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Green Room Restaurant

4.6
4.6
553 Reviews
£26 to £40
Modern European

Modern & stylish, but full of character, we're just two minutes walk away from Colchester’s main High Street. The restaurant is warm and welcoming and offers a relaxed, fine-dining experience with attentive but never intrusive staff and, most importantly, great food.

Serving a predominately British menu with a modern twist, our chefs pride themselves on using locally sourced ingredients to make innovative, fresh & seasonal dishes.

We offer an extensive wine list guarantying there is something for everyone’s tastes and the knowledgeable staff are more than happy to recommend a drink to compliment your food. To finish off your dining experience, spoil yourself with one of our exquisite homemade desserts or Italian coffees, you won’t be disappointed.

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Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Modern European, British

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00–14:00 Sun 12:00–15:45 Dinner Tue–Sat 17:30–21:00

  • Phone number

    01206 574001

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    John Cook

  • Area

    Colchester

  • Parking Details

    We are situated opposite a NCP car park (Nunns Road, CO1 1EJ) Use this link to Book your 50% discounted parking at least 3 hours in advance of your arrival; https://www.ncp.co.uk/prebook/city-parking/?searchType=city&carpark=Colchester+High+Street&promo-code=NCPCOLCST50

  • Public Transit

    Colchester Town train station is a short walk away

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 553 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Essex

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  • Essex

    Lunch

  • Colchester

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    Best Food

  • Colchester

    Best Service

  • Colchester

    Best Ambience

  • Colchester

    Best Value

  • Colchester

    Fit for Foodies

  • Colchester

    Healthy

  • Colchester

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  • Colchester

    Romance

  • Colchester

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  • Colchester

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  1. JW

    JonathanW

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and friendly staff. Efficient service. Highly recommend.

  2. AC

    AndreaC

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing as always, very attentive team, lovely Manager always makes every one feel very welcome. We always dine here at least 1 or 2 times over a 2 week period.

  3. ML

    MaggieL

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Lovely food served by really nice and knowledgeable staff. Would recommend the Chicken Supreme and the Fish Pie to anyone!

  4. b

    brettm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice restaurant, food was great, good service, nice staff.

  5. PS

    PeterS

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Were there for our Wedding Anniversary meal. Lovely well presented food and friendly service. Little bit more expensive, but a really special place

  6. BM

    BrodieM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food with perfect service. Highly recommend

  7. MJ

    MJW1

    Norfolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    An excellent place to meet our 2 friends and enjoy good food and a relaxed atmosphere to chat in. Thanks for turning the music down so we could hear each other.

  8. JB

    JonB

    Essex

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    3rd time I my wife and I have visited in 2 months. We dine out a lot and this is now one of our go to restaurants.

  9. HR

    HelenR

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Gluten free and vegetarian options, great atmosphere and friendly staff. Nothing to not like.

  10. KH

    KimH

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Excellent food…., didn’t have the special left at 8pm so marked down for that but 2nd choice was delicious.

  11. L

    Lizh

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3

    Absolutely lovely evening and food was really good. Great waiting staff too.

  12. M

    Mazzac

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was stunning, service was quick and loved the seating screens that give it a personal ambience when sitting with friends. We all enjoyed food and drinks.

  13. F

    Footface

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Always great food and service. Excellent value for money. Thanks to everyone at the Green Room.

  14. j

    julie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was faultless. We all had something different and we all finished everything. I personally had a ribeye steak for main and it was mouthwatering. The waitresses were very friendly and smiley and we waited just the right amount of time between courses. Will definitely go again when we have a special occasion. Thank you for a lovely evening.

  15. C

    Cat68

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Not a very extensive menu but cooked well and very filling.

  16. AH

    AnnH

    Essex

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    As always the welcome and the quality of food is a high standard. My guests had fish and chips and they all stated the chips were the best they had enjoyed in a Restaurant. I had the Vegan risotto, it was very tasty, although not a Vegan I really enjoyed it.

  17. BA

    BenA

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Came here as a return customer for our nine year anniversary, after having been before for our fifth! Not much has changed, bar the layout due to Covid, but the food was just as delicious. Highly recommend for a lovely dining experience with brilliant staff and even nicer food.

  18. CB

    ChristineB

    Essex

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love,love,love this restaurant. Fabulous food, really friendly staff giving excellent service every time we have visited. Can’t wait to go again. Highly recommended.

  19. JW

    JaneW

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5

    Very disappointed with the food. Starters were poor, my husband couldn't eat some of his, only 1 /4 were up to usual standard. 3/4 mains were good, again my husbands was poor. 2/4 desserts ok cheese board for 2 was appalling. Has put us off going again, shame as past experiences have always been good.

