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Fat Camel Restaurant

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12 Quality Street, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
+64 9-438 0831
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7 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My mum and I went to the Fat Camel for dinner and it was absolutely delicious! I got the fat camel mixed plate which comes with a small amount of all the options on the menu but I well overcommitted and couldn't finish it all!! It would've been enough for two people with room for dessert. My mum got the... More 

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Thank mara26894
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Friendly staff, pitas are amazing, full of meat and fillings, definitely worth the Money, really worth the time if you need a healthy snack

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Thank 326leighg
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We loved the atmosphere of the Fat Camel - down a sweet little arcade in the heart of Whangarei. Went for coffee and later lunch (you have to try the divine poppy see biscuits!) What we most loved was the casual 'hangout' ambience. A couple of the locals were quietly playing guitars and the guys who own the place and... More 

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Thank Martine B
Whangarei, New Zealand
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good honest middle eastern food. Tasty, fresh and plenty of it. Their filled pita's are the best value. Can get a bit noisy with the concrete floor and fairly snug layout of tables.

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Thank rosiesview
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is without a doubt the best cafe in Whangarei. It's awesome for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The vibe is fabulous. Great for meeting friends or visitors. The food is always delicious & fresh. The staff are always so friendly & helpful. The manager is the most amazing guy!!! Try it. You will love it!!!

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Thank Signon
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice friendly welcome and good location. Very busy on our visit and they just managed to "squeeze" our party of 4 in. The meat was cooked to order and the salads lovely and fresh. It was a shame they had run out of Babaganoush (?) by 6pm- that was a big disappointment. All in all, a good meal and didn't... More 

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Thank Larraine53
Whangarei, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always greeted by friendly staff. It never seems to shut so whatever the day time month....you'll get a lovely coffee. Food fresh authentic and served with a smile. Lots of yummy cakes

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Thank nikshabbychic
Dargaville, New Zealand
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Meet friends from out of town there for a quick bite. Ended up trying lots on there menu and stayed much longer than expected. There was no pressure to move on and the wait staff were so busy the whole time we were there. Yet another place I am looking forward to going back too. Yum!

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Thank craigevil_morison
Wellington, New Zealand
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just noticed I left me last review nearly 3 years ago and been there numerous times since, so time for s new review. Went last night for dinner and again for a lamb pita for lunch today while in town on business. Well-cooked, tasty, authentic fresh food at reasonable prices. Why wouldn't you?

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Thank nigelk929
Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its not a problem to dine alone or with friends, love the food especially the falafel and salads. The hummus is yummy. Awesome atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$21
Cuisine
Cafe, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Kosher, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Quality Street, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangarei
  • Phone Number: +64 9-438 0831
Description
Casual dining for breakfast, lunch or dinner, cafe with off street outdoor seating. Fresh, healthy and tasty Israeli food. Plenty to offer no matter what your dietary requirements, be it meat lover, vegetarian, vegan, or gluten free. Friendly atmosphere, counter service during the day and waiter service from 6pm. Park in Vine Street Car-park or on Cameron and walk through to Quality Street.

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