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“A Hidden Gem”
Review of The Fat Farmer

The Fat Farmer
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Reviewed 19 November 2023 via mobile

We ordered the pork bao buns, roll your own beef pancakes, the fish, flat iron steak and sticky date pudding. Everything was cooked perfectly, presented well and the food arrived in good time. With hindsight I would order a couple of vegetable based sides for balance as although the flavours in the food are delicious we do not eat a lot of salt and found some of them to be very rich (e.g. kewpie sauce on the flat iron steak). Our server Georgia and the front desk staff were great and we will dine here again.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 10 November 2023 via mobile

Food was dreadful. We had the $62 pp meal for four. The chicken was tasty, but dry. The pork belly was dry. The lamb was inedible because it was so so dry and over salted. The fries were dry. Asparagus and chèvre were not dry, but poorly balanced taste wise. Two out of four of us thought the food was good, but also admitted they prefer overcooked meat. Wait staff were good. Two of us felt unwell overnight and this morning. Judging by other reviews, it could have just been a bad night. We won’t be hurrying back. Disappointing as it’s in our neighbourhood.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 28 August 2023

A very lively place with a great menu. We were specifically there for the sharing dishes and they did not disappoint! We had great advice about how many to pick for our group and they were all delicious and generous in size. Particular standouts were the goats cheese and the duck pancakes. We had the best table in the house, tucked into the corner by the window, and were warm and cosy. Service was efficient and friendly. Would highly recommend. Bookings advised as it's clearly a very popular spot!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 5 July 2023

Wont go back. Especially went for the pizzas which was dry and pretty underwhelming. Not a Sunday lunch venue. Music too loud even after we asked if it could be turned down.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 20 May 2023

Our Dad's 84th Birthday celebration, good food but being chased off our table of 4 after an hour and a half so the table could be prepared for the next customer and being told to drink my coffee quickly isn't acceptable for a bill of $300+ Are they forgetting who pays their salaries - we won't be back!

Date of visit: April 2023
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