & heady with ripe stone fruit, musk & lashings of toasty oak 47 10

rose / gewurztraminer

Clos Margeurite Rose (Awatere, Marlborough), Classic Provence style, crisp, moreish & utterly delicious 63
Whitehaven Pinot Rosé (Blenheim, Marlborough), Juicy red fruits, soft spice & a cleansing acidity. Perfect! 48 10
Spy Valley Gewurztraminer (Wairau, Marlborough), An unctuous and enticing blend of lychee, Turkish delight and rose petal 53

pinot noir / gamay noir

Ata Rangi (Martinborough, Wairarapa), Pinot Noir at its finest from one of the pioneers of Kiwi Pinot Noir 135
Peregrine (Gibbston/ Bendigo, Otago), The supple, silken layers give way to a wine of power and persistence 79 16
Main Divide (North Canterbury), A rich complex Pinot laden with dark fruits, spice & cocoa & long velvet tannin 58 12
Te Mata Gamay Noir (Havelock hills, Hawkes Bay), Te Mata’s nod to Beaujolais Village, pristine red fruit and soft, sweet spice to finish 48 10


Man o’ War Dreadnought (Onetangi, Waiheke Island), Powerhouse Syrah befitting a warship name, dark fruits, pepper, & long grained tannin 100
Trinity Hill Gimblett (Gimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay), All concentration & power with wild berries, cracked pepper, spice & long firm tannins 77
Craggy Range (Gimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay), Black & red fruits intertwined with pepper, soft spice & subtle oak 70 15
Pask Gimblett Road (Gimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay), Aromatic and spicy with juicy berries, a savoury edge and long persistant finish 48 10

merlot / cabernet / malbec

Crossroads Talisman secret blend (Hawkes Bay), An icon Kiwi red from an outstanding producer, enough said ! 100
Clearview Old Olive Block (Te Awanga/Gimblett Gravels HB), A rich & concentrated Cabernet blend, a legend of the Hawkes Bay wine scene 78 16
Mills Reef Reserve Merlot (Gimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay), Merlot and Mills Reef work together like lamb and mint 50
Moana Park Merlot Malbec (Gimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay), A bold juicy Hawkes Bay red with power, weight & a touch of Malbec rusticity 43 9

beer on tap

Hawkes Bay Pure Lager (Napier, Hawkes Bay) 9
Traditional Beer
Export Citrus (2%) 7
Corona/ Heineken 8
Craft Beer & Cider
2 Stoke (Light Beer) -Nelson 7.8
Clausthaler (0.5% Light Beer) - Germany 7.8
Moa Original lager / -Malborough 8
Epic Lager (Auckland) 9.5
Croucher Pilsner (Rotorua) 11
Panhead Supercharge American Pale Ale -Wellington 10
Lakeman Hairy Hop Indian Pale Ale -Taupo 10
Hawkes Bay Black Duck Porter (Napier, Hawkes Bay) 13
Hawkes Bay Kingston Original cider (Napier, Hawkes Bay) 13
Moa Apple Cider (Marlborough) 8
Other Beverages
Juice and Soft Drink 4
Ginger Beer Bunderburg bottle 5.5
Sparkling Mineral Water (750ml) 9
Spirits and Liqueurs from 8