Middletons Steakhouse & Grill - Colchester

4.4
757 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 757 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Father’s Day

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Staff and food where great. We went with a four year old and new born and were looked after. Good choice for children is great and value for money.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Very pleasant atmosphere, very attentive staff , good food , be good to have rice as a side order option , or at least one rice meal

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3.0Dined on 16 June 2018

Food was very good. Couldn’t fault it! However it was like eating in a school dinner room. It was so noisy with chatting. We could not hear ourselves.

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4.0Dined on 16 June 2018

Great food but service was slow. Took a while for our plates to be cleared and when I asked for another glass of wine it never came. Side dish to one of our mains had been forgotten so that came out after my partner had finished his main. The restaurant was not even at full capacity. However the waiter was friendly and the food was great.

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4.0Dined on 16 June 2018

The staff were very welcoming and friendly. The lunch time set menu is excellent value and the food arrived piping hot in a good amount of time. Nothing about our experience was rushed but the staff were attentive enough. The banoffee pie was outstanding!

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4.0Dined on 11 June 2018

The staff are very good and helpful. There is a good selection of Gin's and cocktails.

It was a Monday night to pretty quiet tried the fish menu which was very nice. Will go back again and try the steaks as I hear they are good.

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3.0Dined on 9 June 2018

Food was good. The whole experience was let down by a very loud table who were literally shouting at each other to speak, they had clearly had far too much to eat. Couldn’t even hear my fiancé over the table to speak to it was that loud. Everyone around us was getting annoyed also, yet the staff did not bother to ask them to quiet down. We rarely get to go out for dinner due to kids, and was very disappointing that it was spoilt by others. The restaurant could have asked them to calm down.

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5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

BLOOOOOOMIN WONDERFUL! Cocktails are amazing! Very very lovely staff too!

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5.0Dined on 7 June 2018

Excellent food, friendly staff so helpful and very accommodating.

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4.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Good food and great service. Glad we were seated upstairs though as downstairs was very rowdy. But would still recommend

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Booked for a late afternoon/early evening meal for the family (including a 5 year old) to celebrate a birthday. Food was lovely, service was good, and they were happy for us to bring in a cake. Family - who can be very fussy - were very happy with the restaurant and would happy come again. Well done!

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Really prompt helpful service and the food was absolutely delicious. No complaints and will come again soon.

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2.0Dined on 1 June 2018

unfortunately i was unimpressed with this visit as i had previously been here quite soon after you opened and am sad to say to quality of the food has gone down hill since then. i had the mixed grill on this occasion. the steak was over cooked and the chicken was dry my wife had one of your burgers and was not impressed by it either. on the positive side the staff were friendly and attentive.

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5.0Dined on 29 May 2018

An excellent meal served by polite and friendly staff. Really good value for money. Middletons never fails to deliver.

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5.0Dined on 27 May 2018

We had a great time. The food was very good and well cooked, steaks were to order. Great drinks menu, tasty cocktails. Service was attentive. Would definitely go again.

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2.0Dined on 26 May 2018

Eaten at Middletons a few times. Had one excellent meal, every other time had been average. Disappointed with the food this time. I was expecting a bit more if I am honest. I will possibly give it one more go.

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4.0Dined on 25 May 2018

The restaurant was empty, service was very good and the food even better!

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5.0Dined on 19 May 2018

It was date night and the food was absolutely gorgeous! The atmosphere was really nice and the service was incredible. We had a lovely lady serve us, I can’t remember her name though. She made us feel at ease through the night. Would definitely return!! Thank you.

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4.0Dined on 19 May 2018

Really good meal - as usual. Quite busy so difficult at times to hear conversation on our table but not really an issue.

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4.0Dined on 13 May 2018

As ever food and service was great. Definitely our go to restaurant.

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1.0Dined on 13 May 2018

Awful service, awful COLD food! Just awful! Lamb looked like dogs food! Yorkshire puddings burnt, calamari cold! Terrible experience!

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3.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Visited this restaurant before was very pleased, however this time I visited was disappointed and to be quiet honest was bloody awful, waited 20 minutes for our table even though we booked, we were told another 5 minutes what turns into 15! The lady that took our drinks was clearly new and didn't know what was going on, then the supervisor or someone higher up came over to take the drinks order that was already taken, so we ordered our food with her, she was rude and quite frankly couldn't be bothered because she had a bad hip or something was blunt seemed liked she didn't want to be there!! Being an supervisor myself at a high end restaurant like yourself was let down and very disappointed!! Need some new staff and the place will be a Jem, also had trouble with the bill at the end to top it all off.

