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The Fat Duck

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European, Gastropub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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124 Town Centre | Southland District, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Spokane, Washington
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373 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A good selection of beers on tap. Their house wines are quite drinkable. From 5-7 each evening bear and wine are at prices that can't be beat. We only sampled the pre dinner offerings, but we had four items and they were all well prepared, presented and tasted great. I'm a calamari nut, if it's on the menu, I'm going... More 

Thank MiguelitoyCat
Sydney, Australia
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116 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We didn't have a reservation and were luckily seated right away. We were told it was happg hour which made choosing drinks fairly easy. They have an excellent wine and beer selection and knowledgeable staff on hand. The menu was extensive including a kids menu, seafood, burgers and more traditional meals with a gastropub feel. The kids meals were a... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

To put this review in perspective..we visited between Christmas and New Year...the busiest possible time...so no grizzles from us regarding service or wait time given the time of year. We visit Te Anau regularly and have always frequented the Fat Duck for lunches and diners during our regular 10 day stay in Te Anau....This year, I was so disappointed with... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We first went to the Fat Duck five years ago for dinner when it had more of a restaurant menu and had a good meal. The menu is more easy eating now and we went for a light lunch of seafood chowder. Other diners were going for burgers etc. The food was ok but the service on the day we... More 

Thank Mike R
Durham, United Kingdom
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337 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were a walk in n a Friday night and got a table which was god news. Good food and good service. I had venison shanks the clue being the plural of the word. They were well cooked and very filling. The bed of veg and mash was tasty as was the red wine jus. The range of tap beers... More 

Thank IanMac1960
Kochi (Cochin), India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic service. Good food. Our favorite place during our 6 day stay in Te Anau. It is a must visit place if you are in Te ANAU.

Thank rosac23
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Where to start??seafood chowder...omg the BEST ever i tasted.10 out of 10.i ate at the fat duck with 4 family members on 12th jan 2017, and i had heard the food was very good and oh yes, the salmon the venison the popcorn chicken and the cheesecake were in the top end of heaven with bells on...superb! the service on... More 

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Bathurst, Australia
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is OK but not for the amount you are paying. The lamb salad came with barely any lamb and every mussel had a beard. Positive - the chocolate fondant dessert.

Thank AmyTMcGarry
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great meal here. The salmon dish was beautiful and all the other meals that we saw looked yummy. Service was fast efficient and friendly. Definitely recommend here.

Thank Rachel W
Perth, Australia
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112 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there last night. They were accomodative but rather slow intaking orders. The food is very muchan average pub meal.

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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$28
European, Gastropub, New Zealand, 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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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: 6432498480
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?