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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. We don’t take bookings – just turn up and grab a table
PRICE RANGE
AU$15 - AU$27
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Cafe, Mediterranean, Healthy, Middle Eastern
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Digital Payments, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We finished a tour and finished outside this place. We had two BIG plates. You get one meat and four or five vegetables or salads. We got it to go. We got there about 5:15 pm, and the line was reasonable. Other times I have...seen very long lines. The food was all very good. I had a pulled beef dish that was excellent. Veggies and salads were good quality. Would not hesitate to go again or recommend to others. Very good value. We went back to our rental and were pleased.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This place is like a cafeteria, where you pick your plate size, and then get it filled with 4-5 different choices of various pre-cooked meats, veg and carbs. I went for chicken, carrots, roast potatoes and rice, each with a bit of middle eastern flavour,...and it was pretty good-just the potatoes were a bit dried out. It's just right for when you want something quick and in expensiveMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a great local place to grab some great value BUT more importantly great tasting food when u r too busy to make anything at home..... our go to guys

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a terrific restaurant. If you love wholesome nutritious food, already cooked (so no waiting) come here. Very eco friendly. I can’t recommend highly. I just wish we had somewhere like this in CHCH

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a find. Really good food, lovingly prepared and at a reasonable price. My wife says it’s the best meal she’s had in NZ so far. Lamb meatballs, red cabbage, roasted vegetables and sweetcorn with couscous all washed down by local draft beer. Highly recommended...and we will probably go back tomorrow! Great staff and atmosphere, and a winning formula with the plate size/number of ingredients pricing.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I do not recommend the coffee here! Bitter. F ood is all precooked like in a school cafeteria. Looked overcooked so didn't try it

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to eat, nothing special about it, the food it’s good but that’s it, it’s a place to go jf you’re lookin for something not too expensive and acceptable

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Discovered by chance on an internet search while i was in Wanaka, Big Fig did not disappoint. Just what we were looking for.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 17 January 2024 via mobile

Enjoyed medium plate dinners with a friend so we got different items and got to try more food. All of the hot foods and cold salads were very flavorful and seemed quite healthy. I loved the meatballs, couscous, roasted carrots, … This is not fine...dining but excellent homemade and casual food. If you get it to go they use the compostable cardboard and you can take it down to the water if you don’t want to dine inside or out front. Check it out!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 2 January 2024

Enjoyed dinner here. We got two of the smaller plates where you get to pick I think 4 or 5 things. We really enjoyed the ability to have lots of variety and try different things. Fun for sharing. Food was well made, tasted high quality.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 24 December 2023 via mobile

Great food fast. We got takeout twice in only three nights in Wanaka, once for lunch and once for dinner. I especially liked their cold salad items, very refreshing. Their pastries also looked good, though I didn’t try any

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 17 November 2023

Great healthy food Choice of veggies and meat in a plate you can choose the size Loved the taste Could be better for the atmosphere because it closes very early But definitely a good choice if you want to eat something healthy and tasty

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 13 November 2023 via mobile

We are on a tour around NZ staying in amazing places and being stuffed with delicious food three times a day, albeit not necessarily the healthiest. So, it was an utter delight to come here for lunch and eat fresh, tasty, healthy salads at a...very reasonable price. If I lived here, this would be a go-to staple destination for me.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 7 October 2023 via mobile

Wonderful meal. Tasty menu. Healthy eating. Friendly service. Cozy environment. Our first meal in Wanaka and thoroughly enjoyed. You can pick and choose from the various options available. From spicy meatballs, roasted potatoes to hippy salad. Top it up with avocado smoothie and dark choc...coffee cake.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Chrissie Lahood, Owner at Big Fig, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2023

Thanks so much!

Reviewed 29 September 2023 via mobile

Best slow cooked food in Wanaka. Absolutely delish bowls of goodness, flavour and variety. Everyone needs to go there for lunch.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Chrissie Lahood, Owner at Big Fig, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2023

Yay - thanks so much!

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Big Fig is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5