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“Value for money”
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 4 weeks ago via mobile

The big fig doesn’t advertise as fine dining and it clearly is not. They have cabinets of pre prepared food from which you can order a sized plate and build your own meal. The food is really healthy and service great. Lots of options. Quirky but quite different in a town of high priced options in a fine dining setting.

Date of visit: May 2024
Thank Mike P
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Chrissie Lahood, Owner at Big Fig, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So happy you felt Big Fig was value for money – our hope is that most people can afford to eat with us. Thanks!

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Reviewed 14 April 2024

Ordering is super easy and a person chooses from what they see, not from something just described at the menu. Staff is helpful and explained all the dishes available at that moment to me. The meals are super tasty. I would totally appreciate a restaurant like that at my own town.
The place is super busy, so it's possible that you will need to wait a bit to get a table. I sat at the table outside where it was a bit noisy from the cars passing by on the road.
To order you meal, you need to go to the counter. But the order itself is brought to you later by a waitress.

Date of visit: December 2023
Thank Jana K
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Chrissie Lahood, Owner at Big Fig, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2024

Thanks so much glad you enjoyed your Big Fig experience!

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Reviewed 10 April 2024 via mobile

Boy, is this place good. Healthy, delicious meats and veggies and salads laid out behind the counter, you pick size of plate and tell them which items to fill it with. Takes 5 minutes to walk through the line and you’ll be happy the whole way, especially when you sit down to tuck in. Liked the local beers on tap, too. We’re here a week so far and about to go for our third visit.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Chrissie Lahood, Owner at Big Fig, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Stoked to hear you came back for round three! It means so much to us :)

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Reviewed 2 April 2024

We love healthy bowls, and Big Fig was fantastic. So good, that we went back again the following day. Highly recommend and will be back the next time we are in town.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 27 March 2024 via mobile

DELICIOUS!!! Create your own plate small medium or large with delicious options of protein, salads and sides. Brilliant!
Love the option of gluten free pastries and good cappuccino.

Date of visit: March 2024
Thank BBoise
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