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Gun Hill, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6HP, England
+44 1206 323150
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
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Mon 12:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 19:00 - 21:30
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Recently lunched at Le Talbooth and the food, as always was outstanding. We both had the carpaccio for starters and it was delicious. I had the sea bass and my partner had the Barnsley chop for mains and both were outstanding. It is not a cheap eat but the quality of the dishes are amazing. Worth every penny and we... More 

Thank Pam W
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Riverside Restaurant is an excellent location for up to 80 people with space for a small music group. The food was superb with a selection to suit all tastes including vegetarian.

Thank des r
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very high end and high class restaurant. The setting by the river is lovely and the service excellent. Had heard how good the food was here and it did not disappoint at all. For a special occasion it's well worth the price. We enjoyed every mouthful.

Thank jones56626
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I booked a meal here Friday evening, and on arrival my heart sunk, there was a wedding on, Now everytime we have gone to a hotel and booked a meal with a wedding or party group going on at the same time we have had poor food and service, as the large group took priority over other... More 

Thank Horseworld101
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We attended the Le Talbooth for a friends birthday and to be brutally honest the whole experience was utterly disastrous. Apologies in advance for my rant but I feel the need to point out huge misgivings to other potential customers before they spend their hard earned money. The basis for my moans are as follows. 1) The greeting was warm... More 

3 Thank Trebor6969
Essex, UK
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216 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for my birthday lunch. Beautiful setting, we were quite early and therefore only one other couple but it was deathly quiet so you felt you couldn't speak. A little ambient background noise / music would not have gone a miss as it felt uncomfortable. The food however was delicious and this was most enjoyable.

Thank Hollyncharlie
Colchester, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

yet again a wonderful meal and overall experience. the service is great, the welcome again great. The food is wonderful and the wines are excellent The location is also great, next to the Stour.

Thank Spello123
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant Sunday lunch - quality and service the best . A step up from most 'gastro pubs' for virtually the same price.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We reguarly go to Milsoms just down the road but as it was a special occasion we booked in for Sunday lunch at Le Talbooth. The weather was great so we managed to get a table right by the river which wad fantastic. Food was what we expected and we both had a terrific 4 courses. Lamb main was superb.... More 

Thank TheColchestrian
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time at this restaurant. We had the set price lunch menu and the food was really tasty and there was plenty of it. I think the set lunch menu is really reasonable considering the quality of the food. The setting was amazing and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Will definitely be going back.

Thank Richjmason

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$65 - US$111
French, British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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
Groups, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?