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Goose Fat & Garlic

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European, Spanish, British, Fusion, Tapas
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52 Bell Street, Sawbridgeworth CM21 9AN, England
+44 (0)1279 722554
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A bit pricey but nice food

Nice place, this. They have a small bar which would be nice to have a regular drink in but it soon fills with people, making it uncomfortable. However, you are there to eat. I've been there twice and found both meals very nice and well cooked. My only problem with the place is that looking at the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
mike c
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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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English first
Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Nice place, this. They have a small bar which would be nice to have a regular drink in but it soon fills with people, making it uncomfortable. However, you are there to eat. I've been there twice and found both meals very nice and well cooked. My only problem with the place is that looking at the menu, if and... More 

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We didn't have the children for once on a Saturday night and called on the spur of the moment. They were very helpful and managed to accommodate us for 8.30. The restaurant was full but the staff were, as usual very attentive and the timing of the courses was very well planned. My wife particularly likes seafood and the extensive... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Very comfortable and pleasant eatery. Used this place many times in the past and loved the seafood platter bit dissapointed to see it is no longer on the menu. Service is great the bar is very good as is the bar staff the tapas menu is great as is the main menu. Different occasions can be catered for given the... More 

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We enjoyed a very pleasant evening here and although the menu seems a little small what they serve is very well executed. The belly pork just melted away and served with really tasty crispy crackling. Wines a little expensive but worth the price. Would have liked to have had a slightly wider choice of desserts but the cheese board was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Our first visit here and we were very warmly welcomed. Craig and his team are friendly and very efficient but they gave us space and privacy. The food is great from a good selection on the menu. Good wine menu as well. I'd recommend this establishment so go and enjoy.

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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We've been here quite a few times, but I thought I'd write a new review because of some of the beautiful new dishes on the menu. So last Friday my wife and I met my best man and his wife for a few beers in one of the beautiful pubs in Sawbridgeworth - ahead of our meal at The Goose... More 

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Excellent, good food and service and the "Goose" went out of its to ensure the success of the Birthday Party

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My wife and I don't often go out on a Monday evening, but were tempted to try out the special offer being run at the Goose Fat & Garlic. £20 buys you surf & turf or lobster Thermidor. We both went with the surf and turf and were incredibly impressed with quality of the fillet steak and 5 ounce tiger... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

I have had two other disappointing meals in the past here too. On one occasion the triple-cooked chips, or whatever they were, tasted as if they had been dropped into cold dirty fat and and allowed to sit there while the fryer heated up. They were just greasy lumps of fat, not crispy, just completely saturated. I ate one and... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

I booked an impromptu table for myself and my best friend for an over due catch up. Both had a very reasonably priced and tasty glass of Prosecco, and went straight into mains. Immediately grateful for the complementary bread basket beforehand, my main dish turned up, Seabass with seafood and chorizo paella, I almost asked if this was a starter... More 

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Additional Information about Goose Fat & Garlic

Address: 52 Bell Street, Sawbridgeworth CM21 9AN, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1279 722554
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Sawbridgeworth
Average Prices: USD 16 - 48
Cuisine: European, Spanish, British, Fusion, Tapas

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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: European, Spanish, British, Fusion, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions

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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