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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here on our way through and wasn’t disappointed. Nothing was too much trouble, attentive staff & hearty delicious good of good serving sizes!!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Much the same as the last time we visited- we enjoyed the meal. Good service and friendly staff. One of limited options that were open on Good Friday. We sat in the dining room that had a better family vibe than the bar area.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found the staff friendly and helpful however found the seating area wasn't great because of smoking and vaping blowing thru the table area we are all non smokers . We spent $350 so would expect better dining area. We won't go back but food...was okMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to go on St Paddy’s day so the atmosphere was fantastic. The food was delivered promptly and met expectations. The staff was very sociable and humorously interacted with patrons even though they were rushed off their feet. I’d recommend and go...again myself.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called in here on our way through the town, unfortunately didn’t have dinner but a few drinks. Staff were very friendly and attentive. Had a log fire & looked newly renovated. Had a great atmosphere. The food on the other tables looked fabulous.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 16 January 2024 via mobile

Deliciously fresh and interesting creations from all parts of the menu. Something to suit all members of the party - so it was smiles and satisfaction. Fresh ingredients, generous servings, culinary creativity, and pleasant service. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 24 December 2023 via mobile

Food was so delicious.. Amazing service.. The ribeye is a steal. Loved the peppercorn sauce... Definitely visiting again. The brulee was *chefs kiss*.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 2 December 2023

Went in at lunch time to see evening menu. Charlotte was extremely friendly and super helpful. Chose sole and lamb shanks for dinner, both were great, tasty and hot. Highly recommend for great food and great helpful staff. Charlotte remembered us when we went back...for dinner and all customers made to feel welcome.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 19 November 2023

staff seemed a little casual, we had to ask to see dessert menu, as they were just walking by us and were efficient but not super friendly. However that said the meal was excellent one of the best we have had in a very long...time. recommend the dessertsMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 3 November 2023

Very good meal, large but very tasty. Service was excellent and staff were extremely helpful and communicative.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 22 September 2023 via mobile

Great little pub and had the best food great value good sized portions 👍 Really do recommend the chicken salad main and the calamari starter .others had the lamb shanks and was well cooked 2 shanks with plenty of gravy definitely come again if back...in OamaruMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 5 August 2023

Obliging waitress. Huge meals. Value for money. My disappointment was that I don't like meat therefore I ordered veges, smashed potatoes and mushroom sauce on the side. When I got my meal the mushroom sauce had bacon in it. No where on the menu did...it state bacon was in the sauce. We asked for the charge to be removed from the ml but they declined. Poor form I believe. State that you have a mushroom and bacon sauce on your menu then people won't be mislead.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 11 July 2023 via mobile

small place,but also divided into 3 distinct dining areas, very busy, we hadn't booked but they found us a table. Part of an old pub, so drinks were reasonable price, Food was very good, certainly much better than just pub food, and service was friendly...and very helpful. we had a PASTA dish, delicious, and a steak sandwich, just lovely, washed down with a great house ShirazMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 26 June 2023

Was really looking forward for a steak, i ordered Medium rare which was the correct amount of cooking. The steak was from the chuck end as it contained too much gristle. i don't mind paying for a decent steak but please dont sell a crap...steak to a paying customer. will think twice ordering a steak at your restaurant.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 24 June 2023 via mobile

Four of us went for lunch. Food was good and generous portions. Blue Cod was very fresh. Only downside was that the plates hadn't been warmed on a winter's day and the food got cold very quickly.

Date of visit: June 2023
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FAT SALLYS PUB AND RESTAURANT, Oamaru - Restaurant Reviews, Phone Number & Photos

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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