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Fat Olives brasserie

lake road | Bowness-On-Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere la23 3bj, England
+44 15394 47447
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $31
Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: European, British
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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.

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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

There are lots of places to eat in bowness but many of them offer all the same dishes so I like coming here for the variety of dishes to have. Wine was a little expensive but still very nice. My steak was cooked well. I definitely would return. Looking forward to my next visit.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Called here after being turned away from Rastellis at 9pm. Very good value, large tapas for 2 with wine for £29. Good service and nice place.

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

Thankyou for you kind review. Our large Tapas with wine is in fact £25 for two and offers excellent value. More 

Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Spent 3 nights in Bowness and ate here twice which is testament to the standard and quality of both the food and wine. Good selection of food on the menu and they have specials on too. I'm a bit of a sea foodie so when I saw calamari on the menu I knew I would have to give it a... More 

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

Thank you for your kind comments. Our Calamari is freshly prepared with our homemade tempura batter which makes it very light and tasty. More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We ate here twice during our trip, nothing in Windermere can beat it. Not the cheapest meal but we were happy with every penny spent. Beautiful, tasty, flavoursome food set in a lovely friendly eatery with very happy helpful staff. Can't fault a thing.

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

Thank you so much. Glad you enjoyed your meals, see you again soon More 

Preston
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Warmly welcomed - interesting menu - piping hot food served in a remarkably quick time given that it was clearly freshly prepared. All in all a very enjoyable meal.

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

Thank you very much for your kind comments More 

Grasmere, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Went for a meal here with my sister, service was friendly and professional. The food was fresh and tasty. Would definitely recommend!

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

Thank you so much for your kind comments, glad you and your sister enjoyed your meals More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Great menu, great price, good wine, lovely atmosphere, good steak and every type of potato imagineable.

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

Thankyou very much for your kind review. We try to please, as most of our food is freshly cooked to order, we are usually able to accommodate any special requests and would much rather customers asked than went away unhappy. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Just had the best meal me and my wife have had.the tapas was amazing and the olives. My wife love sea fish and said that the sea bass was the best she's had.we will be back for sure.great place friendly staff and outstanding chefs.10 out of 10.

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

Thankyou so much! Cant get better than that. Hopefully we will see you again soon More 

skipton
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85 reviews 85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

A really nice Brasserie, more seating inside split over diferent levels than appears from the outside, a good feel for informal eating, nice menu with plenty of choice. We opted for the fixed price with a drink included and thought it good value. I had a nice greek salad to start, a very good burger for main and a beer,... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind comments, I will pass your compliments on to Olive! More 

Leicestershire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We went on a Saturday night and the restaurant was fairly busy, we were seated by the bar which wasn't a problem. However after being seated for about 5 mins another coulple were seated at the bar, now this was extremely unusual as the bar seats are about 6" away from where I was sitting, they were basically perching on... More 

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

The bar seating you mention is only used occasionally in an emergency when someone arrives before their table is ready. We have taken your comments on board and will review the seating and try to make it less intrusive on the nearby tables. We are such a small restaurant that we have no where to "hold" customers, not a problem... More 

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Additional Information about Fat Olives brasserie

Address: lake road | Bowness-On-Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere la23 3bj, England
Phone Number: +44 15394 47447
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
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
Average Prices: USD 12 - 31
Cuisine: European, British

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