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The Fat Goose

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Heath Road, Tendring CO16 0BX, England
+44 1255 870060
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

very good food and exceptional staff, will visit again when in that area, the trip is quite a way from where we live so we canno tvisit as often as we would like.

Thank Poopyplops
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Had also heard the restaurant had closed, what a pity. We had some fantastic meals here and the staff were great.The best restaurant in the area. Not sure whether the Owner/Chef reads this, but if he does thank you for everything. Hope you will be successful elsewhere or in whatever else you choose to do.

6 Thank Bambi212
Colchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

just been told the fat goose has closed - cant believe it as we had a brilliant meal there with friends.

3 Thank elaine b
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

My wife had been to "The Fat Goose" many years before and was very impressed. On the first Saturday evening of June and our one treat a month we decided to splash out. On this occasion she was very unimpressed and having recommended it she was mortified at the cost of the meal and the standard of it which at... More 

2 Thank stevex1126
Tendring, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

We went to Fat Goose for my partners 60th Birthday what a fantastic evening, we started with champagne on the terrace before going through to the new John Edward private dinning room where we were served the most delicious 3course meal So big thankyou to chef Philip and all the staff we will be back soon and certainly recommend this... More 

Thank lesleyjcairns
Hayes, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

After hearing such lovely reviews I couldn't wait to experience the fat goose for myself. Unfortunately, what a let down! The menu was limited and not a great choice although they did have a variety of fish dishes on the specials board. The food was average at best! King prawn starter was 5 prawns in a bowl of water and... More 

1 Thank fix70649
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

Visited here on Saturday lunchtime for my husband's birthday. Restaurant was very quiet as several customers eating outside. All 5 of us decided not to have starters and our mains arrived fairly quickly, they were delicious, the chicken melted in the mouth, according to my husband. Our desserts were all beautifully presented and also delicious. The 2 girls on duty... More 

Thank Sue C
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

Called late afternoon on a busy Saturday, still managed to fit us in for that evening (just!). The usual lovely welcome when we got there, followed by wild mushroom, potato and quail egg salad for me & baked goat’s cheese wrapped in parma ham for the SO. Both delicious, and creatively served. Mains - I had their homemade burger (again),... More 

Thank Paul D
London, England
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

I recently visited the Fat goose in Tendring, there was 13 of us and what a lovely afternoon we had. The food is quite pricey but I am used to London prices so wasn't to much of a shock. The staff were very helpful and considering our group consisted of all age groups and young toddlers they kept their patience... More 

Thank linzibird
Essex, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

I visited the Fat Goose, with family,for Sunday lunch. I was very impressed with the food and the service. I'll definitely be going back!

Thank Hawkesk

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Heath Road, Tendring CO16 0BX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Tendring
  • Phone Number: +44 1255 870060
The Fat Goose gives you a country restaurant and bar,situated in the rural village of Tendring we can offer a relaxed country escape just off the A120, about 15 minutes drive from Colchester, Harwich, or the Coastal towns of Finton and Clacton. We are delighted to announce that we have retained our AA rosette for culinary excellence for the eighth consecutive year. The restaurant serves classic dishes with a modern twist and reflects the seasonal availability. The menu is enhanced with frequently changing specials and everything is prepared on site using fresh local produce. Try our "Lunch with Chef", this menu gives no choice but superb value and offers you the chance to try innovative dishes at a very realistic price We pride ourselves in serving food of the highest standard in a relaxed and unpretentious style. Coffees, teas and snacks are also available plus an enticing selection of unique and unusual gifts. Our onsite florist will also take orders plus of course we offer a varied display of planters and fresh flowers. We are a family owned and operated restaurant and welcome well behaved children and offer baby changing facilities, highchairs and booster seats. The children's menu offers dishes prepared to the same high standards using totally natural ingredients. We have a garden and terrace for the warmer weather where you can dine alfresco and during the cooler months the restaurant offers a cosy warm, candle lit ambiance We look forward to welcoming you to The Fat Goose at Tendring

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