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The Fat Crab


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Certificate of Excellence2018 - 2019 Winner


$19 - $126
Sri Lankan, Seafood
Dinner, Drinks
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for a family birthday dinner and I was aware that the food is cooked in plastic bags and you eat with your hands straight from the bag. However it becomes disturbingly apparent how much plastic waste this restaurant chain must get through. The...More

Date of visit: July 2019
1  Thank clairperera
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was a good experience. Loved the prawns and the 'whole shabang' sauce. The blue swimmer crab wasn't great, not much meat and too soft. Will probably try the Lobster next time, or maybe the local crab. Would have been nice to have the option for...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank MoTravelAndFood
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked a month in advance for Father’s Day and when we arrived they could not find our booking. The staff were extremely rude especially the Eastern European woman (could be the manager). They were very dismissive given the circumstances - they definitely will not...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Madame2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent restaurant food top draw waitresses all very helpful nothing to much trouble all tables were full will be going there again loved the experience.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Paul B
Reviewed May 28, 2019

The food here is really great, but booking is absolutely essential. Be prepared to get your hands dirty too, it's all part of the fun.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Kirsten S
Reviewed May 23, 2019 via mobile

Good food staff were lovely and friendly had a lovely girl looking after us tanesha very pleasant polite catered to our every whim the only down side was the swearing and shouting from the kitchen a Male voice was heard not very professional in my...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Lock423
Reviewed May 20, 2019

I have been to this restaurant twice before so i was so shocked when i booked, after 2 weeks of planning, only to be called on the day and told they ran out of crab because of a busy Saturday -_____- LITERALLY 3 hrs before...More

Date of visit: May 2019
2  Thank Pandaplatter
Reviewed May 18, 2019 via mobile

Firstly I would say call in advance to book a table to avoid disappointment. I did this and came at 5pm on a Saturday; the restaurant was full. I went for the meal for 2 combo which is 2 x lobster, 2 sides and 2...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank maritezm
Reviewed May 16, 2019 via mobile

This is great food and you can eat it exactly how it is meant to be eaten! I will be back this weekend after my test run. They should open up a store in SE1!!

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank icos2019
Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

WOW! I have spent SO long trying to find a ‘Seafood Boil’ type of seafood restaurant in London for AGES with no luck... thankfully my tattoo shop is just across the street from this delicious place so I stumbled across it with two of my...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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February 16, 2019|
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Response from moneymish | Reviewed this property |
Yeah defo book because it’s a really small restaurant and they get really busy.
October 18, 2018|
Response from MRTSW6 | Reviewed this property |
There is parking available in the side streets and also some spaces on the main road. Hope that helps.
October 18, 2018|
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Response from I3328VDgaryd | Reviewed this property |
You can use side streets and possibly park in the Sainsbury’s car park just across the road
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