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Fat Dog Cafe & Bar

) #18 of 178 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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (62 reviews)
“burger” (149 reviews)
“french toast” (28 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 21:00All hours
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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11 - 20 of 1,574 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with the children. Dinners were huge and nicely made. Desserts were equally huge and amazing. Staff were lovely and very helpful. Busy atmosphere with a mix of locals and visitors.

Thank Suzanne G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was looking forward to an amazing date with the boyfriend. However was left very disappointed... loved fat dog when i lived in rotorua a few years ago am sorry to have seen it fall far... Only good thing about the visit is the voucher i...More

Thank MrsRogers2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the burger and seafood chowder. Yummy!! Service was friendly and fast and the food was great.

Thank oanabida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hi all went to this fabulous place for brekkie. Great menu choices, fabulous food, great coffee and the service second to none. Thanks again Suz

Thank IvanandSusie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was looking forward to lunch with my daughter. Greeted by the manager who took our order hardly making eye contact and even yawned. Our advice: Get someone out the front who actually likes people and enjoys their job. Ordered a "B.L.A.T", poached eggs with bacon....More

Thank Ginge163
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came to fat dog needing a big filling breakfast- and they delivered! We had scrambled eggs and smoothies, all very tasty. Friendly, personable service, thank you :)

Thank LloydUpp23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good options on the menu. Huge portions. Service was very good. Food tasted yummy. Would definitely recommend.

Thank carlag959
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a disgrace, we were surrounded by cockroaches, at least 1/2 dozen at any one time, floor, walls, water machine. We aren't stressed as we are farmers so not worried but what was disappointing was when we informed the staff and they witnessed...More

Thank johnc10119
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came for dinner this evening and left wishing we'd stayed in. After ordering dinner and drinks, we waited 40 mins for our mains (understandable on a holiday weekend). The food that arrived, though, just awful. I ordered baked salmon. It was raw and cold...More

Thank Beth M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived to a nice environment, and we got the last table. We got told that their was a 40 minute wait for food, and we thought about leaving, but we stayed as the menu looked nice. We ordered drinks and food after 15 minutes,...More

Thank Splutchy M
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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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