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“enjoyable food and atmosphere”
Review of Fat Dog Cafe & Bar

Fat Dog Cafe & Bar
Ranked #18 of 248 Restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $18
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed April 7, 2009

A couple of years ago on a trip from England we came across the Fat Dog and had a really enjoyable meal. Now we are living in New Zealand and while on holiday last weekend re-visited the Fat Dog full of good memories. I have to say yet again we thoroughly enjoyed our meal, including wine and dessert. In fact we thought we had been undercharged because the bill was less than we had thought it would be. After checking with waitress realised it was the correct amount and so left a big tip in gratitude. I am surprised to read bad reviews, we must have just been there at right time and ordered well.

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Reviewed April 6, 2009

overpriced you call this a ceap resturant i will not go back food is a horra. i oder a coffe and pizza food and drink came cold. staff were not very nice. had to wait for ages 45 min for food will not go back will not recomend to anyone.

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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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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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