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Goose Fat & Garlic

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European, Tapas, British, Fusion
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52 Bell Street, Sawbridgeworth CM21 9AN, England
+44 (0)1279 722554
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 221
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Party for 19

We had a party of 19 having a meal to celebrate my daughters birthday in January. Apart from our party the restaurant was very busy. This did not make for delays with our food, which all came to the table piping hot and everything was supurb. The whole place had a wonderful buzz, staff very helpful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
silverleopard6
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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348 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We had a party of 19 having a meal to celebrate my daughters birthday in January. Apart from our party the restaurant was very busy. This did not make for delays with our food, which all came to the table piping hot and everything was supurb. The whole place had a wonderful buzz, staff very helpful and pleasant. You could... More 

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HERTFORDSHIRE, UK
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Can't really decide about this place, went for Sunday lunch yesterday and 50% of the meal was lovely and 50% was awful, 3 quid for what looked and tasted like 2 slices of shop bought bread really takes the p*ss but the roast beef was divine.......

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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

visited here last night on the early goose menu , had a lovely meal , just as good choices as the a la cart menu!!my partner is vegetarian and couldnt decide what to have which is very rare win most restaraunts, great size portions will be going back again soon, highly recommended,

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We had a late lunch at the Goose Fat and Garlic in Sawbridgeworth on a Saturday and ordered from the lunchtime set menu. The set menu was £16 per person for a starter and main meal with an optional £6 to add on a dessert but all three of us fancied a main meal followed by a pudding and the... More 

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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We all have great food at the Goose Fat and Garlic its lovely to walk up to as it is in our town and quite close

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This was not our first visit and like the three other visits, Goose Fat And Garlic delivered the goods. Very friendly and attentive service ( a busy Saturday night) was complimented with well prepared and well presented food. Each dish was first class. A great local restaurant with good food and good service as its differentiator.

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Bedfordshire, England
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Thank you to the chef and staff for our brilliant Sunday lunch yesterday. Excellent service, delicious food and good value for money. Definitely one to recommend.

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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Another great Sunday lunch. Excellent food and service. Laura looked after us impeccably, as usual. Happy to recommend unreservedly. Geoff and Katy Doubleday

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Went here to celebrate 20 years together and it was just the place for that special meal. Welcome was friendly and service was good. We both had variations on seafood to start and both dishes were tasty and generous portions, My wife had chicken and I had the special Ox cheek which was cook to perfection Wine and coffee and... More 

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Harlow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Have been using this for approx 5 years the food has always been excellent and good value for money.

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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, Tapas, British, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?