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Contrary to what some may tell you, American cuisine is extremely diverse and goes way, way past just a burger and fries. The Fat Bear London is a flying example of this. It’s a small restaurant in the very centre of London that doesn’t skimp on flavour and offers genuine American food. The Fat Bear can be found on Carter Lane in St. Paul’s – just above The Rising Sun pub – and given this fantastic location, as well as the food, you’d better believe the place is wildly popular. Oh, and there’s also a stellar drinks menu so you really can’t go wrong there now, can you. Ideal for a get together with old school friends, coworkers this spot ticks all the boxes and the food offering and drinks menu will keep just about everyone happy! Get a table reserved and head there no matter your occasion.
Quite often the best restaurants are the ones that don’t scream from the rooftops. The Fat Bear London, we’re pleased to report, doesn’t scream from the rooftops. Instead, the small but fiercely dedicated team behind the wheel do everything they can to make sure this St. Paul’s place churns out American food to make their diners grin every single time. The Fat Bear London’s location above The Rising Sun on Carter Lane is humble, too, and these surroundings make a damn good space for enjoying real American food. Speaking of which…
The Fat Bear’s main menu, whilst not huge, offers favourites from around the US that go past burgers that are ridiculously tall and too hard to eat. Begin with devilled eggs (an American classic), pimento cheese (the caviar of the south), or a luxurious chicken, andouille and shrimp gumbo. For your main we’d certainly recommend the seafood jambalaya complete with prawns, catfish, crayfish and sausage, or the southern fried corn-fed chicken with waffles and maple agave syrup. London, St. Paul’s, prepare to fill your boots...
Absolutely incredible as always, with ridiculously good wine pairings. Rosé really does goes well with fried chicken. Thank you for introducing us to Coole Swan as well.
so good that this is a return visit. the food is good, service friendly and the atmosphere was good too.
Amazing. Loved it. Highly recommend. Book for my team and everyone had a great time. Quality of food was extremely high and lovely service too.
Excellent food nice staff great experience. I would definitely go back to this please again. This restaurant was perfect for a catch up with my friends and could also be perfect for a couple night out
Catches you off guard as you enter via the side of a busy City pub, decor was classic and smart, the food was simple - but restaurants can be quite excellent when focusing on the simple things and doing it well, and that is exactly what happens at The Fat Bear. The buffalo wings were faultless, the best I’ve had. The chicken sandwich boasted the biggest piece of fried chicken I had ever seen, despite its size it was tender throughout, accompanied with perfectly cooked fries. As my guest added, when your main course was excellent, you felt compelled to taste one of the puddings, and the Oreo cheesecake was an absolute dream. Excellent restaurant in an area full of not so great restaurants.
I really liked the decor and location, something a bit different. I dropped a mark because I thought the gumbo was a tad bland , with a bit of extra kick it would have been much better. Wings and chicken tenders were very good but with such high competition in London , I wouldn't say they were outstanding. Courgette fries were really delicious, as was the Oreo cheesecake desert. Plenty of other dishes I saw people around me having that looked really great and the drink selection was good. Overall a solid place , worth a visit.
From the pub to this very cool, high-service focused dining experience, we had a great night of great dining. One exception: the dipping sauce for the fried pickles were wrong. wrong sauce for this delicious dish...so upon dipping the pickle into sauce, the pickle's taste was way off. w/out the sauce, pickle was excellent. surprised this excellent kitchen misses this...and it's not a cultural difference: it's just off. otherwise, it would have been a "6" experience ps: i will happily return to TFB...and recommend it highly to others
This is my 4th time eating at The Fat Bear. The food was nice, especially the mac and cornbread. Although, we felt the small plates concept isn't needed. I missed the poutine and truffle fries. The service was not to the same level as previous visits.
I stopped by The Fat Bear for dinner. Service and food was excellent. I'm from the south, and the food here tastes better than my family's cooking. I highly recommend.
Had a great time at The Fat Bear, came here for our anniversary and would happily come again, American food done properly, with lovely service. Drinks menu is extremely good, and paired with amazing food.