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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.

I cannot fault a thing. The choice and quality of the food and the service was excellent.

Peter 15 May 2018
from Romford

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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 39 reviews)
97% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (27)
  • views (25)
  • lunch (22)
  • romantic (19)
  • luxury (18)
  • al fresco (13)
  • private dining (11)
  • afternoon tea (8)
  • value (8)
  • large parties (7)
  • business (3)
  • entertainment (3)
  • trendy (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((* 22 May 2018 by Michael from Seaford

    The portion sizes were a little small and the prices quite high, but the location and quality of the food were excellent.

  • ((((( 15 May 2018 by Peter from Romford

    I cannot fault a thing. The choice and quality of the food and the service was excellent.

  • ((((( 7 May 2018 by Paul from Lamarsh

    Excellent Place - you get what you expect
    Ask to dine in the smaller room - the bigger room is a lot more congested and you don't get the privacy you'd expect at those prices

  • ((((( 4 May 2018 by Ann from Dornoch


  • ((((( 1 April 2018 by Gillian from Colchester

    The experience was everything I wanted for a special occasion. The staff were friendly and courteous, obviously well trained, which made the service seamless. The food was delicious, every mouthful as good as the last. The surroundings were comfortable and created an atmosphere of understated elegance.

  • ((((( 28 March 2018 by Shagehjayne from Essex

    Had a delicious 3 course Sunday lunch great service fabulous food!

  • ((((( 28 February 2018 by Lesley from London

    Excellent Sunday lunch.

  • ((((( 22 February 2018 by jude from Suffolk

    Wonderful food especially the cake made for my husband's birthday. Service is always immaculate. Very happy

  • ((((* 12 November 2017 by Michael from Elmstead Market

    The food and wine was excellent as usual. The only annoying matters were:-
    (1) the clearing of table was too brisk which we felt rushed.
    (2) the presentation of wines was made to my partner and I was completely ignored, not good practice

  • ((((( 23 October 2017 by Janet from Harlow

    Have eaten at Talbooth many times before and never been disappointed. Presentation taste and service all excellent.

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