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“One of the best restaurants in the Athlone area”

The Fatted Calf Restaurant
Ranked #14 of 113 Restaurants in Athlone
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$24 - US$32
Cuisines: Irish, International, Gastropub
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 12 July 2014

We have been to The Fatted Calf many times because we love the food and know we can expect quality.
They change the menu at least once a season and have specials, a wonderful early bird and bar snacks.
Almost everything we have ordered has been delicious, sometimes outstandingly so.
I am a vegetarian and there is always something on the menu for me - they have even made me things on request.
They also offer all main courses as half-portions for children which is amazing as your kids can have a nice steak or try something different to the usual chicken nugget stuff some restaurants put on children's menus.
We brought a visitor from another country here a few weeks ago, and he said it was the best meal he had had in Ireland!
The service is great and the staff friendly. Now, It is more expensive that your average pub, even though it is a 'pub' but the food is high-quality gastropub fare. It is worth it for a treat, especially at lunch when you can actually get out of there for around 10 euro a head for a lovely meal. Amazing soups and sandwiches.
Good atmosphere. Lots of good seating outside in the back.

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Reviewed 11 July 2014

The food here is excellent, well presented and a very reasonably priced lunch menu. My only complaint is it's too far from home (80 miles) I recommend it to anyone I know is passing through Glasson.

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Reviewed 19 June 2014

We have been here about six times so far. The food is always excellent and so flavourful. Came once for Sunday lunch with the family and it was jammed and unfortunately we hadn't booked in advance. Go for the early bird menu for even greater value.

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Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

We have heard great reviews about this very well known pub/restaurant and took a detour on the trip from Dublin to Galway for lunch. The food was really well presented and aesthetically beautiful, unfortunately a little bland to taste and covered in garden peas.Waiting staff very accommodating. Vibrant atmosphere in the restaurant and Glasson lovely village.

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1  Thank cavanlad
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Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

Above standard Sunday lunch and reasonably priced. All food well seasoned and excellently cooked. Lovely staff. Even though it was full it was comfortable and airy. Have visited most of the well known places in a 30 mile radius and this has been by far the best on all counts.Well worth a visit and no hesitation in recommending it

1  Thank Ratchm
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