RestaurantsEssexDedhamCO7

survey result

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.

Summary

£78
 ££££
3
Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“What a setting!” – This half-timbered building on the banks of the Stour occupies the very definition of a picturesque setting (it features in Constable’s paintings), and “a table here next to the river is especially romantic”. But while fans say it “offers 5-star silver service with a smile”, critics repeat age-old gripes that “it relies on its name and location” and “though good, needs to up its game”.

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Le Talbooth Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Le Talbooth Restaurant in CO7, Dedham by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Le Talbooth restaurant.
Louise D
Beautiful riverside setting with profession...
Reviewed 5 months, 24 days ago

"Beautiful riverside setting with professional attentive service, with all covid restrictions covered well. Family Sunday lunch with a fair but predictable choice of food on offer, but nicely cooked and presented. Dissapointedly only one choice of champagne by the glass on the menu. Would definitely recommend as a relaxed family destination. "

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£17.95 £34.50 £11.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.50
Filter Coffee £4.75
Extras  
Service 10.00%
Gun Hill, Dedham, CO7 6HP
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3 pm

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