The Fat Bear Restaurant
What we do
From the soul-enriching Cajun gumbo of New Orleans to the Ahi tuna of California, by way of the Deep South's soul food like Fried Chicken & Waffles, there's a rotating menu of dishes which lie at the heart of America’s regional cuisines.
Good drink is as important to us as good food, so we offer a comprehensive selection of spirits (especially bourbon and rum), cocktails made with care and excellent ingredients (even our house pours are brands that we happily drink neat), and a superb selection of lovingly selected wines with an emphasis on American wines of interesting varieties and styles you may not have tried before.
Whether you're looking for a romantic table for 2 on date night, a large group booking for a birthday or other private event, a working lunch with your team in our private dining room, or just a cocktail and snack at the bar by yourself, we're happy to cater to any and all of your needs.
'Relaxed Excellence’ is key to The Fat Bear - superb service and food in a relaxed and unpretentious atmosphere.
Where we live
You can find us in the self-contained first floor of The Rising Sun Pub on Carter Lane (near to St. Paul's and Blackfriars). The entrance is via the fire exit on Burgon Street - look for The Fat Bear signage, we're hard to miss!
Who we are
The Fat Bear is a collaboration from both sides of the Atlantic, with a team drawn from America and London who’ve honed their ability to deliver the best possible dining experiences in places such as the newly Michelin-starred Social Eating House, Hawksmoor, Paramount and beyond. Our fantastic chef, Bernie Rogers, has worked closely with Duke's Brew and Que, and Blues Kitchen, following a Southern/Cajun epiphany that saw him learning from some of the best chefs and pitmasters in New Orleans.
Staff are at the heart of our business, and we are always happy to bring in new talent who share our ideals and standards of excellence. If you'd like to join the Fat Bear family, we'd love for you to get in touch.
Upstairs at the Rising Sun Pub,
61 Carter Lane,
Lunch 12:00 - 15:30 (last orders ~14:30)
Dinner 18:00 - 23:30 (last orders ~21:30)
Saturday [from January 17th]
Brunch 11:00 - 16:00 (last orders ~15:00)
Dinner 17:00 - 23:30 (last orders ~21:30)
Hours may vary at short notice - please feel free to call to confirm. Different hours also possible by special arrangement.