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52 Bell Street, Sawbridgeworth CM21 9AN, England
+44 1279 722554
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nicely laid out, the staff where very pleasant and tentative. The food was pleasant enough. I would return if I was in the area

Thank Smiley_Carol67
Ware, Hertfordshire
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52 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Heard great number of good reviews and decided to make a visit. We had a table of 4 booked for 830 and arrived shortly before. Once we placed our order, it took over 45 minutes for our mains to arrive after our starters. We had a taxi booked and we thought that we had allocated sufficient time for our meal... More 

Thank Massoud M
Broxbourne, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just been for dinner with friends, without exception we all loved our food. The prawns were delicious, the monkfish with mash was gorgeous and the creme brullee was very nice. This was my second visit and I hope it's not my last.

Thank BluePurrl
Matching Tye, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a quick note to say "Thank You" for a lovely meal last night. A month or so ago we came for lunch and tried your 2 Course Lunch Menu was was great so we thought we’d visit you again and this time try the Al a Carte. The food was excellent (glad see you use local bread supplier Mayfields... More 

Thank Michael T
Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little town restaurant. Sunday lunch is very acceptable but not amazing. Generally it looks like I am not giving it the best review bit I did like it a lot. But for me to recommend it higher I would have liked it to just up lunch and service just a little.

Thank annie157
Greater London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten here on several occasions before. Both lunch and dinner, but always during the week, when the service, food and atmosphere have been great. Unfortunately things were rather different on Saturday. The food was still great, but all the staff were very young and inexperienced, resulting in long waits for drinks and some of our party not getting... More 

Thank Jill B
Harlow, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plenty of people have given this restaurant acclaim, but I felt the overall experience was rather a let down. Whilst the serving staff were attentive, the actual service was poor, we waited an hour for our starters! When the food did come, it was only 'average', I had pigeon starter which was overdone, and this was surprising seeing as I... More 

Thank Doug H
Lyndon W, Owner at Goose Fat & Garlic, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us Doug H. I'm not sure about 'good hype', I am assuming from your review that it was your friend's and colleagues that told you how much they like Goose Fat and Garlic. With regards to your waiting an hour for your starters I would be grateful if you could contact me... More 

Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

FOund this little gem whilst out for a drive on Sunday. Hadn't booked but they were very accommodating and advised that as they were having large table numbers coming in for us to order so that we weren't waiting too long on our food which was very helpful. WE ordered crayfish and prawn cocktail to start which looked lovely when... More 

Thank Lesley B
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

I recently arranged a dinner for my wife's birthday here for six people. My wife's vegetarian and, after booking, we were a bit disappointed by the vegetarian choices on the menu. Rather than cancel I thought I'd mail the restaurant and ask if there was any flexibility on vegetarian options. Next morning they mailed back and then called us (several... More 

Thank JimmyV31
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Very well priced and good value for money £20 for 3 courses and lots of choices and comfortable surroundings

Thank Andypandy888

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $48
European, British, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Bell Street, Sawbridgeworth CM21 9AN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Sawbridgeworth
  • Phone Number: +44 1279 722554
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?