  20. SB

    StevenB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great food, great service..! Lovely as always..! 👍

  21. DD

    DerekD

    Essex

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Always good to come to a restaurant sure of a genuine welcome, a tasty choice of food and wine at moderate price.

  22. LH

    LandH

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Very Good service friendly and efficient staff .A pleasant venue and good value for money. Well spaced tables. Food was good on the whole one of the better places to eat in Colchester .

  23. SM

    SueM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    So pleased we booked here for my husband’s birthday - couldn’t fault the food or the service. Nicely located table and the music was just the right volume. I would recommend the burger, it was fabulous. As was the starter of deep-fried Brie.

  24. DA

    DavidA

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cannot fault this restaurant in any way. Food was amazing, and not expensive. Staff were very attentive. A great experience. Would highly, highly recommend.

  25. p

    pamelah

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 March 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Cosy and welcoming as always, unobtrusive service. Great food with a good choice.

  26. GC

    GinaC

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great Modern British restaurant. A decent range of starters , mains and puddings , each of us was more than happy with our choice . Service was attentive and cheerful .

  27. CP

    CarolP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food really good, staff friendly. Not rushed. I eat there often

  28. JM

    JamesM

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First class service. Excellent staff, polite and helpful. Great menu and wine list. Compliments to the Chef for great tasting food. Bravo 'The Green Room'.

  29. P

    Printwizefoodie

    Essex

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Found menu slightly uninteresting. Starters were ok. I ordered a Pork Pie, but got Steak Pie, but with source for Pork, not a complainer & had a bad day at work. This Dinner was to celebrate my Wife's Birthday so not very auspicious.

  30. TC

    TopCat

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a superb Sunday lunch, melt in the mouth roast lamb, delicious roast beef, plenty of perfectly cooked vegetables. Delicious desserts which were a little different to the usual choices in many restaurants. Lovely relaxed atmosphere and very good service. Highly recommended

  31. SS

    SueS

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic location , food and service a must for all visitors to Colchester .

  32. S

    Simon

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4

    No granary bread available as ordered for a prawn and avocado sandwich so arrived in wholemeal bread which was extremely stale and edges turning up. Happy to rectify although the waitress seemed to be expecting our comments as if she knew there would be a problem and said yes sorry we are having problems getting granary bread and the brown is all we were sent. We changed order to ciabatta bread, on opening the sandwich there was one piece of 2cm square avocado. A sandwich is the easiest thing to get right but it turned out to be a non pleasurable experience.

  33. VM

    VanessaM

    Essex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great restaurant with excellent food. Service is always excellent.

  34. L

    Lettie

    Essex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3

    Felt like we were being rushed out yesterday. Wasn’t aware the kitchen shut at 2.. Music got louder feeling like we had outstayed our welcome.. Bit disappointing, as we always choose the green room for our get togethers.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff were the best we’ve experienced couldn’t smile enough, do enough or be more accommodating in any way. The food was fresh, tasted amazing and looked lovely when presented with good timing. Drinks were topped up when needed, not force sold. Nothing felt rushed or awkward the atmosphere was perfect, partly because of the company but the other guests were obviously having a nice time too. We were invited to the Sunday roast but unfortunately couldn’t make it but will definitely be back… Cannot fault The Green Room, carry on team, you made our evening just what we needed!!!

  36. RC

    RCPK

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    A superb evening with friends enjoying good food in comfort. Excellent service with a smile

  37. JK

    JKay

    Essex

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Delicious food, love surroundings and friendly, if rather slow, service.

  38. BP

    BernardP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service wonderful as always - staff are a joy to speak with and of course we must certainly will return!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Valentines/ husbands birthday.

  40. J

    Jyster69

    Essex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My first visit to this place and I will certainly be going back. Service was great and the food was the best I have had in a very long time.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Green Room Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 553 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Green Room Restaurant

North Hill Hotel 51 North Hill Colchester, Essex CO1 1PY

Additional information

  • Area

    Colchester

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00–14:00 Sun 12:00–15:45 Dinner Tue–Sat 17:30–21:00

  • Cuisines

    Modern European, British

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    We are situated opposite a NCP car park (Nunns Road, CO1 1EJ) Use this link to Book your 50% discounted parking at least 3 hours in advance of your arrival; https://www.ncp.co.uk/prebook/city-parking/?searchType=city&carpark=Colchester+High+Street&promo-code=NCPCOLCST50

  • Public Transit

    Colchester Town train station is a short walk away

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    John Cook

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

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