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“Great Meal”
Review of Fat Dog Cafe & Bar

Fat Dog Cafe & Bar
Ranked #18 of 243 Restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $17
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed April 21, 2014

Arrived late in the evening, not long before they were due to shut, but this wasn't a problem - the staff were very friendly and welcoming. Sat outside, we all ordered the 'everything with it' burger and some beers - and it was great. Luckily we were very hungry - huge plateful of food, absolutely gorgeous, apart from the onion rings which were nearly all batter, although obviously not out of a packet. Very good price. Would go back.

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Thank Kevin S
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Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

Each time we come to Rotorua we eat here. Great service and delicious food. Lamb shanks with kumera mash the best.

Thank Dwayne P
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Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

It was Easter Sunday, there was a queue. Best order something they know how to cook, we thought. So, the special steak sandwich and a chicken salad. Salad was ok, chicken satay sauce was tasty, noodles were almost crispy and the salad was reasonably fresh. Surely the house special sandwich would deliver. Not a chance, it was awful. Overcooked onions rings, soggy wedges (really- how do you get wedges soggy?), well undercooked steak, camarelised something onionish, visibly repulsively put together. Being busy is no excuse for putting out rubbish, particularly at $21 for a sandwich. Bad Dog.

Thank Kevinfrancis65
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Reviewed April 17, 2014

Raining hard in Rotorua on Good Friday with not much open so went to lunch at Fat Dog. Good choice, not to busy and a great variety to pick from. Food was good as was the coffee.I like the fact that its really casual without comprising on the service. Will definetely come back.

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Thank 64Jan19
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Reviewed April 16, 2014

We stay in Rotorua several times each year on weekend escapes as a family, and will not dine anywhere else for weekend brunch than our beloved Fat Dog. Whats not to like - entertaining decor, great coffee. Plenty of selection of good hearty meals and cabinent food. Decent options for kids. Its always buzzing with people, but brunch is a relaxed, unhurried affair. Visited again this March and once again was not disappointed. Had to do a few laps of the Sunday markets to walk off the Works breakfast.

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Thank aidsnang
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