Fat Boy's Diner
Built in 1940
Built in 1940s in New Jersey, USA, this original American Diner made its way to Spitalfileds Market in late 1980s, and was finally moved to Trinity Buoy Wharf in 2003.
The Diner is open at Trinity Buoy Wharf Wednesdays to Sundays. For opening times and menu check here.
Georgetown Diner aka Randy’s Roast Beef aka Fat Boy’s Diner
"This was the former Georgetown Diner then operating as Randy’s Roast Beef in downtown Georgetown, Mass. It was the next to last diner built by the Worcester Lunch Car Company (No. 849) Only a few miles down Rte. 133 from the wildly popular Agawam Diner in neighboring Rowley. (...) In 1989, John Keith was buying up old diners and was doing some restoration work and reselling them, basically becoming a diner broker. He bought the Georgetown Diner and moved it to New Hampshire for some restoration. (...)
After restoring the diner, Keith moved it out to Los Angeles to try to sell it out there (...) and eventually sold it to Trevor Gulliver in London, England to be part of his Fat Boy’s Diner chain. (...) The Fat Boy’s Diner chain lasted a couple of years, maybe 3 and then was sold off. Ironically the last diner operating as Fat Boy’s in London is the former Georgetown Diner." Larry Cultrera
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Filming and photo shoots location
Since arriving in London, Fat Boy's Diner became a popular filming and photo shoots location. One of the scenes in "Sliding Doors" was filmed in the Diner in the late 90s.
A previously unseen Amy Winehouse portrait showing the singer just as her career took off went on show recently at the National Portrait Gallery. The pictures were taken in Fat Boy's Diner by our tenant at the time, fashion photographer, Ram Shergill in 2003 after the release of her debut album "Frank" which won her critical respect before the 2006 album, "Back to Black", made her a major international star.
Photo shoots are frequent at Fat Boy's Diner, with many celebrities and household names photographed against its backdrop. In 2018, Fabulous Magazine shot their cover images at the Diner featuring Emma Willis.
Following the release of their third record "Doom Days", Bastille filmed a video for the album highlight "Bad Decisions" at Fat Boy's Diner and Trinity Buoy Wharf Riverside Terrace in 2019.