• £19.95 - Christmas Menu

    Celebrate this festive season with two courses for £19.95 or if you're feeling peckish, get three courses for £24.95. A deposit of £10 per person is required before we can confirm your reservation. A full pre – order for any reservations will be required a minimum of 7 days prior to your booking. To avoiding losing your deposit any cancellations or changes to your pre-order MUST be made 24 hours prior to your reservation. Book online for free text confirmation or call 0115 754 0421.

  • Sunday Sessions - 50% Off Every Sunday!

    All day every Sunday get 50% off selected items (excludes champagne, sharers and sides)! Book online for free text confirmation or call 0115 754 0421.

  • £6.95 Special Lunch Menu & Drink

    Everyday between 12pm -5pm enjoy a main and a soft drink for just £6.95 from the lunch menu. Book online for free text confirmation or call 0115 754 0421.

  • Half Price Roast @ Fat Cat Nottingham!

    As part of Fat Cat Nottingham's Sunday Sessions try a Sunday Roast and dine on a choice of three meat options (Beef, Lamb or Chicken) for half it's original price of £14.95 per person! Perfect for those lazy Sunday afternoons! Book online for free text confirmation or call 0115 754 0421.

  • 50% Off Food - Fat Cat Loves Students

    Students can enjoy 50% off selected food Monday to Friday between 3pm - 7pm. Book online for free text confirmation or call 0115 754 0421.

  • £10 - Breakfast For Two!

    Enjoy breakfast and coffee for two for just £10, available everyday between 10am-12pm. Book online for free text confirmation or call 0115 754 0421.

  • 2-4-1 Cocktails

    Book your meal at Fat Cat and you can enjoy 2-for-1 cocktails all day every day on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday! Book online for free text confirmation or call 0115 754 0421.

Review Summary

8.6 based on 76 reviews
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    Spicy prawns very nice!

    Decent food, and the service was great! Would certainly go back sometime!

    We had a wonderful evening, our waitress was lovely and very efficient the food was good and we really enjoyed the cocktails

    We had a fab night staff was excellent

    Noisy, but perhaps we were not the intended clientele. Ribeye ok. seafood linguine somewhat bland.

    Really nice food with a lot more on the plate than I expected!

    We booked a table for 4 people at Fat Cat (Nottingham).
    We all had the steak meal, this was done to our liking but the peppercorn sauce was like water. The waiter service was second to none and the cocktails were also nice. We would visit again but the peppercorn sauce needs sorting out.

    Seated quickly which was good no waiting, not a lot of choice of beer which my boyfriend thought wasn't great, food came quickly, starter was lovely enough for 2 to share, I had Camembert as a main was very nice could have used a little more bread though. My boyfriend had a steak which he was a little disappointed with, was not a lot of it and was burnt.

    Had to wait quite a while for drinks when ordered from the table and the place didn't seem that busy. Food was lovely though and the staff were friendly.

    Food was great at Fat Cat Nottingham, our waitress Keisha was lovely and really helpful!

    Really enjoyed it! Service was brilliant at Fat Cat!

    Great food at Fat Cat, great place, we go a lot on Sunday's 1/2 price can not go wrong.

    Meal was deli delicious and fresh at Fat Cat!

    Took a few minutes for us to be noticed and seated, but staff very friendly and pleasant. Food and drinks reasonably priced, and the 2-for-1 cocktail offer is good. Standard fare; pleasant enough but nothing special. Fine for an informal bite to eat.

    Lovely atmosphere great price Sunday deal 50% off!! Although wouldn't recommend the Sunday lunch food was very bland pizza & burgers was great defiantly visit again we was quite a large table to serve but had to ask for cutlery and had to wait a while to catch attention of staff for the bill

    Lovely at Fat Cat, bit noisy but that cant be helped when they are busy.

    Unfortunately service was really slow for drinks and food. The staff member serving us was very friendly and apologetic for our long waits but the place looked understaffed for a Saturday evening.

    Great service from China yet again, serving the whole family this time for our daughter's 18th Birthday celebrations. Great food, excellent value.

    The food was great. The service was fab as always. We will be back again next week with family/friends :)

    Fat Cat (Nottingham) is a lovely environment, food was great, good large portions and very good value for money. Cocktails were yummy! Very happy!

    Excellent food and perfect for a Saturday lunch time - thanks!

    Great venue! Especially for students.

    Really great food and lovely service. It was a little loud but that was just because of the busy Saturday night drinks. The staff were great although it seemed like they had too much work for the staff. They dealt with the business very well! Great place.

    Went on a sunday and got the 50% deal which was anazing value for money! The food was good, super filling. We arrived a 10mins late for our booking but it wasn't a problem even though they were busy. However, we had to wait about 20/25 mins at the door, i think they may have been understaffed? Waiting for the food was about 40/45mins but we were told it would take that long due to it being busy, so it wasn't surprising. The waitress was quite stand offish, she just threw our menus on the table and walked off, and when we were ordering she looked very bemused and didn't offer us any options with the sides that come with the mains. However a lovely gentlemen sorted it all out for us so it wasnt to bad. Great deal, good food, service could be improved in areas.

