Fat Cat (Sherwood)

Fat Cat (Sherwood)

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The Fat Cat Bar and Kitchen, Sherwood, sits on Mansfield Road: just minutes from Nottingham city centre. Whether you’re looking to take a break from the rush of the city or want to widen your search for new eateries, the all-encompassing Fat Cat will have something for you.


Open plan and eclectic, the Fat Cat interior boasts a contemporary feel, with accents of turquoise and purple alongside the wooden furniture. Greenery and plush seating create a laid back yet special atmosphere that lends itself well to group gatherings, small or large.

An extensive and well priced menu offers a number of cuisines and confirms Fat Cat’s status as the ideal location for groups of family and friends; there really is an option for everyone. A diverse burger menu takes meat sourced from award winning butcher Owen Taylor and compliments it with toppings such as Bourbon BBQ Sauce, Monterey Jack, Bacon & Mushroom and melting Swiss cheese. Fat cat also offers a selection of stone baked pizzas; we like the sound of the vegetarian Mediterranean, with halloumi, roasted vegetables and olives; don't forget about the Fat Cat favourites section, featuring classics such as handmade smoked haddock and mozzarella fishcakes plus the beer battered fish and chips.

Fat Cat's sharing boards come into their own when decision making proves difficult. Why not order the sizzling tandoori platter and start your evening with marinated chicken, lamb and prawns to wrap in garlic flat bread? Alternatively, the sharing nachos are a fitting feast for those after a tasty treat. Whatever you have in mind, the Fat Cat kitchen is bound to have thought of it first!

Easily accessible from the City Centre and offering a menu that is tempting to every taste, the relaxed and diverse Fat Cat Bar and Kitchen in Sherwood is sure to satisfy evert member of your party!

Review summary

8.5 based on 92 reviews
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Reviews (92)

  • Susan Bailey

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    Lovely food, well presented, friendly staff. Will visit again.

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  • Jessica Whittle

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    We had great service from the waitress and chef who went above and beyond to ensure there was gluten free options for my friend. The only downside was that the gluten free menu had been removed so there was limited choice. All the food we had was lovely and great value for money.

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  • Julie Murray

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    Good menu choices, went on a Thursday - at least half of the menu has 50% off. Nice wine!

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  • Carole Clayton

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    Mothering Sunday - not particularly busy when we booked for 230 but steady stream of tables filling - lots time waiting for drinks - ordering- in the end ordered puddings and ordered own drinks at the bar - staff nice food ok not warm enough except for the puddings which were great x have eaten here before and it was better hotter and better service so we would avoid Mother's Day here

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  • Lauren Lindsay

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    Absolutely amazing service and great food at Fat Cat. Good organisation from the staff, all food came out at the same time and was lovely. Would definitely recommend for a large number of people.

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  • Jane Kelly

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    Great food, decor needs refreshing, our waitress was lovely but maybe some of the other staff need to work on their people skills.

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  • Deborah

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    Good food and good service. Great value on a Thursday as some dishes are 50% off.

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  • G Kasbia

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    Highly recommended with great food and cocktails!!

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  • G Kasbia

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    Food was good as always, starters came out cold but were replaced asap.

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  • Ana Monteiro

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    Absolutely fantastic night. Excellent environment. Staff 5* Food was lovely, just a shame we didn't have too many choices as they run out of some dishes but apart from that everything was really nice. I recommend Fat Cat (Sherwood) to everyone! Thanks for everything!

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  • Milly Alonso

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    It was half price Thursday so expected half the food but No we had full plates of excellent looking, full plates and tasty food. Service was a bit slow but I accept it was busy so no problem. Loved the place as did not feel crammed.

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  • Alison Musgrove

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    A great place for a lunch, food great, staff friendly and parking easy -what more could you want?

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  • Michael Launder

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    An excellent meal with a very creative menu, service was excellent also, the only minor criticism was the lighting and music were not for a romantic meal on Valentines evening.

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  • Jill Palmer

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    Good quality at Fat Cat (Sherwood), relaxed environment, able to enjoy and not rushed - Party of 8 - only 1 member felt the fish was not as satisfactory as the rest of the dishes.

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  • Vicki Lankester

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    Good service at Fat Cat. Accommodating to special requirements. Will go again!

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  • Nichola Taylor

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    Good service from the staff, and really enjoyed the food and value for money.

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  • Emily Lunney

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    Had a great birthday meal here. Service was great and the food we had was lovely. Only negative is that there needs to be more available for vegetarians and something for vegans.

