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Fatbelly Fred's - CLOSED

16 Maiden Street, Barnstaple EX31 1HA, England
+44 1271 345700
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“seafood” (27 reviews)
“mussels” (35 reviews)
“fresh fish” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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16 Maiden Street, Barnstaple EX31 1HA, England
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1 - 10 of 276 reviews

Reviewed 7 March 2018

Excellent meal and service and would recommend but be prepared to pay more than a normal fish shop though and be prepared also for the variety to choose from. Very difficult to choose what you want if you like any type of fish whether it...More

Thank wendy c
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Realy good food and a warm welcome and very good service well Werth a visit will be going there again that's for shore

Thank hynebandit
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Went to try the fish at Fatbellys but it’s closed. I don’t know if it’s a seasonal thing. Hope it’s open again soon.

3  Thank Johntrombone
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Today was the last day that the restaurant was open until next year. The food was fabulous and nothing was too much trouble. Very friendly and professional. If you want a great seafood restaurant in North Devon this is the place to go. Had halibut...More

1  Thank Gina A
Reviewed 27 August 2017

The only fish I have ever eaten is cod, with chips :-) so I was somewhat apprehensive when my wife and I attended this restaurant for a family get-to-gether. We were a party of ten including two young children. We were seated upstairs in a...More

1  Thank Lynnnigel
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

After an exhausting day a Exmoor Zoo we rolled into Fatbelly Fred's early for our reservation to be greeted with warmth and smiles. The Seafood platter was a joy, tremendously generous in portion size and the Turbot perfectly cooked also. Attended by professional and knowledgeable...More

Thank Rachelle B
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Although we had an enjoyable meal & the service was good, two of our party who had the turbot were rather poorly the next morning, whereas the others were fine. It just put a dampener on the evening. I'm sure come February we'll be back...More

Thank johnnyp48
FATBELLYFRED, Owner at Fatbelly Fred's, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

First of all i am massively disappointed that you feel that the most popular dish we have on our menu is the only cause for the 2 people in your party to feel poorly. Why, if this is the case would you not contact us...More

Reviewed 21 August 2017

We are never organised enought to book Fatbelly Fred's. However we were walking past early doors and thought we would say hello. 'Have you a table for two?' It was just after 6 pm and of course they said yes! So without missing the oportunity...More

1  Thank John D
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We booked online based on reviews. Food and service were very good but the location is obscure and not easy to find and the set-up odd. There appears to be a downstairs with 3 tables and an upstairs with who knows what as we could...More

Thank Peter E
Reviewed 19 August 2017

This is where we always go for a special meal. The food is to die for and plenty of it. The staff are so friendly and the restaurant cosy. Thoroughly recommended.

1  Thank pinc
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 66
Good for
Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Maiden Street, Barnstaple EX31 1HA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Barnstaple
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 345700
  • E-mail
Due to a close family bereavement the restaurant has closed sorry for any inconvenience caused. On behalf of Fred and I thank you so much for the last 7 years
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