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“Great food, atmosphere & service!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Fat Dog Cafe & Bar

Fat Dog Cafe & Bar
Ranked #19 of 220 Restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $18
Cuisines: American, Bar, Cafe, European, Soups, New Zealand
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Kawerau, New Zealand
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“Great food, atmosphere & service!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2014

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 help their customers. Would recommend this eatery to every person who has a good appetite!

  • Visited August 2014
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“DELICIOUS!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2014

Staff absolutely amazing!!! They went out of their way to make us feel welcome. Ate dinner and breakfast and food was absolutely delicious!!!! Large portions. I had the extra large super duper double bollocks burger!! It was very delicious!

Visited August 2014
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“Funky but fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have been visiting this place for a few years now when in Rotorua. It always seems pretty busy and draws a wide range of clientele. The second visit this trip was on my own, and with a cosy fire and their newspaper I waited comfortably for my food. Portions are quite large and they were knowledgable about gluten free food. It is not cheap but not unduly expensive.
Interesting snippets written on the walls and backs of chairs to read.
Worth a visit.

  • Visited July 2014
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“Best breakfast place ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2014

Seriously the best French toast ever. This is a cool, funky place with really great food. It is a bit costly, but we found our food to be excellent. On weekends, can get very crowded and a bit noisy, so if you have kids sensitive to noise, be aware of that. We went again another day when it was less crowded, and it was much more fun...it was winter so they had a little fire going. Funky, cool, good.

  • Visited July 2014
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“Very Good !!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Today is the last day before we went back to Indonesia, our country, and now its 19.00 we need a good restaurant for our dinner. We see a restaurant with a very interesting name, Fat Dog. We get curious and walk inside, we see the menu and order a lot of food. Almost all the food here are tasty, except one, the pork ribs, omigosh its very hard to bite and its taste isn't very good. The waitress here are fine, they prepare the foods here quick and we are happy about it. My favourite food is the pasta, it look not to tasty, but when I eat it with the first bite, I start to fell in love with that food and eat the second bite. The place here is nice and comfortable, it's quite crowded here, no wonder! The food here is very yummy!!! If you visit Rotorua city, especially with your family, you won't regret it !

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