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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.

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

Shagehjayne Roberts 28 March 2018
from Essex

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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 35 reviews)
97% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (25)
  • views (22)
  • lunch (20)
  • luxury (17)
  • romantic (17)
  • al fresco (12)
  • private dining (10)
  • value (8)
  • afternoon tea (7)
  • large parties (7)
  • business (3)
  • entertainment (3)
  • trendy (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((( 1 April 2018 by Gillian Aylett 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 Roberts from Essex

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

  • ((((( 28 February 2018 by Lesley Secretan 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 Whitfield 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 Hartnell from Harlow

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

  • ((((( 6 October 2017 by Patricia from Colchester

    Excellent imaginatively prepared and beautifully presented food using local fresh products. The restaurant atmosphere is warm and inviting in an elegant yet charming dining room that combines historic features with contemporary elegance. Service is efficient, knowledgeable and friendly without being intrusive. We have enjoyed our meals here on every occasion, have recommended to friends, brought friends who enjoyed the experience and food immensely and have reserved a table for another Sunday lunch to which we have invited one of my most knowledgeable friends, an excellent cook who has dined at many starred Michelin restaurants, often in together with me in Paris and France.

  • ((((( 20 August 2017 by Caroline Ross-stewart from Colchester

    Lovely restaurant for a special dinner. Attentive and efficient staff, interesting menu choices and all the food was delicious. Expensive but worth it!

  • ((((* 19 August 2017 by John Parker from Ipswich

    Excellent food and Service

  • ((((( 30 July 2017 by Bev Taylor from London

    Wonderful lunch in a beautiful setting. What a way to spend an afternoon.

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