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Tipsy Trout

) #49 of 91 Restaurants in Taupo $$ - $$$, Cafe, New Zealand
8 Mata Place | Kinloch, Taupo 3377, New Zealand
+64 7-378 8220
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good45%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“trout” (8 reviews)
“lamb shank” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand
$$ - $$$
8 Mata Place | Kinloch, Taupo 3377, New Zealand
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Reviews (40)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My lovely partner and children decided to treat me and take me out for breakfast at the Tipsy! Not as many holiday-makers around during this season so service was very fast (we had come in a couple of weeks ago where it seemed a large...More

1  Thank karenC9018KU
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was a mess. Waited for over an hour, order wrong when it arrived. No system to order or timing of meals arriving. Food when it did arrive was nice. Slow, odd service ruined the experience.

Thank Erin W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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...More

Thank Lee W
Reviewed 29 March 2017 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...More

Thank Isobel M
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
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
Reviewed 9 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...More

1  Thank JohnSB3
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
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
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...More

3  Thank G D
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
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
Kids, Child-friendly
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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