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  • Katrina Carlisle

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    Food wasn't great, we had the Christmas menu. You would expect to pay less for what it was, had scallops and it was about 4 tiny tiny pieces! Although staff were very friendly and professional there was a issue with our bill as we paid a deposit and they couldn't find that we had paid already on their system so we had to wait quite a long time for this to be resolved.

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  • Vicki Lankester

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    Good service. Very accommodating to special requirements. Would certainly visit again.

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  • Ben Martin

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    Poor service which ruined the meal. Food had been left under a heat lamp - waited 45 minutes - which spoiled it.

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  • Stacey Coppin

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    Was a lovely meal, will be going again soon

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  • Mrs Karen Wright

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    The meal at Fat Cats was excellent value and the portions were more than average, the service was quick and efficient, I wouldn't hestitate to return.

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  • G Kasbia

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    Food was good, great selection and Thursdays 2-4-1 deal makes it great value!

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  • Rob Machin

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    Brilliant service, lovely food. Music was a little loud but overall very nice place to eat.

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  • Katherine Fisher

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    Even though it was busy, the service remained good. Only down side was 2 items not available.

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  • Cathy Marshall

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    Thursday 50% off is a great offer at Fat Cat. Food was average. Service was friendly but orders not 100% accurate.

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  • Katrina Jarvis

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    This is the best time I have had at Fat Cat which I think is because I pre-ordered which made the process a lot smoother. The dessert took a long time to be brought to us but that was the only negative of the night. The service is the best I have had there, especially when there were 12 of us.

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  • Katherine Fisher

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    Would be nice to have a menu change or more specials.

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  • Katherine Fisher

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    Fat cat is always great value on a Thursday, pity its not the whole menu as it used to be.

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  • Jenny Poole

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    Good food at Fat Cat (Sherwood) and staff very helpful and friendly. We were outside in the early evening sun. Lovely evening. Will recommend to others. Thank you. :)

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  • Alison Rushton

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    Great decor, staff were really friendly and helpful.The food was excellent at fat Cat! Lots of variety and well presented. Caters really well for children. Fab cocktail menu although during our visit a lot of the cocktails were unavailable as they were awaiting new delivery for items. Over all would defiantly go back and recommend to friends.

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  • Emma Steele

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    Great meal, friendly staff. Only down side there was a really long wait because they were so busy, but they were open about that from the start and gave us the choice. Really good meal and evening.

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  • Savi Badial

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    A nice evening at Fat Cat. Good food and good service.

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  • Elaine Hallam

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    It was a very busy night when I went along with my friend for a meal at Fat Cats. The staff were friendly and welcoming but with it being so busy we had to wait a little longer than normal to be served. The staff did warn us of the delay though so we were ok. The food was very tasty (I had the Goulash and my friend a pizza). You certainly get a lot for your money and at 2 for 1 on Thursday's it is very good value. The pub has a nice feel about it and I always enjoy going. It's just a shame there were so many in at the same time, it was busier than normal due to a large party.

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  • Patricia Stayne

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    Better service at Fat Cat (Sherwood), although there was limited choice on the Thursday offer.

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  • Mandy Coleman

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    Under new management AT Fat Cat (Sherwood) with new menu, a little disappointed that the rib eye steak has been removed! Offers have changed but the half price items are always great value for a Thursday night out!

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  • W Gent

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    Had the sunday roast which was ok, only one slice of meat! The service on this visit was awful, the waitress bought one meal then came and stated that she has given one meal to another table, so we had to order something else, by the time our meals came our other friend had finished her's, so it was very disapointing.

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  • Laura Wilkins

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    Great food and even better with 50% off on Thursdays

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  • Alyson Pinske

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    Once again the food was good but once again the service was poor. No atmosphere on a Saturday night as it was more than half empty. Yet staff forgot to bring the drinks we ordered and never came to see if we wanted more. We had to hunt for them to pay the bill while they stood behind the bar chatting. Just like last time so our comments to the manager hahave made no difference. No wonder it's so quiet on a Saturday night. I feel sorry for the poor chefs let down by the rest.

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  • Jim Thomas

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    Good value for money, staff extremely professional.

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  • Katherine Fisher

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    Had to send 2 plates of chicken wings back - first were over cooked and 2nd were undercooked, was a shame as they were lovely the other week. However service to deal with this was great. And the rest of all the foods were lovely, including the new fishcakes. 50% off thursdays were great, and with a lovely sunny evening and good outdoor space to enjoy it.

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  • Joan Cook

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    Worked very well for group with two children of different ages, and the midweek offer on childrens meals was very welcome. The menu had good choices for the children and for adult vegetarians, and the colouring in and wordsearches went down well. On arriving, things looked more like a drinking pub than a family eating pub and it wasn't clear where to go, but once we settled in the service was very good and helpful.

