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“Can't go past...”
Review of Dixie Brown's

Dixie Brown's
Ranked #11 of 139 Restaurants in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Timaru, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Can't go past...”
Reviewed May 13, 2012

Passing through Taupo, we had to stop here again for tea. Yet again, not dissapointed. The food, the service, the ambience, all as good as the first time we stopped. What did supprise us was the upmarket new dacore, it being a sunday and full, and the price hasn't increased. Thanks Guys, keep it up, we will be back.

  • Visited April 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Loved it!!!”
Reviewed May 9, 2012

Dixie Brown....what a meal!!! Ribs to die for!! Very attentive staff, great selection of mains, although hard to go past the ribs! Wonderful wine list and a really lovely ambience about the place!! We didn't want to leave!! Will certainly be back for more! Well done team Dixie Brown! Thank you for making Taupo so memorable!

  • Visited December 2011
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Hong Kong, China
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“Would visit again!”
Reviewed May 9, 2012

We stopped in late one night while in Taupo and had a surprisingly good meal at this somewhat lakeside restaurant. Service wasn’t tops but the quality and size of the food we ordered left us pleased with our meal and happy to return during a future visit to Taupo.

On the night, we shared a Mushroom & Cheese Burger (NZ$18.50) that was a bit pricey for a burger but tasted good. The burger was nicely grilled, came with a nice gravy sauce, enough to use for the burger and the thick cut chips that came along with the meal. Chips were crispy but could have used a bit more seasoning. The onion rings that came with the meal were a bit soggy and less appealing to look at but they tasted fine. Overall, we quite liked this burger, even at the price paid and would probably order again (rating 4 of 5).

For dessert, we ordered a slice of chocolate espresso cake (NZ$6.5) that was rich but not overpowering. It was smooth, moist and of generous sized portion, went very well with our coffee and chai tea (rating 4.75 of 5). This was easily worth ordering again, coffee drinks were just average.

Overall, we were quite pleased with our burger and dessert order at Dixie Brown - nothing outstanding but good-sized portions of nice-tasting food, just perfect when the mood for this type of food. We would return for another meal at Dixie Brown.

  • Visited May 2012
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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
“Family invasion”
Reviewed May 8, 2012

I took the whole crew six adults and two kids, Very family friendly and accomodating. The food was excellent starting with the special of the day beef cheek, melt in your mouth. Steaks cooked to perfection accompanied with a wine menu to satisfy any connoisseur. Friendly staff and tasty pizzas (massive).
All done with your own personal view of Lake Taupo.
Thanks guys.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank Mark E
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Very Nice”
Reviewed May 6, 2012

Just had lunch best Hot choc ever its a spoon with solid chocolate base yum good views good service and fantastic food ribs and corncakes just great good price large portions

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank sharl W
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