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Tipsy Trout

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8 Mata Place | Kinloch, Taupo 3377, New Zealand
+64 7-378 8220
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Romsey, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This is the only bar/restaurant in Kinloch and is, consequently, very popular with the locals. The food is very good, but if it's a quiet meal that you are after, then this is not the place to go. Service was pleasant, if a little slow. Opening times are limited, so don't expect being able to eat there every day.

Thank JRKernow
Taupo District, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

cosy, efficient and good meals that were big enough so you left full . Our group was well cared for and we all enjoyed the service and wine list.

Thank Lorene1956
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Came for a meal as we were staying in Kinloch. Not a huge choice of restaurants in Kinloch but there doesn't need to be, the Tipsy delivers on friendly efficient service and great food. Recommend the pork belly and the lamb shank which were both delicious and shared a stick date desert. Although if you're really hungry the steak and... More 

1 Thank Mike B
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Yet again the Tipsy has delivered a fantastic meal..... Doesn't matter if we go for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just for a few beers the service and standard of food is always fantastic.... Warm, welcoming and yummy food what more do we need and the hosts always make us welcome.... Roll on summer Tipsy many more enjoyable meals and maybe... More 

1 Thank RavidDanger
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere. Fire blazing. Owners Rick and Simone always friendly and welcoming. We ordered the Steak, Thai soup, Fish and chips with garlic bread. All lovely with great service. Have also had brunch there, very nice something we enjoy doing as a whanau. Highly recommended.

1 Thank lavender180
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Situated in Kinloch this little cafe is fabulous. sited on the shores of Taupo it is not big but the food is fantastic and so is the service. After eating you can stroll around the marina ogling at the beautiful launches and boats moored there or take a walk along the waters edge. Just an hour drive from Taupo it... More 

Thank LyndaAukino
Pauanui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This lovely cafe in Kinloch in the shore of Lake Taupo was a very welcoming place after a winter walk . It was warm and smelled of great good. I had the raspberry and coconut cake because it was gluten free but friends had other items off the menu. We all enjoyed our food and also the coffee before continuing... More 

Thank GulfHarbourBadgers
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Tipsy Trout is a potential winner, but ambience and menu selections could do with a little work. I loved the lamb shank I had and also the sweet desert was fantastic. Thanks to Simone and Rob for a lovely experience - just wish you had more options to turn it into a really special restaurant that it deserves to be.

Thank Alex T

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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
European, New Zealand, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?