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Fat Dog Cafe & Bar

1161 Arawa St., Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
+64 7-347 7586
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (68 reviews)
“burger” (183 reviews)
“french toast” (32 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 2 days ago via mobile

I got the steak sandwich.. in all honesty I would rather a smaller meal that tasted fantastic than a large meal that was thrown together. The so called sirloin steak looked like snitzel and was so over cooked it was dry and rubbery. No flavour...More

Thank Annaliese E
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is apparently a Rotorua institution, and deservedly so: big burgers, quite a range of local beers and cider, a general theme of dog-based doggerel in the decoration. Fairly backpackerish clientele - would be an odd place for a date.

Thank ThomasWomack
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food was delicious! They catered perfectly for our take away meal. Unfortunately missed our pasta meal but the next time we go in its on the house plus a store credit. Great Service,fast,friendly and not bad a bad price. Thank You for a lovely...More

Thank Toni L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband was very satisfied with the large beef burger. I had the fish burger which was excellent. Only criticism was that it needed a bit more sauce as a little dry. Maybe a bit of tartare would of helped

Thank Anne-Marie R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The perfect place for breakfast. We had the Fat Dog works and the French toast with fruit. Service was friendly and fast. Would highly recommend!

Thank SuzW66
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went for breakfast. Good service. Average food. Overpriced. Dont know what all the fuss is about . Pretty sure there must be some equally good local places to try.

1  Thank mchughs2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fat Dog is always our brunch venue of choice when in Rotorua, it's consistently good. From the quick friendly service, to the strong hot coffee down to the delicious food, it's a winner! We'll be back..... again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Big Breakfast was excellent. Service quick friendly and efficient. Coffee excellent. The serving was generous and the funny doggy dodo sausage was very tasty. Always worth a visit

Thank IvanovichC
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was famished. The food was hot and delicious, and the serving generous. I had the full brekkie (toast, eggs, bacon, hashbrown, mushrooms, etc) with ice cold beer - the brekkie is served till late. It was also conveniently close to my accommodation.

Thank 22Senior_travels
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always visit Fat dog when in Rotorua. The food is consistently good and the service is fast and friendly. The children loved their smoothies. I always order the beef nachos, they are good and on this most recent visit it felt like we had...More

Thank dorthabell
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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
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  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$16
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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