The Fat Bear

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Description

Coming in just shy of Blackfriars, The Fat Bar is a restaurant and bar known for its American inspired tinkering, regular dining events, top notch back bar and lush evening vibes. 

A classic treat, and modern nook, The Fat Bear is the home to rotating dishes and overseas hankerings, above the Rising Sun Pub. Whether you're decked out in the restaurant tucking into a Southside treat, lapping up some of the house signature cocktails at the bar or looking to use their private dining room for an intimate event, there's a little something for everyone.

Boasting a team from both America and London alike, The Fat Bear is a delicious amalgamation of state-side, and something a littler closer to home. Heralded for their New Orleans tasters, must-try Cajun gumbo and finger-lickingly good plates, The Fat Bear is a palate pleasing romp across the pond, with even their top notch spirit selection and drinks list boasting a little something of both countries. For diners in the restaurant, why not try their Seafood Jambalaya or their Fried Chicken and Waffles.

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Happily Affordable ££
St Pauls
18 For Alcohol, children welcome to dine
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Hours

Day Open Close Notes
12:00 23:00
12:00 23:00
12:00 23:00
12:00 23:00
12:00 23:00
18:00 23:00
Sunday - -

Location

The Fat Bear
61 Carter Lane, London, EC4V 5DY

Area:
Central London

Nearest station:
Blackfriars (Tube)
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Drink Prices Price
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £5.00
Cocktail £8.00
Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer) £7.50
Bottle of House Wine £24.00

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This venue serves American food.

A word from the chef:
The Fat Bear serves a delicious and ever-changing menu of American regional dishes, ranging from Southern classics to experimental California-tinged fusion

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Great food and service! Well done! visited The Fat Bear on 01 Dec 2016
06 Dec 2016 by
5

One of my favourite places in London! The service is amazing, the food is delicious and it's the place to go when you're craving good 'ole Southern American cuisine. visited The Fat Bear on 25 Nov 2016
27 Nov 2016 by
5

Fabulous food accompanied by wonderful cocktails. Especially loved the marinade for the ham that Gareth had made. Can't wait for the 22nd! visited The Fat Bear on 24 Nov 2016
26 Nov 2016 by
5

I like the Fat Bear that's why I have returned for a business lunch. The food is good and tasty, the staff friendly. There was a slight boob when ordering though - my friend ordered the duck with lentils which we were advised takes 25 minutes to cook, when it came it was cold and raw. The staff were very apologetic and cooked it again and didnt charge us - very decent of them. I will still go to the Fat Bear but will stay away from the duck. Penny visited The Fat Bear on 18 Nov 2016
21 Nov 2016 by
3

Es war ein toller Abend mit sehr leckerem Essen und super Preis-Leistung visited The Fat Bear on 11 Nov 2016
13 Nov 2016 by
5

We had a great time at the Fat Bear. Super Southern USA food, fabulous cocktails and we were extremely well looked after my the staff/proprietor. Very easy to get to close to St Paul's Cathedral. visited The Fat Bear on 09 Nov 2016
11 Nov 2016 by
5

Great food, lovely staff and fab cocktails - what's not to like? Will be going back. Thanks Fat Bear! visited The Fat Bear on 05 Nov 2016
08 Nov 2016 by
5

Excellent food and service. Really enjoyed the fried chicken and waffles. visited The Fat Bear on 04 Nov 2016
07 Nov 2016 by
5

Food was good but we were seated at the bar (3 people) when there were two empty tables available the entire time we were there. When we requested the reservation, we did indicate that we were only requesting a 1 hour time slot. We will not be returning. visited The Fat Bear on 29 Oct 2016
07 Nov 2016 by
2

Quality of the food was rather ordinary, and lack authenticity. Reviews were solid, so we were quite disappointed. visited The Fat Bear on 04 Nov 2016
06 Nov 2016 by
1

Excellent service and amazing food! visited The Fat Bear on 29 Oct 2016
31 Oct 2016 by
5

Incredible food, reasonably priced, lovely staff, and a wonderful atmosphere visited The Fat Bear on 29 Oct 2016
31 Oct 2016 by
5

Incredible food, reasonably priced, lovely staff, and a wonderful atmosphere visited The Fat Bear on 29 Oct 2016
31 Oct 2016 by
5

Toooooo noisy so left and went to the Indian next door ! visited The Fat Bear on 28 Oct 2016
30 Oct 2016 by
1

Fantastic food as always, although I'm sad to see that poutine is no longer served. visited The Fat Bear on 28 Oct 2016
30 Oct 2016 by
4

Great food and service. Recommended visited The Fat Bear on 28 Oct 2016
30 Oct 2016 by
5

Great food, nice atmosphere. Good range of Bourbon visited The Fat Bear on 21 Oct 2016
24 Oct 2016 by
4

Excellent diner in a lovely place ! visited The Fat Bear on 20 Oct 2016
22 Oct 2016 by
5

Really nice setting / atmosphere - amazing Oreo cheesecake!! visited The Fat Bear on 14 Oct 2016
17 Oct 2016 by
4

The food was delicious and the staff were so friendly and accommodating. The venue is cosy so felt very lucky to be able to make a last minute Friday booking (thanks to a cancellation)! visited The Fat Bear on 14 Oct 2016
16 Oct 2016 by
5

Wonderful food and drinks. The service was great as well even though it was only her second day :) I'll be back for the oreo cheesecake for sure - please don't change that recipe!
07 Jul 2016 by
5

