Green Room Restaurant

4.4
146 reviews
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£25 and under
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Modern European
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Quiet Conversation
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 of over 45 wines & a thoughtfully crafted cocktail menu 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Modern European, British
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 7am - 10am, 12pm - 2:pm, 6pm - 9:pm
Friday - Saturday: 7am - 10am, 12pm - 2:pm, 6pm - 9.30pm
Sunday: 7:30am - 10:30am, 12pm - 5pm
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Phone number
01206 574001
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
John Cook
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Public Transit
Colchester Town train station is a short walk away
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Special Events & Promotions
Sunday Roasts for only £12!
Add our Green Room Baileys Bread and Butter Pudding for an extra £3!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Wine
What 146 People Are Saying
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KH
Essex
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 1ambience 1

Dissappointed service very slow had to ask for menus and for plates to be removed.
Food not enought veg or gravey
Bones in chicken beef had too much grisle.

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TM
Essex
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Good food and good service. Nice decor, clean and tidy.

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JS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a really memorable evening at your restaurant with excellent food and wine, perfect service in comfortable surroundings. It would have been outstanding had it not been for an extremely loud party of at least 10 people seated behind us with one guy who must have traded in his voice box for a foghorn. Consequently at times it was hard to have a conversation. If possible such loud selfish parties should be seated away from the main restaurant area. This is not a complaint - just an observation

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CL
London
7 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've eaten here twice now and would have to say it's now my favourite place to eat in Colchester.

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CA
Essex
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The food was adequate but not tasty. Our meal of 2 courses each for 2 of us plus only one gin and tonic at £48 was expensive, I thought. Only A La Carte was available.

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LP
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food but all courses rushed. In and out in ninety minutes when I had wanted to take my time over eating.

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ML
Essex
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was disappointing - I ordered Lamb steak which was so salty I couldn't eat it, my potatoes were underdone and the samphire was oily and very salty. My husband ordered pork wellington and was very overdone and the meat was very tough. I informed the staff and they were very apologetic, and I couldn't fault the customer service. If I was to visit Colchester again, I would probably try an alternative restaurant.

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K
Essex
6 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had never been here before as looked very small from outside but definitely gets bigger once inside. Food was outstanding. We eat out a lot and this is one of the best places we have been for food.

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SM
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great tasting meal, Pork Wellington, was delicious. The menu was a limited as a number of dishes had cheese, which I am allergic to but otherwise great.

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T
London
15 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good place to meet up with friends over food in the town

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RM
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and good service . Good value for money

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JW
Essex
5 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Disappointed that menu was less to our taste than previously. My husband visited the facilities before we left and saw the specials board. No-one had mentioned any other dishes to us and it was unfortunate that I could have enjoyed a better choice if I had realised there was further choices available.

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PT
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good meal and service Cosy atmosphere. Liked having a round table so you can easily chat to everyone. The door was open so some traffic noise but it was a warm night

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SB
Essex
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed evening meals at The Green Room, have been before and would recommend. Staff courteous and efficient.

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C
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service from beginning to end. Excellent food, great value for price paid.
Will definitely be returning.

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A
8 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Service Bloody Brilliant I don’t have to ask what I want for dinner as I put my order on the special requests.

Service 10/10
Value 10/10
Food 10/10
Friendly Staff 100/100

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BH
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Very slow service. Poor menu for warm weather, no salads. Always Chips and too many potatoes

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CE
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice, nice layout and good service, the food was lovely

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JM
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

We had a lovely Sunday lunch here , food was very good and would definatley revisit . what a shame that we were sat with three separate families with small children one of whom cryed and screamed all through lunch and the other two families children had annoyingly loud video games that they were playing at the table . Most annoying !

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A
8 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bloody Good Value for money easy booking via the opentable app which makes my life easier as I can just book and not speak to anyone over the phone. That way they can’t get your name wrong lol

Sunday Roast Beef I had it was lovely, friendly staff good service. I will definitely be going back another Sunday lunch

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h
London
7 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent meal and service in very pleasant surroundings.

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JH
London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was recommended by a friend and we must say, it lived up to the quality of the recommendation. We were greeted with a smile as we entered the restaurant. Our waitress was just wonderful. The restaurant was stylishly decorated and the chairs were very comfortable to sit on. The food was absolutely wonderful, from preparation to presentation, very pleasing. We both enjoyed our three course meals, we are now looking forward to our next visit, which will be for Sunday lunch. What a great place!

