Christmas Day Dining

Celebrate in style this Christmas at Bistro Lago.

We’ll take care of everything for you – from a decadent lunch or dinner to Christmas crackers and festive decorations. Join us at Hilton Lake Taupo for lunch or dinner with the following options:

Christmas Lunch Buffet in the Terraces Ballroom:
$139pp | Kids $69.50
Three time slots available from 12.30pm-3.30pm

Christmas Dinner in Bistro Lago:
4 courses | $129pp incl glass of bubbles on arrival
5:30pm or 8:30pm

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Freshly baked artesian breads

with house made pesto, dips and olive oil

Charcuterie and Antipasto

Locally produced cured meats, free range chicken terrine, pork rillette
with marinated seasonal vegetables, olives and chutney’s

Salad bar

Buffalo mozzarella, heirloom tomato and fresh basil
French bean, cherry tomato, potato, olives, egg and fresh herbs
Orecchiette pasta, new season peas, roast broccoli, almonds and whipped feta
Mixed lettuce, cured onion, radish, cucumber and red wine dressing

Seafood Station

Freshly shucked Coromandel oysters
Poached prawns marinated in chilli, garlic and coriander
Sustainable fish fillet served Sashimi style
Condiments to compliment


Honey mustard and anise glazed free range Champagne ham
Turkey breast stuffed with onion and sage, cranberry relish
Whole roast beef scotch fillet, with Yorkshire and jus


Steamed new potatoes with mint and garlic butter
Sauté of asparagus, broccoli and courgette with toasted macadamia and olive oil
Roast Mediterranean vegetables


Red velvet and candy cane trifle
Pavlova with lemon mascarpone and fresh berries
Chocolate yule log
House made mince tartlets
Christmas pudding with brandy butter sauce


Locally produced cheeses
with lavosh, crackers, fresh fruit, nuts and quince

Celebratory amuse bouche

Free range chicken terrine accompanied by mushroom parfait
and crispy chicken skin

Butter poached Northland scampi with a grilled asparagus salad
and crayfish bisque

Moët & Chandon Ice sorbet

Slow roasted turkey breast with seasonal sage and onion stuffing
served with sweet potato, cranberry’s and pan jus

Decadent chocolate truffle tart with house made cherry ice cream
and a ginger bread crumb


Vegetable crudites platter with grapes and cheese


Chicken bites served with a petit salad and aioli


Slow roasted turkey breast with seasonal sage and onion stuffing served with
sweet potato, cranberry’s and pan jus


Lightly battered fish and chips served with fries
and a summer salad


Chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream, seasonal
berries and candy cane crumbles


Christmas ice cream sundae with salted caramel,
whipped cream and a jolly ginger bread man