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52 Bell Street, Sawbridgeworth CM21 9AN, England
+44 1279 722554
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
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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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104 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Hertford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Decided to pop in here last weekend after hearing some good reviews. We called and booked and were advised that on the weekend you need to sit in the bar to order tapas, so we booked a table for 4 at the back of the bar which was no issue. Wasn't sure what to expect but did not need to... More 

1 Thank DLeyann
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

We don't usually venture out for New Year's Eve but after seeing their NYE meal and entertainment advertised we decided why not! And we weren't disappointed, the food was fabulous and the waitresses attention to service was spot on. The music was very enjoyable, the singer had a beautiful voice coupled with a very talented guitarist, just the right volume... More 

Thank GemmaBo
Broxbourne, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Seemed to be the same menu as when I went 2 months ago. Service was ok, my main was quite cold and as I was so hungry I didn't send it back, eating a meal 10 minutes after my husband had finished wasn't what I wanted. I had the monkfish and prawns. Mentioned to 2 waitress with no offer of... More 

Thank BluePurrl
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

A nice enough restaurant that is let down by slow service and and inflated prices. The food is OK, not much more, but the service, whilst friendly, is patchy and slow. Given the variable service and food the prices just feel slightly over-inflated.

1 Thank Alex R

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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?