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£6 - £15
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Bar, British, Grill
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Reviewed 18 November 2023

Not that impressed tbf. Celebrating birthday but service was poor. 45 minute wait for main course and 40 minutes wait for pudding, not acceptable, when I spoke with staff member blamed it on staff shortages and other parties, woefully poor excuse, will not attend again...for food, very poor..More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 4 November 2023 via mobile

Food amazing and very reasonably priced. We were served by a waitress called Beth who was on a trial shift on her first day. She was amazing. Really efficient, attentive, friendly and with a great smile. Sincerely hope she is now a permanent member of...the team.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 28 August 2023

Not a great experience. The restaurant menu wasn’t very broad and not as much choice as you would expect - we all ended up with Burgers A few issues - they had ran out of Tomato ketchup - the waitress split our drinks across table,...we cleaned this ourselves and did not get an apology, a cloth or the drinks topped up - a table by us, a customer had a white jumper on - cashmere style, the same waitress split all of the customers red cocktail down the white jumper This wasn’t the team members fault, it would appear that the bar was understaffed and a new team member was chucked in at the deep end and not given a lot of training or support We didn’t finish our meals or the drinks, a poor experience. Haven’t been back sinceMore

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 1 July 2023

We came for the bottomless brunch, 90 minutes drinks & food for £25. Meghan was looking after us for the experience, she was so kind and brilliant service. Would recommend!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 24 March 2023

I used to visit the branch in Derby with fond memories, so when looking for lunch in Nottingham, it caught my eye. It was 1pm on a Friday, so I was surprised to find it completely empty. I was greeted warmly but then led to...the back of the restaurant. What struck me most was, that despite being a mild day, the room was absolutely freezing. I ordered the warm bread selection. A nice portion of warm breads with balsamic vinegar in oil, and a bowl of sad looking olives. The bread was nice but the vinegar thick like treacle. Tasted good though. Then fish and chips, a nice sized portion the chips where hot (which was good, I could warm my hands over them) crispy outside and fluffy centres. The mushy peas were fine and the fish had a thin crispy batter but was a little flavourless and dry at one end. Price wise it was a little more than I’d expect for a venue of the types but was okay. I passed on dessert and left to defrost in the sunshine.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 7 November 2022 via mobile

Went in for tea before a gig and was welcomed by a very attentive waitress,took our order and served drinks, Food came piping hot and in reasonable time ,and as there was a4 40% discount off everything made it really good value ,even at full...price was still good value as portions were very bigMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 2 July 2022 via mobile

It was amazing! So much fun and so much Prosecco! And Holly is the best server ever! Ask for a bottle!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 April 2022

Terrible bar staff. No idea how to pour a pint. I had guiness. The glass was dirty I told her whilst she was trying to pour it and she got another glass and poured it out of the dirty glass into another glass!! No apology...just a dirty look. Flat , no head on the guiness. Hopeless. Won't be coming here again. Ignorant staff.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 27 March 2022 via mobile

This place on a sunday afternoon is no place to go for a sunday dinner… all the females in this bar and restaurant only seem to want to turn the sound system up and have a saturday night vibe. This is not what you want...for a midday sunday lunch. There is no way you can enjoy a family meal in here or even have a conversation, you are needing to shout at each other across the table just to be heard. To order your food you are screaming at the bar staff/waitress and also needing to repeat yourself constanly as they cant hear you. The sound system with all the base is amazing for a friday and saturday night out on the town but for a family bar/restruant this is no good. There is no point complaining to management as they are all so young and are unfazed by you leaving the premises due to all of these issue. They will happily let you leave and just turn the sounds up even more. No wonder your company is paying for a bouncer to be on the door on a sunday afternoon. You are asking for trouble. This bar/restaurant really do need to consider what kind of clientele you want in this bar as local piss heads are defo not interested in your menu.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 18 March 2022

Bubbly brown rubbish Just poor, not a statement on the barrel but on the pour Rubbish, rubbish, rubbish

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 7 March 2022 via mobile

Incredibly disappointing evening at the Fat Cats “Bottomless Brunch” which I attended with 3 friends on Saturday night. Firstly arriving and being seated in a room that was so cold that we all kept our coats on, and upon asking if they could turn the...air- con off, the response was ‘its always this temperature’. Not a particularly welcoming start. We arrived 15 mins before 5pm, *as advised on the website*, to be told we would not be served our ‘welcome’ pornstar martinis’ until 5pm on the dot, so were expected to sit for 15 mins in a freezing room without a drink, even though the drinks were all pre made and sitting on the bar. We were also advised by one waiter that to order additional drinks it was a table service, and another waitress that we had to order form the bar, all very confusing, and a clear lack of management direction. However the most disappointing part of all, were the ‘bottomless’ drinks that we had prepaid for; 4 large jugs, filled halfway with ice, and the other half which what can only be described as cheap, sickly, half flat juice/cordial that you’d only serve at a 5 year olds birthday party, which they’d clearly added one or possibly two shots of vodka, maximum. Another table next to us had the same issue and complained, to no avail. There were three cubicles in the ladies bathroom , one had a broken toilet seat, one had NO toilet seat, and there was also no toilet roll- so much for keeping things clean, post covid! Disgusting. And this was at 5pm, imagine it at 11pm! We left early, after giving up on the very average service, revolting drinks, unhygienic bathrooms, and £25 lighter. Thanks but no thanks!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 4 December 2021 via mobile

Appalling I feel this place needs the cooperative company needs to under cover this place Menu Numerous items marked out unavailable! Scored out in Blake scribe In view of nothing availability choices of starters chose Nachos Consistency of cold dairy Lea cheese not hot a...total mess Social Distance Staff don’t wear masks !!!! Concerning!! Overhaul this cooperative need to visit under cover this appalling restaurant Disabled toilet used as a table chair storage room Fat Cat is a joke You will not get fat here as menu is that reduced by 70% what is there to get “fat on” Appalling!!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 30 November 2021

The bottomless brunch here is fab, really good value. The waitress ensured our glasses were always full and she was friendly and helpful. Really relaxed atmosphere, the bar itself is modern and clean, food was lovely too. Will definitely go back!

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 4 September 2021

Really nice bar with great service especially from Adele who made sure we had everything we needed start to finish. Would definitely recommendMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Fat Cat Cafe Bar Nottingham, General Manager at Fat Cat, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2021

Hello davidbS4117ZD, Thank you very much for your positive feedback about your visit. I am very delighted to hear that you enjoyed our service. We do very much appreciate your recommendation and it would be our pleasure to welcome you once again. The Fat Cat...More

Reviewed 4 September 2021

After an afternoon having drinks round Nottingham a fat cars burger was just what we needed. Great service from Adele and yummy food!!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Fat Cat Cafe Bar Nottingham, General Manager at Fat Cat, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2021

Hey amik231, Thank you very much for your positive feedback about your visit. I am very delighted to hear that you enjoyed our food and the service there. We do very much appreciate your recommendation and it would be our pleasure to welcome you once...More

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  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
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