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“Decent food”
Review of Fat Sallys

Fat Sallys
Ranked #7 of 60 Restaurants in Oamaru
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Diner
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Florida
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Decent food”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

We stopped in at Sallys on the same day as the All Black Rugby match. It wasn't super busy so we got a table immediately. As soon as we sat down they asked if we were ready to order. We needed a few minutes and within one minute two more people asked if we were ready to order. and then no more than 30 seconds later the same girl said "are you ready yet?" We felt really rushed to make a decision without looking at the whole menu. We weren't sure why as there were several open tables so they weren't waiting to sit people, even after we left. Maybe they were expecting a bigger rush. My husband quickly ordered the lamb and I ordered potato leek bacon soup and salad. We also ordered the garlic bread as a starter but in all the confusion they forgot to put it in with the kitchen. The food was decent and the atmosphere was fun with all the fans getting pumped for the game. Reasonably priced and large portions.

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
South Island, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Excellent recommendation from colleagues”
Reviewed 6 June 2014 via mobile

Feel like a restaurant pub. Fairly good atmosphere. Thought they served typical western food, but surprised with the diversity of the menu. Ordered pork belly and love it. Meat r well cooked and tender, and the fats are just enough to make it juicy. They deep fried the pork skin and fats, a bit too sinful and feeling oily if you finished all. Will try chicken salad or lamb in my next visit...

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Otago
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great place for a group dinner”
Reviewed 25 May 2014

Been here a few times for Group dinners , great venue, great food and excellent service. We had prebooked our Company Christmas dinner here and had a fantatstic night. They even gave us all the remaining desserts to take home. Its also a perfect venue for pre theatre dinner and drinks

  • Visited December 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Big meals, great quality, fantastic service”
Reviewed 16 May 2014 via mobile

I had a meal with two colleagues here on a cold winters night and it was just what you expect from heartland NZ - large meals done well and good solid comfort food. I had the pork belly which fell apart, one colleague had the lamb which she couldn't finish (too big) but which also fell off the bone, and my second colleague had the rib eye, which he raved about. My advice, bring an appetite and wash it down with a good Otago ale of Pinot Noir. And the service was really good. The locals eat here (it was packed on a Thursday night). Well recommended.

Visited May 2014
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Hastings, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great place for hungry travellers”
Reviewed 2 May 2014

Was really impressed with the service and the food and top marks for serving the 6 yr old well before the adults as young children are desperately hungry when they see others around them eating, they get bored waiting, and they take longer to eat their food so the adults soon catch up with them. This place was so good we went back for breakfast the next day.

  • Visited April 2014
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