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Afternoon Tea at Wivenhoe House Hotel
Afternoon Tea at Wivenhoe House Hotel
(226)
££££
Afternoon Tea | Colchester, Colchester

Very enjoyable, however there were empty tables, and they seemed to seat everyone together, I asked to move to a seat by the window, as I didn’t really want to sit next to a small child screaming and rolling around the floor, this didn’t go down well with the fellow who shows you to your table!!!! Apart from this it was nice. More

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Banquet Chinese
Banquet Chinese
(215)
££££
Chinese (Canton) | Colchester, Colchester

Wonderful food, friendly staff and service! The best by miles More

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Three Wise Monkeys - Colchester
Three Wise Monkeys - Colchester
(47)
££££
Barbecue | Colchester, Colchester

Good food, good drink, good service - what more could you want!! More

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DOUGH&co Woodfired Pizza Colchester
DOUGH&co Woodfired Pizza Colchester
(39)
££££
Italian | Colchester, Colchester

Freshly made pizzas that were very tasty. Lovely relaxed atmosphere. Plenty of space for family group. Definitely recommend this place. More

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China Town
China Town
(27)
££££
Chinese | Colchester, Colchester

Very pleasant atmosphere with great service and good food, which is served hot which is excellent. Will definitely return. More

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Green Room Restaurant
Green Room Restaurant
(199)
££££
Modern European | Colchester, Colchester

Good food and ambiance. Can always rely on the Green Room for a great family night out. More

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The Haywain Pub
The Haywain Pub
(112)
££££
Country Kitchen | Colchester, Colchester

Good venue for a mid week catch up with friends. Good choice of dishes & a couple of specials were available. Good service. More

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Grill 66 Fusion
Grill 66 Fusion
(3)
££££
Grill | Colchester, Colchester

We went for my son’s belated birthday meal. We were all very impressed with the meal which included whitebait, lamb chops, chicken tikka and chicken dhansak. Plentiful and extremely tasty. We had two children with us and they both enjoyed their meals. We will be back! More

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Middletons Steakhouse & Grill - Colchester
Middletons Steakhouse & Grill - Colchester
(1099)
££££
Steakhouse | Colchester, Colchester

The food was unreal! We’ve arranged to visit everytime we are in the area!!! Super impressed with the service and the unreal food :) More

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The Brasserie at Wivenhoe House Hotel
The Brasserie at Wivenhoe House Hotel
(277)
££££
British | Colchester, Colchester

Dinner. Service and food was fantastic and really couldn't of asked for more. Breakfast was a little less satisfying with the food. Staff very helpful and pleasant. More

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Chiquito - Colchester
Chiquito - Colchester
(6)
££££
Mexican | Colchester, Colchester

Very nice experience More

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The Barn
The Barn
(525)
££££
British | Colchester, Colchester

The Barn with its high vaulted ceiling was ideal for our romantic evening dinner on a hot Summer evening. The food was good and the menu suited the weather, one of the big advantages of a privately owned restaurant using local produce. The ambience is never too loud, allowing a relaxed and enjoyable meal. The staff were helpful even though it was a busy night. More

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The Shepherd
The Shepherd
(90)
££££
Gastro Pub | Colchester, Colchester

Had an incredible Sunday roast, staff were very friendly and helpful, when made aware of a guest being dairy free created 3 customs dessert options for them so as to not miss out More

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Zizzi - Colchester
Zizzi - Colchester
(40)
££££
Italian | Colchester, Colchester

Food and service was good. Decor could do with updating or a good clean. More

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Parliament Restaurant
Parliament Restaurant
(11)
££££
British | Colchester, Colchester

