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Fat Olives brasserie

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Lake Road | Bowness-On-Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BJ, England
+44 15394 47447
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16:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We really only visited during our New Year stays in Windermere when it was run as Fat Olives. It's since changed hands and I'm sure the new owners will probably make a go of it in time. Though the food was perfectly acceptable, it took a while to get the drinks and, more of a problem, one of the starters... More 

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BOLTON
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Also booked for this under the Fat Olives banner some while ago but no issues with the new owner who honoured the booking and deposit. My Wife and I had the chicken in a leek, bacon and white wine sauce, was superb. Our son and daughter had the sausage and mash and burger respectively - no complaints. Good buzz about... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had previously made the booking over the phone with Fat olives which we have been a few times before. I rang before New years day to give the film time as I had booked meal/cinema deal. Film deal no longer on as now Balans new management. We had Salmon and calamari starters an steak burgers an chips mains. Lovely no... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Under new management now called Balan's. Visited New Years Day for dinner. Excellent food, friendly staff, enjoyable visit, would return again most definitely.

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Thank Bethmac64
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had previously booked Fat Olives for new years eve. However, the restaurant is now under new management and is called Balans. The new owner honoured our booking and our deposit which we appreciated. I have to say our meal was lovely. Our starter was a small portion of bbq ribs which was nice. For our mains, my wife had... More 

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57 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined at this restaurant a while a go. Generally our food was good but it wasn't consistent. The service was really slow but I think they like it this way and it is not because of inefficiency. we ordered different starters, all of them was ok but the ribs. The starter ribs was terrible and I think it was... More 

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south yorkshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had booked fat olives for Christmas eve but had heard it had changed hands. I was a bit concerned but I didn't need to be. It was a fantastic meal. On the original menu was a vegetable wellington. My fussy non fish or meat eating daughter was really looking forward to this so when I phoned the new owner... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this for 5 as my daughter had eaten at Fat Olives in the past & we were staying close by for Christmas. When we arrived we noted the name change & spoke to the new owner Richard. He said they had taken over nearly 3 weeks earlier & retained the same chef whilst making changes to the menu.... More 

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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

I had the 3 courses plus cinema ticket. Good value for money, service was quick and food well presented

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Cheshire
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We visited this restaurant with a large group of friends this weekend. We had booked Fat Olives, however on arrival found that it was confusingly called something else -the name escapes me. We were sat at a suitable table and the menus were displayed on small black boards on the wall. We were soon told that we couldn't choose from... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 42
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European, British
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
16:00 - 21:00
Friday
16:00 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lake Road | Bowness-On-Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 47447
Description
A friendly English and Mediterranean brasserie style restaurant, open from 4pm serving freshly prepared, home cooked food. A varied menu offering light snacks, sharing plates, grills and regularly changing specials. Excellent childrens menu available. Also offering a Cinema and Meal deal in co-operation with the Royalty Cinema which is just across the road.

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