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Le Talbooth

Gun Hill, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6HP, England
+44 1206 323150
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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French, British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Gun Hill, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6HP, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is my second time here and I love this place! The first time I came here we sat inside and the second time here we got to sit outside and it was so lovely!!! It was a nice day, and the outside looked beautiful!...More

Thank _zxe_123
Reviewed yesterday

We have always wanted to try this resturant and finally got round to it this weekend. It was without doubt one of the best dinning experiences we have had. Everything was first class, the food, the staff, the surroundings, everything. It was not cheap at...More

Thank April H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This has to be one of our favourite restaurants in Essex. If you can get your head around the high prices & the over posh staff, this really is a near perfect restaurant. Situated beside the river Stour & with a building that dates back...More

1  Thank R L
Reviewed 6 days ago

We booked La Talbooth for a birhtday celebration after not going there for a long time, and having good memeories of it. What a shame! The staff did not have a clue unfortunately. They stood at our table plates in hand giving the wrong meals...More

Thank grumpyoldwomanessex
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

wow amazing daughters wedding perfect food amazing staff were friendly and nothing was too much perfect place for a wedding veiws and gardens gorgeous daughter came along the river to reception

Thank donna s
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were constant users of Le Talbooth 20 years ago, and returned yesterday after living in Cheshire for 18 years. To say we were dissapointed was an understatement ! The table we were offered was outside in the 28 deg sun, with no parasol, unbelievable!...More

Thank peterandjune01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The scene is delightful with the gorgeous building and beautiful river. The steel bad was brilliant, although could have been a little quieter so conversation could flow. The BBQ at £50 per head was not as expected, it was a help yourself buffet, I have...More

1  Thank Poodlehead86
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Idyllic location set in very rural Suffolk. Beautiful Tudor building full of oak beams and character. Need I say more? The surroundings were perfect to celebrate our anniversary. On the whole, I found the service to be a little timid (for want of a better...More

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A picturesque top notch venue, with centuries old character, which is reflected in prices. However as an impromptu visitor, the set lunch menu proved good value. Beautiful location next to the River Stour, on the doorstep of 'Constable Country', with attentive service and precision cooked...More

Thank NasherRoyston_Herts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a superb evening with colleagues and friends in what is a charming and professional restaurant offering a friendly and relaxed service. Great food and superb wine. Wonderful location dining on the terrace by the river.

Thank DanRB
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19 July 2016|
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Response from robert m | Reviewed this property |
This is a lovely fine dining restaurant, I don't think it is a place for dogs. I can only say what I think, best ask the management.
18 February 2015|
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Response from GJT | Reviewed this property |
As reviewers say - £25 approx. each. You could always go to MIlsoms (same company up the hill). We often go around 6 for early dinner. You can't book but it is always lovely and a bit cheaper!
18 February 2015|
Response from rhodesy33 | Property representative |
Hi 2 course fixed price menu is £25.00 and 3 course is £31.00 plus coffee. There is also a limited a la carte menu available at lunch times. I hope that is useful. If you wish to make a reservation please call on... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 65 - US$ 110
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Validated Parking
Good for
Business meetings, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gun Hill, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6HP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester  >  Dedham
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 323150
  • E-mail
WE DO NOT REPLY TO ANY COMMENTS POSTED. PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY IF YOU WOULD LIKE A REPSONSE. Established 60 years ago, Le Talbooth has grown from a quiet tearoom into the award winning restaurant it is today.Fine dining at its best, in an enviable location beside The River Stour. Le Talbooth suits every occasion from intimate dinner for two to family celebrations or business functions.The 15th century building has three individual dining rooms. The River Room restaurant unfurls onto the impressive open air dining space which is covered by a striking architectural sail. This makes dining outside possible whatever the weather. The old Room, a smaller intimate room with inglenook fireplaces and rich decor and The Waevers Room on the first floor are ideal for private dining parties. Whichever you choose, Le Talbooth will ensure an unforgettable dining experience.
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