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Fat Dog Cafe & Bar

) #19 of 177 Restaurants in Rotorua $$ - $$$ American, , Cafe
1161 Arawa St., Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
+64 7-347 7586
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (62 reviews)
“burger” (147 reviews)
“french toast” (28 reviews)
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American, Bar, Cafe, European, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1161 Arawa St., Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

Cabernet food looked great. I ordered off blackboard. Very friendly and efficient because they were very busy. It's not the first time I've been here. I will be back.

Thank 254Rex
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed breakfast here, although the bacon could do with being a bit crispier! Wish we'd had time to try the other meals!

Thank efhap31
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Mid week visit 5 people and mains served within 15 mins of ordering. No complaints with portions, meal quality and pricing

Thank John H
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Fast and friendly service, great food, love the character and uniqueness of the place and the fish in the tank.

Thank TePukeTravellers
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This quirky restaurant is a great find for those who was a quick and delicious meal. As with many New Zealand restaurants you can't go wrong with the lamb or the fish.

Thank Alana W
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Its called FAT DOG for a reason, portions are huge (in my opinion) querky decor, friendly staff, very busy but yet the wait was short. Food was also good.

Thank Sonya B
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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Had a quick stop here during our 3 day stay in Rotorua, 1-3 September. Great coffee, quick service on Saturday afternoon. Looks a fine and fun place to eat.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Decent Dkd coffee well made, and good quick service. Generous and tasty eggs benedict, quirky decor and a buzz about it. This place is good, and stands out from a lot of very basic poor quality food outlets in the centre of rotorua.

Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

What a fun place. The atmosphere was great, the food excellent (we had the chowder, Caesar salad and chocolate peppermint truffle). Prices were reasonable.

Thank Mitchel B
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Casual restaurant , great vibrant atmosphere , friendly and helpful staff , delicious food .Will go back to try more on he Menu.

Thank vernsletterbox
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Hello, have you any grabone vouchers available this month please. Two of us will be in Rotorua on Saturday 30 July and are looking for a great place to dine that night, preferably through a discount voucher if possible. Many thanks. Bye Di.
4 July 2016|
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Response from OsteoG | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I'm not an owner. I reviewed the place. I'd probably contact them directly Di.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1161 Arawa St., Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-347 7586
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