The Fat Bear Restaurant

What we do

We are currently on hiatus whilst we look for a full-time premises. We'll update the website (and all of our social media) as things progress!


From the soul-enriching Cajun gumbo of New Orleans to the fish tacos of the South-West by way of New England’s clam chowder, there's a rotating menu of dishes which lie at the heart and soul of America’s cuisine. Food is keenly priced with snacks starting from £3 and main dishes from £8.
Whilst we honour and respect the traditions and techniques that underpin these dishes, we also recognise the importance of modernising and reinterpreting these recipes to best reflect the amazing produce we enjoy in the UK. ‘American inspiration, British execution’ – The Fat Bear isn’t chained by a desire to be authentic, but instead to update and reimagine these great dishes.
At the heart of our dishes are the best quality ingredients, courtesy of some of the UK’s best suppliers, such as The Rare Breed Meat Co. which supplies all of our meat.
Our series of pop-ups during the summer were wildly popular, with consistent 5* feedback including:

“Absolutely incredible night, insane food, great paired cocktails, fantastic vibe and hospitality. I can't think of anything to improve it, apart from DO IT EVERY DAY!”
“Cocktails were flawless, and each dish packed a punch of unique flavours, a real dining experience”
“The food was superb, from the little canapés served on arrival all the way to the last spoonful of the dessert”
“Really warm welcome - event was well run by enthusiastic group and the food was delicious … wonderfully fresh seafood … We had a marvelous time.”

Where we live 

Currently nowhere, though we hope to open our full-time venue no later than Q3 2014, which will boast a well-priced top-class bar offering with an emphasis on cocktails, such as The Fat Bear's original ‘Minted Rose Daiquiri’. Also available will be imported US craft and locally produced beers, as well as a comprehensive rum and bourbon list.

Who we are

The Fat Bear is a collaboration from both sides of the Atlantic, with a team drawn from New York 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.
We pride ourselves on practising the principles of ‘Enlightened Hospitality’ espoused by Danny Meyer, whose fast food venture Shake Shack has just opened in London. ‘Relaxed Excellence’ is key to The Fat Bear - superb service and food in a relaxed and unpretentious atmosphere.

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.


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