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Goose Fat & Garlic

52 Bell Street, Sawbridgeworth CM21 9AN, England
+44 (0)1279 722554
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $48
Cuisines: European, Tapas, British, Fusion
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Came here for drinks and tapas in the bar area. Service is distinctly average, even poor. Would be good to have table service in the bar area, but biggest gripe was some of the tapas, well one in particular. Garlic prawns. It arrived and was basically a bowl of green peppers and four pretty small prawns. We asked one of... More

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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Had a table for six last night and we all ate very well and had great wine after starting with a couple of pre dinner drinks in the bar. For me, perfectly cooked scallops on cauliflower puree was a great start and then cod with chorizo and butter beans a fantastic main that I will go back and have again.... More

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Had a great meal last night from the early menu. What fantastic value £19.95 for 3 courses. Which I don't think you can beat in Sawbridgeworth for top quality food and service.

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sawbridgeworth
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I reviewed this restaurant about two years ago after I hosted a lunch for 10 people, it was fab. Since then I have used the restaurant over twenty times, ive had breakfast menu, the a la carte menu, tapas menu and the early goose menu .I have NEVER had anything but superb food on every occasion . I was amazed... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Was a lovely evening, food was gorgeous and the staff were very attentive especially the manageress Corina who made our night, and is the reason we will come back again!! Thank you Corina!

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Essex
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Great food, great atmosphere, ready to return next month with the girls again. The cocktails are a must try!

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Came here on my birthday a few weeks ago for a tapas at lunch time with my partner (on a Saturday). The restaurant was very quiet and there was only one other couple eating. Service was very quick and attentive but that was probably helped by how quiet it was. To be honest some people might be put off by... More

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Lyndongoose, Owner at Goose Fat & Garlic, responded to this review

Dear Rachey_b78. Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are so glad that you enjoyed the tapas. We took our chefs to Madrid a couple of years ago so that they could see and learn authentic tapas dishes and we feel that it has paid off.. I too love hot and spicy food and all I... More

Harlow, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Last night I went to GF&G with 3 friends. we were all looking forward to eating there as heard good reviews and wanted something different. The start of the evening was fine and the place looked nice. After our starters had arrived (around 7.30) the music seemed to get quite loud. it was at this point I asked a waitress... More

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I visited the GF&G last night for a meal with my friends and was so excited to be finally visiting this restaurant. Upon arrival we were greeted by a polite young lady who showed us to our seats and took our drinks order until our friends arrived. As a vegetarian I was thrilled to find 'unusual' meals on the menu.... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The food was delicious but the service was appalling! Friend ordered starter course for her main but it came out as a starter, so yet again my vegetarian friend was made to wait!! The waitress was rude, my friend asked her if the music was turned up she said yes and walked off!! When we were asked about drinks the... More

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