Middletons Steakhouse & Grill - Colchester

4.4
846 reviews
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£25 and under
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Steakhouse
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
Our stylish, casual, premium steakhouse and grill is perfect for dining or relaxing anytime of the day. All our meat is delivered fresh everyday from our very own butchery in Middleton, Norfolk, ensuring a delightfully fresh meal each and every time you visit. Why not check out our delicious Sunday Roast along with our Fixed Price menu with 3 courses for only £9.95 available Monday to Friday 12 - 6pm and Saturday 12 - 5pm.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Grill, British
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Sunday: 12pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
01206 542854
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Adam Mott
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Private Party Facilities
We have an exclusive 20 seat mezzanine area that can be hired exclusively for various events from business meetings and lunches to group celebrations. Please contact our restaurant for further details.
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Parking Details
Being a town centre restaurant we do not offer our guests private parking, however Colchester has many on street and multi storey car parks within walking distance.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 846 People Are Saying
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B
Essex
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I found that the food although good it was not up to its usual standard on a couple of items this said we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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Y
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and good service however the noise level was very loud maybe just a unfortunate timing as a very loud group booking on tables behind us which kind of ruined the evening:(

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S
Essex
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic meal Friday night.
Delicious food and amazing service.
We have recommended to several friends and family.
Highly recommended and we will definitely be returning when we are next in the area.

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c
Essex
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best steak house in Colchester and would recommend to any of my friends. Definitely eat there again

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RW
Essex
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and outstanding steak dinner will need to book

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PP
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went with friends all had 3 courses. Starters were all fish dishes mains 2 meat 2 fish mixed deserts. All dishes tasted and looked lovely with wine and beer for drinks. Definitely recommend as all went away very happy.

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J
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff always great you with a friendly face and a smile, great food, had the Middleton grill was a great very tasty. It was our wedding anniversary and they brought us a congratulations board with candles and some bits of cake and cream very nice touch.

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SR
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely food in a relaxed atmosphere, will definitely be returning soon .

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AH
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A thoroughly enjoyable evening was spent celebrating my sisters birthday at Middletons. The steak and accompaniments were plentiful and tasty. Great service without being intrusive and a staff who was attentive to our every need. I would definitely recommend and consider dining here again on my next visit to town.

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RJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was wonderful, accommodating the late arrival of one of our guests and getting in on the delay tactics required to keep her arrival a surprise for the lady whose birthday we were celebrating. The food was delicious, the service was great and the atmosphere was lovely.

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OT
Essex
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food and great atmosphere! Definitely will go back!

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HH
Essex
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The Sunday lunch was plentiful and delicious. It was such good value! Can not wait to return.

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AC
Essex
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious. A little slow on service but understandable due to how busy it was on our visit. Friendly staff. Would recommend!

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ND
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We really enjoyed our night, the food was lovely, although there was quite a long wait between courses but I put that down down to everything being prepared to order. The service was very good too.

Will definitely return in the near future.

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SH
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Friends get together. Was a good night, just a shame on the service, table not ready & lack of staff not knowing what they should be doing. Forgot a drink, starters 20 mins later which is moderate, mains 50mins later .. couldn’t reach anyone for asking as all seemed very rushed off their feet.. when the food arrived it was slammed plates down on the table, garlic butter almost going over one & waitress not knowing the difference on the steaks. Long night just for some food

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B
Essex
12 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent service on a very busy evening, the food as good as always a great evening all round.

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

Almost everything went super. Food cooked to perfection, perfect timed food served, drinks came at perfect timing from sitting as well.
Only problem was on my mixed grill, the bbq ribs were put over the steak, which meant my steak was covered in bbq sauce. I did mention to the waitress.
Normally this doesn’t happen. Otherwise, a fantastic evening meal.

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E
Essex
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked for a large group for a birthday, was the most amazing food delivered in a wonderful manor by a very lovely waitress. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening and had a very lovely experience.
We have been before and will most definitely be back!

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LB
Essex
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, me and my boyfriend had the lunch time set menu, we didn't think it would be filling coz of the price, but was sooooo shocked! 9.95 for a 3 course meal, amazing so lovely! It was my boyfriends birthday and the waiter Jay brung out a desert board wishing him a Happy birthday . Definitely coming back! Thanks :) x

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SE
Kent
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent menu, steaks were faultless. Will definitely return.

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RS
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It was our first visit on reccomendation by the family,the food was outstanding and the service was excellent and friendly,it was a little noisy but it was a Saturday night, I was a little disappointed as I had stated on my booking that it was our wedding anniversary but no mention of it on the night,but we will definitely return in the future.

