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The Fat Badger Bar and Dining Room
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What diners said about this restaurant:
Ann C. • 1 review
December 3, 202310/10
First visit to The Fat Badger. Excellent roast lunch with good choice. Great atmosphere. Enjoyed our visit very much
Roberta C. • 2 reviews
November 28, 202310/10
First time for us here and we fell in love with the venison croquettes. Both service and food are 5stars. We will come back 😁
Elizabeth G. • 2 reviews
November 26, 20233.5/10
Second visit, sadly very lacking, Understaffed, Not offered water for the table, had to ask 3 times. Waitress seemed half asleep and not very energetic. Long wait time for first drinks. Roast beef was undercooked and service was incredibly slow. We ended up requesting for the service charge to be removed due to the poor experience and this wasn’t challenged and no apology offered. It’s a shame as the ambience is nice and our first meal at Fat Badger was okay, Not sure we’d return based on current standards.
Tom T. • 2 reviews
November 18, 202310/10
The Fat Badger has a lovely rustic and genuine feel. Walking through the small farm shop at the front you see lots of the fresh and British ingredients that are then used for the food. Our mains were excellent, as were the wines.
Celia C. • 11 reviews
November 17, 202310/10
We really enjoyed the Fat Badger. Our waitress was really helpful, the food was delicious and the English wines were amazing. We will be coming back.
Mike H. • 31 reviews
November 15, 20237.5/10
Quality of the food was very good. Restaurant in a great location.
Brent J. • 1 review
November 14, 20239/10
We enjoyed a lovely meal on a quiet Tuesday night in the restaurant. Excellent service with very tasty food. Great concept with local food. Restaurant was very interesting with great decor. The recommended wine was delicious and the highlight was the Parkin pudding - a new edition apparently - highly recommend trying it. The only slight negative was a bad smell from a bathroom which was out of order. Otherwise a great meal and a very enjoyable evening. Definitely worth trying out.
Mary A. • 2 reviews
November 12, 202310/10
Beautiful atmosphere, friendly staff, excellent service, and tasty food!
Daniel L. • 1 review
November 11, 20238/10
They have a bar near the entrance. My uncle said the pork chop is really good. I had venison I felt warm after having them, it would give it four out of five.
Hilary C. • 6 reviews
November 9, 20238.5/10
We went between lunch and dinner so we were the only people in there. But the staff were brilliant. And the food choice was limited but excellent. The wine was a little expensive But with Fork 50% off the food it was a great find
Shell B. • 1 review
November 3, 20238/10
We had a lovely Friday date night meal at the Fat Badger. The food was beautifully prepared, with rich & deep flavours. We were impressed. The decor of the restaurant is delightful, lots of fun touches. Service was good. My only negative comment was that I had asked when booking to be seated so that my partner & I could sit beside each other rather than opposite, suggesting perhaps a corner table; seems like a fairly simple request to me. We enjoy sharing our food, prefer the intimacy of being next to each other and it’s a nice addition to a date night, we regularly request and it’s usually greeted warmly. However, the waiter that greeted us hadn’t read the request, not a problem, but when I asked if we could sit at the empty corner table he said no, instead directing us to a table by the loos. The restaurant was only half filled, and we had a late-ish booking so it was clearly not going to get packed out. I asked him if the corner table was booked (it was apparently set for 3 people), he said yes, clearly not true. Instead we ended up sitting at the 2 person table next to said corner table. No one came. No booking. We moved to it when our main course arrived, the lovely waitress that was thankfully serving us said it was no problem at all, and that the table hadn’t been booked on our arrival. I just find this kind of initial treatment unnecessary. A table set up for 3 people on a relatively quiet night is not a precious commodity. It was petty of the initial waiter and left a bad taste in my mouth to be honest. Otherwise a lovely visit, and I will return again.
Julian B. • 3 reviews
November 2, 20238.5/10
Well presented restaurant & farm shop in Richmond. The food (especially our salmon & prawn mousse starter) was very good, & we were very well looked after by our pleasant waitress Hanan. Thanks !
Eloise A. • 1 review
November 1, 202310/10
Staff were wonderful, food was superb, all local. Such a lovely resteraunt and farm shop, great ambiance.
