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The Fatted Calf Restaurant

Church Street | Athlone, Co. Westmeath, Athlone N37 P9X9, Ireland
+353 90 643 3371
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Church Street | Athlone, Co. Westmeath, Athlone N37 P9X9, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As i live in the Athlone area i have been to most of the really good restaurants and there are quite a few in town but The Fatted Calf operate at a level of excellence. We a party of four visited last Saturday night and...More

Thank Gerry C
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Food was of the highest quality. The slow cooked short rib beef was the tenderest, tastiest slow cooked beef that I have ever had. The cheese board was just glorious. Portion sizes were not large but I rate quality over quantity any day. We'll be...More

1  Thank Martin M
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

We found it during a nice walk around; Stopped for easy lunch - ordered first dishes and desserts. Nice look of the dishes and very tasty. Service was excellent! Desert- Yummy orange chocolate fundate. בתיאבון!!!

1  Thank Irit Y
Reviewed 2 July 2018

We were a group of 6 and had a fabulous meal in the Fatted Calf last Friday night. The food was incredible and the staff were so friendly and very informative about the menu. We all ordered differently and the opinion across the board was,...More

1  Thank niall0byrne
Reviewed 11 June 2018

We ate here as a birthday treat for my husband. It was our first visit but certainly not the last. The food was wonderful, the service first class. I had the crab starter and it was so fresh and delicious. The colours on the plate...More

2  Thank Fiona R
Reviewed 30 May 2018

We were passing through and stopped here on a recommendation, it was superb. Delicious ingrediants, excellent jolly service and cool happy atmosphere, we all loved our meals and the whole experience. Plan to re-visit again later this year. It's very good!

1  Thank Fitnessworldexplorer
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Lovely relaxed interior. Food was perfect. Had the asparagus and crab starters which were faultless. The crab was truly exceptional. Both of us opted for different steaks and both were perfectly cooked and beautifully accompanied.. finished with the cheese board which was perfect for two...More

3  Thank ash1234627
Reviewed 9 May 2018

An excellent experience ... A modern restaurant specialising in local produce ... perhaps not inexpensive, but very good ! Do not be put off by the rather drab exterior, it is well worth going in ...

1  Thank RabbitRoamer
Reviewed 8 May 2018

The meal was faultless and the staff provided first class service throughout. I can recommend this restaurant to anyone.

1  Thank mauguthrie
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Was a frequent customer here but will never eat here again. Called in today around 4 for food forgetting that they were not serving food till 5. After we were talking to the waitress my 3 year old asked to go to the toilet but...More

16  Thank Martj11111
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Questions & Answers
Niamh S
5 August 2017|
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Response from Fiona O | Property representative |
Yes, the bathroom facilities are wheelchair accessible, with all of the necessary handrails, and emergency pull cord as required by code.
Collette S
1 May 2016|
Response from Fiona O | Property representative |
Hi Collette, apologies for the delay in answering your question. We do not open on Sundays, with some exceptions e.g. Mother's Day or Father's Day. Our normal hours are Tuesday, Wednesday 5:30pm, Thursday, Friday and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Street | Athlone, Co. Westmeath, Athlone N37 P9X9, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Westmeath  >  Athlone
  • Phone Number: +353 90 643 3371
  • E-mail
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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