The Fat Bear information

The Fat Bear is an American restaurant offering a variety of Deep South soul food. The Fat Bear also has a varied choice of wines, cocktails and soft drinks to complement your meal.

"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 newly Michelin-starred Social Eating House, Hawksmoor, Paramount and beyond. Our fantastic chef, Bernie Rogers, has worked closely with Duke's Brew and Que, and Blues Kitchen, following a Southern/Cajun epiphany that saw him learning from some of the best chefs and pitmasters in New Orleans.


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Opening Hours
Opening Hours

12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 21:30


12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 21:30


12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 21:30


12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 21:30


12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 21:30


12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 21:30


18:00 - 21:30

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