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The Fat Duck

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124 Town Centre | Southland District, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
+64 3-249 8480
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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252 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My party of 7 people ate here and all enjoyed their food, with the exception of me. In fairness their food did look good. I ordered goats cheese tart and what I got was anything but! Can't Recommend it. The waitress response to my practically uneaten plate of food was indifference.

Thank RaJSheffield
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to this restaurant and the 6 of us were really happy from the drinks (wine & beer) to the dessert! The waitresses were very kind and warm, salmon, vernison and beef delicious !Thanks for this nice meal.

Thank Karine P
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Best thing about this restaurant was the service which was very friendly. The food was average and not good value for money. Portions far too big and my Moroccan salad was far from Moroccan with lots of leaves and pretty tasteless chicken. The venison was ok but again far too big and lacking in vegetables. Would not recommend if you... More 

Thank marian b
Beijing, China
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although they were very busy, they seated our group of six when we showed up without a reservation. Service was a little slow, but they were super busy, so we weren't upset by that. All the meals were excellent--the salmon, venison, Moroccan chicken salad and lamb salad--both presentation and taste. Our server was great, and we thoroughly enjoyed our dinners!... More 

Thank Nainai27
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was only in Te Anau a couple of nights, as a solo traveler. Not going to mention names, but there is a seemingly popular restaurant across the street that needs to learn a few things from The Fat Duck. First of all, the Happy Hour specials with $5 draft beer can't be beat. Same beer across the street is... More 

Thank TommyTNY
Godalming, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had booked a table which wasn't ready when we arrived. The service was pretty slow, but luckily we weren't in a hurry. Not a very extensive menu. The food was OK but pricey for what it was.

1 Thank Kfrancis
Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
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209 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty of good choices of food and wine on the menu. Good friendly and attentive service. Outdoor seating when the weather allows. Clearly a local favourite, which is always a good sign. Modern decor with a smart and northern Southland feel to it with views to the mountains. The place was full and buzzing, and we were lucky to get... More 

Thank Keith C
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a long day trip we enjoyed fish and chips @ the fat duck restaurant. Service was nice, quality and freshness of food was very good

Thank Catrin F
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered prawn linguine and tiny shrimp was in the pasta. False advertisement and it was not good. No good favor and cheap shrimp. Very disappointed. It was 28 dollars. Overpriced. I will not recommend this place.

3 Thank keiko o
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

large group well looked after. Food very good, nice range of bottled beers, although the staff were not very knowledgeable. However they were very friendly - very nice burgers

Thank Russell O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$29
European, Gastropub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 124 Town Centre | Southland District, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Fiordland National Park  >  Te Anau
  • Phone Number: +64 3-249 8480
Cosy, inviting atmosphere serving great local cuisine, coffee and drinks.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?