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Fat Olives brasserie

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lake road | Bowness-On-Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere la23 3bj, England
+44 15394 47447
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: A friendly English and Mediterranean brasserie style restaurant, open from...
A friendly English and Mediterranean brasserie style restaurant, open from 4pm serving freshly prepared, home cooked food. A varied menu offering light snacks, sharing plates, grills and regularly changing specials. Excellent childrens menu available. Also offering a Cinema and Meal deal in co-operation with the Royalty Cinema which is just across the road.
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Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 298
    Excellent
  • 187
    Very good
  • 50
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Cinema evening meal deal

Lovely meal and atmosphere. Staff very friendly and the food was good. The house wine washed it down well. We ate at 18.30 on a Friday so the restaurant was empty but soon filled up. The cinema was a nice treat and in with the 19.95 pp price. Would return :-)

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Ben D
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Halifax, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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567 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Halifax, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Lovely meal and atmosphere. Staff very friendly and the food was good. The house wine washed it down well. We ate at 18.30 on a Friday so the restaurant was empty but soon filled up. The cinema was a nice treat and in with the 19.95 pp price. Would return :-)

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Me & my partner recently visited Bowness on our honeymoon & was wowed by the offer of cinema tickets & meal for £13.95! We chose our mains (beef lasagne & canelloni) & ordered a garlic bread on the side to share! Ordered two cokes, that came from a bottle & was flat! Both meals took all of 5 minutes to... More 

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shrill29, Owner at Fat Olives brasserie, responded to this review

First of all can i say I am sorry that you didn't enjoy your meal. Our homemade lasagne and Butternut Squash and Goats Cheese Cannelloni are two of our most popular dishes, many of our customers return again and again to have them and I am mystified why you would find them soggy (?) I believe I waited on your... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Visited as part of cinema/meal deal. Amazing value!! Great to see local businesses supporting each other! Relaxed setting for our final meal on a weekend away in Bowness. Just what we were looking for. Service was attentive and food was delicious.

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shrill29, Owner at Fat Olives brasserie, responded to this review

Thankyou for your kind review. Our movie and meal deal has proved to be a great success and has been running now for two years in partnership with the lovely old Royalty Cinema over the road. More 

Manchester
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Went on Friday evening,nice atmosphere,good service and great food Went for the set menu with cinema ticket included and was really pleased with such great value Had the pate to start which was great,followed by chocked wrapped in Parma ham Would highly recommend

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shrill29, Owner at Fat Olives brasserie, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, glad you enjoyed your meal More 

Birmingham
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

My wife and I dined here on 28/02/15. My wife had smoked haddock and leak fish cake for starter and I had garlic & sweet chilli whole king prawns all I can say was they were excellent. For main My wife had garlic & sweet chilli whole king prawns with chips and I had Steak, mushroom & kidney pudding with... More 

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shrill29, Owner at Fat Olives brasserie, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. Glad you enjoyed your meal. More 

Manchester, England, Uk.
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Went for the 2 course dinner deal which included a ticket to the Royalty Cinema which is opposite. Very good price and decent food. For the starter I had the mushroom and stilton cheese (it was ok, just not enough flavour and quite watery - needed more bread too). I had the rump steak and chips for my main and... More 

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shrill29, Owner at Fat Olives brasserie, responded to this review

Thankyou for your kind review, I am glad you enjoyed your meal with us. The stilton mushrooms are not usually watery so I am not sure what happened there. We give a substantial chunk of bread with this starter which is quite filling, but are always quite happy to supply more bread on request. More 

Windermere, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We have eaten here a few times and have never been disappointed with the food; it is always tasty and hot you can see the chefs working in the kitchen. The waiting staff are attentive and efficient. Some of the seating feels a bit cramped, consists of three small rooms rather than one large space.

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shrill29, Owner at Fat Olives brasserie, responded to this review

Thankyou for your kind review, repeat business is definitely the best compliment. Unfortunately we cannot do anything about the size of the restaurant and we feel the cozy atmosphere is one of our strengths. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

Really friendly staff, food ok. My meal was really nice, my husband chose duck and could have done with a sauce. We had a nice night and really good value.

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shrill29, Owner at Fat Olives brasserie, responded to this review

I'm a little bit mystified by this. You seem to have had a nice meal and generally enjoyed your experience with us. The only problem seemed to be that your husband would have liked a sauce with his duck. So why only three stars??? Our Confit Duck Leg with braised red cabbage is one of our regular specials. We feel... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Having been to the Lake District before had to come back. The food is always great, we really like the burgers they do and the service is very good. It's often very busy so book a table!

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shrill29, Owner at Fat Olives brasserie, responded to this review

Thankyou for you kind review. You might be interested to know that we are now including our burgers in our early diner menu of £8.50 before 7pm so they will be even better value. More 

Normanton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Visited on Valentine's day, chose this restaurant for its fantastic 2 course movie deal in association with royalty cinema, and was pleasantly surprised to find the food to be awesome. One of the best steaks I had in lake district, lovely staff and ideal location with pay and display car park just in front. Serves al a carte menu as... More 

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shrill29, Owner at Fat Olives brasserie, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. Its nice to know that even on such a busy evening we managed to get it right. See you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: lake road | Bowness-On-Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere la23 3bj, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 47447

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 31
  • Cuisine: European, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

A friendly English and Mediterranean brasserie style restaurant, open from 4pm serving freshly prepared, home cooked food. A varied menu offering light snacks, sharing plates, grills and regularly changing specials. Excellent childrens menu available. Also offering a Cinema and Meal deal in co-operation with the Royalty Cinema which is just across the road.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?