    Lovely food at a good price, with cheap cocktails!

    Having eaten quite regularly on a Sunday with my husband, I decided to show my friends just how good the food, service & value is dining on a 50% off Sunday. There seemed to be a new waiter, foriegn speaking, who was too quick to remove items from the table without asking if the items were finished with. He really should ask if items are finishedv with, especially if food is still on the plate.

    Really enjoyed the food, friendly staff.

    Visited Fat Cats yesterday evening. Haven't eaten there for a very long time. Loved the refurbishment. Booked a table for my sisters birthday. Service was great, Kim was really friendly and helpful. Was a little too warm in the restaraunt which felt a little uncomfortable at first. Would go again.

    After a mix up with email address a pre order form was requested, however when we arrived for our meal, there were some items not available on the menu so our waitress said just order again anything you like, which we did. There were 11 of us ordering and the food came all together which was very nice and very efficient I have no complaints about the food, service or anything else. Thank you Fat cats for starting our birthday weekend off :) Will definitely recommend you to anyone!

    We were a large group of 14, table arrangement was rubbish hardly any room. Manager didn't seem overly bothered when we complained. Service was slow but food was surprisingly quite good and good value with it being 50% off. Drink prices good too.

    Meal was great at Fat and we loved the drum stick cocktails!

    The cocktails where lovely apart from the fact we had to wait for a while and food came all came out separate. We weren't happy with the food and in fact it had to be sent back a couple of times. The atmosphere was lovely and staff very kind!

    Fat Cat Nottingham for some reason seems to get a bad rep however all my experiences have always been good. My boyfriend and I decided to have a spontaneous date night but didn't fancy spending a lot of money so we decided to head to Fat Cat. I should mention we are both students so we both get 50% off all food (an incredible discount!) We decided to share a starter of white bait, something I'd never had before which was very tasty and a generous portion. For mains I had a burger whilst my boyfriend had steak. Both were good, especially the steak. My burger had seasoning I wasn't crazy on but it was still tasty. Following that we decided to share a cheesecake, the waitress accidentally brought out two and we pointed out we'd only ordered one. To this she said we would only be charged for one. Service was not the fastest however from what we could see there were only two waitresses on and as it was a Saturday night they were pretty busy. Both girls were really really friendly and served us as soon as they could that we were more than happy to tip well.

    Great atmosphere, food, service and tunes at Fat Cat. Excellent!

    All good! Great value and nice tasting meal at Fat Cat.

    Being vegetarian, I opted for the Moroccan tagine which was delicious and a good sized portion. Its nice to see something different on offer, other than the usual vegetarian options :) we shall definitely return soon.

    The food was fine but the menu seemed a little limited from the last time we went. However, we will go back at some time in the future to Fat Cat.

    Had a great night at Fat Cats, I was a bit dubious due to some other reviews but service was great and the food was good. My only criticism was that the menu was different from the online one and had to choose something else but overall good relaxing evening!

    To start apparently we weren't expected but there was enough tables so that wasn't too bad a problem. The menu was not very extensive and the starters were a long time coming but the actual food was good. The cocktails were very expensive for what you actually got. It's probable we won't go there again for an evening meal but a daytime meal perhaps.

    Once again we had a fantastic time at Fat Cat, nice food, great service just 1st class as always!

    The menu at Fat Cat in Nottingham was different to the menu advertised. The food was OK but could be better.

    A very nice meal at Fat Cat, cool surroundings and excellent value too!

    Looking forward to coming back to Fat Cat Notts, it was excellent!

    Great food and value in a buzzing atmosphere!

    Booked for dinner and cocktails with friends before cinema. Great food, ambiance and service. 2 for 1 cocktails went down well. Will definitely book Fat Cat again.

    Lovely meal and delicious cocktails! Difficult to talk due to live music, but overall a lovely evening.

    The chili was very good at Fat Cat apart from being less spicy than my brother makes it. The cocktails are more and more disappointing however as there seems very little alcohol in them, which affects the taste.

    Good food, good portion size. Very attentive Waiting staff. Would definitely go back.

    Menu not as advertised. Food OK.

    The portions were very generous and the quality of the food was excellent!

    Great service, great iced tea, a bit dark and noisy for my taste.

    Not been for a long while, but very good all round!

    One of the best meals we have had, the atmosphere was amazing and the food was delicious. Will definitely be going back again!

    The food was lovely and good value. Service was slow but they were very busy and our waitress said they were short staffed, it did mean that we didn't have time for a desert as we were going to a show so that was a little disappointing. Would still recommend though.

    A nice meal in a lively atmosphere, though sometimes difficult to enjoy conversations with the loud background music.

