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“Overpriced and rude staff”

The Fatted Calf Restaurant
Ranked #9 of 108 Restaurants in Athlone
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $33
Cuisines: Irish, International, Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: At The Fatted Calf Restaurant, our mission is to source and forage the best of local, Irish artisan produce, which we cook and serve on seasonal menus to our customers. All of our wines come from small, family producers from Wines Direct, Liberty Wines and Tindal Wines, our grass fed dry aged beef is supplied by John Stone Fine Foods.
Reviewed October 25, 2013

Myself and my wife visited this restaurant a week ago and were very disappointed. Its a glorified pub with tables on top of each other. The staff were rude and just fired the menus at us. Poor menu and over priced. The lamb wasn't advertised as a rack of lamb, just Roscommon lamb. Theres a bit of a difference between rack of lamb and roast lamb!!!
The prices are high for what you get. €7.20 for a glass of red wine, and €28 for a 10oz striploin steak with 6 chips, about 3 of the smallest onion rings I've ever seen and that's it. The steak tasted ok but I prefer mine fried not Grilled!
No ambience what so ever and won't be going back. The Mott and Bailey in Mountemple is head and shoulders above this restaurant and could take a leaf out of their book

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Reviewed October 19, 2013

We had dinner here recently and what great food we got. Not the cheapest but the quality and service made up for it. The steaks & lamb were amazing. Dessert selection could be improved a little. Great selection of breads, wines & beers. We will be back!!!

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Thank Sean D
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FattedCalfManager, Manager at The Fatted Calf Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2014

Thanks Sean D for your review. We were glad you had such a great experience. We will pass on your comments to all our team. We hope to see you soon at The Fatted Calf

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Reviewed October 16, 2013

This was my 2nd visit to the Fatted Caslf for lunch. While the venue looks "nothing" from outside, inside the athmosphere is great and the staff very friendly and most importantly the food is excellent. It is well prepared and presented and caters for all tastes.

Thank HiltoniaF
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FattedCalfManager, Manager at The Fatted Calf Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2014

Thanks for taking the time to comment. We appreciated your review and hope to welcome you back to The Fatted Calf soon

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Reviewed September 27, 2013

We ate here last week after a drive out to glasson,we ate from the lunch menu in the bar part as it had a lovely relaxed atmosphere. Their menu was hugh with lots of yummy things to choose from. I had mussels to start and my partner had scallops,we had a rack of lamb with veg and potatoes for two to share.there was plenty of everything for both of us.highly recommend this place for a nice relaxing few hours.the house red was beautiful.

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Thank aoife l
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FattedCalfManager, Manager at The Fatted Calf Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2014

We at The Fatted Calf are so glad to learn you enjoyed your lunch with us. Thanks for your review and dont forget to call in on your next drive to glasson

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Reviewed September 27, 2013

We had a delightful meal and enjoyed the local atmosphere. We felt very welcomed here! The ribs were outstanding, service was great and lived up to our expectations as a quaint Irish pub/restaurant. Very well managed place of business.

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FattedCalfManager, Manager at The Fatted Calf Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2014

Thanks for taking the time to post your review. Its so nice to receive such positive feedback and it has been passed along to all our staff. We look forward to your next visit

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