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Fabulous evening with friends, food, service and drinks were great. QWe will cvertainly return and recommend to others

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3.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Food was served quickly enough, but my steak and my wife’s gammon was very salty. Drinks are very expensive. I ordered a price inclusive side of onion rings at £3.50, and then a portion of chips as an additional side, but I was incorrectly charged for the onion rings instead of the chips. Andrea was very nice, but I would not attend again.

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

This was an off the cuff visit with my partner after a spot of shopping. As always the welcome was friendly and professional. We were shown to our table quickly . We were not pressured into hurrying our order.
The meal was fantastic and very good value for money
I would recommend Middleton's to anyone and always enjoy our meals in there.
A great place to dine!

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2.0Dined on 6 May 2018

It was my birthday on Sunday, 6 of us went to middletons in Colchester, starters were good 2 out of the 6 mains were terrible mine wasn’t edible. I never complain as I get terribly embarrassed but because I couldn’t actually eat it it was obvious I explained to the waiter who was lovely about it. Then the lady who was obviously the manager came over she was very patronising and made me explain again what was wrong it was hard enough complaining once let alone twice. I felt very uncomfortable.

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3.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Very noisy and seemed more like a fast food restaurant. Limited menu and slow service.

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5.0Dined on 5 May 2018

I took my gorgeous girlfriend out for our anniversary and it was amazing! Food was great service was excellent. And not as expensive as I thought!

All in all it was an excellent anniversary with an excellent scrumptious dinner to top it off!:)

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5.0Dined on 5 May 2018

I come here a lot because it has a great set menu and the cocktails are to die for

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5.0Dined on 3 May 2018

This was the third time to come for a meal to middletons. Each time we have found the atmosphere and the food perfect. A very enjoyable evening with a great service from the staff. Next time we are in colchester we will return for another lovely meal

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1.0Dined on 29 April 2018

Rather disappointed on this visit. The service was below parr as lots of things forgotten when ordering through meal. One of the mixed grill meals came with the BBQ ribs covering the steak which spoilt the meal for that particular diner......

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4.0Dined on 28 April 2018

As per usual the food was excellent unfortunately we had to wait an hour between starters and main meal however we kept informed by our waitress as to the delay and were offered drinks on the house which we enjoyed. My only real gripe was that in all the years I have been coming to this restaurant you had run out of the beer I like and was very much looking forward to it but on the whole a lovely evening.

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3.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Having visited Middletons Colchester earlier in the year for a birthday celebration we were looking forward to the evening with friends. The food was outstanding but unfortunately on this occasion, the service let down our visit. We were seated upstairs, in a very small area and there was a large party of about 15 opposite us. Because the area is small it was hard to speak to our friends as the noise from the party overtook the upstairs area: not the party's fault - more down to whoever planned the seating for that evening. The service was awful, it took 90 mins for us to receive our meals: the waitress kept apologising and we were offered free drinks but a very disappointing evening. Hopefully it was just a one off as the food at the restaurant is amazing.

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

A brilliant meal with very welcoming staff, a little bit slow but to be expected on a Saturday night at peak time. Drinks were great and steak cooked very nicely.

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3.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Our food was lovely so it’s a real shame I can’t leave a better review. We ordered a drink when we first arrived and had it not been for me flagging someone down after we’d finished our main course we would not have even had a second. We chose Middletons as we wanted to sample some of the cocktails however due to the disjointed service we didn’t get to have one. We attempted to order a drink when our mains were brought over however mine did not arrive and my partner had asked for a drinks menu (there are none on the table) but no one came back to deliver my drink or take his order. I later flagged someone down and we reordered the drinks but by this point we’d finished our mains. No one came over to check on our meals or ask if we were ok at any point and when I also pointed out my sauce for my steak had not arrived I was told it would come off the bill. It didn’t get removed so instead of grumbling we simply didn’t tip. Such a shame as we would have liked to try a couple of cocktails, so more than happy to spend more money but ended up leaving to seek these elswhwere.

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Went on a first date service was excellent and the food was fantastic definitely recommend and will be going again soon

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4.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Lovely food, comfortable atmosphere; restaurant provided nice birthday treat without being prompted ... nice touch.

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Saturday afternoon lunch with the kids, another outstanding meal and service. One of the best restaurants in Colchester.

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5.0Dined on 27 April 2018

Great selection on the menu. Food was cooked to perfection and a fab selection of desserts.

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