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Tipsy Trout

$$ - $$$, Cafe
8 Mata Place | Kinloch, Taupo 3377, New Zealand
+64 27 582 9738
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good46%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“trout” (9 reviews)
“lamb shank” (3 reviews)
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New Zealand, Cafe
$$ - $$$
8 Mata Place | Kinloch, Taupo 3377, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Our family of 4 adult children and 5 grandchildren love Kinloch, on the picturesque shores of lake taupo. Having a coffee or meal at the tipsy trout is a treat and so relaxing sitting outside looking at the amazing views. We have been coming here...More

Thank michsav
Reviewed 19 June 2017

The Tipsy, in several incarnations over the last two decades I've been going to Kinloch, has always been a local institution. Sometimes it's been a little hit and miss, but the current owners, for however long they remain, have managed to set up an operation...More

Thank exile66
TheTipsy, Owner at Tipsy Trout, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Thank you for your very kind words. So glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us😊

Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

This place has friendly staff, great coffee and beautiful homemade cabinet food and treats. The menu is simple but good and in winter they always have the Fire roaring. Doggy are welcome outside and you can see the lake from inside and outside.

Thank Elena I
Reviewed 14 May 2017

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 29 April 2017 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 22 April 2017 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
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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 21
New Zealand, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
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 27 582 9738
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