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52 Bell Street, Sawbridgeworth CM21 9AN, England
+44 1279 722554
13:00 - 17:30
19:00 - 21:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:30
19:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
Thu 12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
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Chipping Ongar, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good food fabulous cocktails the tapas are our favourite that we eat at the bar area well worth a visit

Thank Debbie S
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This used to be one of my favourite places to eat but have not visited for a while as love eating at the Lemon tree in Bishops Stortford as my go-to "special treat". Goosefat is now a wine bar with fine dining attached. In my opinion this does not work as the ambience is totally ruined for the people in... More 

Thank FineDining48
Bishops Stortford, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the special Tapas menu last night. Great food and services as always. We were so full we had to skip the desert. Well done team.

Thank Terry A
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food not to bad but overpriced. Returned the Lamb shank and manager/owner said had tasted it but obviously hadn't as come back 10 mins later and apologised that it was so dry. If he had handled it better would have given a better rating. Toilets also need a deep cleaning and the men's need repairs. Used to be our favourite... More 

Thank classaad
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105 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We have been here often as its a few mins walk from my daughters, but its so good we tend not to try anywhere else. This time was a Sunday Lunch menu 3 courses for £20 or two for £15. Good value at this quality level. I had a pate starter and a fish pie, my two colleagues prawn cocktail... More 

Thank fsharpminor
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We were a group of 4 and the restaurant was quite busy so I did not mind the fact that service was a bit slow as the waitress was helpful and friendly. My starter, the mushroom and goats cheese was the best I have ever tasted and it just melted in my mouth. The monkfish on crushed new potatoes was... More 

Thank chocoholic009
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Located in the historic town of Sawbridgeworth, Goose Fat and Garlic is established as the restaurant and wine bar of choice for local customers looking for quality food, served in comfortable and friendly surroundings. Choose from a range of exciting menus; the set price menu at £19 for 2 courses is served Monday to Saturday lunch and Monday to Friday... More 

Thank Secretstay2016
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Drinks are always great in here! Proper cocktails with quality ingredients! Staff friendly too! Much better experience for drinks and tapas than when I dined in the restaurant!

2 Thank Lizz C
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Very limited a la carte menu with uninspiring dishes, more like pub food than a proper restaurant. Food served lukewarm, and dreadfully slow service. £60 for two main courses and 1 dessert and water is not great value for money. Won't rush back here the Orange Tree is much better

Thank gwr9
Greater London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We had another really enjoyable evening here tonight.. food was great and the service was very nice staff even remembered us from our last visit back in November last year! We thoroughly recommend a great place to eat in Sawbridgeworth!

Thank Ajm M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$48
European, British, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
13:00 - 17:30
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Bell Street, Sawbridgeworth CM21 9AN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Sawbridgeworth
  • Phone Number: +44 1279 722554
Situated in the centre of historic Sawbridgeworth, Goose Fat and Garlic offers something for every palate and every occasion. A range of menus caters for everyone from the casual diner looking for a quick lunchtime sandwich, to a business meeting over an a la carte dinner. A set price a la carte menu during the week offers a great dining experience at a very reasonable price, and an authentic tapas menu is a great causal eating option - ideal for groups. The bar attached to the restaurant provides the perfect meeting place for those just wanting a drink, or for pre and post- meal gatherings, and is known for its great cocktails and extensive wine and beer choices. The ambiance is smart but relaxed.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?