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Le Talbooth

Gun Hill, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6HP, England
+44 1206 323150
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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French, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Gun Hill, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6HP, England
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Reviewed August 17, 2016

Both my wife Sadie, and I have frequented this fabulous scenic location for over 20 years, thus a review long overdue with our last visit yesterday lunchtime for our special Anniversary surpassing expectations as always. Both cuisine, wine, and overall dining experience can frankly be...More

Thank FLA5H
Reviewed August 13, 2016

My husband booked an evening meal here for my birthday. It is a beautiful location and local for us. Our welcome was underwhelming to say the least and we got the feeling we were a nuisance. When we said we would eat inside, got the...More

Thank Maureen S
Reviewed August 10, 2016

The best restaurant location in Essex, and on a sunny day fantastic. A place for a special occasion and to impress. Food and service second to none

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Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

I first visit this restaurant when Gerald Milsom was running it in the 60's. My last visit was about 12 years ago. This time eight of us had a superb afternoon, food was excellent as usual. Service was prompted, just cannot fault the whole three...More

Thank Simon C
Reviewed August 8, 2016

We really enjoyed this. Fantastic venue and food. Rather spoilt by a large wedding on the same night though... Also staff attentive early on then left us alone at the end of the meal. It was Friday night but seemed to want to shut early?...More

Thank Chris P
Reviewed August 7, 2016

I visited this wonderful restaurant by the River Stour with my English family on the most perfect day. The setting is magical in the summer by the river with beautiful gardens and a lovely view. We sat outside and had the 3 course A La...More

Thank JJW63
Reviewed August 7, 2016

The setting is beautiful, the food is fantastic (the pork is spot on!), and the service is brilliant, the staff really do make you feel right at home.

Thank C_Led26
Reviewed August 3, 2016

First and probably only time i will eat in such a fine restaurant but my wife treated me for my big 50 the service and food were fantastic the setting superb and the a la carte menu was very special all in all at great...More

Thank stevetorry
Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Our favourite restaurant proved why it has gained this reputation once again. Beautiful setting delicious food and excellent service, expensive but worth it for a delightful experience

Thank Deb W
Reviewed August 1, 2016

Everyone at Le Talbooth worked hard to make our big day unforgettable. Nothing was too much trouble and we were made to feel special right from start to finish. Every question was answered quickly and professionally during the planning. Every one of our requests were...More

Thank toby s
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July 19, 2016|
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Response from robert m | Reviewed this property |
This is a lovely fine dining restaurant, I don't think it is a place for dogs. I can only say what I think, best ask the management.
February 18, 2015|
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Response from GJT | Reviewed this property |
As reviewers say - £25 approx. each. You could always go to MIlsoms (same company up the hill). We often go around 6 for early dinner. You can't book but it is always lovely and a bit cheaper!
February 18, 2015|
Response from rhodesy33 | Property representative |
Hi 2 course fixed price menu is £25.00 and 3 course is £31.00 plus coffee. There is also a limited a la carte menu available at lunch times. I hope that is useful. If you wish to make a reservation please call on... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$40 - $112
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gun Hill, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6HP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester  >  Dedham
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 323150
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WE DO NOT REPLY TO ANY COMMENTS POSTED. PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY IF YOU WOULD LIKE A REPSONSE. Established 60 years ago, Le Talbooth has grown from a quiet tearoom into the award winning restaurant it is today.Fine dining at its best, in an enviable location beside The River Stour. Le Talbooth suits every occasion from intimate dinner for two to family celebrations or business functions.The 15th century building has three individual dining rooms. The River Room restaurant unfurls onto the impressive open air dining space which is covered by a striking architectural sail. This makes dining outside possible whatever the weather. The old Room, a smaller intimate room with inglenook fireplaces and rich decor and The Waevers Room on the first floor are ideal for private dining parties. Whichever you choose, Le Talbooth will ensure an unforgettable dining experience.
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