• The Fat Duck

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Gastropub with a full vegan menu. Includes starters such as bruschetta, falafel balls and dumplings. Mains include pumpkin gnocchi and a vegan burger with vegan cheese. Also has sides and desserts such as sorbet and a sticky lemon cake. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-11:00pm.

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13 Reviews

First Review by Loreline47


Points +25

07 Apr 2023

Quite plain

Great that they offer a vegan menu but sadly the items I picked off it were sub-par. The pumpkin gnocchi was overcooked and served without the kumara and chickpeas mentioned on the menu, meaning it was just a plate of gnocchi covered in what tasted like simply diced tomatoes from a can.
The onion rings were much too oil heavy, even for a deep fried food, and made my stomach turn eating them. I told them and they took the price of the onion rings off my bill, which still came to $44 with a glass of wine and public holiday surcharge. Not worth anywhere near this kinda money seeing as I left half the food on the plate😒The servers never came back to check on me so I had no opportunity to ask for the food to be fixed/replaced.

Pros: Vegan menu

Cons: Lacking flavour, Inattentive servers, Not cheap



Points +117

27 Dec 2022

A good option

Was a treat after three days on the Kepler track. Got the vegan burger - note that it doesn’t have any actual burger patty in it, just a hash brown and some other veggies. Chips were good too.

I liked it more than the Ranch, I’m not leaving a review for them but if I was choosing between the two I’d go here.


Points +21

24 Dec 2022

Salt bomb

Shared the Bread & Dips, Dumplings, and Roasted Root Vegetables. Everything but the latter was super salty. Decent service


Points +22

18 Nov 2022

A very pleasant surprise!!

A delicious range of options, including a dessert, and a dedicated vegan menu ❤️

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Super friendly staff, Delicious!!!


Points +1267

12 Nov 2022

Pretty pricey lunch

Service was lovely, food was ok (bit too much fat for our taste).
Less crowded then other places.
WIFI available, seems to have a limitation.
All in all ok, consider though that this is a tourist spot and prices are accordingly.


Points +105

30 Sep 2022

Decent options available

Had the vegan gnocchi which was really nice. Pretty basic, simple and a bit expensive, but yum and filling.

Pros: A few good vegan options

Cons: Expensive but everything is in Te Anau


Points +47

30 Sep 2022

Pretty good

Pretty good for a pub meal - the burger was a couple of hashbrowns with vegan cheese and lettuce in a nice bun. The gnocchi was a good time but $10 for a small side of roast veges was a bit steep.

Pros: Labeled vegan options


Points +2586

13 Feb 2022

Separate vegan menu available

Ask for the separate vegan menu. There is a variety of starters, mains and a couple of desserts. We tried the thrice-cooked chips with Bloody Mary sauce (yum), the veggie dumplings (yum), the side salad (definitely a side, not as big as I had hoped) and the jackfruit tacos, which were nice. Really keen to try the pumpkin gnocchi next time. Also this place can get busy - we were lucky to get a table in the bar, so book in advance if you know you’re going to visit.

Pros: Vegan menu, Tasty food

Cons: Busy premises - bookings recommended, Sides aren’t very big


Points +311

28 May 2021

Very nice!

I really enjoyed my meal here (vegan gnocchi followed by chocolate mudcake dessert)! Nice atmosphere, staff were polite, and we were also asked for honest feedback on the vegan options at the end as they are keen to improve their menu for vegan clientele. I'd certainly recommend visiting this place and trying their vegan menu (surprised there were so many options!) and also giving them feedback because they're interested to hear from us

Pros: A nice separate vegan menu, Nice atmosphere

Cons: Expensive but it's Te Anau so it's to be expected


Points +122

26 Jan 2020

Awesome option

Not a ton of options in this little town. Separate vegan menu with starters, mains and desserts. Gnocchi, mushroom risotto and vegan burger with vegan cheese and vegan aioli were all awesome. Add in happy hour from 3-6 and outdoor live music and this place deserves 5 stars! (But of course only gets 4 since it’s not fully vegan)

Pros: Separate vegan menu, Mushroom risotto, Vegan cheeseburger

Cons: Burger bun was a bit dry


Points +35

12 Jan 2020

They had a separate vegetarian menu which was great.

The separate menu was great. We ordered virtually everything on it.

Pros: Lots of vegetarian options


Points +83

24 Dec 2019

Vegan Menu

You need to ask for their vegan menu - had their burger and fries and salad - all were great, presented well and quite tasty although did find they the burger was too tall to eat, had to use knife/fork. Good or bad thing...you decide. Also, don’t know what it is about Kiwi fries but they are AWESOME! I try to stay away from fried foods but there fries are addicting - not just here...everywhere in NZ!

Pros: Vegan menu, Tasty food, Friendly staff


Points +99

08 Dec 2019

Delicious vegan meal

They have a full vegan menu and an omni menu.
I have the pumpkin gnocchi and the sticky lemon cake. They were delicious!

Pros: Excellent food, Good portions, Nice place

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