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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 2013
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
Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We are never disappointed with the excellent quality of the food here and the imaginative menu. Chef James deserves praise indeed for developing and maintaining this. On our recent visit we had a lobster and crab tower starter which was the best yet!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I was recommended this restaurant by a work colleague so decided to try it out. After arriving early we decided to have the tapas menu and went for the 'chef's selection'. The plus side is that the service was great and the quantity of food generous, but in terms of the tapas selection I have to say that it was... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I visited the Goose Fat and Garlic as part of a large group last Saturday 5th April. Due to the size of the group, I called and booked ahead. From the moment I called to book, I was impressed with the friendly professional service. For large groups the Goose Fat require a deposit to be paid and menu choices to... More

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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Celebrated 80th birthday with all the family in March for Sunday lunch and couldn't have wished for a better meal, helped make a birthday a very special day! Our big party (including child) all chose different meals and everybody was very happy with all their choices. The food was excellent and great service and attentiveness by staff at all times!... More

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harlow
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

It appears that certain members of staff believe that because the restaurant has previously had some good reviews that they no longer need to try to promote a good restaurant. Service: extremely poor, it appeared that the two waitresses just wanted to argue with me over my terrible meal other than want to resolve the problem. having complained half way... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

My family and I were looking forward to a Mother's Day dinner at the goose fat and garlic where we have always come. Usually we receive amazing service, delicious food and enjoy a memorable night. Today the service has been awful, certain waitresses need to learn to smile and actually listen to be able to take orders properly. The food... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Went for a birthday supper on a Friday evening. Restaurant very busy GF&G is a great venue if you are with friends and the adjacent tapas bar very vibrant. For ourselves, we were with an older person and I was disappointed that we were placed directly next to the bar area- we really could not hear each other speak the... More

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wirral
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I have reviewed this restaurant before, but when visiting daughter who lives a few mins walk away, we always go back, this time on the occasion of both her birthday and mine last Thursday. The three of us had different starters and mains. I particularly enjoyed the starter of crayfish and crab under an umbrella of smoked salmon. Daughter particularly... More

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Egham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We came here Friday evening for drinks the place was packed with a great atmosphere . We returned on Sunday for lunch , I opted for confit free range pork belly with poached pear and candied beetroot for starters and have to say it is up there as one of THE best starters I have ever eaten and beautifully presented... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

Went to the Goose Fat & Garlic based on a friends recommendation and wasn't disappointed, the service was excellent and the food was perfect, I would advise you to book ahead as the restaurant is very popular and gets quite full.

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