It ain’t over till the Fat Cat has sung

The Fat Cat with an insatiable appetite for easy laid back home cooking is readily affectionate to anyone who proffers him a tasty morsel. This resident creature of comfort and namesake for this local restaurant is named Harry.

Much like the friendly fat cat of the neighborhood who enjoys good quality unfussy food and company, so was my experience at the aptly named eatery Fat Harry’s.

The Fat Cat with an insatiable appetite for easy laid back home cooking is readily affectionate to anyone who proffers him a tasty morsel.

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Stockings over the fireplace – photo by Andre Beukes

A little about Fat Harry’s

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Owner Jason Allen – Photo by Andre Beukes

Established in February 2015 by owner Jason Allen, owner of the famous Hussar Grill in Steenberg, and now this fine Southern Suburbs foodie spot which has become a firm favourite amongst the locals.

Jason was an early starter in the food business, being in the industry since the tender age of 16 he brings a wealth of experience to this establishment.

As a lover of all things vintage, I loved how the earthy warm wooden feel of the furniture, which blended so easily with the retro bar counter, the black and white posters and the uber cool Beer bottle chandeliers. The mermaid bar top torsos pay homage to Harry with one adorned with fish and the other birds. There’s even a fireplace for those chilly nights!

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The Bar at Fat Harry’s – photo by Andre Beukes

When I asked Jason what brought this about, he told me that originally the restaurant was opened as a Brit-style Gastropub with the original menu created by none other than renowned Chef Vanessa Marx.  An original concept with a great menu had patrons coming back for more at Fat Harry’s

Sunday and Monday madness

Lucky for me I happened to pay a visit on Monday when all Gourmet Burgers are 25% off! Not just one particular Monday but every Sunday and Monday at Fat harry’s has this crazy special.

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The Fat Harry’s Gourmet beef burger with poached egg, avocado, banana, onion rings and chips – photo by Andre Beukes

With their home ground meat, the patties are easily five times the size of any fast food joint with a generous serving of hand cut chips not shoestring fries to go with it. I tried to be healthy and order a side salad, but even that was HUGE!

Now if you’re a veggie or counting carbs there is a veggie burger and even a bunless banting friendly burger too!!

Upon recommendation, I tried the Fat Harry’s Gourmet Burger with Grilled Chicken, Avocado, Fried Egg, and sauerkraut-ish crunch. Oh. My. Heavenly. Tastebuds!

Who said I don’t eat burgers? I don’t eat bad burgers, but Fat Harry’s burgers….nom nom nom! get in my belly!

They also serve the most incredible Beer & Burger pairings…Heck yeah!!

R50 Lunch specials

If burgers aren’t your thing, you’re sure to find something to suit every palate and budget in the varied menu. Fat Harry’s also offer incredible R50 lunch deals! How can you not try them with that ridiculously good value for money price?

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Crazy good lunch specials: RoastChicken, Pork Pie or Fish all served with chips. Photos by Andre Beukes

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Tapas: Sticky Chicken wings and Jalapeno on a stick- Stuffed jalapeño with gorgonzola, cheddar and mozzarella, wrapped in bacon and served with a Fat Harry’s relish – photo by Andre Beukes

Not to mention the insanely ambrosial cocktails! Why be stuck in bumper to bumper rush hour traffic when you could be at Fat Harry’s every day between 5 -7 pm where it’s Happy Hour!* With an endless array of craft beers, draft beer, wine and cocktails!

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Craft Beers galore! – Photo by Andre Beukes

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Happy Hour at fat Harry’s – Photo by Andre Beukes

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Cocktail hour – Photo by Andre Beukes

Tuesday Trivia

If the Fat Cat has not sold you yet, and you’re more of a social creature fear not Fat Harry’s has something to offer you too!

Live entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays as well as Quiz nights every second Tuesday night is a sure-fire crowd pleaser with loads of laughter and fun to be had.

Thank you to Fat harry’s for the truly mouthwatering burger and my fave glass of pino! You’ll be seeing more of me in the future.

Oops almost forgot to mention they have FREE WIFI! You know how important that is in my book! 5 stars for Fat Harry’s!

Go experience the Fat Cat for yourself:

Address: 166, 2nd Avenue, Kenilworth, Cape Town

Phone: 021 671 7433

Websitehttp://www.fatharrys.co.za/

Email: info@fatharrys.co.za

Twitter: @FatHarrysZA

Facebook: @FatHarrys

Instagram: @FatHarrys

Hours of operation: Tues – Sun 12h00 – 23h00, Mondays 16h00 – 23h00

Happy #TastyTuesday Everyone!

The Jax

*Selected beers and cocktails only

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