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  • Dan Burton

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    Great venue, quick and attentive service. Lovely food and choice of drinks!

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  • Anita heyward

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    The lady who served us was a gem really. Friendly and could do enough for us it made my mums birthday really special. Thank you all at Fat Cat Sherwood!

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  • Jacqueline Youngson

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    We have been to various Fat Cats and always found the food and service is excellent! We love the half price deals on Thurs in Sherwood and Sunday in Nottingham Town Centre. We were served very quickly last Thursday which was brill as had to get grand daughter home to bed on a school night. Thank you for a very enjoyable meal experience!

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  • Katherine Fisher

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    Food (tagine) was lukewarm, but the steak was great. Service appeared quite slow (food service not waitress), but all staff polite and helpful. Was quite a bit of noise as seated with alot of children, which wasnt ideal, might be nice to separate family and no-children customers in different parts of the venue seeing as its large enough to do so.

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  • Terry Chambers

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    We had to wait 45 minutes for the meal which was disappointing but overall a good experience

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  • Karen Peatfield

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    First time I've been to Fat Cat, what a lovely place and food excellent!

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  • Mandy Coleman

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    You have to try the cheesecake !!!

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  • Simms

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    First choice meal not available. Steak not the best.

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  • Mandy Coleman

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    Another great night out :)

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  • Mandy Coleman

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    Always fantastic food!

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  • Darrell Charlton

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    Very busy but was expected due to 50% off deal, had to wait a while for food but no problem as waiter was fantastic and the food was great!

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  • Helen Stevenson

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    I was disappointed with my meal. I have eaten two or 3 times at Fat Cats and its very average. Sunday roast without roast potatoes was disappointing. Fish and chips where there fish inside the batter was raw. we sent it back to the kitchen and the second fish arrived the same. Or the wrong veggie accompaniment to the meal arrived which we wasn't aware was wrong so we ate it and then got charged extra. We haven't eaten there since.

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  • Lisa Clay

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    Fat Cat is good value for money with the 50% off, some things on the menu were unavailable but we were all able to find something we enjoyed.

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  • Helen Hicks

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    Rib eye steak was fantastic! The staff tried really hard but it was very busy and service thus chaotic at times.

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  • Katrina Jarvis

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    I have been here a couple of times and have enjoyed the food on both occassions. The service was quite slow this time but I know that this would have been due to it being Mothers Day. I would have appreciated someone just apologising for the length of time it was taking and acknowledged that we were still waiting for our food. Instead I had to ask how long it would be.

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  • W Gent

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    The food was very nice at Fat Cat (Sherwood), I was however hoping that the menu had change since my last visit, but not by much. Regrettable they don't do a curry anymore. Service was very polite.

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  • Katherine Fisher

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    Great friendly waitress service at Fat Cat's, however quite a delay on food coming out, but lovely as always. Just a shame for the second time running there were no scotch eggs :( and they had run out of vanilla ice cream! (along with a few other items on the menu...but these were the two I had ordered but unable to have). Think the ordering process needs to be overhauled to ensure keeping more of the items available for 7.30pm diners. Four main menu items were off, one starter, and two desserts (not that too there are that many choices in dessert either).

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  • James mccabe

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    Excellent food, terrible service, but wasn't in a rush so was fine.

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  • Jason Sawford

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    Fat Cat is a real nice place to eat and the staff are very helpful, making sure you are well looked after.

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  • Katherine Fisher

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    Great menu and service this evening, despite running out of my first choice for starter! Mozzerella salad starter was huge.. with lettuce, a little more cheese/tomato/avocado on it would have been nice, or less lettuce! Cheesecake was fab :)

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  • Kevin Mitchell

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    The steak was really fatty. The sauce dish smelt of bleach. I needed my I torch to read the menu as it was so dark. The chips were frozen but should have been hand cut home made chips. Terrible experience.

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  • Helen Johnson

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    Have dined here on several occasions, and as always the food and service was excellent. We dine on a Thursday when all meals are half price which is fantastic value for money. Would highly recommend Fat Cats. They also have live entertainment on some weekends, saw a really good band on there, Motown Goldrush, so we would definitely have a night out there to see this band again.

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  • Penny Tindall

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    Enjoyed food.

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  • Keith Hardy

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    Worst steak I have ever had. Ordered pint and a half of Strongbow and got fosters won't be going back.

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  • Alex Blades

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    Lovely atmosphere at Fat Cat, the staff were cheery, friendly and very helpful and the food was absolutely wonderful! Excellent value for money and great night enjoyed by all in our party.

