Warning: This is not a fashion post.
My trip to FatBoy’s was very random, and began with my sister in law’s desire to have pancakes, at a place that wasn’t ridiculously far away. From experience, I have found that some of the best experiences are unplanned.
FatBoy’s is an American style diner located near the river Thames, opposite of the O2. As far as I could tell, there was no train station near by, and nor would you drive past it. The only way you can find it is if you just happen to be in the area ( which I think is rare) or you google it, like in my case – or you hear about it from a friend (like me).
The actual diner looks like a banda aka kiosk aka container. I might be exaggerating a little. Nothing posh, but very retro. And it’s just as small and cosy on the inside. Tables are limited, but there are diner-like stools available on a counter, which allow you to watch the chef and make sure he doesn’t spit on your food…Ha!! The staff are also incredibly friendly and welcoming.
The actual food was very simple. We came there for breakfast and I will say – It ain’t no breakfast club. The food din’t look photoshopped nor exceptionally pretty. But it tasted damn dine, I mean fine. I ordered banana pancakes and scrambled eggs. And that’s exactly what I got. I also liked the unlimited refills filtered coffee. Simple, tasty and satisfying. That’s what I would describe the food as.
All in all, I’d definitely go there again. The atmosphere was great, and it’s just a nice spot to have a not so serious but tasty breakfast (They also do lunch foods). I’m sure you could rock up in pyjamas and no one would really give a crap, which is always a bonus!
The area around the diner is also quite interesting – there’s so many quirky things to see. Unfortunately, I was freezing cold and could not be arsed to get my camera out.
Until next time
Trinity Buoy Wharf
64 Orchard Place