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All 154 Rotorua Restaurants

Fat Dog Cafe & Bar

1161 Arawa St., Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
64 7 347 7586
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Ranked #25 of 154 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 December 23, 2014 NEW

Once again Fat Dog surpasses everyone's appetites... We love this place - my son and I are here first 7 years ago when here for the weekend together - and it was the only memorable part of that weekend. So memorable we always come back when we can. The breakfasts are great - well prepared with generous portions (and real... More 

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Great food but Cold staff. Place looked nice but long wait for food - Coffee was made straight away, but as it was all 'take away' and for someone else, the coffee was actually cold by the time I received the food.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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190 reviews 190 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Called in at Fat Dog on a Father & Daughter day trip from Hamilton. We started with brunch at this great little culinary gem. The decor is cool, the menu extensive and the staff are really friendly. The place has a great vibe and it is clearly popular judging by the constant arrival of customers. We both enjoyed an Eggs... More 

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North Queensland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

My wife and I had dinner at Fat Dog last night, I ordered the Sirloin Steak Sandwich while my wife had the vegetarian burger. We were both astounded when they cam out as they were excellently presented, and awesomely big. Both burgers were super delicious. We enjoyed the meals so much that we returned the next morning for breakfast, where... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The meals were well priced, huge and delicious. It is very busy which is a testament to how good it is.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Grabbed "The Dogs Bollox" to go. Huge, and delicious. Great stuff. There were a load of people in there who all seemed to be having a good time.

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Hadsten, Denmark
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The food is good and then the staff gave us and the kids some great caramel spunge before we left - yum!

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Waipu, New Zealand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Came here for breakfast. Had the works and french toast. The works was pretty average. Huge thick slice of bread which was not edible and the sausage had a funny taste. French toast had cheap bacon which was not nice. Coffees ok. Dont think we will be back

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Recently my husband and I had a meal at the Fat Dog. We had bought a Grab One voucher for 2 mains. I had pork belly and hubby had seared sword fish and both meals were delicious. Well presented and very generous portions. The blonde girl behind the counter was very helpful and always had a smile. We certainly won't... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

There is something for everyone at the Fat dog - big breakfast eaters, tiny toddlers, vegans and paleos. There is generally a queue for ordering at the weekend but the staff work quickly to move it along. If one of your party can nab a table when one comes clear that's always a good plan. Solo diners can easily nab... More 

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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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