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“Sumptuous Food”

The Fatted Calf Restaurant
Ranked #12 of 103 Restaurants in Athlone
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $32
Cuisines: Irish, International, Gastropub
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, 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 February 26, 2014

We arrived in Glasson Village near Athlone on Valentines weekend. As it was this weekend we knew the restaurant would likely be very busy & were wondering if this would be a " fill em up & get out " dining experience !
From the outset these fears were put to rest, a pre dinner drink at a relaxed pace, lots of time to peruse the food and wine menu's and discuss the different dishes on it.
I started with a Prawn & Corriander Won Ton - absolutely delic ! Light, tastey and full of flavour and lots of it on a bed of crisp salad properly dressed with house made dressing.
The mains that followed - Shoulder of Lamb, marinated and slow baked with plenty of seasonal vegetables was what I can only call incredible! Melt in the mouth, flavour packed, succulent and delicious. All this was helped down by a fine bottle of a Reserve Rioja - Heaven ! Tough decisions followed but eventually I settled on the taster plate - 4 different mini desserts all themed around Valentines ( of course ) . A home made Chocolate Box filled with marinated strawberries, a Red Velvet Heart with a cream topping & a heart shaped jelly, a Brandy Basket, with a very tastey filling - you get the picture I'm sure ! We relaxed with coffees and after dinner drinks, no pressure to leave which was lovely and friendly , helpful staff. A lovely evening, a great dining experience and all at quite reasonable prices. - Can't wait to go back !

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Thank GrainneHome
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

We travelled up from Dublin on a Sunday afternoon and had reserved a table but still had to wait almost 30 mins to be seated, which was a little disappointing. We shared a delicious starter of scallops and pulled pork and things started to improve. Mains were organic salmon which was enjoyed by my wife but a little underwhelming taste wise.I had the chicken dish which I found very good. Dessert to share of banana and hazelnut cake was very good. Coffee which followed was excellent. Toilets were clean and staff very friendly and informative. Overall a favourable experience if not entirely to the high standard we had expected.

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Reviewed February 17, 2014

We were recommended to go here from the local BMW Dealership, and we are glad we did. This is a very unassuming restaurant from the front but the food is to die for! The portions are generous and the staff super friendly. You have to try this place!

Thank Katiw M
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

Really enjoyed our lunch stop at this restaurant. Food and service both good. Would definitely go back.

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Thank BikerChris1300
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Reviewed January 31, 2014

friendly staff, beautiful food! not what you would call cheap but for the food you get it is definitely worth it. i will be returning!!

Thank catrinagoody
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