Booked for a 70th Birthday last year and was so impressed i booked again for it this year. I write this review based on both visits to be fair to the place as they had some 'issues' this time. Apparently they had some sort of flood so their pumps were out and only had one ale out of a on-the-bar barrel and fizzy drinks from a bottle. As only one of us was drinking alcohol and was happy with the ale, that was ok, but the other drinks were flat and warm. Previous visit though was 100%, no issues so will assume normally would be ok and we just had bad luck. The food was excellent both visits with the exception of the mushrooms in the mushroom sauce with the chicken supreme, they were really tough and i had to leave them. My only other comment on the food is that the menu hasn't changed in that year and is maybe a little limited. The service was good. Both times there was just one person out the front, but as it's a hotel, he was also the receptionist. Both times we visited for a 19:00 table we were the only ones in the restaurant, but the guy frequently had to leave for 10-15 minutes to deal with things in the hotel so we had to wait for ordering more drink. I dread to think how it would have been had more people been in the restaurant. The guy this time was new to the job so was a bit slow, but the previous time there was no waiting despite the man being alone. The whole building is 13th century with bits built on over the last 4-500 years. Yes, there's a bit of scaffolding holding up a beam in the bar area, but apart from that it's really amazing how well it's all lasted. Last year the receptionist gave as a 'guided tour' and was able to explain exactly what was what and from when. It's a really interesting place, sadly we had forgotten most of it and this time the guy didn't know quite so much, but after 4 weeks in the job, he had clearly been taught a lot. Overall, it's maybe a little over-priced, but i'll be back next year... More

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Alishan Tandoori
Alishan Tandoori
(1)
££££
Indian | Colchester, Colchester

Food was outstanding and staff couldn’t be more welcoming and helpful if they tried. Couldn’t find one fault the entire evening - will definitely be coming back! :) More

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Brasserie 1
Brasserie 1
(39)
££££
British | Colchester, Colchester

Had started and main off a la cart menu. Very filling, so much so, I dI'd not have desert. The Merlot was excellent. Service very good More

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The Grill at Five Lakes Resort
The Grill at Five Lakes Resort
(1)
££££
Steakhouse | Colchester, Colchester

The New Grill Room at Five Lakes Resort combines relaxed informality with elegance and style. Its the perfect place to enjoy a meal with friends and family, entertain or even do business. The menu, with local and seasonal produce - sourced within a 25 mile radius has an emphasis on high quality cuts from the Grill. Our Dedham Vale Beef is produced from the finest British livestock, where possible using traditional British breeds such as Angus cross, Hereford cross, Red Poll and South Devon supported by quality continental breeds such as Limousin crosses. Come and enjoy a meal with us.More

Mango & Lime Curry House
Mango & Lime Curry House
(1)
££££
Indian | Colchester, Colchester

WELCOME! Offering the traditional taste of India, the Mango and Lime Curryhouse is a new restaurant based in Wivenhoe, aiming to provide high quality food, cooked with fresh ingredients, properly sourced and lovingly prepared by our chefs! Some of our dishes contain dairy, nuts, eggs and other allergens. If you suffer from any food allergies, please inform us before placing your order and we shall do our very best to accommodate your needs!More

Toby Carvery White Hart
Toby Carvery White Hart
(2)
££££
British | Colchester, Colchester

Here at Toby Carvery White Hart, we believe there's only one way to do our beloved British roast – and that's properly. Every spud is checked by hand and ruffled for extra crunch. All of our meat is slow-cooked and basted to succulent perfection. And our Yorkshires are freshly made in our kitchens and served crisp, fluffy and piping-hot to your plate. That's what makes us the home of the roast.More

Frankie & Benny's - Colchester
Frankie & Benny's - Colchester
(3)
££££
American | Colchester, Colchester

Definitely one of the better Frankie & Benny's. Our server was wonderful, polite, friendly, patient and efficient! The food was all good, and and served reasonably quickly. The waffles were particularly fresh and tasty. More

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Yak and Yeti Colchester
Yak and Yeti Colchester
Reviews coming soon
Indian | Colchester, Colchester

