We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Fat Gherkin

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
57 Main Street, Moira BT67 0LQ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9261 1453
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

117 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 117: English reviews
Moira, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff are incredibly friendly and welcoming, the food is out of this world -prepared with care and attention to taste detail, the traybakes are delicious especially the gluten free ones.. and the coffee is superb... We love it here if you hadn't guessed! Just don't pinch our favourite seat at the upstairs window!

Thank chriseliz01
Craigavon, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food lovely, but service quite slow.Member of staff eating a packet of crisps and drinking behind the front counter this was unprofessional. Other member of staff singing along to the music ,very off putting.

Thank trudie2017
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been a few times for lunch and it never disappoints, cerleriac and mushroom soup is great as is everthing we have tried

Thank brian7790
Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly staff and pleasant atmosphere. We were their for lunch and both had the warm salad. It was delicious and very reasonably priced. McCoys

Thank bjmmccoy
Level Contributor
23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

What a pleasure to experience such great food and service in Moira. We were made to feel so welcome and took ages on choosing our dishes from such a tempting menu. Food is freshly prepared and homemade - we'll be back !

Thank travelbugsGreece
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

My experience of the fat gherkin was for a Saturday lunch. We had a short wait to be seated (upstairs), then a longer wait to be served, not ridiculous, just to the point where we thought this is taking the p*** and shall we politely leave. But hey, the place was busy so no big deal I guess. The menu... More 

4 Thank t0talcrap
northern ireland
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Visited for breakfast. Staff were friendly. Food was hot and tasty but at £17.50 for 2 small breakfast, 1/2 soda, 1/2 potato bread, 1 sausage, 1 bacon, 1 egg, tomato and mushroom with a coffee and juice I will not be returning. Food was served 15 mins after coffee so my coffee was cold and no option of a free... More 

1 Thank sunlover1617
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Have visited on four occasions in last 8 weeks.. Impresses every time. Good food and good service. Well worth a visit.

Thank Joneser11
Magheralin, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
59 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We called in on Saturday morning for a cooked breakfast and had a lovely fry and experience. We both had the filled soda......FRY!

Thank bangorblue
Level Contributor
18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We live in Moira and hadn't been to this little gem yet. We went on Sunday after a walk, was very busy but we got a table within a couple of minutes. Great menu with different options rather than your normal greasy spoon cafe! Food was superb and staff were very friendly. Would highly recommend.

Thank sarahnor1990

Travellers who viewed The Fat Gherkin also viewed

Moira, County Down
Moira, County Down

Been to The Fat Gherkin? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Main Street, Moira BT67 0LQ, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Moira
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9261 1453

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Fat Gherkin and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
5 months ago
Belfast, United Kingdom
11 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from The Fat Gherkin staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?