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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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69 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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!

Thank gmwjock
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank Tomas H
Athlone, Ireland
2 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Had an amazing night out in the Fatted Calf with friends and family last night. Beautiful food, friendly staff and a great atmosphere. Would highly reccommend this fabulous resturant. Best meal ive had in a very long time 👌

Thank Aoife-fifi
Athlone, Ireland
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

I loved the atmosphere here for an evening meal and the staff were lovely..... .......But I was disappointed with portion size...we were all hungry going in ....In fairness, the food we got tasted good but I would be disappointed with any restaurant that only gives a choice of either salad or mashed potato or veg or chips with a predominantly... More 

Thank Rutheden
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Had a fantastic meal here, starters of Prawn Wontons and Shredded Chili Beef were divine and the main course of Beef Fillet was amazing, best steak ever!! Other mains also good!! Desserts were also fantastic. All was washed down by lovely wine and cocktails!! Excellent night!

Thank MinnieIreland
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Excited with our works lunch reservation. The experience however was mediocre. After our group arrived on time our table was not ready. The outgoing occupants had finished their meal and were chatting, they were offered no encouragement to move on, meanwhile our group stood awkwardly in the middle of the restaurant floor as there was no where to wait. It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$28
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?