Situated at Magdalen Street, Colchester, Yak & Yeti is a top Indian & Nepalese restaurant with over 150 seatings and suitable for dining, private functions and group celebrations. We bring you a must try unified local Indian, Nepalese & Tibetan cuisines with subtle & intense range of flavours. Come & taste our aromatic dishes. We aim to be the best Nepalese & Indian Restaurant in Colchester offering an opportunity to taste and enjoy authentic Nepalese, Indian and Tibetan cooking, any night of the week – through our rapid door-to-door delivery and take-away & dine-in service. We are famous for consistently delivering good and quality food prepared by our Award-Winning Chefs who are known for their attention to detail and special flavours.More

Harvester - Stanway
Harvester - Stanway
(2)
££££
British | Colchester, Colchester

Customer service was 2nd to none for the prompt service and a good atmosphere More

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Gru Bar & Restaurant
Gru Bar & Restaurant
Reviews coming soon
International | Colchester, Colchester

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ASK Italian Colchester
ASK Italian Colchester
(3)
££££
Italian | Colchester, Colchester

The service was superb, the young lady who looked after us friendly & she a lovely smile & way about her. It's very cosy, clean & has a tastefull decor. We will be going back on a regular basis. Many thanks Ask & see you soon x More

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Afternoon Tea at The Barn
Afternoon Tea at The Barn
(22)
££££
British | Colchester, Colchester

Had afternoon tea at The Barn with a friend , we both had a lovely afternoon and great value for money. Will defiantly be going again . More

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Angel Inn
Angel Inn
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British | Colchester, Colchester

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Colchester Diners' Choice Winners

Colchester's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Afternoon Tea at Wivenhoe House Hotel
Afternoon Tea at Wivenhoe House Hotel
(226)
££££
Afternoon Tea | Colchester, Colchester

Very enjoyable, however there were empty tables, and they seemed to seat everyone together, I asked to move to a seat by the window, as I didn’t really want to sit next to a small child screaming and rolling around the floor, this didn’t go down well with the fellow who shows you to your table!!!! Apart from this it was nice. More

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Banquet Chinese
Banquet Chinese
(215)
££££
Chinese (Canton) | Colchester, Colchester

Wonderful food, friendly staff and service! The best by miles More

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DOUGH&co Woodfired Pizza Colchester
DOUGH&co Woodfired Pizza Colchester
(39)
££££
Italian | Colchester, Colchester

Freshly made pizzas that were very tasty. Lovely relaxed atmosphere. Plenty of space for family group. Definitely recommend this place. More

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Three Wise Monkeys - Colchester
Three Wise Monkeys - Colchester
(47)
££££
Barbecue | Colchester, Colchester

Good food, good drink, good service - what more could you want!! More

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Green Room Restaurant
Green Room Restaurant
(199)
££££
Modern European | Colchester, Colchester

Good food and ambiance. Can always rely on the Green Room for a great family night out. More

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The Haywain Pub
The Haywain Pub
(112)
££££
Country Kitchen | Colchester, Colchester

Good venue for a mid week catch up with friends. Good choice of dishes & a couple of specials were available. Good service. More

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The Shepherd
The Shepherd
(90)
££££
Gastro Pub | Colchester, Colchester

Had an incredible Sunday roast, staff were very friendly and helpful, when made aware of a guest being dairy free created 3 customs dessert options for them so as to not miss out More

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Middletons Steakhouse & Grill - Colchester
Middletons Steakhouse & Grill - Colchester
(1099)
££££
Steakhouse | Colchester, Colchester

The food was unreal! We’ve arranged to visit everytime we are in the area!!! Super impressed with the service and the unreal food :) More

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The Brasserie at Wivenhoe House Hotel
The Brasserie at Wivenhoe House Hotel
(277)
££££
British | Colchester, Colchester

Dinner. Service and food was fantastic and really couldn't of asked for more. Breakfast was a little less satisfying with the food. Staff very helpful and pleasant. More

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