Fat Freddys restaurant
The Halls, Quay Street, Galway City
The restaurant has a wonderful atmosphere with a wide ranging menu to suit the casual food lover.
We also cater for special occasions, parties and of course intimate meals. So come and enjoy the great food on offer. You can watch as the staff in the open kitchen lovingly create your pizza using home made pizza base from an Old Italian recipe for which we are world famous! We also offer many speciality dishes.
The relaxed family orientated and quirky interior is full of atmosphere and interest and gives a great dinning experience to all our customers.
The cozy candle lit atmosphere keeps the locals coming back again and again for more of the wonderful food from this unique food outlet. Our friendly staff will make you feel at home and you will feel that you are a friend dropping for a chat and a meal by the time you leave!
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Reviewed 15th February 2016 (visited 14 February 2016 )
We ate here on Valentine's night, we had never visited Galway and didn't book a table for the evening. We strolled around reading various menus and thought the menu for this restaurant sounded good. It is a really tiny place, authentic rural cottage feel, tables were really small to maximise space. It wasn't full even though it was such a busy night but I'm so glad it wasn't! The service was excellent, staff were super friendly and nice. The food was gorgeous and really reasonably priced. We had bruschetta to start, had we known the portion was so big we would have shared as we just couldn't finish a full portion each. We both had pizza which was done to perfection, absolutely beautiful! The chips were great, too. We finished with tiramisu and chocolate fudge cake. Although the menu says hot fudge it was lukewarm, but I'm not complaining it was amazing regardless! I absolutely loved this place, it felt like a hidden gem in plain view! I love how quaint it felt but the food was top quality for a steal. I would definitely recommend eating here!
Reviewed 05th December 2015 (visited 17 August 2015 )
Reviewed 01st June 2015 (visited 31 May 2015 )
Attracted to it by small print "Vega pizza available". Slightly misleading, as all they have available at time of ordering was a pinch of tasteless vegan cheese. Was offered soup with butter and non-vegan bread - not impressed! Pizza tasted ok, I've had much better. Table by the door with massive draft, I'm sure there are better tables. Overall ok, not worth what we spent.
Reviewed 31st May 2015 (visited 30 May 2015 )
Our first family holiday with our nearly six month old little boy and we decided to go to Fat Freddys as we had been their before ourselves, firstly for a very family orientated restaurant that we could just about get a buggy in door that wasnt a good start, then we asked for a table for 2 plus 1little boy their was a big discussion amongst the staff as to where they could put us to then be told we would taking up too much space in a restaurant that was half empty at the time approx 5pm that was not what i was expecting!!! But the only good thing was that we went around the corner and found a very nice restaurant and we were warmly welcomed, staff we very polite, friendly, service, price and the food was excellent and they made all made a new friend for themselves with our lil man Adam the name of this 5 star restaurant was Cactus Jacks on Druids Lane.
Reviewed 02nd July 2013 (visited 18 April 2013 )
I was visiting Galway with my friends and we decided to go for dinner. To be honest, the waiter who was serving us was the most obnoxious person I've ever met. Didn't write down our order "I'll remember" was her attitude. After waiting 50 mins for starters she then claimed "Well, I'm not the chef so take it up with him". My friend pulled her up on this at this point to which she became highly defensive and utterly rude. We were about to walk out when the starters arrived ~70mins. I'll never visit here again, especially because of that waitress. Food was mediocre
Reviewed 07th November 2012 (visited 6 October 2012 )
love Fat Freddys for dinner whenever i am in Galway its always my first choice. good value also.
Reviewed 05th November 2011 (visited 5 October 2011 )
I had lunch here and ordered the small pizza. I thought that I had received the wrong order because when my meal arrived it was anything but small. The pizza had the thinnest crust I've ever had, it was scrumptious! And it only cost about €5.50. Very good value for money. The atmosphere was nice, candles on every table, and staff were very friendly. Thumbs up!
Reviewed 26th September 2011 (visited 6 August 2011 )
We came here for a bite to eat with friends, the food was lovely quality, most opting for Pizzas and Pasta, the wine was lovely, we had the pinot grigio which was such ggod value. The astmosphere was fun and lively. Dispite being very busy the staff we nice and helpful. Overall a fun night with great value, would definately recommend this place for a great night out with a bunch of friends.
