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Goose Fat & Garlic

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European, British, Fusion, Tapas
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52 Bell Street, Sawbridgeworth CM21 9AN, England
+44 (0)1279 722554
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, 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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  • 224
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  • 60
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place

What's to say other than we had a great night! The food was excellent well priced as was the wine. This is not a complaint but the portions were very large and In away detracted from the fine food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
KingRob45
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Swindon
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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362 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Having seen some recent reviews we were a little hesitant about taking our Australian friends back to lunch here. However, we have always found the place to be good and, as our friends said they really enjoyed the experience the last time we took them there, we took the plunge. We are glad we did. It was excellent. The lunch... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

What is this place ? a fine dining restaurant, no it is not. Lets start with the food.... we sent it back once because it was cold and returned inedible, delivered back without an apology or even a comment. Staff don't even want to be there. Language in the bar was absolutely disgraceful and since hearing from friends of ours,... More 

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Sawbridgeworth
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

Went here on a Wednesday night with my girlfriend. The barman was very welcoming. As there was no one in the bar area we sat here and ordered some tapas. The food was good as was the service. Overall a decent mid week night out. The food was a little expensive but was good

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Food was ok/average, but could be improved upon. I have definitely had better variations of the food offered here, elsewhere. The staff were very friendly and attentive though.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Me and my fiance decided to go there for a dinner on Saturday. For 2 main courses , one dessert and 2 large glasses of wine and water the price climbed up to £58 ..well I wouldn't moan if the food was worth it. My fiance ordered a pork with mash which was all right, bigger portion wouldn't do any... More 

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Bishops Stortford
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The food was good and well presented but the noise from the bar area is very off putting for everyone dinning. Can't hear yourself think let alone have a conversation. Would be great if they found away to block the noise out better

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Augusta, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We had not planned to dine here but when driving by we thought we would see if they could fit us in. We were in the Early Goose slot and they were able to find a table for us. From the Early Goose menu I went with the smoked duck and my wife with the soup of the day. Both... More 

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Swindon
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

What's to say other than we had a great night! The food was excellent well priced as was the wine. This is not a complaint but the portions were very large and In away detracted from the fine food.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Lovely meal with husband, son & daughter-in-law at this great little restaurant. Have been a few times and always the food never fails to please! Staff were as usual very attentive and we enjoyed the deal of 3 courses for £19.95! No doubt we will return again.

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had a group of 22 people who were all served quickly, efficiently and politely. The food was amazing. Nothing was too much trouble.

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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, British, Fusion, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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?