Really friendly staff and great food. The cocktails were good and the portions were big. we enjoyed the music as well. The food is a bit spicy and the atmosphere felt like someone's living room. Over all it was very nice evening. Yasmin visited The Fat Bear on 31 May 2016
02 Jun 2016 by
5

Despite popular assertions that London is at the epicentre of global cuisine, good and authentic Cajun/Creole food is one of the toughest to find in our capital. Since the closure of the excellent Kenny's in Hampstead back in the 90s, there have been many who have tried with far-ranging results, but none of them quite close enough. Essentially, if I wanted to eat authentic gumbo, étouffée and jambalaya, I had to travel back to New Orleans or make it myself, This has all changed with discovering The Fat Bear. Right from our opening aperitif of a Sazerac cocktail (a N'awlins rye-whiskey based invention that we asked Ryan at the bar to specially prepare for us), it was clear they knew what they were doing, which gave further weight to our expectation of the food to follow ... and thankfully, nothing disappointed. We started with fiery buffalo wings and the small-but-powerful goat tacos ... both mightily flavourful and satisfyingly spicy, the accompanying blue cheese dip was both delicious and coolingly welcome. However, the main courses were the star of the show; I went for the chicken, Andouille and shrimp gumbo, while hubby opted for the monkfish, shrimp and crab jambalaya with herb-crusted catfish ... I don't think I have the words to convey just how ecstatic I was to be tasting that level of authenticity without taking a plane or 'hitting the pans' myself. We passed spoonfuls/forkfuls of utter deliciousness back and forth between us like kids at a Mad Hatter's tea party! After a thoroughly satiating main course, I had no room for a dessert all to myself, though the couple of tasters I tried of hubby's peach cobbler were spot-on. The service we had from both Judy and Louis was impeccably managed ... friendly without being intrusive, and informative with being overbearing ... all in all, a practically perfect dining experience. We Ruth visited The Fat Bear on 09 Apr 2016
13 Apr 2016 by
5

Despite popular assertions that London is at the epicentre of global cuisine, good and authentic Cajun/Creole food is one of the toughest to find in our capital. Since the closure of the excellent Kenny's in Hampstead back in the 90s, there have been many who have tried with far-ranging results, but none of them quite close enough. Essentially, if I wanted to eat authentic gumbo, étouffée and jambalaya, I had to travel back to New Orleans or make it myself, This has all changed with discovering The Fat Bear. Right from our opening aperitif of a Sazerac cocktail (a N'awlins rye-whiskey based invention that we asked Ryan at the bar to specially prepare for us), it was clear they knew what they were doing, which gave further weight to our expectation of the food to follow ... and thankfully, nothing disappointed. We started with fiery buffalo wings and the small-but-powerful goat tacos ... both mightily flavourful and satisfyingly spicy, the accompanying blue cheese dip was both delicious and coolingly welcome. However, the main courses were the star of the show; I went for the chicken, Andouille and shrimp gumbo, while hubby opted for the monkfish, shrimp and crab jambalaya with herb-crusted catfish ... I don't think I have the words to convey just how ecstatic I was to be tasting that level of authenticity without taking a plane or 'hitting the pans' myself. We passed spoonfuls/forkfuls of utter deliciousness back and forth between us like kids at a Mad Hatter's tea party! After a thoroughly satiating main course, I had no room for a dessert all to myself, though the couple of tasters I tried of hubby's peach cobbler were spot-on. The service we had from both Judy and Louis was impeccably managed ... friendly without being intrusive, and informative with being overbearing ... all in all, a practically perfect dining experience. We Ruth visited The Fat Bear on 09 Apr 2016
13 Apr 2016 by
5

Finding an open venue around St. Pauls that isn't one of the generics, at the weekend is almost impossible. Decided to chance this place as the reviews were excellent. So glad I did. Food is amazing and the service is excellent. Would go back next time I'm in the area. reecehw visited The Fat Bear on 05 Mar 2016
08 Mar 2016 by
5

My family (17 of us) took over the restaurant Saturday night and had a fantastic and memorable evening. Gareth and team were great and always helpful especially with the menu planning given the group size. Rarely have I seen someone expend so much energy and concentration making cocktails “everyone a work of art and delicious” For me the Chicken wings were the prefect spicy opener, the jambalaya and Duck Gumbo received the highest praise and the children (old and young) loved the cheese burgers (those of a non-spicy disposition). A quirky venue that transports you away from a damp wet London, food that strikes a great balance of spice and flavour. We just need to find another excuse to try the rest of the menu stowjas visited The Fat Bear on 23 Jan 2016
25 Jan 2016 by
5

Always excellent food and bar service. The staff serve homely southern cooking with a passion and knowledge of produce you normally see in a Michelin started venue. Can't recommend enough and always a great atmosphere.
10 Jan 2016 by
5

Delicious, cozy and heart warming home cooked feeling food! Gorgeous ambiance and wonderful customer service. Food was very tasty, great menu knowledge and recommendations from waiters, couldn't ask for more! True hidden gem! Tarn visited The Fat Bear on 28 Nov 2015
30 Nov 2015 by
5

Charming, hip restaurant where the food is exquisite and the drinks fun. Reasonably priced and great ambiance loved the bacon glazed doughnuts. The attentiveness of the waiters and knowledge made for a lovely anniversary meal. nihaarc visited The Fat Bear on 06 Nov 2015
08 Nov 2015 by
5

Amazing food. The Fat Bear does American cuisine with significant style and flavour. Truly delicious. And with great service it is a must for anyone who likes Whiskey and BBQ.
14 Aug 2015 by
5

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