Katerina G. • 1 review
October 26, 20235.5/10
Disappointing experience overall. Food was below average with high price tag of Richmond. Felt like chefs/ owners didn’t put any thought into how their food tastes like and if it goes well with other things on the plate. Fish was over-salted and pork chop was dry and served on top of very uninspired coleslaw and then covered in gravy. Basically you end up with cold coleslaw drowned in warm gravy. Such a great concept of having a farm market and a restaurant together but a poor execution! Also managment should pay attention to the smell in the front part of the restaurant, it was not good. And as a suggestion the many should have a vegetarian dish and potentially more than one.
Alison D. • 6 reviews
October 20, 20234.5/10
A really unfortunate terrible smell of drains was really off putting - seafood poorly prepared and so had to be sent back / there were apologies but it was not an enjoyable experience and did not live up to the high quality food and dining experience expected
Jacinda F. • 4 reviews
October 20, 20239/10
The food at the Fat Badger is very interesting and flavoursome. I love how it is seasonal and there are always new options on the menu. Excellent drink selection as well.
Laura B. • 1 review
October 15, 20234.5/10
Sadly this place doesn’t live up to the hype. Incredibly expensive, slow service and the roast was bland and luke warm.
Adam B. • 2 reviews
October 15, 20235.5/10
Wildly overpriced even with the Fork’s discount but a pleasant place to while away a few hours which was lucky as the service was v slow.
Nikos P. • 1 review
October 14, 20237.5/10
The sharing board smaller than expected and the gnocchi was overpriced. However, the service and management was exceptional in making us feel comfortable and resolve any disappoint with the above.
James P. • 55 reviews
October 14, 20236.5/10
Nice food But slow service And we got over charged
71 Tripadvisor Reviews
15-17 Hill Rise, TW10 6UQ, Richmond, United Kingdom
The Fat Badger is an all-day British drinks and dining room bringing everything we love about the countryside restaurant to life in London. With a little cheek and lashings of charm, as is true to the Gladwin Brothers style, guests can expect to enjoy the familiarity of brasserie-style dishes with twists from using wild and foraged ingredients to unique takes on classics cooked with flair. In keeping with our continued commitment to ‘what grows together, goes together’, the wine menu features a range of award-winning English wines from our boutique vineyard in West Sussex, Nutbourne. The restaurant is named for the UK’s symbol of the British countryside that lives off the ‘fat’ of the land.
Find The Fat Badger on Richmond Hill, just a short walk from the beautiful Richmond Park and riverside as well as evening-frequented cinemas and Richmond theatre. We are dog-friendly.
The menu boasts the spoils of the English countryside and coast served on artisan-made ceramics in a striking midnight blue dining room - complete with black marble tabletops, sprawling oak wood floors, accents of brass and flashes of subtle pink and forest green furnishings. Artwork by Bridget Gladwin adorns the walls giving the interior a hint of bucolic charm. Over brunch and lunch, bask in the natural light that floods the bar and dining room through large floor to ceiling windows and sash doors. In the evenings settle in beneath low-hanging globe lights creating a warm, relaxing setting.
As guests enter the restaurant, they are greeted by a bar area complete with comfortable, plush loungers and tables-for-two encircling a copper top bar proudly presenting fresh AAA Maldon oysters shucked at the counter, local charcuterie served à la minute on an old-school slicer, house pickles, homemade crackers and a host of British cheeses. While away the early evening hours with a pint of craft lager or signature cocktail and small plates including moreish Portland crab rarebit and mushroom èclairs.
Over lunch it is a real hub for the community with a seasonal set menu allowing friends and family to enjoy a casual meal. For dinner our atmospheric eatery comes alive with laughing locals, foodie-destination travellers and cosy couples all enjoying the warm hospitality of The Fat Badger team.
With high-welfare rare breed beef and pork supplied by the Gladwin’s own West Sussex farm, the menu champions British produce with a hyper-seasonal and zero-waste approach. Expect flavourful fat fillets of meat and fish cooked on the grill, with game often the star of the show, accompanied by locally sourced fresh vegetables and foraged herbs. Authentically British sharing specials will line the blackboards each evening – whole steamed fish, a signature ‘stargazy’ pie, and of course prime cuts of aged Sussex Simmental beef from rich ribeye to a buttery fillet.
Join us for brunch over the weekend as well as 'Sundays on the Farm' - a ritual at The Fat Badger, with Bloody Mary’s and small plates enjoyed at The Badger Bar, before moving into the dining room for a British roast with all the trimmings. With family at the core of what we do, Oliver has enjoyed developing a menu that caters for the entire family, featuring smaller roasts for children so that everyone can get stuck in!
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