The Fat Bear Restaurant - Bookings and Walk-ins Welcome

What we do

From the soul-enriching Cajun gumbo of New Orleans to the Ahi tuna of California, by way of the Deep South's soul food like Fried Chicken & Waffles, there's a rotating menu of dishes which lie at the heart of America’s regional cuisines. 

Good drink is as important to us as good food, so we offer a comprehensive selection of spirits (especially bourbon and rum), cocktails made with care and excellent ingredients (even our house pours are brands that we happily drink neat), and a superb selection of lovingly selected wines with an emphasis on American wines of interesting varieties and styles you may not have tried before.

Whether you're looking for a romantic table for 2 on date night, a large group booking for a birthday or other private event, a working lunch with your team in our private dining room, or just a cocktail and snack at the bar by yourself, we're happy to cater to any and all of your needs.

'Relaxed Excellence’ is key to The Fat Bear - superb service and food in a relaxed and unpretentious atmosphere.

Where we live

You can find us in the self-contained first floor of The Rising Sun Pub on Carter Lane (near to St. Paul's and Blackfriars). The entrance is via the fire exit on Burgon Street - look for The Fat Bear signage, we're hard to miss!

Who we are

The Fat Bear is a collaboration from both sides of the Atlantic, with a team drawn from America and London who’ve honed their ability to deliver the best possible dining experiences in places such as the Michelin-starred Social Eating House, Hawksmoor, Paramount and beyond.

Staff are at the heart of our business, and we are always happy to bring in new talent who share our ideals and standards of excellence. If you'd like to join the Fat Bear family, we'd love for you to get in touch.


Upstairs at the Rising Sun Pub,
61 Carter Lane,

Opening Hours:

Monday - Saturday 
Dinner 18:00 - 23:30 (last orders ~21:30)

Wednesday - Friday
Lunch 12:00 - 15:30 (last orders ~14:30) - can open Mon/Tues/Sat for lunch by special arrangement for larger groups

Hours may vary at short notice - please feel free to call to confirm. Different hours also possible by special arrangement.

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