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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: $24 - $49
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Please note that due to the fact that reviews are anonymous we do not respond to comments but you wish to contact us directly we are happy to reply. 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,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 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
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Old quaint pub now a restaurant. Lovely food. Excellent service. Definitely recommend it. We'll done.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Superb food choices available, good value for this type of menu - carefully thought through with many exciting dishes beyond home cooking and presented with a modern twist. (3 courses from mix of set and a la cart menu + soft drinks = £90 for 3 adults, 2 children). Really tasty dishes, pudding was amazing too! Food arrived in good... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We went to The Fat Goose as we'd been given a voucher. We thought a trip of almost an hour was rather too long but we were wrong. We were met by happy, helpful staff who were so welcoming. There was a wide choice on the menu, a very difficult choice. The meal was delicious , home-made bread in the... More

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had Saturday lunch here and it was so good we booked for Sunday lunch! This was not our first visit to the Fat Goose but this time we had friends with us. We were not disappointed. Saturday lunch was great, white wine well chilled, food looked good and tasted better. My only issue was the cold bread rolls, but... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Very disappointed. Roast beef thin and tough, roast potatoes more like boiled, veg carrots and courgette !! Calves liver not bad but not good value for money.

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The two or three course lunch option here is very good value. Service is friendly and fast enough and the food very good. The main course of grilled sea bass with crushed potato and green beans was superb and the dessert of banana and date pudding with stem ginger ice cream and peanut butter was outstanding. The mushroom soup with... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

Very easy to find using a sat nav and accessible from a wide catchment as it is very direct and it only took 30 minutes from Witham on the A12, etc. Plenty of parking and two disabled spaces right out side and no awkward steps to negotiate to get in or inside the restaurant. A very warm professional welcome from... More

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Hove, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

If you are unfamiliar with North Essex, you could easily miss this out-of-the-way restaurant in Tendring. A shame because it is not too far from Colchester, Clacton or Harwich and well worth a visit. All three of us dining there were very happy with the food. We ordered mixed olives and garlic toast to share before the meal as well... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My first ever visit to The Fat Goose was today where in a party of 8 we were celebrating mothers 80th with a lunchtime meal. The waiting staff were excellent, the poor lad who had to deal with us being a disorganised bunch when ordering drinks and meals did an excellent job and everyone got what we ordered. The meals... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The service was excellent and the food was great. Very good value, one of the best restaurants in Essex. Definitely worth trying!

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