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  • Sheena Lane

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    Really friendly staff and wonderful food. Half price on Thursdays too BONUS!

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  • Darrell Hadfield

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    Quality of the food was great - steak cooked perfectly, pasta was great. The jerk burger missed the boat I'm told ( wasn't much jerk flavour) but the burger itself was lovely. Overall will be returning very soon to Fat Cat!

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  • Mandy Coleman

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    Always a lovely meal with friendly service at Fat Cat in Sherwood.

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  • Sharon Ashton

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    Overall was a brilliant experience at Fat Cat, the food was lovely everyone enjoyed the meals this includes the fussy eaters of our group. Great service from a waiter called Shae. Attentive, friendly and basically good at his job! As a result of my experience here I'll definitely be a returning customer and recommend to friends and family. Thank you to Fatcat Sherwood.

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  • Lynne Dale

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    We visited the restaurant in the early evening. There only a few people in the place. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was tasty and served at our pace which was nice giving us time to chat. I would recommend Fat Cat in Sherwood.

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  • Anne Opal

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    Enjoyed our meal. The service was very good considering how busy they were! You can always rely on Fat Cat. Reserve though on a Sunday or you will be turned away for lunch.

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  • Heather Molloy

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    Great atmosphere and feel to this restaurant/bar. Perfect not only for a evening out with friends but also with the family too; very relaxing and calm. Slightly disappointed with my meal this time round but will not put me off from going again. Great menu selection so will try something else next time. Would recommend.

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  • Mr. Kotowicz

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    Great value for money on a Thursday at Fat Cat (Sherwood). We enjoyed the friendly service and tasty food on a recent visit and will be returning as soon as we can. Restaurant a bit austere but tidy and well run.

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  • Lisa Carey

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    The best roast dinner I have had in a while! We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals, even my 2 yr old daughter. Keep up the great work Fat Cat Sherwood :)

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  • Mandy Coleman

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    Took the family to Fat Cat Sherwood for a celebration meal and was an excellent evening. Food and service was brilliant.

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  • Lorraine Weston

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    Wonderful décor at Fat Cat in Sherwood, lovely food which was great value for money at £5.95 with a soft drink. Service was slightly slow considering there was only a handful of people in but still was not really a problem.

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  • Suzanne Fleckney

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    The 50% off on a Thursday was great value but as they were busy (I assume because of this offer) the service was a little slow - but as we weren't in a rush this didn't upset our enjoyment of the evening.

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  • Gill Negus

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    Want to say a massive THANKYOU! To all the staff at Fat Cat. We celebrated my Daughters 18th Birthday there on Monday, there was 26 of us and the service and food were exceptional! Everyone commented on how nice their meals were. We will definitely be visiting you again!

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  • Patricia Stayne

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    Great value for money. I cannot think of anywhere better to go than Fat Cat in Sherwood especially on a Thursday.

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  • Savi Badial

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    Good great, let down by some poor service otherwise pretty enjoyable

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  • Kate Hooban

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    First visit. Liked the ambience and atmosphere. Staff very friendly. Food was nice but not exceptional. On the pricey side.

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  • Carol Andrews

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    Brilliant serving, great atmosphere, food was delicious, will be recommending this place. Thanks for a great place to eat and drink.

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  • W Gent

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    Nice meal at Fat Cat in Sherwood, although the chips were not completely cooked through, but the service etc. was great.

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  • W Gent

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    Great food and service with the Thursday offer and two for one cocktails. Fat Cat in Sherwood is a very nice pub and restaurant.

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  • Mandy Coleman

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    Second visit to Fat Cat Sherwood in 2 weeks, I'm a convert! Fantastic steak at half price, what more can I say? See you soon.

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  • Mandy Coleman

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    First visit for half price Thursday at Fat Cat in Sherwood. Very busy as you would expect so service was a little slow but the meal was fantastic and the atmosphere was fun and friendly.

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  • Savi Badial

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    Great atmosphere, great value (on Thursdays!!) and friendly service. An all round great evening.

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  • Gillian Knowles

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    Lovely and hot my only criticism would be a little less mash with the beef goulash and more veg. My husband could not fault his rib eye steak and we even had puddings which were great too.

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  • Kat Chu

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    Not very happy that all the reserved tables on the Friday night before valentines where lined up next to each other in the middle of the room. Usually reserved tables are the best tables, hence the time taken to book. Food was ok, menu's were covered in dirty sticky marks from the drinks, and service was ok. May pop in for a pint, but wont be eating here again.

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