Fat Dog closes at 3pm on the 24th of December and will reopen at 7am on the 27th. We will be open over the New Years holidays. No Holiday Surcharge.

Please feel free to contact us anytime, either by phone or by email. We will be sure to get back to you as soon as possible.

We Are HereAddress:
1161 Arawa Street, Rotorua, New Zealand

Ph: 07 347 7586
E: service@fatdogcafe.co.nz

Mon–Wed: 7:00 –21:00
Thurs –Sat: 7:00 –21:30
Sun: 07:00–21:00

Make A Reservation

Although you do not need a reservation to dine at the Fat Dog Cafe, please feel free to fill out the reservation form below, and we will get back to you as soon as possible to confirm your booking.

*Minimum 6 people for online bookings.
*Maximum 20 people for online bookings.

If you would like to book a table for a group of people that falls outside this, please feel free to contact us directly on 07 3477586 to ensure that we are able to meet your requirements.

Please note that your reservation will not be confirmed until you receive either an email or a phone call from the team at the Fat Dog Cafe.

Reservation Terms:

Thanks for looking into making a online booking for the Fat Dog Cafe. The reason why we can’t take bookings for under 6 people online is we are predominantly a spontaneous cafe and holding a table for 2 people on a Friday night as an example isn’t just from the booking time as we need to secure the table and subsequently can lose out on other valued customers while that table sits empty waiting. Also for bookings over 20 we prefer direct communication as this means we can facilitate your specific requests easily and make decisions immediately without to-ing and fro-ing via email etc. We can also offer set menus for large groups over 20 which can be found in our Menu tab.


Fat Dog Cafe & Bar is currently NOT accepting any sponsorship proposals.

We’ll give a polite “thanks, but no thanks” up front here to save you time and effort putting your proposal to us only to get the same response down the track.

We are currently directing all of our sponsorship to the Life Education Trust raising $12,000 in 2009 and $14,500 in 2010. This year we are looking to raise even more for this worthy cause.

If you had planned to contact us about sponsorship, we wish you all the best with your endeavour and thank you for thinking of us.