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Fat Dog Cafe & Bar

1161 Arawa St., Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
64 7 347 7586
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Ranked #24 of 149 restaurants in Rotorua
Price range: $6 - $21
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We first encountered Fat Dog in 2005 and we are pleased to say that it has hardly changed. Quirky decore, mixed clientele but a great atmosphere and great food.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Gr8 little restaurant to eat at. We were on a weekend away and got an online voucher to try this place out. I had the scotch fillet meal and it was divine, cooked to perfection, medium for me and filo pastry thingy that came with it was very nice too. Only small problem with the place is the ordering system,... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Good food great service plenty of it but just a bit overpriced and so busy! It will not stop us trying dinner though next trip

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Came here with my partner after a long day mountain biking. The atmosphere was relaxed and decorations in the place were quirky. I ordered the lamb leg and my partner the fish of the day-both of which were extremely tasty. The only problem was the long wait- although we were warned of this at the start it seemed particularly long... More

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Guam, Mariana Islands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Caught them on a busy night. Chicken sandwich was good. Roast beef sandwich was a little tough and could have been helped by slicing the meat a little thinner. Death by Chocolate was good, some components stronger than others with the dark cherry chocolate being the best. Great atmosphere.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Great service but overpriced food lucky we had a grabone deal voucher food tasted okay had dessert (death by chocolate) was way overpriced they had a good description so I was expecting much more than what was delivered :( sadly would not go back much better places in rotorua for half the price that give u better food :)

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San Antonio, Texas, USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Diverse menu to meet all interests. I was traveling with two vegetarian young adults and child. Portion sizes generous. Food beautifully presented and fresh and tasty! Fun and relaxed setting.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We got the "hangover special" for $10 and it was delicious! Really filling. Decor and atmosphere in the cafe was nice.

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Adelaide, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Cool lil place - very busy and after eating here I knew why - food was absolutely delicious and price was excellent!!!

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Kawerau, New Zealand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Have eaten here for breakfast on a few occasions, but purchased a couple of GrabOne vouchers for dinners & the outcome was amazing! All the mains ordered were just as per the menus, the desserts were awesome, all large in portion size! Amazing place to eat & very friendly & helpful staff, always busy, but have plenty of time to... More

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