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The Fat Goose

Heath Road, Tendring CO16 0BX, England
+44 1255 870060
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Ranked #1 of 4 restaurants in Tendring
Price range: $26 - $51
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: A comfortable and relaxed Farm house style restauant situated just off the A120,in the tendring countryside, about 15 minutes drive from Colchester, Harwich, or the Coastal towns of Finton and Clacton. AA rosette awarded for culinary excellence for the last six successive years, also in the good food guide.2012 Winners in Essex Fine Food and Drink Awards. Family owned and operated we offer traditional British food with mediterranean influences, everything is prepared from scratch on site using fresh local produce.We pride ourselves in serving food to the highest standard in a relaxed unpretentious style. We welcome well behaved children and offer baby changing facilities, highchairs and booster seats. The children's menu offers dishes prepared from scratch to the same high standards using totally natural ingredients. We have a garden and terrace for the warmer weather where you can dine alfresco and open fires for you to sit beside in the cooler months
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English first
London
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

If you are looking for excellent ingredients, and wonderfully cooked food, look no further. We stumbled across the Fat Goose by absolute chance. We had actually headed to a different pub in the area down the road, but the other pub only could take cash, and we only had a card, so we decided to head off to find a... More

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Motherwell, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Last weekend we attended our nieces wedding in The Fat Goose. Heather and Glen had visited months before and were so impressed they asked to speak to the owner Phil and asked if he would consider closing the venue and hosting their wedding reception in July. I am delighted to say the answer was yes.What followed was an execptional day!!... More

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Kerry
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were recommended this restaurant & took my mother in law there for her 70th!, Average food, very expensive & portions that wouldn't feed a pigeon....overall extremely disappointing.

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Harwich, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Having eaten at The Fat Goose Restaurant on previous occasions our son and his now wife decided what a great wedding venue this restaurant would make and we weren't disappointed. Phil and his staff were there from the beginning to the end to help us from planning the menu through to the evening barbecue. Where else can you sit down... More

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Walton-on-the-Naze, United Kingdom
2 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I was taken to this Restaurant for my birthday, the meal was very good. I would be happy to recomend this establishment to anyone.

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Harwich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The Fat Goose fitted the bill exactly. We had eaten there many times and had no hesitation in contacting them to see if they would cater for my Husband's wake. We had an 'afternoon tea' served for around 70 people and were very impressed. A variety of sandwiches which included smoked salmon and carved ham, along with a lovely selection... More

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Manningtree, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Great traditional pub with bistro style food. Excellent menu selection & very attentive service. Had a lovely evening meal out with friends and will definitely go back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Went to Fat Goose last night, Friday 20th June. It was a spur of the moment decision and really just intended to be a quick bite to eat, however it ended up being a highly enjoyable evening. The greeting from the young lady behind the bar as we walked in was very welcoming and set the tone for the whole... More

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Harwich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

100 odd people - not one person complained - more than a few compliments which is why I decided to leave a review, staff were attentive, food was well prepared & not your normal curly up sandwiches brigade - we had a wake there & it was lovely - reasonable on price & quality showed through...one word 'Thank you'

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Manningtree, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I have been to the above restaurant for Lunch and Dinner with various friends.the food was excellent and so was the service also the staff were very friendly and made us feel welcome.

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