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The Fat Duck

$$ - $$$European, ,
124 Town Centre | Southland District, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
+64 3-249 8480
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (45 reviews)
“venison” (57 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
European, Gastropub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
124 Town Centre | Southland District, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 823 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

4 for dinner - one ordered a burger with NO SAUCE, got served with sauce so we asked for a new one, new one came with a different sauce so was sent back, third (served by the chef with an apology) came with a burnt...More

1  Thank E-A_ie-fr
970Cam, Owner at The Fat Duck, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Having spoken with all of my staff in regards to what occurred on the night you dined, I really don't think the problem is my restaurant. Absolutely - your burger was served incorrect twice, which is unacceptable, and had already been removed from your bill....More

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Out of 3 nights in Te Anau we came here twice for dinner. The food was amazing. Across the 2 nights we order the popcorn chicken, calamari, pork belly, prawn pasta, fish and chips and lamb shanks. Every single meal was amazing and faultless. The...More

2  Thank Beccajanexo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was prompt for how busy it was and everything we ordered tasted great. I got the beef rib, it was the most amazing meal ive ever had.

Thank Tony H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place to sit and relax with a wine or two and watch the world go by. Waitress was just lovely and really friendly and told us a bit about the history of the town. Will be fantastic in Summer as they are extending outside...More

Thank Kaydee A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Fat Duck tends to lure you in because of its name. It looks lovely inside but the restaurant is well over priced and not worth that sort of money for plain old fish and chips There is a lovely pub over the road that...More

1  Thank AMS2190
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere and service. We had the seafood chowder for lunch recently and enjoyed it. The chowder was really hot and not too strong tasting. The coffee came after chowder as requested. Would go again.

Thank serpentinetraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Exceptional service. Food was good. Was a nice surprise to have so much goats cheese in the goats cheese tart - very generous. The dessert was terrible, unfortunately my fondant was just s dry cake.

Thank Lisa_WLG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mixed views over the food but it is , pardon the pun, a matter of taste. They cater for gluten free and I enjoyed a very very nice mushroom risotto. My husband however didn't fare so well with his roast lamb and two of our...More

Thank Jane A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent two nights in te anau and had dinner at the fat duck both nights. Went Thai beef salad and lamb salad first night, lamb shanks and venison the second both very enjoyable, as was Laura's excellent advise on the surrounding areas, walks and drives.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for lunch and was totally impressed with the whole experience. The decor and atmosphere were perfect and the food was superb. The staff were relaxed and efficient. I will definitely be returning. If you get the opportunity call in for a great experience.

Thank jacquelinemL6261UF
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$29
Cuisine
Meals
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
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
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Description
Cosy, inviting atmosphere serving great local cuisine, coffee and drinks.
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