The Fat Lamb

15 Ballarat Street, The Mall, Queenstown, Queenstown, New Zealand, 9300
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OPEN DAILY FROM 12 PM TO LATE

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  • Disabled Access
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Alfresco Dining

About The Fat Lamb

“Good Food starts with great produce” says Chef Martin James. “We cook with the best our farmers and growers provide and believe that this is the only true way to cook.”
The Fat Lamb showcases New Zealand produce in a wholesome, tasty and generous way – ‘the kiwi way’. The menu combines quality kiwi ingredients with an international influence of flavours to give you a great New Zealand food experience.
At the The Fat Lamb we offer a domestic only wine and craft beer list which allows us to concentrate on sourcing special and unique products from smaller producers to showcase the diversity and regionality of our country.
Join us at The Fat Lamb where we believe that the more you know the history and story of food – the better it tastes.

Cuisine: Locally Sourced
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Friday, 08 November 2019

Great flavours

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Our group dined at The Fat Lamb and loved it. The food was spot on, quick service especially for a large group. Looking forward to returning!

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Visited On Friday, 25 October 2019

Absolutely fantastic, the best lamb I have ever had, will be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 October 2019

Really impressed. The service was excellent and the atmosphere was great. All dishes we ordered were delicious - with the lamb options being particularly good. The prices ranged depending on what was ordered but on the whole, prices were in line with prices for Queenstown. We had a fantastic evening at The Fat Lamb and would definitely return here

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Visited On Sunday, 20 October 2019

Staff were fantastic, food was amazing.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 October 2019

It was a cold, rainy Sunday evening when we entered The Fat Lamb and were warmly welcomed by Heaven (that's her real name). As it was only 6:30 we were shown the whole restaurant and given our choice of literally any table we wanted. Having selected a cosy booth downstairs near the open fire with a view of the passing parade along the mall outside, we were given water, food and drinks menus. There are so many delicious choices on the menu, but finally we decided to share the 900gm, 6 hour slow cooked, herb encrusted shoulder of lamb which comes with white onions, carrots, fennel bulbs, roast potatoes and jus. Absolutely mouth-wateringly delicious. The lamb just fell off the bone and the flavour was sublime. We enjoyed it first with a glass each of local Pinot Noir and then with a glass each of merlot, cabernet sauvignon, franc, malbec. Wine by the glass prices were very reasonable ($12 and $13.50) compared with the $20+ per glass of some other restaurants. The whole evening was thoroughly delightful and I sincerely recommend it to anyone looking for a memorable meal. You will not be disappointed.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 October 2019

First time there and we will come back. Attentive staff and food selection is excellent. Meals were very good.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 October 2019

Very kind and professional staff, delicious food and drinks. We live in Queenstown and have family visiting us. They wanted to try the world famous NZ lamb and weren’t disappointed. We ordered lamb Shoulder and fish and chips. Both were great. Thanks, guys

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Visited On Saturday, 12 October 2019

You will not be disappointed visiting the fat lamb. The food is truly outstanding and the staff are firendly. We can't wait to go back.

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Visited On Thursday, 10 October 2019

We dinned on first table, enjoyed jalapeño poppers to start, lamb shoulder as a main, the food was excellent, staff very attentive. We sat downstairs in a very comfortable booth, highly recommend The Fat Lamb.

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Visited On Thursday, 10 October 2019

Dinner was lovely. Service prompt and friendly. Kids meals arrived first which rates highly with me. Would definitely go again.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 October 2019

My family really enjoyed the fantastic food experience, and the staff were really lovely and especially accommodating of our young children. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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Visited On Friday, 27 September 2019

Would definitely return. The food was amazing, the atmosphere was friendly and relaxed and the service was fantastic. (We shared the lamb shoulder and started with jalapeno peppers and the best garlic bread I've ever had!)

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Visited On Thursday, 26 September 2019

Had a great evening! Had the lamb ragu pappardelle and it was amazing, would recommend putting this on the main menu! The gold rush cocktail was a hit and the mushroom soup amazing as well!

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Visited On Sunday, 22 September 2019

Most beautiful meal we have had, first night of our honeymoon and they made it so special. Food was so lovely

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 September 2019

Excellent service and great ambience.

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Visited On Friday, 30 August 2019

Great selection of Lamb it was hard to decide.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 September 2019

New favourite restaurant in town! The place looks incredible with beautiful schist walls and themed decor. The menu has something for everyone with lamb being the obvious choice and they do an outstanding job! But the best part for me was the impeccable service. We were served by several staff throughout the night and all them were professional, chatty and had great recommendations (especially Mitch). I can't wait to find another excuse to go back! :-)

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Visited On Sunday, 01 September 2019

Pleasant staff and very good cuisine.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 August 2019

Great service but Half of our meals were actually just warm like they been sitting there for ages before delivery to table, my pasta of the day was the same even though the cheese on top was melted... Too long before I got it unfortunately ☹️ why didn't we complained straight away? We don't trust on sending meals back to kitchen that will return to table!

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Visited On Saturday, 24 August 2019

The food was fabulous and if you're a lover of lamb there are several trips you'll need to make to work your way through the menu

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Visited On Thursday, 22 August 2019

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Visited On Friday, 09 August 2019

The rump lamb was amazing, absolutely gorgeous! The lamb neck salad was quite bitter, and was a bit stingy on lamb and ingredients for the price of the salad. Service was mostly good, however our waitress kept changing and when we had finished our main we were asked if we wanted desert, the bill was promptly brought to us without us asking, we would have most likely ordered more drinks but felt our meal and dining experience was wrapped up by the staff.. we had been there less than an hour at this point. Very nice place, tidy and clean, toilets clean and very trendy. Would be nicer if it was a little more relaxed.

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Visited On Tuesday, 06 August 2019

Beautiful food, our shared dish for two would of been enough for four.

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Visited On Thursday, 01 August 2019

Excellent Service

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