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“Good local restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Fat Duck

The Fat Duck
Ranked #6 of 34 Restaurants in Te Anau
Price range: $7 - $28
Cuisines: European, Gastropub, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Cosy, inviting atmosphere serving great local cuisine, coffee and drinks.
Perth, Australia
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good local restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

Had the pork belly and was surprised by the size of the serving - two large pieces and it was delicious although it could've benefited from being drained on kitchen paper before serving. Was quite a busy night, but food came out quite quickly and the staff were friendly.

  • Visited March 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good food, nice atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

The Fat Duck has a great vibe in the evening, once everything in Te Anau livens up. The bar is cosy, comfortable and a great place to snack and drink or just peruse the menu until your table is ready.

Our meals were really tasty and pretty good value - no complaints at all.

Visited March 2013
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itinerant doctor
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Raw duck”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

Greeted in a very offhand way. Service throughout was poor and very rushed. I chose duck which took a long time to arrive but when I did get it it was mostly uncooked and inedible. The waitress said it was meant to be like that. 2 days previously I have eaten in Hippopotamus in Wellington and had a similar dish with the duck melting in the mouth. The chef at the Fat Duck should be ashamed of his signature dish. It was the most expensive food in Te Anau. I will never return.

Visited February 2013
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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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223 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Great meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013

Staff here were almost as good as the food, we had the venison which was as good as any I have ever had. Prices on a ar for the area.

Visited March 2013
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St Albans
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231 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Nice if pricey food; noisy children”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2013

We enjoyed a good meal here: the lamb shanks were excellent, although the pear crumble was mediocre. Not a cheap meal though. A pity that noisy children spoiled it for other diners ... running around and shouting. The staff made no attempt to deal with the issue.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank ClassicalBoy
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