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Fat Olives Brasserie

Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BJ, England
+44 15394 47447
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BJ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Restaurant is now called Balans of Bowness. Booked table for last Friday night for six of us. Staff friendly and welcoming. Food and service good. We all enjoyed our meal. Will go again.

1  Thank WpkWirral
Reviewed 3 days ago

Couldn't find fat olives which is because the restaurant is now Balans with a totally different menu. Pity they didn't tell us that when we rang to book. Food extremely average, side plates dirty, glasses dirty, service clueless. menu is more restricted than the fat...More

Thank Andrew A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife and I visited this restaurant this afternoon. We had heard good things about Fat Olives so we're slightly concerned that it was now trading under the name 'Balance' The room was empty just after five pm - although a bit early still a...More

Thank JamesytheHut
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had been in Gretna for our friends wedding in Friday then the 4 if us stayed in bowness Friday and Saturday night. We were looking for somewhere to eat Saturday night and trying to book but no-one was taking bookings you just had to...More

Thank Christine R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent staff Excellent restaurant Excellent food Lovely place so glad we tried Will definitely be back

Thank Cathyjen
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Me and my partner had the cinema deal from fat olives. It was a nice way to end our weekend in Windermere. The food was amazing in a nice setting also at a brilliant price.

Thank Kev H
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Quiet but does not deserve to be. We had seen it under the old name Fat Olives, but this is definitely a step up in class and quality. We both had the salmon, beautifully cooked accompanied by herb crushed new potatoes and poached eggs. An...More

1  Thank birnock
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Our large group really enjoyed our dinner here and the owner was very accommodating and made us feel welcome. However the young lad serving couldn't have been more different and clearly didn't want to be serving customers and it showed - we didn't even get...More

Thank Mattinbrum
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We went here after reading reviews on Tripadvisor thinking it would be good however were very disappointed. The place was deserted which didn't help with the lack of an atmosphere. One of the waiters was not very friendly or helpful. The food was ok, but...More

Thank jenghis77
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely quiet restaurant with a variety of food options. My partner had the lamb and I had the GLUTEN FREE mushroom risotto. Both very nice and well presented. The host was very knowledgable of GLUTEN FREE dietary requirements and catered well. Will be visiting again.

Thank EmLGr
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20 February 2017|
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Response from IsabelDurham | Reviewed this property |
What was Fat Olives is no longer. The new owners are operating it in a different style.
8 October 2016|
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Response from greekirelander | Reviewed this property |
Sorry cannot help ,did not notice any dogs. However most places around the lakes do
26 August 2016|
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Response from shrill29 | Property representative |
Thank you to all the lovely reviewers who have already answered this question. Yes we definitely welcome children and supply high chairs if needed. We have a childrens menu and supply colouring to keep them busy while they... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$46
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 47447
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A friendly English and Mediterranean brasserie style restaurant, open from 4pm serving freshly prepared, home cooked food. A varied menu offering light snacks, sharing plates, grills and regularly changing specials. Excellent children's menu available. Also offering a Cinema and Meal deal in cooperation with the Royalty Cinema which is just across the road.
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