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Le Talbooth

Le Talbooth Restaurant, Gun Hill, Dedham, Colchester, C07 6HP

((((( British
Main course: £20
Food spend: £30
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 19:00 - 21:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 15:30.

As usual the food'service and ambiance was excellent as we have come to expect from Le Talbooth this not being our first visit, a fitting end to celebrating my 80th birthday. All the party expressed what an enjoyable time they experienced.

David Desborough 27 February 2017
from Colchester

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Housed in a 15th-century building, Le Talbooth has grown from a quiet tea room into an award-winning restaurant. Experience fine dining overlooking the River Stour, and choose from a menu which draws from East Anglia’s rich bounty of produce.

Chef Andy Hirst’s cooking is modern British in style, adding innovative touches to local ingredients to create the Talbooth menu. Le Talbooth has 3 individual dining rooms - The River Room unfurls onto the outside terrace which is sheltered by a striking sail,. The Old Room is a smaller, more intimate room with inglenook fireplaces, and the Weavers Room on the first floor is used for private dining and parties.

From the menu, discover the likes of citrus-cured hand-dived scallops with dill gremolata, keta caviar and pickled ginger, or fillet of dry-aged Dedham Vale beef Rossini with rosti potato, spinach and Madeira jus. Finish with indulgent desserts like apple and gooseberry soufflé with vanilla milk ice cream.

Find Le Talbooth restaurant a 13-minute drive from Colchester.

Le Talbooth

Le Talbooth Restaurant, Gun Hill, Dedham, Colchester, C07 6HP

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Customer reviews for Le Talbooth

4.8 ((((( (based on 20 reviews)
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  • al fresco (4)
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  • ((((* 16 April 2017 by Peter Howard from Ipswich

    Very good.
    The whole ambiance of the experience was excellent . Little expensive with the Adnams Southwold Bitter at £5.50 a pint-most expensive yet!

    We were very early in and he staff were almost too attentive ".Hovering" around waiting for us to finish the different courses.

    Very soft background music may be an aid

  • ((((( 20 March 2017 by Tony Sims from Essex


  • ((((( 27 February 2017 by David Desborough from Colchester

    As usual the food'service and ambiance was excellent as we have come to expect from Le Talbooth this not being our first visit, a fitting end to celebrating my 80th birthday. All the party expressed what an enjoyable time they experienced.

  • ((((( 10 November 2016 by Janet Hurley from West Mersea

    Very enjoyable evening at this delightful restaurant. Staff greet you at the door and attend to your every need throughout your evening. The menu gave plenty of choice and staff were able to give full details of each dish and recommend dishes if asked. The wine list too was excellent.
    The restaurant is furnished beautifully, however, I did feel the tables were a little too close together
    This was not our first visit to Le Talbooth and it most certainly will not be our last.

  • ((((( 1 November 2016 by Tracy Parkin from Colchester

    Very pleasant restaurant . Service very good until requesting a taxi to be booked for us . Apparently they have significant problems arranging to get taxi's . Therefore the word of advice is if you think you may need a taxi home make sure you arrange a collection time or be prepared to wait until 2 am in the morning

  • ((((( 24 October 2016 by Don Robins from Houston, TX

    Perfect from arrival through paying the bill. Good ingredients of top quality creativly and superbly prepared and presented. Service was efficient but not obsequious. Wine list had enough choice and was fairly priced. Best meal out in months. A destination restaurant. Not sure how Michelin rates it but should easily be a 1 star!

  • ((((( 1 September 2016 by Mr Chris Skeggs from Clacton-on-Sea

    Nice ombonce very helpful staff chef outstanding

  • ((((( 25 August 2016 by Kathryn Farrell from Colchester

    On arrival we were greeted with the words (Can I help you ?). Do you have a reservation with us today ? May have been nicer and more polite as we in fact did have a reservation . Otherwise the whole experience was excellent. Drinks in the bar very welcoming and nuts and olives always a nice introduction to a meal. The waiter attention at the table was extremely good. We had the set price Sunday lunch. We felt it was very good value for money and we were not rushed in any way . As it was my daughters birthday it made it a very special occasion for her. The atmosphere was calm attentive and efficient . My husband was particularly impressed with the Dover sole ,he said it was delicious . The lamb was excellent too, cooked to perfection for us. Deserts were beautifully presented and a delight .
    We were offered coffee and chocolates outside which was very enjoyable as the sun was out ,despite being a little windy. The staff lit the heaters on the patio in case it was too cool . The flowers in the patio area were beautiful alongside the river . All in all a lovely Sunday lunchtime / afternoon .
    My daughter has just moved to the area and therefore it is very close to her home and we will certainly be visiting again soon . Thanks to all your staff.

  • ((((( 8 August 2016 by Eileen Ward from Essex

    Wow what could be better than dining at La Talbooth. Beautiful setting by the river. Best meal I have had for many years. The staff were so polite and courteous. Looking forward to our next visit.

  • ((((( 28 July 2016 by Robert Stannard from Chelmsford

    The meal was delicious .the staff were very good. Sitting in the Terrace was amazing. My only complaint is that your cocktail list was disappointing. Being that my wife could not have her pina colada . This is the first time this has happened. But rest assured we will return .
    Bob Stannard

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