    Excellent value set menu at Fat Cat in Nottingham and very good drinks offers too.

    It had a really friendly atmosphere and you definitely got a lot for your money!

    Really enjoyed our evening there, a large party of 30 in the back did not disturb us at the front of house, although it did slow the service down a bit, but the food was wonderful!

    Very pleasent meal, good value, was a little dissapointed with the starter.
    Nice room ambience was warm.

    A bit surprised when the 241 cocktails were brought as 2 each. Good value Ladies' Night menu. Food very tasty and well-presented. Staff welcoming and helpful.

    Very relaxed evening with friends.

    Fat Cat is great place to eat quick food while out in a group. The food was above pub food though tasty with good service. Fat Cat make great cocktails as well, will be going back.

    We had to wait a long time to be served a drink, but the food was nice and good value at two courses for £11.95. Would go again.

    We had a very good meal last night.

    Requested a booth downstairs. Restaurant had translated this to table upstairs by the window? Very poor! Food was lovely and the waiter/waitress lovely when you could actually get there attention! Football was being screened and there was no way to avoid the noise overpowering the meal! would have been useful to know they were screening the game when the booking was made!

    Wonderful night. Staff very friendly. Food excellent.

    Had the ladies night menu (2 for £10.95 or £11.95 including cocktail) and was excellent value. Not full menu but plenty to choose from and huge portions too! Atmosphere was buzzing and service from the ladies upstairs was excellent. Not been to FC for ages but would definitely return.

    Great! fantastic value for money on the £10.95 two courses deal.

    Great pasta dish.

    We all had a lovely time. It was the first time at Fat Cats for some of us and i can honestly say when i orgainse another meal out i will look at Fat Cats again.

    Had a fantastic night, good food great company. The staff were very accomadating and attentive.

    As always good choice on mains, a little short of choice for starters and dessert. Very good value for money. Service great.

    Great value for money thanks to the Ladies night special offer with good food. We all had a fantastic night.

    Went on Thursday night which was ladies night: £9.95 for 2 courses and a free cocktail. Bargin. Would recommend.

    A restaurant with lovely ambience but waitresses all seemed to be in a bad mood! The food was ok but we were in the restaurant for a total of 2 hours 20 minutes because service was so slow. A lovely place to have just drinks though as there was a good atmosphere.

Mon:
10am-11pm (last orders 9pm)
Tue:
10am-11pm (last orders 9pm)
Wed:
10am-11pm (last orders 9pm)
Thu:
10am-Midnight (last orders 9pm)
Fri:
10am-Late (last orders 9pm)
Sat:
10am-Late (last orders 9pm)
Sun:
10am-11pm (last orders 9pm)
  • Ranked #12 of 311
  • Avg. main course: £9
  • 0.18 miles from Nottingham
  • British

We say…

Located in the central and idyllic Chapel quarter of the city, the multi-award winning Fat Cat Nottingham restaurant is a contemporary and stylish venue. Flanked by a multitude of drinking and dining options along Chapel Bar and in close proximity to Market Square, Fat Cat is the perfect place to unwind, enjoy delicious food and watch the world go by.

Guests at Fat Cat Nottingham have several dining options, each providing a unique experience. The ground floor is ideal for informal dining with comfy sofas and a laid back atmosphere whilst upstairs is a chic and charming 60 cover restaurant that boasts fine views over the city. For warmer evenings there is an al fresco dining area to the front of the venue, perfect for people watching. To keep you inside, there's a large TV screen that occasionally screens live sports.

Fat Cat restaurant serves a variety of cuisines as well as offering their unique chef’s evening specials. You can expect to see everything from classic British to Italian on the menu, offering something to suit everyone’s tastes and various times of day: they even serve breakfast, with a great two eat for £10 deal. Popular dishes from the a la carte include the classic beer-battered fish and chips, served with tartar sauce and chunky chips, and the famous Fat Cat burger featuring bacon, onions, mushrooms and plenty of cheese. There are stone-baked pizzas such as the spicy Mexican chilli on offer, featuring hot beef chilli, herby sausage jalapeños and red onions; if you're dining as a pair, the sharing platters of oven baked camembert, nachos or the sizzling tandoori platter will go down a treat! 

Fat Cat is as much about drinking as it is dining; to quench your thirst there is an extensive range of international bottled beers and wines as well as a fabulous variety of cocktails on offer. The venue runs a variety of special evenings including quiz night, ladies night and cocktail nights as well as offering student discount.

Fat Cat Nottingham offers something for everyone. Now that the cat is well and truly out of the bag, it's destined to stay a landmark on Nottingham’s restaurant scene.







last updated: 15 Aug 2016

last updated: 05 Aug 2016

last updated: 05 Aug 2016



last updated: 15 Sep 2016
11 Chapel Bar, Nottingham, NG1 6JQ
0115 754 0421