…we are Fat Sparrow

How are we different from the competition?

We use local, high-quality ingredients to handcraft memorable meals, even when that’s not the cheapest or most convenient way of doing things.

Fat Sparrow restaurants not only understand the value of using high-quality local food; Chef Nick is also informed and knowledgeable about food sustainability. This knowledge contributes to Fat Sparrow’s authenticity as a source of credible information, and will engage both “conscious consumers,” as well as connoisseurs of gourmet food and fine dining.

We rock four very different restaurants which means that we are versatile, well-equipped and diverse; everything you could possibly want in a caterer. We treat your conference, life event or wedding like it’s our very own. Fat Sparrow is open for catering… so sit back, relax and enjoy.

Chef Nick Benninger

Locally Infused

Enhancing the Uptown Waterloo dining experience

Who we are: Owned, operated and nurtured by Chef Nick Benninger, his wife Natalie, and their partners, Fat Sparrow is a collection of four unique restaurants in Uptown Waterloo. The team is passionate about the food they make, the atmosphere they create and the experience they deliver.

Fat Sparrow does not seek uniformity among its restaurants, striving instead to offer a different twist on food and aesthetic at each location. Chef Nick is revered for his whimsical menus and artisanship; he personally creates every dish using ingredients supplied by local farmers and vendors.

Fat Sparrow does not have to look far for a source of inspiration. By drawing on the legacy of, and paying homage to Kitchener native Edna Staebler, Chef Nick continues to deliver an authentic dining experience with food that truly ‘schmecks’.

Locally Infused

Enhancing the Uptown Waterloo dining experience

Who we are: Owned, operated and nurtured by Chef Nick Benninger, his wife Natalie, and their partners, Fat Sparrow is a collection of four unique restaurants in Uptown Waterloo. The team is passionate about the food they make, the atmosphere they create and the experience they deliver.

Fat Sparrow does not seek uniformity among its restaurants, striving instead to offer a different twist on food and aesthetic at each location. Chef Nick is revered for his whimsical menus and artisanship; he personally creates every dish using ingredients supplied by local farmers and vendors.

Fat Sparrow does not have to look far for a source of inspiration. By drawing on the legacy of, and paying homage to Kitchener native Edna Staebler, Chef Nick continues to deliver an authentic dining experience with food that truly ‘schmecks’.

Nick and Nat’s Uptown 21
Brown bag or special event; we’ve got you covered
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Taco Farm
The best non-traditional taco this side of the border
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Marbles
Steak or fish?
We have a wine for that
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Harmony Lunch
Delicious and authentic;
homestyle cooking at its best
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Catering

Whether it’s at your place or ours, Fat Sparrow will be there with bells on. No event is too big or too small and we handle them all; from corporate gatherings, to weddings to an intimate dining experience for two. We’re Region-famous for our special events and funky themed gatherings so let us know what you’re thinking and we’ll cook you up something that’s guaranteed to be one-of-a-kind.

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Nick and Nat’s Uptown 21
21 King St N., Waterloo
519-883-1100
info@uptown21.ca

Taco Farm
8 Erb St W, Waterloo
519-208-1300
info@tacofarm.ca

Marbles
8 William St. E., Waterloo
519-885-4390
marblesrestaurant@gmail.com

Harmony Lunch
90 King St. N., Waterloo
519-886-4721
fatsparrowhospitality@gmail.com

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