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T
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We had booked on line and we were shown to our seat as soon as we arrived. The restaurant was quite noisy so we found it difficult to talk much. To be fair they can't do much about it as it was from other customers, but be prepared and don't take anyone who has a hearing problem.
The starters were a bit of a disappointment and I wish I hadn't bothered. I had calamari and it was very ordinary and quite tough, it was covered in breadcrumbs and very much a let down. However, the meat in our main course was so good we soon forgot the starters, which is why I said I wish I hadn't bothered.
I had a 6oz ribeye, it was really well cooked and of exceptional quality. It was also really good to have the 6oz option. My husband had ribs and again, was impressed with the meat and how it was cooked. Having lived in the States, where we had some amazing steaks we can honestly say this was the best we have had since returning to this country in 2010.

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SO
Essex
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 4

Only gave a low overal score as the bar tender who made my Passion cocktail accidentally put Peach alcohol/peach flavour in my drink. Even though it was an honest mistake I am very allergic to anything with peach in. I was not able to enjoy my food and nor did my date. We both LOVE Middletons but I was very very ill after half an hour of drinking the cocktail.
I can’t fault the place as I’m a regular customer. Just this one mistake ruined our evening.

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CR
Essex
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely evening good atmosphere fab food good service

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t
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

we came to middletons on thursday as we were staying in colchester. we had brie wedges with chilli jam, ribe eye steak tomato onion rings and chips. For dessert i had the creme brulee. It was all delicious. service was very good and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal

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ME
Essex
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I enjoy Middletons in the evening! But still great for lunch.

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AC
Essex
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Welcoming, ordered steaks and told the waiter how we liked it and they were could exactly as requested. Steak sauce was 2 minutes late as they forgot them but that was no time and without askng they removed them from the bill. Food is excellent, will be returning.

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NH
Essex
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

My second visit to Middletons of Colchester. Special occasion, service from entry to exit was very good. Didn’t have steak this time but did try the mushroom steak burger and my partner had mussels. Food was excellent and I highly recommend the steak burger.

Very scenic place with a cool ambience. The only fault I could find was the noise levels but I guess to be expected on a busy Saturday night. We will be back in the very near future to visit One of Colchester’s gems....

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WH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Had a bit of a shakey start, but to be fair to the restaurant they had a few big tables which were taking up a lot of time from the serving staff.

Waited a while for starters and mains. Didn't mind this too much as its nice to have a conversation. Due to food sitting on the hot plate for a while, steak was overcooked. Wine is a bit ropey for how much they charge you for it.

All in all its very hit and miss in middletons, if you want good value for money and willing to travel a little further out of town. Go to miller and Carter in Stanway.

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WH
Essex
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

This was our first visit with a group of 6. Very good and friendly staff and the steaks are fabulous- very tasty, perfectly cooked and overall a great experience. We were put very central on a busy Friday evening so the noise level was very high.

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DS
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a fabulous resturant with great food and great friendly service.

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f
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good good and friendly service. We chose quite an expensive bottle of wine which wouldn't be worth going for again. It was a life quiet but was a Tuesday night. Decor and zoning of the restaurant seems a bit odd, I was expecting a more upmarket finish and furnishings, but not a problem.

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ME
Essex
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have visited three times since discovering Middletons but have only had the meal deal which is exceptionally good value for money. Good food and planty of it. Staff very helpful and friendly.
Will certainly introduce new friends to the restaurant.

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SL
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was quick and service was very good we turned up early and was seated straight away will most definitely be dinning there again

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ML
Essex
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

We were running a bit late and phoned the restaurant who were very obliging. The food was really lovely. Very noisy table near us so had difficulty talking to each other. Spent 2 hours in the restaurant because the service was so slow. We were served drinks almost immediately but then had to wait 20 minutes for our order to be taken. We then had to wait 20 to 30 minutes waiting for each course. We noticed that lots of plates of food were waiting on the counter for the waiters to deliver to tables. There was no fault with the waiters it's just poor staffing levels

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ZL
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Welcoming, friendly, efficient team of staff. Food hot, well presented and tasty. Clean, pleasant surroundings. The three course lunch menu was great value for money. Highly recommended :)

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DP
London
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Good Sunday lunch value will go again we went first time last week and again this week will try and make it our regular venue

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PB
Essex
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food,drinks and service were all very good.We will be coming back.

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Q
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely food great value

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KH
Essex
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We really enjoyed our visit to Middleton's, the food was fantastic, service was good, it was a little noisy there but we would definitely go again.

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