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Tipsy Trout

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Cafe, New Zealand
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8 Mata Place | Kinloch, Taupo 3377, New Zealand
+64 7-378 8220
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the second time we had taken family visiting us to the Tipsy for dinner on a Thursday night. Firstly from 5pm we tried on multiple occasions to phone to make a reservation but no answer. Yet their open hours are from 5pm. Thursday night seems to be locals drinks night and the staff seemed too busy looking after... More 

Thank Lee W
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a beautiful summer evening down at the Kinloch lakefront, my partner had a HAWIAN burger from the Tipsy and said it was the best burger he had ever had! We were informed about the wait on the food, it just meant we had an extra 40 minutes to do the walk around the lake. Totally worth every minute... More 

Thank Isobel M
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We had a family dinner here alfresco style. We had a lovely view of the lake. The food was amazing and the staff were accomodating and nice and friendly. We had a lovely evening. Thank you staff at tipsy trout. We went home tipsy ;)

3 Thank zanna43
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87 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Small restaurant in Kinloch lakeside village. Variety of food on offer and an excellent variety of wines to choose from. Food and service was excellent. Friendly waitress. Good selection of toys for our toddler granddaughter to entertain her too which helped greatly!

Thank MCJ66
Wellington, New Zealand
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249 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

This place thinks itself much better than it actually is, which is not to say that it is bad. It is not, but even by the standards of cafés/restaurants in faraway holiday spots, the menu is unimaginative. I had steak, with eggs and chips, which was just fine with me. The steak was properly cooked, although served dumped on top... More 

1 Thank JohnSB3
Christchurch, New Zealand
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78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Wow, what a beautiful selection of food. The baking looked delicious as did all the food on display. We both had the salmon and cream cheese eggs which was delicious. The staff were super friendly and the community atmosphere was just delightful.

1 Thank Inverness1966
Brisbane, Australia
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111 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

If you are visiting the lovely Kinloch on the lake, then drop in to Tipsy, we did for brekky and it's a friendly place.

Thank Michael C
Canton of Bern, Switzerland
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80 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Forget about the eating places in Taupo (most of them are overpriced average food)! Come to Kinloch. It is the only restaurant in the little village, but wow. I guess it is one of the best places I have eaten during my NZ stay. Just impressive. Price is great. They also have a nice selection of wines. I can only... More 

3 Thank G D
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Great service. Yummy food. Awesome setting. Lovely Coffee. Great friendly crew. Great spot to visit after golf, fishing, mountain biking. Nice shady Garden bar to hide from the Sun.

Thank Bevan K
Southampton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Had supper here two evenings. Food good and freshly cooked to your order. Staff very friendly and welcoming although seem a little disorganised at times.... i.e. Starter of soup was delivered to table with the main course!?

Thank diheffer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 21
Cafe, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Mata Place | Kinloch, Taupo 3377, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 8220

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?