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!
We look forward to welcoming you to our Local & Wild restaurant!