The Fat Bear Restaurant

What we do

From the soul-enriching Cajun gumbo of New Orleans to the Shrimp & Grits of the Carolinas, by way of the Deep South's soul food like Pork & Beans with cornbread, there's a rotating menu of dishes which lie at the heart of America’s regional cuisines. We also recognise the importance of having a ridiculously good burger, so offer our truly decadent take on the "Juicy Lucy" - a spiced beef patty stuffed with pimento cheese and topped with a crayfish and cheese sauce.

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 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.

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 £4 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.

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,

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