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The Fat Duck

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124 Town Centre | Southland District, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
+64 3-249 8480
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Springwood, Australia
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We walked around town looking at all the restaurants and in the end the only place that looked reputable was the fat duck! We weren't expecting much, but it turned out to be an amazing place for dinner. The staff were very nice and caring. As for the food it was exceptional!!!! The only thing that disappointed us was the... More 

Thank explorer2777
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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253 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My party of 7 people ate here and all enjoyed their food, with the exception of me. In fairness their food did look good. I ordered goats cheese tart and what I got was anything but! Can't Recommend it. The waitress response to my practically uneaten plate of food was indifference.

Thank RaJSheffield
Te Anau, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a party of 4 this evening & welcomed courteously, drinks and food order promptly taken. Two choices of wine - 1 arrived incorrectly despite the order being rechecked. Starters well presented & tasty. Mains a minor disaster - order of 3 fish & chip supper and 1 venison shank. Only 2 fish & chips arrived and the venison was... More 

Thank tomelliot53
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to this restaurant and the 6 of us were really happy from the drinks (wine & beer) to the dessert! The waitresses were very kind and warm, salmon, vernison and beef delicious !Thanks for this nice meal.

Thank Karine P
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Best thing about this restaurant was the service which was very friendly. The food was average and not good value for money. Portions far too big and my Moroccan salad was far from Moroccan with lots of leaves and pretty tasteless chicken. The venison was ok but again far too big and lacking in vegetables. Would not recommend if you... More 

Thank marian b
Beijing, China
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although they were very busy, they seated our group of six when we showed up without a reservation. Service was a little slow, but they were super busy, so we weren't upset by that. All the meals were excellent--the salmon, venison, Moroccan chicken salad and lamb salad--both presentation and taste. Our server was great, and we thoroughly enjoyed our dinners!... More 

Thank Nainai27
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was only in Te Anau a couple of nights, as a solo traveler. Not going to mention names, but there is a seemingly popular restaurant across the street that needs to learn a few things from The Fat Duck. First of all, the Happy Hour specials with $5 draft beer can't be beat. Same beer across the street is... More 

Thank TommyTNY
Godalming, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had booked a table which wasn't ready when we arrived. The service was pretty slow, but luckily we weren't in a hurry. Not a very extensive menu. The food was OK but pricey for what it was.

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Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
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210 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plenty of good choices of food and wine on the menu. Good friendly and attentive service. Outdoor seating when the weather allows. Clearly a local favourite, which is always a good sign. Modern decor with a smart and northern Southland feel to it with views to the mountains. The place was full and buzzing, and we were lucky to get... More 

Thank Keith C
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a long day trip we enjoyed fish and chips @ the fat duck restaurant. Service was nice, quality and freshness of food was very good

Thank Catrin F

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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$29
European, Gastropub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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: +64 3-249 8480
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?