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US$21 - US$36
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Irish, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews steak scallops chicken potatoes orange chocolate main course cooked to perfection saturday night from start to finish lovely atmosphere honeycomb mains fab desert
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a meal here recently, found the restaurant very loud and tables too close, couldn't hear yourself think. Food was good but overpriced, everything was extra. I know there was a time limit on the table but the manager could have given me 5 minutes...to finish my glass of wine, he was quite rude when I pointed this out. Overall a disappointing experience.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had dinner last week and loved the fatted calf, starters were fabulous and the pace of service was great. Main courses were delicious especially the trout dish. The kitchen is open plan so you can see into the kitchen where the different chefs are...working, lovely atmosphere in the restaurant. We will most definitely be back soon.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing food However when my husband and I said we did not want dessert after an amazing starter and main course we were asked straight away would we like to pay for the bill. I replied at 8:45pm was my table needed after only...being seeted at 7:30 pm, I was told by server absolutely not that there was no rush table was not needed no rush and to enjoy our meal Which we absolutely did. I myself had a bottle of white wine which myself and My husband shared and enjoyed a glass each with our starter and main course enjoyed during our meal. My husband decided he would like a beer which again immediately we were asked to pay for our bill at 8:50 pm. Ok I said yes we will to the male server but please give us a few minutes to digest and enjoy. Then the server came over 5 minutes later asking AGAIN "would you like to pay for your bill now PLEASE " After feeling very awkward, I myself poured my glass off wine into my half bottle of wine which we were both enjoying on our 3 Anniversary,,, 1st break away due to COVID,, I felt I had to disrespectfully askthe owner I think which was a really very nice man, for the cork and asked my husband to please leave his beer and just go...... Food was absolutely amazing out of this world,,,, but unfortunately service as soon as we said we were finished eating we were asked to pay 3 times within 15 minutes unbelievableMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This meal was just beautiful. I ordered the steak and it was cooked to perfection. The summer salad was incredible. The chips seasoned to perfection. My partner enjoyed the pork belly and sea trout and was blown away by the flavour. Dessert was just perfect....We have decided to return to Athlone just to eat here again. Service was amazing. The owner and waiter tended to our every need. Was actually sad when the meal was over!! Definitely go here. And savour it!!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Traveling down to Kerry we stopped off at Athlone for a night, and hoped we could get a table at the Fatted Calf restaurant. We’d eaten there 3 years ago and had a great meal. Although it was busy we managed to get a table...for myself and my wife. As on our last visit the food and the service was exceptional! My wife had the chicken which was very reader and she really enjoyed it. I had the lamb which was cooked to perfection and very tasty. Both had a mixture of delicately cooked vegetables and interesting sauces, with delicious new potatoes. The desserts again were excellent, my orange chocolate fondant with a honeycomb, and a tasty serving of ice cream was again delicious. My wife had crème brûlée with shortbread, and again thoroughly enjoyed it. Service was very good and the bill for two courses and a couple of drinks, plus a peppermint tea was very reasonable!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 28 June 2022 via mobile

I have eaten here a few times and the food seems to get better every time, never have any complaints. The service is so good but doesn't feel too much in your face that you are not comfortable. Fair play to Gary and the staff,...keep up the excellent work. DermotMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 20 June 2022 via mobile

Great food in the middle of Athlone town. Starters, Mains and desserts were all fantastic. Would highly recommend a visit.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 June 2022

Very good place to eat, could not complain about anything, staff were very welcoming and exceptional service

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 26 May 2022 via mobile

Meal with extended family to celebrate my 56th Birthday. Great food and service; I am a wheelchair user and I was grateful to the staff for helping me into and out of the front door

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 18 April 2022 via mobile

From Robert to the owner they could not have done anymore for us to make it both a memorable experience and a fantastic meal well done to all

Date of visit: April 2022
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Yes, the bathroom facilities are wheelchair accessible, with all of the necessary handrails, and emergency pull cord as required by code.
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The Fatted Calf Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4