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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
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
Thu - Sat 12:30 - 15:00
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first visit to the restaurant The menu gave an excellent choice The knowledge of the staff who chatted about the wine & where it was from Most of the ingredients were locally sourced. I choose the fillet with a pepper sauce. The sauce was excellent not like some of the watery sauces you receive in some restaurants.... More 

Thank lynndgregory26
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My first visit & was highly impressed. Beautifully presented food which tasted as good as it looked. The vegetarian main course was ravioli with various vegetables in a delicious cheese sauce & was one of tastiest veggie dishes I've ever had. Starter of hummus & beetroot equally impressive. Waiter was helpful, friendly & efficient & service was quick but not... More 

Thank Paula L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely atmosphere and great staff but food was average at best. Starter special of scallops served with very poor quality black pudding @€12.95 was very overpriced! Scallops tiny🙁

Thank Anna R
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Steak and fish dishes were beautifully presented and tasted delicious! Tarte tatin to die for... staff were friendly and helpful.

Thank db100000000000
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

The food is amazing! Every single thing in your plate have an unique flavor! Recommend started, main and desert!

Thank Andreia L
Cork Ireland
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70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This is a great restaurant. Lovely ambiance, great staff, fabulous food. All round I think it's definitely my 1st choice in Athlone. Not the cheapest, but still good value. And they do early bird specials at VG rates. Great wine selection, my partners opinion. Good varied menu. The stand out for me was the cod mains, faultless. Starters and dessert,... More 

1 Thank MossN
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

It's Valentine's Day and not everyone has the luxury of babysitters. So lunch at the Fatted Calf would have been nice except they were closed!!!! Business must be soooooo good!

1 Thank gmwjock
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We visited Athlone between Christmas and New Years. We stood at the door and my wife asked what time they opened and was told 5:30. When my wife told me I told her to ask for a table and she was swiftly told that they were all fully booked. As we walked away I asked my wife did she feel... More 

1 Thank Tomas H
Athlone, Ireland
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Sparse food, it pretends be author cuisine but it just an expensive and not good restaurant, the sirloin very small and the rest of the dishes ridiculous! Do not recomend this place at lest you want spend a lot money and after that buy a pizza in a supermarket to eat it in home

Thank mlubea
Galway, Ireland
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Delicious food! Had a disappointing hotel stay in Athlone but our hour and a half in The Fatted Calf made up for it! My starter of hummous and goats cheese was divine, followed by a mouth-watering pork belly dish. Modern décor with unusual touches such as pewter tankards for the kids drinks- a real novelty! Well worth many a future... More 

Thank 2014Lisa43

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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, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, 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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