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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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Restaurant details
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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78% Recommend
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English first
Walton-on-the-Naze, United Kingdom
2 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Walton-on-the-Naze, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Brilliant choice of three main courses followed by many desserts, great value for money when you can have as many puddings as you can eat!! I only managed 3! We were a party of nine ladies with one needing gluten free, the restaurant were extremely helpful and accommodating, when we booked we mentioned the dietary requirement needed. When handed the... More

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Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The Fat Goose is a bistro style restaurant more than a pub. It's off the beaten track so passing trade is not going to be easy to come by. Therefore it works hard for its custom. Good quality food delivered to our large party, hot and quickly Nice decor, good staff but the drinks a bit pricey.

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Harwich, England, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Been a long time since I have been here, as we tend to eat local to dovercourt, as we were quite a large party, thought the goose would be perfect as plenty of room, had drinks in the lovely gardens first, menus brought out to us, we all seated in dining area, and the food came out, not disappointed, very... More

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Romford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The normal restaurant was closed to host a private wedding function. The hot buffet , consisting of salmon, beef, ham, chicken skewers, new potatoes and all the trimmings was all excellent. Nicely cooked & well presented ..You can see by the upkeep of the building and grounds that the money has been invested in what you can see , as... More

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