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“As good as ever!”
Review of Big Fig

Big Fig
Ranked #4 of 95 Restaurants in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $29
Description: Big Fig is all about slow food, served fast – delicious hot dishes, fresh salads, barista coffee and baking – all packed with flavour, made with love and ready to go. It’s an ever-changing selection of slow-cooked meats, tasty braises, pilafs, yummy vegetarian and vegan dishes. And we have an in-house bakery making fresh pittas, cakes, breads and more, baking all day every day. We serve breakfast from 8am-10am, lunch 11am-4pm, dinner 5pm-8pm, coffee and baking all day. We don’t take bookings – just turn up and grab a table. Big Fig is a family-style cafe founded by two sisters from a large food-loving Kiwi Lebanese family, serving modern middle eastern food with a home-cooking vibe. To Big Fig we bring heritage, tradition, recipes and stories.
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Description: Big Fig is all about slow food, served fast – delicious hot dishes, fresh salads, barista coffee and baking – all packed with flavour, made with love and ready to go. It’s an ever-changing selection of slow-cooked meats, tasty braises, pilafs, yummy vegetarian and vegan dishes. And we have an in-house bakery making fresh pittas, cakes, breads and more, baking all day every day. We serve breakfast from 8am-10am, lunch 11am-4pm, dinner 5pm-8pm, coffee and baking all day. We don’t take bookings – just turn up and grab a table. Big Fig is a family-style cafe founded by two sisters from a large food-loving Kiwi Lebanese family, serving modern middle eastern food with a home-cooking vibe. To Big Fig we bring heritage, tradition, recipes and stories.
Reviewed 18 August 2021 via mobile

Amazingly tasty, nutritious food at such reasonable prices. Love to go anytime I visit. The staff are lovely too - so warm and helpful.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 6 August 2021 via mobile

No wonder this place is the #1 place to eat in Wanaka. I visited with family 2 weeks ago and am still dreaming of having this meal again. Such good value for what you get and the staff were lovely. We loved the “fill your bowl” idea with so many options no matter what dietary requirements you may have. I had the pulled beef cheek, kumara gratin, roasted carrots and the “happy salad”. We will definitely be making another trip to Wanaka solely for another dinner at the Big Fig!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 31 July 2021

Came for dinner with family twice in a short five day stay in Wanaka. Very popular spot indeed. The food was fantastic. Really healthy and very very tasty. Something for everyone. The kumara gratin was an absolute stand out. The salads really very fresh and packed full of flavour. Would highly recommend. A really refreshing change from the 'burgers or fish and chips' at the local bars that charge twice the price.

Date of visit: July 2021
Thank Pommiejon
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h00dlet, Owner at Big Fig, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2021

Thanks so much for the great feedback! We especially love seeing kids eating good healthy food - magic!

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Reviewed 28 July 2021

Great food ,great value ,healthy and a great selection .A definite must try.
We went looking for them again this year in Queenstown but they had moved .Found them again in Wanaka .

Date of visit: July 2021
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h00dlet, Owner at Big Fig, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2021

Thanks for the great feedback!

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Reviewed 21 July 2021 via mobile

I went to Big Fig almost daily for the delicious salads. Ask for the “Chocolate Buckets”- they are a dark chocolate slice with nuts on top and if not in the cabinet they are in the cooler out the back. The rotating staff were helpful and always accommodating.

Date of visit: July 2021
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h00dlet, Owner at Big Fig, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2021

Thanks for the review, glad you liked!

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