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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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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
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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English first
Harlow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I went on my own one Saturday evening and after reading reviews I was very excited. Unfortunately the delivery did not match up with expectation. There were about 4 tables occupied but the service was very slow and some of the food I had was awful. Dessert as excellent

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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My brother seems to love this place so off of his recommendation i visited here with my partner. It was quiet when we were there, he ordered pigeon and i had scallops. For one my scallops did not seem fresh at all I could smell the strong odour as soon as they brought them out. To make matters worst there... More 

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Having found this restaurant by accident on the internet, we were visiting here for the first time. This was to meet up with our old friends, for a Special birthday celebration,and we were not disappointed. It was worth the hours journey travelling here. Although quiet for a Wednesday, The staff were both efficient and friendly, and the food delicious. We... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

A chef friend of mine recommend this restaurant to me when he stay in a hotel locally. I have to admit it has taken me nearly 18 months to visit even though I live in the next town. I have to say it was every bit as good as he said. I had four cheese soufflé for starters and pork... More 

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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Having had some positive news from the Hospital my mother turns up unannounced to give us good news about her health and says she heard a couple raving about the Tapas at the Goose Fat and Garlic. Having turned up without a reservation we were greeted in a friendly manner by Corinna who recommended a variety of options all sounded... More 

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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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7 restaurant reviews
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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
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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
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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 33 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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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: European, Spanish, British, Fusion, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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