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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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Gun Hill, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6HP, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Brilliant graduation lunch! Arrived early and ordered a drink sat by the river, with outdoor heaters for the British summer! Beautiful surroundings and food was flawless. My brother lives in Surrey and said he would drive back to Le Talbooth just for dessert alone: lavender...More

Thank MJM1000000
Reviewed 3 days ago

We attended a wedding reception here on the grounds on the 12th August, absolutely stunning venue, excellent staff, service and food and the setting by the river is beautiful. Very well laid on by the venue owners.

Thank WayneM62
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I have been several times at Le Talbooth and I was never disappointed. The restaurant is always glamourise and the view (specially when you can seat outside)is really breathtaking .I have to admit that isn't cheap.But the service and quality of dishes are really superb

Thank Pretorian07
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived and meet by polite staff confirmed our booking and we sat down straight away, excellent menu and staff advised on wine choice. food was superb and exactly how we expected it to be served. No rush and very attentive staff wonderful experience looking forward...More

Thank coggman
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very pleasant surprise to be invited by our neighbour to celebrate his umpteenth birthday at one of our favourite local restaurants, Le Talbooth, part of the impressively successful Milsom Group. Le Talbooth has probably one of the best restaurant riverside settings in the UK,...More

Thank Trevorg
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful setting for a wedding with the river and marque if the weather is fine. The food was amazing and the staff very attentive. I would like to suggest that le talbooth extend the walk way canopy all the way to the outside toilets. When...More

Thank sandra r
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely place to visit by the riverside, great for weddings too as large marquee in the gardens with a nice dance floor. Beautifully kept and manicured gardens, you can eat indoors or outdoors (heaters are all along in case it gets cool)...More

Thank S2693MKchristineg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch with a friend on 1st August 2017. I had not visited the restaurant gor a few years but it di no fail to impress. We chose from the set menu My friend had the mozzarella and we both had the cod which was...More

Thank Irene W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Consistently good. An exciting well chosen menu caters for fat and thin minded alike. Great wine list including cheapest Chat. Petrus for 100 miles. Great atmosphere.

Thank John A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I personally am and have always been a huge fan of Milsoms as a company. My family has dined at every restaurant under the Milsoms name, the service, food and experience has always been above and beyond exceptional. Last night, however, my partner and I...More

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Questions & Answers
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
Romantic, View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
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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
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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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