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The Fatted Calf Restaurant

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Church Street | Athlone, Co. Westmeath, Athlone, Ireland
17:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 15:00
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Tue - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
Thu - Sat 12:30 - 15:00
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Roscommon, Ireland
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2014

Had the pleasure of a birthday Sunday lunch in Fatted Calf today. Staff were friendly and attentive and the food was super. Starters ordered were chowder, soup of the day and prawn won tons..all delicious, empty plates going back to the kitchen. Mains were duck, fresh cod and beef, all tasty and presented beautifully. Only negative comment was the beef... More 

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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 February 2014

We arrived in Glasson Village near Athlone on Valentines weekend. As it was this weekend we knew the restaurant would likely be very busy & were wondering if this would be a " fill em up & get out " dining experience ! From the outset these fears were put to rest, a pre dinner drink at a relaxed pace,... More 

Thank GrainneHome
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2014 via mobile

We travelled up from Dublin on a Sunday afternoon and had reserved a table but still had to wait almost 30 mins to be seated, which was a little disappointing. We shared a delicious starter of scallops and pulled pork and things started to improve. Mains were organic salmon which was enjoyed by my wife but a little underwhelming taste... More 

Thank Qwertyduo
Donegal Town, Ireland
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2014

We were recommended to go here from the local BMW Dealership, and we are glad we did. This is a very unassuming restaurant from the front but the food is to die for! The portions are generous and the staff super friendly. You have to try this place!

Thank Katiw M
Dublin, Ireland
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2014

Really enjoyed our lunch stop at this restaurant. Food and service both good. Would definitely go back.

Thank BikerChris1300
Roscommon, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2014

friendly staff, beautiful food! not what you would call cheap but for the food you get it is definitely worth it. i will be returning!!

Thank catrinagoody
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2014

As our two daughters live abroad it is very important to us to have special family meals out when they are home. We are always well pleased at the Fatted Calf with regard to menu, ambience, service and every every aspect of our dining experience there.

Thank Liz K
Ratoath, Ireland
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile

I had dinner reservations here with my husband 3 children and mother and father for monday 30th for 6.00pm. Table was ready when we got there including the highchair I had requested. The food was excellent with great choice. The kids could have half portions of all the mains if they wanted. Will definitely be visiting this restaurant again when... More 

Thank Genna75
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2014 via mobile

Myself and my boyfriend ate here recently and having only eaten here once before around two years ago we were asking ourselves why we waited so long to return. The food was lovely especially our starters which were yummy. The soup was possibly the nicest soup ive ever had. It's a bit pricey but you dont mind paying when the... More 

Athlone, Ireland
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2013

I feel I have to make a comment as I am puzzled by the poor reviews this place is receiving.From my experience ,and I have dined here on many occasions, the food never disappoints,the staff are never anything but friendly, and the place has a lovely ambience. The groaners are entitled to their opinions but please be fair and if... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$29
Irish, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Street | Athlone, Co. Westmeath, Athlone, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Westmeath  >  Athlone
  • Phone Number: 353906433371
At The Fatted Calf Restaurant, our mission is to source and forage the best of local, Irish artisan produce, which we cook and serve on seasonal menus to our customers. All of our wines come from small, family producers from Wines Direct, Liberty Wines and Tindal Wines, our grass fed dry aged beef is supplied by John Stone Fine Foods.

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