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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 1 week ago

Not been here for a couple of years, better then ever although it is more expensive, Only one qub is there were a few service mistakes but will to lover look this as the food was lovely. Must not leave it so long to visit...More

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to eat here many years ago before moving to Kent and could never find a restaurant to beat it. I wanted to bring my partner so that he could experience for himself what I already had. We had the fixed Sunday lunch which...More

Thank dunnsusan80
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delightful and delicious lunch. Service impeccable. Dessert particularly delicious. Variations on apple and blackberry ice cream, sorbet, panda cotta etc. Superb. All from the set lunch menu, 2 courses for about £26 and 3 courses about £35 plus wine coffee and chocolates and tips, £50...More

Thank gourmetrover
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found this most lovely restaurant in a beautiful setting, we were welcomed with a smile and very friendly. We had a lovely meal sat outside in the evening with looking at the river, the had patio heaters and blankets if you wished, we had...More

Thank KayTaffy
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and service are always excellent at Le Talbooth. We recently went for dinner and the place was full, which is a sign of how good it is. The crab & octopus starter was delicious and the chateaubriand was to die for. It is...More

1  Thank EricEssex2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Come to This restaurant relatively often but this time we came for a birthday celebration. The food is second to none in not only my opinion but my family’s as well. The service is great and they are very attentive. I am glad that the...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my families favourite restaurant! We have celebrated so many birthdays and celebrations here, will always be a very special place to us! I recommend this place all the time ! It's definitely a must!!!! Food is 👌🏻10/10 with the service as well! You...More

Thank Shelley C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and son in law took us out for dinner as it was my birthday I was really looking forward to it as I know that the restaurant has got a good reputation, I am also aware that it’s not the cheapest place to...More

Thank daughter190725
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I decided to book the Weavers room at Le Talbooth for a very special event for a dear friend especially as I had always had great service and food at Le Talbooth years ago and thought it would be the perfect place. Unfortunately it did...More

Thank ZoZo28_13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to Le Talbooth numerous times and it is rightly regarded as one of the finest restaurants in East Anglia. All 3 of us chose from the fixed price lunch menu and I was mighty impressed with my food - venison terrine followed by...More

Thank Ian G
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Questions & Answers
19 July 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.
19 February 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!
19 February 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
USD 66 - USD 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
View, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 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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