RestaurantsEssexDedhamCO7

survey result

Summary

£90
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The “stunning riverside setting makes for a very picturesque venue” beside the River Stour, in a half-timbered building with a terrace that can be seen in paintings by Constable. “The food is pretty damn good as well”, which makes it “ideal for a special occasion”. The restaurant celebrates its 70th anniversary this year and its cooking is traditional – even “a little staid” to certain tastes. But sometimes that’s just what is required: “sitting by the river on a sunny day after lockdown eating fresh local asparagus and then lobster was absolutely wonderful!”.

Summary

£84
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The “superb setting” – a picturesque, half-timbered building by the River Stour complete with riverside terrace, which features in paintings by Constable – helps maintain the allure of this classic, famously romantic destination. However, its large loyal following from Essex and beyond also award its updated traditional cuisine consistently high ratings.

Summary

£84
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The “superb setting” – a picturesque, half-timbered building by the River Stour complete with riverside terrace, which features in paintings by Constable – helps maintain the allure of this classic, famously romantic destination. However, its large loyal following from Essex and beyond also award its updated traditional cuisine consistently high ratings.

Summary

£86
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The perfect setting for a perfect meal” – this half-timbered building beside the River Stour was depicted in a Constable painting. The kitchen is praised for “excellent if slightly old-fashioned cuisine”, but it’s the “romantic setting” (all “cosy old beams and wood fires”) that most sets the pulse racing – although, having passed its 65th birthday, the restaurant was shocked to be described in The Times this year as the ‘fourth sexiest’ in England.

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu,Portions
Yes
34
No dress code
90
Yes

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £35.50 £46.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£18.30 £34.10 £12.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £26.00
Filter Coffee £4.75
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 10.00%
Gun Hill, Dedham, CO7 6HP
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2:15 pm, 6:30 pm‑9 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:15 pm, 6:30 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:15 pm, 6:30 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:15 pm, 6:30 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:15 pm, 6:30 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:15 pm, 6:30 pm‑9 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3 pm

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