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Fat Dog Cafe & Bar

1161 Arawa St., Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
64 7 347 7586
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Ranked #28 of 157 Restaurants in Rotorua
Price range: $5 - $19
Hours:
Sun - Wed 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

After asking some locals where to eat for breakfast, we got the same response, The Fat Dog. The cafe is treasure trove of essentric decor. The staff are friendly and the selection of food was ubundent. The helpings are plentiful and delicious.

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Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Stumpled upon this cafe walking around Rotorua. Loved it! Great food, great service. Highly recommended!

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Brisbane, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Stumbled upon this place and couldn't be more pleased. Fast, delicious and huge portion sizes, this place is a must while in Rotorua! With a ridiculous amount of options and fantastic staff, you will not be disappointed!

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Perth, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Expensive but really generous portions. Spent a fortune the first morning but the next visit the kids shared a meal while the adult used a voucher. Great food though.

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Godstone, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We hadn't eaten all day and were really looking forward to our evening meal at the Fat Dog & it didn't disappoint. We had a scotch steak & an eye steak with a nice bottle of red wine, this came to about $94 although the wine accounts for a third of this. The staff were friendly & efficient and you... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We used a grab one deal our friends saw online. Inside is rustic and a little jumbled but certainly has character. The service was exactly what you'd expect from a café. We all ordered different dishes one chicken, steak, swordfish and pork belly. Each dish was a mass of confusion with flavours and accompaniments that didn't suit. Our friend disliked... More 

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NZ
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

A family of mum and dad; grandkids and kids; plenty for all From the poems on the wall to the multi designed tables - all great A menu in chalk on the walls ; great diversity , good prices Appealing , interesting , different - a dam good food My wife and I share a burger named the dogs bollix... More 

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Ohakune
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Went here for lunch was pretty busy staff were very attentive. I decided to visit here again as it was my sons favorite place to go when he was younger not much has changed realy and could do with a bit of a revamp food was average

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

I liked the funky cafe in Rotorua. From the Waikaremoana holiday park, this was the first place that we saw we would like to have brunch. The portion of the food was big and good, the smoothies were tasty. The staff were friendly and accommodating. The atmosphere was very good.

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Toowoomba
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Takeaway lunches are great for picnics. Great deserts, nice coffees Dinners have been consistently large serves. Worth a visit while in Rotorua

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Additional Information about Fat Dog Cafe & Bar

Address: 1161 Arawa St., Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 7 347 7586
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 19

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