Lakeland House

International in Turangi

Destination dining with a view across Lake Taupō and a menu that stays faithful to its favourites: generous pastas, salads, chowder, pan-fried snapper with hollandaise and Cajun tiger prawns, followed by sticky date pudding with maple-and-walnut ice cream. Craft beer from Tuatara Brewing is on tap. Eight kilometres northwest of Tūrangi, just off SH41. Bookings essential.

There's excellent accommodation on-site at Braxmere.