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“Good food, service and atmos. Fantastic”
Review of Balance Of Bowness

Balance Of Bowness
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $47
Cuisines: European, British
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Casual cafe restaurant open from 12 noon for lunches life bites and our full al a carte menu a lake district cafe restaurant
Reviewed October 7, 2012

My wife and I went to Fat Olives after a much-disrupted and long train journey up from Bristol. We were starving, and our experience was exactly what we needed.

We shared the Garlic and Herb Bruschetta for a starter and it was tasty, hot and fresh. For mains I had the rabbit casserole with mash and veg, and my wife had the vegie cannelloni. Both meals were lovely, my rabbit casserole was tremendous and packed full of well-cooked rabbit.

We also has the great value jug of home-made lemonade to share, and it was really nice. Very cosy on a fresh autumn night, and the service was perfect. Not intrusive, but very attentive.

It was about £32 for shared starter, jug of lemonade (yum) and 2 mains.

Great, great food and that is what is important to me.

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Thank wheronui
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

My girlfriend and I decided to try Fat Olives at night after seeing their set menu advertised (2 courses and wine for £16.95). We shared a starter of baby back ribs, both had steak for mains and shared a sticky toffee pudding for dessert. The ribs were nice and were enough for 2 to share, the steak was tasty and well-cooked and the portion of sticky toffee pudding was massive - certainly great value for money. The restaurant had a nice atmosphere, quite different to when it is acts as a café in the day. Some of the specials looked nice and there was plenty of choice, would definitely visit again and try something different if we were in the area.

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Reviewed September 29, 2012

Stayed in Windermere last weekend and went down into Bowness on first night parked up and being well ready for meal decided on fat Olives, I had sticky ribs and husband had duck, cooked to perfection and plenty on plate, nice glass of house wine and a table in the window, went back again on third night I had same, Husband had fish stew and crusty bread, thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Thank wendy1762
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

we ate here in sept 2012 after reading some reviews. The food was just ok, nothing special at all. there are definitly a lot nicer restaurants in bowness.

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Thank carrickgal
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Reviewed September 23, 2012 via mobile

Our hotel recommended this restaurant. Located on the main street so it was easy to find. Excellent food and outstanding sangria.

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Thank FloridaChris
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