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KS
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our meal and visit we're going back to work our way through the menu! Great service, great food, great venue.

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c
Essex
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an excellent Sunday lunch. Highly recommended

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PG
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Really good and attentive service without being too overboard, very quick too. Food was delicious and beautifully presented, but if I had a criticism it would be that the portion sizes are on the large side - I could only manage about half of mine despite it being amazing, and couldn't go for a dessert. I guess we'll have to come back for that! And we would definitely come back.

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w
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great evening, have been before but not for a while and thoroughly enjoyed it excellent food and service.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual a very tasty LUNCH, we had a lovely window seat and attentive service. We were so sorry that the lunch set menu is no longer available - it was perfect for us as the portions were smaller and it was such good value for money. Can you bring it back? However my friend opted for the small portion of fish and chips and I had a gorgeous smoked haddock fish cake with spinach, poached egg and chips. DELICIOUS!

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AL
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food as always. Good atmosphere and service.

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MH
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited on a Monday with family for our daughters birthday. Staff were helpful, friendly and courteous. The food was very delish and we thought good value.

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MW
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a fab place for a relaxed lunch as the menu is reasonably priced with a good selection of dishes. The service was efficient but we didn’t feel hurried at all. The food was great and well presented. We enjoyed the lunch in this centrally located restaurant.
Overall, great value, lovely setting and nice food!

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JN
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The two of us went here for my wife's birthday - it had been recommended. We had to change our reservation time, which wasn't a problem.

Staff were attentive but not intrusive, something difficult to achieve, didn't rush us, and were available when we needed them to be.

The food was excellent and the menu sufficiently varied to suit most palates. We started with mixed tapas, which we both enjoyed and followed it with (wife) fish cakes and (me) duck. My wife was feeling a little peckish so ordered from the light bites menu but doubled up without any problem. The triple cooked chips were excellent and the hollandaise sauce very good.

Coffee finished our meal off nicely.

The restaurant wasn't heavily populated when we went, but there were sufficient staff for our (and other diner's) requirements.

Overall, a very good dining experience. Prices not outrageous for the quality of the food.

Bar prices not too dissimilar to lower London establishments, but then the food is why you visit here.

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SF
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Mothers Day Roast very nice but could have been hotter and bit mean on the potatoes. Tasters of dessert were to die for.

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KB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Really disappointed with the service we received. Over £100 worth of wine and the bottles were just dumped on the table, not even asked if the wine was ok, no glasses or cutlery on the table.
Really not good enough.

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SM
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

First time at the Green Room after the theatre in town. Really lovely, warm and inviting restaurant. Great atmosphere, staff are lovely and the food was really good. The Bakewell tart was to die for. Will definitely visit again. Recommended.

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N
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It was a very cold snowy evening when we ate in The Green Room, so was very quiet but the service and the food were very good. I hadn't visited for some time and was impressed with both the menu and the decor. I will definitely go back. It's so important to support independent restaurants, there aren't enough of them in Colchester.

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JW
Essex
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant choices on a la carte menu and there was also extra choices for Valentines Day - which could be interchanged giving a really big selection to choose from. Cheerful, helpful staff made it a very enjoyable night out. Almost forgot the cold & wet outside!!

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OT
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Visited for first time for Sunday lunch, was disappointing. The roast chicken was a drumstick and a small portion. Apparently they don’t do stuffing with it anymore! The veg was one small dish for 2 of us. Asked for roast beef medium but came out rare. Ordered desserts & tea/coffee but the hot drinks arrived way before the dessert. On the plus side the staff were good but a long wait for dessert. Another table there must have waited about an hour for their meal to arrive. We won’t be back, shame because the decor and staff were good. We did complain and they took the cost of the desserts off the bill.

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CP
Essex
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Early dinner before theatre. Everything was perfect - staff even calm and polite when knocked over a drink. Definitely come here again.

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OT
Essex
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a wonderful experience at this restaurant. I was accommodated and felt I had great service and the food was really lovely and great portions and great prices!

Staff really were exemplary and I cannot compliment them more highly! Thank you for a wonderful dining experience

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G
Essex
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were catching up with old friends and having enjoyed eating with you before,were confident the meal would be good .We were not disappointed. The meal I enjoyed very much.The pheasant was beautifully cooked.
We were pleased with the service. Unfortunately the music was rather loud.
We look forward to returning soon when we can find a good excuse to indulge.

Many thanks to all the staff, kitchen and front of house.

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