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“Worst bacon in NZ...”
Review of Fat Dog Cafe & Bar

Fat Dog Cafe & Bar
Ranked #20 of 225 Restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $18
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Auckland, New Zealand
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Worst bacon in NZ...”
Reviewed February 15, 2009

Read about Fat Dog in Lonely Planet, but our breakfast was VERY disappointing. I had the veggie brekko, which was pretty good, but the tomato was really spicy-which I don't mind, but would not be to everyone's taste. Bit full on for early morning My partner had the full brekko, I had to swap my eggs with his as his eggs were rock solid, and looked a day old, and the bacon was the most revolting thing he reckons he has tasted- raw and tasted sour. We reckon his breakfast was a few days old!! For a couple of foodies our plates were pretty full when they went back to the kitchen... The place was quirky and fun, but the many flies and bad food put us off, perhaps we just got a bad day...

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“Vastly overated”
Reviewed January 22, 2009

Went here for dinner last week. Sure it's a bit quirky, but the staff seem intent on 'processing' people through rather than engaging with and offering good service to their visitors. Food was below par and overpriced (a vegetarian burger that was just vegetables? Not good enough). Frankly I wouldn't bother - try Zippys instead - as much personality but better food and service.

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