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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: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Large groups
Description: The Fat Goose gives you a country restaurant and bar,situated in the rural...
The Fat Goose gives you a country restaurant and bar,situated in the rural village of Tendring we can offer a relaxed country escape just off the A120, about 15 minutes drive from Colchester, Harwich, or the Coastal towns of Finton and Clacton. We are delighted to announce that we have retained our AA rosette for culinary excellence for the eighth consecutive year. The restaurant serves classic dishes with a modern twist and reflects the seasonal availability. The menu is enhanced with frequently changing specials and everything is prepared on site using fresh local produce. Try our "Lunch with Chef", this menu gives no choice but superb value and offers you the chance to try innovative dishes at a very realistic price We pride ourselves in serving food of the highest standard in a relaxed and unpretentious style. Coffees, teas and snacks are also available plus an enticing selection of unique and unusual gifts. Our onsite florist will also take orders plus of course we offer a varied display of planters and fresh flowers. We are a family owned and operated restaurant and 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 during the cooler months the restaurant offers a cosy warm, candle lit ambiance 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
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    4 of 5 stars
Always a good meal

A really nice menu, lots of delicious choices. Nice comfy sofas to sit and have a drink before or after your meal. Always delicious food, something for everyone on the menu. Nice surroundings and friendly staff. A good choice for lunch or dinner

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely food,we had excellent steaks and good desserts. The service was very professional too. The restaurant had a relaxing atmosphere.'

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Essex, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to the fat goose about 2 years ago and found the food wonderful! This visit couldn't have been more different. We were sat down for drinks and then forgotten, we had to ask to be seated. We then had to ask to make our order. Nice people however so no remark on them although the service wasn't great none... More 

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined at the Fat Goose for our work Xmas dinner in mid December. We've been to various places in the region over the years, with fairly chequered experience. So we approached the Fat Goose with caution but on trusted local recommendation. The perils of catering Xmas dinner for large groups are well known - and were very well avoided here.... More 

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Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very pleasantly decorated, although when we arrived we noticed a skip outside and it seemed that building work was going on. This however didn't interrupt things as it was all happening in another part of the building. On chatting to the young lady hostess, we found out they are putting in a private dining room which should be a nice... More 

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to go here after it was awarded two rosettes .. However food was tasteless and boring. Decor was as if changing rooms in the 90s had thrown up in there. Not a good place Staff were friendly and nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fat Goose was a real treat as usual, great standard menu plus daily specials. Beautiful handmade scotch egg for me & toasted goats cheese for Nic, then venison cooked to perfection and meltingly soft pork belly for mains. Couldn't manage dessert, as had foolishly pigged out on the fresh bread & olives before starters...........

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

A really nice menu, lots of delicious choices. Nice comfy sofas to sit and have a drink before or after your meal. Always delicious food, something for everyone on the menu. Nice surroundings and friendly staff. A good choice for lunch or dinner

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Harwich, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Just got back from our works Christmas meal at the Fat goose..beautiful amazing place great atmosphere.. Staff are great, manager sadly had an accident tonight and had to go off to hospital..but we all feel that the staff held it together really we'll meals were quick to arrive all delicious and pipping hot..such a lovely place hope all the staff... More 

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Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Attended as part of a group of 40 having the Christmas dinner. The venue is great and the staff were very welcoming. Starters were excellent and arrived on time. I had the ham hock terrine which was excellent. The main courses were, on the whole slightly more disappointing. I appreciate it is difficult to serve a group of 40 at... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

We stopped here for coffee and cake on a nasty windy rainy morning and had a very warm welcome, the cakes are all home made by the owner and we can highly recommend the lemon drizzle cake yum yum can't wait to go back for dinner one night

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Restaurant Details

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 14 - 36
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

Description

The Fat Goose gives you a country restaurant and bar,situated in the rural village of Tendring we can offer a relaxed country escape just off the A120, about 15 minutes drive from Colchester, Harwich, or the Coastal towns of Finton and Clacton. We are delighted to announce that we have retained our AA rosette for culinary excellence for the eighth consecutive year. The restaurant serves classic dishes with a modern twist and reflects the seasonal availability. The menu is enhanced with frequently changing specials and everything is prepared on site using fresh local produce. Try our "Lunch with Chef", this menu gives no choice but superb value and offers you the chance to try innovative dishes at a very realistic price We pride ourselves in serving food of the highest standard in a relaxed and unpretentious style. Coffees, teas and snacks are also available plus an enticing selection of unique and unusual gifts. Our onsite florist will also take orders plus of course we offer a varied display of planters and fresh flowers. We are a family owned and operated restaurant and 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 during the cooler months the restaurant offers a cosy warm, candle lit ambiance We look forward to welcoming you to The Fat Goose at Tendring

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