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The Fat Bear

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Southern Food; Done Right
1. Southern Food; Done Right
"Cornbread with honey and butter served hot in a cast iron pan...yum"
Josh C
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2. Warm Service
2. Warm Service
"Service was personable/excellent."
Ellen B
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3. Amazing Cocktails
3. Amazing Cocktails
"The cocktails are also a MUST-"
John M
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From the soul-enriching Cajun gumbo of New Orleans to the Ahi tuna of California, by way of the Deep South's soul food like Fried Chicken & Waffles, there's a rotating menu of dishes which lie at the heart of America's regional cuisines. Good drink is as important to us as good food, so we offer a comprehensive selection of spirits (especially bourbon and rum), cocktails made with care and excellent ingredients (even our house pours are brands that we happily drink neat), and a superb selection of lovingly selected wines with an emphasis on American wines of interesting varieties and styles you may not have tried before. Whether you're looking for a romantic table for 2 on date night, a large
US$14 - US$22
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Barbecue, American, Cajun & Creole
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Always love looking for out-of-the-way places and this must qualify as a hidden gem. Sneak up the green stairs behind the pub on the corner, push through the door and you are in a quaint, little eating area. I had the Chicken Andouille and Shrimp...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Paolo G
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

The Fat Bear is a funky, fabulous find. Situated a stone's throw from St Paul's Cathedral above a pub, the small dining room feels intimate without being cramped. The staff are friendly, and willing to help - my dining partner has dairy allergies, and our...More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Gareth R, Owner at The Fat Bear, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Hi Matthew, Many thanks for the extremely generous review - it's always a pleasure to get a good review, but even better when it's so detailed, and when it's so clear that you enjoyed yourself. It's why we all work in this occasionally thankless industry!...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found this today with a search on Google for somewhere to meet a business partner for lunch in London. The food sounded good and something a little different American with an English touch. We both went for the Fat Bear burger, which tasted really great....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank john0865
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I had the most delightful Southern American lunch at The fat bear! For mains we got the the Chicken andouille and shrimp gumbo (thick medium-spicy stew of chicken, custom-made pork sausage, prawns and steamed rice) & Seafood jambalaya (spicy Creole rice dish...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank londonfoodiesimba
Reviewed 11 January 2019

The Fat Bear is a stone's throw from St Pauls. The restaurant itself is a nice, cozy place with very friendly, alert staff. The food is completely unique for London and is delicious. We started with the fried pickles (very good, but by definition a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jeffwE166LY
Reviewed 10 January 2019 via mobile

Really rather mediocre. Southern fried chicken had soggy batter coating - expected crisp. Jambalaya very watery, used the same cheap sausage that was in the corn dogs. Wouldn’t know there was much seafood in it as it was largely a big bowl of watery rice....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank lizuk88
Reviewed 2 January 2019

Arrived a tad early so didn't have anywhere to hang whilst waiting for our table - this really is quite a small & intimate place and none the worse for that. First time visitors so we walked past the pub below a couple of times...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank marksw3960
Reviewed 22 December 2018 via mobile

We had dinner here - what a find! The service was excellent and the food absolutely delicious. I had the jambalaya - packed with fish and very tasty.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank sandraAbingdon
Reviewed 20 December 2018 via mobile

Seeing all the great reviews and exciting menu I was really looking forward to lunch at the fat bear. Arrived and found it was reassuringly busy and our table was waiting, overall the service was decent throughout. However the food was just a bit underwhelming...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sidji
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Christmas lunch today didn’t get to choose from the full menu as quite a big party but nevertheless food was very tasty and excellent service. Had the cheese with pimento spicy and chilli heat nice starter to follow opted for the burger. Well cooked double...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jane131262
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Tia H
6 February 2018|
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Response from chivalrousgent | Property representative |
Hi Eamon, While the menu changes seasonally, it doesn't tend towards vegan food, though the vegetarian options are usually fairly extensive. Currently, we do a beautiful baby spinach salad with sundried tomatoes, golden... More
14 October 2016|
Response from chivalrousgent | Property representative |
Hi QB, Our menu has quite a few options in place for both intolerances, and your server can walk you through the options on the day. If you're looking for something which is free from both then the Short Rib, Cioppino and... More
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