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Goose Fat & Garlic

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52 Bell Street, Sawbridgeworth CM21 9AN, England
+44 (0)1279 722554
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene
Description: Situated in the centre of historic Sawbridgeworth, Goose Fat and Garlic...
Situated in the centre of historic Sawbridgeworth, Goose Fat and Garlic offers something for every palate and every occasion. A range of menus caters for everyone from the casual diner looking for a quick lunchtime sandwich, to a business meeting over an a la carte dinner. A set price a la carte menu during the week offers a great dining experience at a very reasonable price, and an authentic tapas menu is a great causal eating option - ideal for groups. The bar attached to the restaurant provides the perfect meeting place for those just wanting a drink, or for pre and post- meal gatherings, and is known for its great cocktails and extensive wine and beer choices. The ambiance is smart but relaxed.
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  • 36
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Greay

Great food in a lovely building. Staff were attentive and the food hot and presented well. Not an amazing choice but a good choice non the less.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
turtol
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UK
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Sawbridgeworth
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I have just enjoyed another great Tapas experience. The menu is very varied and the added options make it superb. It was served by a very helpful attentive waiter for whom any request was no trouble. One of the best things about Tapas here is that it is so authentic; we have had the same tapas in... More 

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Thank Geoffrey P
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my mum and dad here last night and everything was spot on. I booked the table online and in the afternoon of the day they called to confirm. I requested an nice table in the main dining room as it was my dads birthday. When we arrived they seated us at one of the best tables in the... More 

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Thank Sawbo1979
UK
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56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food in a lovely building. Staff were attentive and the food hot and presented well. Not an amazing choice but a good choice non the less.

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Thank turtol
Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here for our company Christmas Do and I was severely disappointed. The food was utterly average and pretty bland, it's shame because I feel like it could have great potential and I was looking forward to visiting as I'd heard some really good things about the place. The service was okay and the drinks were good, it does... More 

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Thank Charlotte J
Harlow, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

visit Goose Fat just before Christmas with 3 friends. One of my friends had never been before and was really looking forward to it. There was a good choice and everything sounded delicious and fresh. my friend and I chose the same main chorizo stuffed chicken. it looked lovely but was served with Kale that was exceptionally salty as if... More 

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Thank juneywoo
Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Always disappointed with the food. Same choices every year. Hate it when the veg gets dumped on the table in bowls and all you get on your plate is a piece of meat with no garnish or excitement to it. Have been for about 7 years now and not even a çracker on the table this year. Two friends sent... More 

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Thank Yvonne B
Harlow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

The food was good and well presented although portions were rather small. Service was rather slow and the vegetables arrived a full eight minutes after the meat. We ordered two bottles of wine, a white which was fine and a Red (Malbec 2015) which was a serious letdown. It tasted as though it had been bottled within the last month,... More 

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Thank Graham P
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

We ate here with 6 friends and we thought the food was very good, great service and a good atmosphere. The menu had a good selection, the food was very tasty and well presented.

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Thank PaulFincham
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

We visted a few days ago for my partner's birthday. I had booked online and mentioned this on the form. When we arrived, a lovely lady showed us to a large, corner table by the window and gave us a glass of prosecco each, wishing him a happy birthday. I felt this was a lovely touch. Our starters came quickly... More 

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Thank Rebecca W
Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Very good food and great service, the staff really do their best to help you in anyway that they can. Very pleasant and will definately return.

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Thank John H

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 52 Bell Street, Sawbridgeworth CM21 9AN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Sawbridgeworth
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1279 722554

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 48
  • Cuisine: British, European, Spanish, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene

Description

Situated in the centre of historic Sawbridgeworth, Goose Fat and Garlic offers something for every palate and every occasion. A range of menus caters for everyone from the casual diner looking for a quick lunchtime sandwich, to a business meeting over an a la carte dinner. A set price a la carte menu during the week offers a great dining experience at a very reasonable price, and an authentic tapas menu is a great causal eating option - ideal for groups. The bar attached to the restaurant provides the perfect meeting place for those just wanting a drink, or for pre and post- meal gatherings, and is known for its great cocktails and extensive wine and beer choices. The ambiance is smart but relaxed.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?