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Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very warm spot with open fire. Great service - efficient and friendly Food was delicious and reasonably priced. Great option for your stay in oamaru

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Due to having never been dissatisfied with a Fat Sals feed, I am constantly returning whether it’s for a takeaway meal or dine in. The Sal Royale is my all time favourite with my partners being the rib-eye. Absolutely amazing food every time and the...atmosphere is hard to beat. All staff members are fantastic and friendly. I refuse to dine anywhere else in oamaru as my standards are now so high from always being a Fat Sally’s customer!More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 24 February 2022 via mobile

Had a great meal here in the evening. Staff were friendly and polite. Service efficient and timely. Hubby had fillet steak which was cooked as requested and delicious. I had the sole, cooked perfectly and good portion sizes.

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 11 February 2022

WE had a recommendation to eat here but thought it would be pub food. Not so ! There was a large menu covering all sorts of food. The waitress was attentive and our food arrived quickly. two choices made and both very good. Would go...back if in Oamaru again.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 1 February 2022

We family of 3 went here in January 2022 for dinner. Staff were very helpful in finding us the right table for us. Food was excellent big servings.

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 23 January 2022

The meals were huge and cooked to perfection. Staff were really friendly. Everyone looked really happy with their meals so that's always a good sign.

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 20 December 2021

i go here regularly the staff are great the food great and good sized portions my favourite is the Lambington and roast veges

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 9 December 2021

Couldn’t fault the food or service! Delicious & generous meals, friendly attentive staff. Lovely atmosphere. Will be back. :)

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 28 November 2021

Sunday lunch.. forget it .Was massed produced heated up food that was served almost cold. Premises need a good clean and spruce up.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 21 November 2021

Welcoming, friendly service, large portions of homemade, delicious food. Really impressed with the quality of food and unobtrusive but friendly staff.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Oh I’m not sure to be honest. Sorry I didn’t answer sooner as never saw the question until now 😦
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Fat Sallys is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4