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Fat Dog Cafe & Bar

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1161 Arawa St., Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
64 7 347 7586
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7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
huge breakfast

big meals good value a bit noisy but the food out weighs the noise in the end very busy place but still fast service

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Mandylou47
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Rotorua District, New Zealand
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

The food is absolutely wonderful...there is something for everyone, whether its brekky, lunch or dinner. This is our first port of call for a brekky, and we have also been known to go back for dinner. Love it, love it, love it!!!

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Me and my partner recently moved to Rotorua and walked the streets to find a nice place for breakfast. This quaint little place stood out for me, very alive atmosphere. placed was packed ordered food staff were very friendly. Menu was amazing. Food was quick, my eggs been was to the best I have had here in Rotorua. My partner... More 

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Rotorua District, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

big meals good value a bit noisy but the food out weighs the noise in the end very busy place but still fast service

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Auckland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We came here twice on a recently holiday (due to Grabone vouchers) - meals were very generous in size and cooked well. Coffees were delicious and staff friendly. The only complaint is that food lacked 'wow' - it was very standard affair found in most cafes (but in an ultra funky atmosphere)

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Fantastic choice quality and fair priced food plenty of seating inside and out Very friendly service children also catered for

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We had the breakfast meal there. Generous servings. Bacon was perfectly done. Lots of options to choose from. Pity we did not have space in our tummies for dessert.

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

looked smallish from the outside, but a bustling, busy very effective diner. Quirkish, colourful with cheerful staff. Meals were ginormous proportions, although a little OTT they were tasty and well presented. The biggest hamburgers I have ever seen to be fair.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Using a GrabOne deal, brunch at The FatDog is a worthwhile experience. Place is friendly and funky - great down to earth staff. Food is good - nothing flashy - but filling and well worth the money. Great coffee and hot chocs. Been here many times and highly recommend to all

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We hadn't planned a place for lunch and gave Fat Dog a try. Quirky, busy, and an eclectic menu of comfort foods, combined with large delicious portions lead to a great meal. My weight couldn't handle a return visit during our trip but the food keep calling me back every time we were in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This place is amazing, great price, huge range, massive meals. Even though the place was packed it didn't take long to get food. Staff really friendly

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1161 Arawa St., Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: 64 7 347 7586

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 16

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?