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The Fat Goose

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Heath Road, Tendring CO16 0BX, England
+44 1255 870060
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Fat Goose gives you a restaurant, bar and delicatessen all under one...
The Fat Goose gives you a restaurant, bar and delicatessen all under one roof! Situated in the rural village of Tendring we can offer a country escape just off the A120, about 15 minutes drive from Colchester, Harwich, or the Coastal towns of Finton and Clacton. Our AA rosette restaurant serves classic dishes with a modern twist from our 6 weekly changing menu to reflect the seasons and special boards which change frequently. Everything is prepared on site using fresh local produce. We pride ourselves in serving food of the highest standard in a relaxed and unpretentious style. The delicatessen is open seven days a week with a well stocked deli counter straight from the fat goose kitchen, fresh homemade cakes and the fat goose ready meals to take home. We also have a wide range of daily essentials and gifts available in the shop. We welcome well behaved children and offer baby changing facilities, highchairs and booster seats. The children's menu offers dishes prepared 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. We look forward to welcoming you to The Fat Goose at Tendring
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very nice.

The atmosphere is very nice and the food lovely and loads of it. Lovely place. The restaurant itself is beautiful and the staff very friendly and helpful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
Louise H
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Colchester
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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

With the promise of some veggie food I went with my wife and friends on a Sunday. Despite booking, they took 15 minutes to get us menus. a further 15 minutes to take the order. The food took a further 20 minutes. We were not given any bread unlike the other tables. I had beetroot soup which was simply uneatable.... More 

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Clacton, Essex, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Can't find fault with any aspect of our meal last night - beautiful decor and relaxed friendly atmosphere, nothing was too much trouble for the waiting staff who appeared genuinely pleased to see us. The food was beautifully presented, perfectly cooked and tasted every bit as good as it looked. Am already looking forward to returning soon. Can't recommend highly... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Called in at the Fat Goose while travelling home. The food was really good, the best pasta dish ever, easy to tell all the ingredients were very fresh. The pavlova for dessert was so good that even though very full, I had to finish every bit. The chap on the next table actually put his finger in the pot of... More 

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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I've eaten here previously - very nice food, the venison is particularly nice. Today they kindly helped out a cyclist in need! Nice place!

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Colchester
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The atmosphere is very nice and the food lovely and loads of it. Lovely place. The restaurant itself is beautiful and the staff very friendly and helpful.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I would like to apologize to the customers have been touched by my previous comment.I really did not to want to offend anyone.All Your opinions are important to me,I chose the wrong way as to respond.I am sorry. Milos,Head chef at The Fat Goose,Tendring.

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13 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I have not visited the Fat Goose for a few weeks but did post a review last time I did. I have just received an abusive message through trip advisor from the chef at the restaurant which was clearly meant for another reviewer. Although the message did not relate to me it does clearly indicate an establishment that considers itself... More 

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Nikki_HM1, General Manager at The Fat Goose, responded to this review

I would like to personally apologise for the comments that were made by our Chef, He is very passionate, talented and cares deeply about the food he serves, however this time his comments have been misplaced, misjudged and misdirected. I would like to let you know that this matter is being dealt as the views expressed are not that of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Hadn't been for 2 years. Wasn't bowled over last time but this time they surpassed themselves. Awful. 'Chef' clearly has no idea how to cook or how to present food. Sent back a tiny overcooked or even frozen plaice, one of the specials. Beer battered haddock and three times cooked chips (what's wrong with once? ) was just 'ok'. Chips... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

this is a local pub, restaurant....small deli attached. We ate Sunday lunch as a family of six, four generations and everyone enjoyed the food. Good starters of smoked salmon, chicken liver pate, and a mixed selection of olives, cheese, anchovies etc. No complaints. Main courses varied from beef (excellent), lamb and chicken roasts, to dressed crab, and very well cooked... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

Beautifully renovated pub with great atmosphere and very pleasant beer garden. Food definitely the highlight. Kids were welcome outside on a sunny day but not exactly their target market and not much for them to be entertained by. I could have chosen 5 different dishes from the menu as it was diverse and all sounded delicious.

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Additional Information about The Fat Goose

Address: Heath Road, Tendring CO16 0BX, England
Phone Number: +44 1255 870060
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Tendring
Average Prices: USD 16 - 47
Cuisine: British

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Heath Road, Tendring CO16 0BX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Tendring
  • Phone Number: +44 1255 870060

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 47
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

Description

The Fat Goose gives you a restaurant, bar and delicatessen all under one roof! Situated in the rural village of Tendring we can offer a country escape just off the A120, about 15 minutes drive from Colchester, Harwich, or the Coastal towns of Finton and Clacton. Our AA rosette restaurant serves classic dishes with a modern twist from our 6 weekly changing menu to reflect the seasons and special boards which change frequently. Everything is prepared on site using fresh local produce. We pride ourselves in serving food of the highest standard in a relaxed and unpretentious style. The delicatessen is open seven days a week with a well stocked deli counter straight from the fat goose kitchen, fresh homemade cakes and the fat goose ready meals to take home. We also have a wide range of daily essentials and gifts available in the shop. We welcome well behaved children and offer baby changing facilities, highchairs and booster seats. The children's menu offers dishes prepared 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. We look forward to welcoming you to The Fat Goose at Tendring

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