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Le Talbooth

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

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

Excellent all round. Food is exceptional as is the service. Beautiful location too.

Karen 08 February 2019
from Lawford

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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

Contact +44 1206323150

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Customer reviews for Le Talbooth

4.8 ((((( (based on 52 reviews)
98% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (38)
  • views (35)
  • lunch (31)
  • romantic (31)
  • luxury (30)
  • al fresco (18)
  • private dining (15)
  • afternoon tea (11)
  • value (9)
  • large parties (7)
  • business (5)
  • entertainment (4)
  • trendy (3)
  • breakfast (1)
  • child friendly (1)
  • ((((( 8 February 2019 by Karen from Lawford

    Excellent all round. Food is exceptional as is the service. Beautiful location too.

  • ((((( 19 October 2018 by Clare from Broxbourne

    What a stunning restaurant, great location, amazing food and lovely staff

  • ((((( 2 October 2018 by Eva from Ipswich

    Everything was absolutely fantastic. I only wish I could have seen more of the building, because our table was very near the entrance door, so we couldn't have a proper look at all the interesting features around. The service was great, and the food was wonderful, everything from the starters to dessert.
    I do have to say that they didn't have the lobster starter I wanted, so I had to settle for the langoustine, which was fine (even if a bit overcooked for my taste), but I do wish they hadn't run out of lobster, which is a pet peeve of mine whenever a restaurant can no longer serve something on their menu.
    For main dish, we shared a chateaubriand, cooked rare, which was done to perfection, and served with sauteed green beans and delicious dauphinoise potatoes.
    The desserts were also wonderful, and we were very happy with the portion sizes for everything, which were more than sufficient.
    All in all, it was a lovely evening out and I look forward to going again.

  • ((((( 25 September 2018 by Gary from Dedham

    Fantastic service and incredible food

  • ((((( 23 September 2018 by Jean from London

    Superb ,food magnificent ,service the best, my husband and I have dined at Le Talboorh on many occasions ,it really is the best.

  • ((((( 11 September 2018 by Janie from Colchester

    Beautiful setting and delicious food. Staff are really helpful and friendly.

  • ((((( 5 September 2018 by Andrew from Chelmsford

    Very pleasant atmosphere and good food

  • ((((( 18 August 2018 by Joy from Rayleigh Essex

    Very polite & friendly staff. Beautiful & picturesque venue. Restaurant was tastefully designed and quiet to enable congenial conversation. Food was delicious and service was at an appropriate pace. Handmade chocolates to finish the perfect meal were divine. Would love to return.

  • ((((( 11 August 2018 by James from Witham

    An excellence in food and service.
    We can not find a better luxurious place to eat than this.
    We always enjoy our dining here, for our little escape from the kids.
    Well done le Talbooth
    See you soon

  • ((((* 8 August 2018 by Andre from ipswich

    We had a lovely evening BBQ at Le Talbooth, perfect setting on a warm night. The choice of food was good, the spit roast pig and cracking melt in the mouth and a very tasty steak. value for money 7 or 8 / 10. Although some of the staff were obviously not regular they were very attentive and friendly.

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