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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.

it was all very nice sitting by the river having a fab meal for my husbands birthday .no complaints at all

Olive Linge 07 July 2017
from hockley

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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 25 reviews)
96% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (17)
  • views (15)
  • lunch (13)
  • luxury (12)
  • romantic (11)
  • al fresco (9)
  • private dining (6)
  • large parties (5)
  • value (5)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • entertainment (3)
  • business (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((( 16 July 2017 by Angela Brady from Bedfordshire

    This restaurant never dissapoints. The moment you step through the door the staff are professional friendly and attentive. The ambience whtherveating inside are out, preferably out with the heaters on just in case! Is superb with a wonderful location second to none. Even more important is the fine dining with a munu full of delightful dishes, hard to choose. The food is suplime particully the pineapple and coconut Elton mess which is not what your expect and the Vanilla custard soufflé not to mention the fish and meat courses. Cannot wait to visit again.

  • ((((( 7 July 2017 by Olive Linge from hockley

    it was all very nice sitting by the river having a fab meal for my husbands birthday .no complaints at all

  • ((*** 19 June 2017 by Michael Craddock from Chelmsford

    The restaurant was busy and quite obviously short on staff to cope with the numbers. This resulted in a long long delay in receiving our food, over an hour before the main course. When the food arrived it was generally good so no complaints about the food. However the level of service and knowledge from the staff was not that good.

  • ((((( 12 June 2017 by J.E.Taylor from COLCHESTER

    Lovely atmosphere and fantastic food. The staff were particularly helpful and we enjoyed the steel band.

  • ((((( 24 May 2017 by Alex Mitchell from Colchester

    The meal for 4 was stunning. The menu was interesting, varied and different, the service was superb and the food was amazing. 2 x Michelin stars!

  • ((((* 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

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