Reviewed 22nd August 2011 (visited 13 August 2011 )
We had tried to book a table for 4people earlier in the day but were told they only took bookings for parties of 6 or more and to just drop in and they'd try fit us in. When we got there that evening and asked for a table for 4 we were asked had we made a booking?!?! Anyways they had no table free so the waitress took our number and said she'd ring when a table became available, which she did about 20mins later. The inside is "shabbier" than I remember it being (its been a few years since I was there), it, in my opinion, could do with a bit of brightening up, but I love the candle in the waxy wine bottle on the table. I got the garlic bread with cheese which was really nice except that the underside was quite a bit burnt. I got the spaghetti bolognese for main, the spaghetti was cooked to perfection and the beef was of really good quality, I wasn't too mad about the sauce itself, it tasted a bit like tinned spaghetti sauce to me, but maybe it just wasn't to my taste. Service was very good, we had a really lovely waitress and she was super, flying around serving lots of tables, and refilling water jugs without having to be asked etc. I would probably go again but I'd like to see the interior improved a bit.
Hello Thank you for taking the time to leave at review. Our interior: We recently had new windows & door fitted. The place also has been recently repainted and new furniture installed. The style of the restaurant is rustic/quirky. It is not a modern style restaurant. It has operated successfully since the late 80's. Modern restaurants come and go as they lack the atmosphere & warmth of an establishment such as ours. Our sauce: Is freshly cooked, I take great exception to your comment "bit like tinned spaghetti sauce".
Reviewed 14th July 2011 (visited 11 July 2011 )
We ate in there for a late lunch on Monday, it was beautiful day and the sun was shining, but the food, not great, we both had pizzas and so wont have them again, the white wine was nice, the staff all over the place and I think one of them was crying at one stage. Wont be back
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Reviewed 29th April 2011 (visited 23 April 2011 )
The restaurant is very small and the tables are situated quite close to each other. We arrived with no appointment so we had to wait a few mins for a table. Didnt mind this but the waitresses seemed to forget us for a while once we were seated. People who came after us were served before us. The food was quite tasty-had a pizza and a pasta carbonara. Thought the value was ok, considering the portions were large for the pasta. An average of 10-15 for a mains. Foodwise-it was lovely but would only return on a quieter night for service and atmosphere.
Reviewed 27th July 2010 (visited 24 July 2010 )
Very expensive for quality of food you get. Was here on Sat nite of Arts Week & walked in at 8.30 without reservation. Waitress seemed disinterested. She forgot my starter until I brought it to her attention but as my main was just about to arrive I cancelled it. She wasn't overly apologetic. I had Quesidialla (?), it was edible but at nearly 15 euro should have been better. My partner had caesar salad to start but was just lettuce swimming in, albeit nice, salad dressing. No wine coolers here, wine is just left on table!! On request they will put it into their fridge inside if there's room. My partner had pizza which he said was alright. At 70 euro for 2 ok mains & 1 starter with bottle wine, prob wouldn't go back here. O.k experience.
Reviewed 19th July 2010 (visited 23 April 2010 )
Expected cheap and cheerful judging by past recommendations and reviews. Sadly I found our waitress quite rude and the food well below par.
Reviewed 06th May 2010 (visited 2 May 2010 )
It was the second time I ate in Fat Freddys and again I had a very pleasant experience. We were lucky to just walk in without booking the table even thought it was bank holiday Sunday night. I love the atmosphere and surroundings in Fat Freddys, it’s very small place but very cosy. Staff is lovely and very friendly, and even thought there were only two women serving the whole place, the service was very fast and prompt. Our starters arrived very quickly and they were ok, we only had mozzarella garlic bread and they were served in those small little baskets which I didn’t like, I think plate is a better option. The food is good, my pizza was very tasty (loads of fresh ingredients!) and I love the thin base which is not too heavy. Overall a lovely place to go for a casual dinner with the other half and I will definitely go back.
Reviewed 26th April 2010 (visited 23 April 2010 )
I popped into Fat Freddie's with my friend on a Friday night and we were happy that no reservations were needed. We were seated immediately but that's where it went downhill. Our waitress was so rude that from the start there was a bad taste in our mouths. Each course was delivered with a scowl and grunt. The quality of food wasn't great and I could only recommend the garlic mushroom starter. If you can overlook the importance of good service then maybe Fat Freddie's would be ok.
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