Middletons Steakhouse & Grill - Colchester

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  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
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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.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely starters, fantastic steak but we wouldn't have the ribs again.
The restaurant has a nice atmosphere but the couples tables towards the front of the restaurant are packed in close, some with just a mesh wall between them so there is no privacy and it's very hard not to listen to the person sat next to you!
The waiting staff were friendly and polite although weren't particularly on the ball in terms of asking if we wanted more drinks and there was some confusion when we were offered dessert menus after our starter.
The overall experience was a good one though and we are likely to return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food average isn't cooked well
Noisy all round and difficult to
hear your Voice

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F
Essex
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Nearby parking at NCP is incredibly expensive, the restaurant is so noisy it is difficult to hold a conversation with people at your own table. The food was OK but not worth the cost and we had to send one steak back because it was not cooked as ordered. Sadly I would not recommend.

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B
Essex
13 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As per usual the service was good and the food up to its normal high standard. One slight negative on the evening from my point of view was that our waiter good service from him but he was not wearing any socks it was a bit off putting to see this not sure what the restaurant feelings are on this subject.

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M
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

food was very good however we had to wait an hour for a roast dinner

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PB
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing had a lovely time even though booked late staff really accommodating

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AH
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

Service & food were excellent.
The only downside, was sitting upstairs. No atmosphere.

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M
Essex
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Middletons Steakhouse and Grill is a great restaurant. It is both good for adults and children. The food there is decent, wish there was more available. The cost is pretty decent. The service was great. Round of applause for Dan who managed to deal with me and my family, who are loud 😂. Overal a great place highly recommend.

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J
Essex
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Always love the food here, the service is second to none however the restaurant gets exceptionally hot during the day and doesn't appear to have many air con units.

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L
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mothers day

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AB
Essex
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service as always by the waitresses , they are always busy but never let the customer service down , particularly pleased today as being one of the busiest days of the year Mother’s Day ! But still great service and food see you soon

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day meal
Excellent service
Amazing food
My 1st choice in restaurants

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SC
Essex
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I had a great meal.
Wish I'd had a bit more money to spend and time to appreciate it more. But we were on a tight schedule.
Sam (I think), our waiter was great. But the dude that brought our food over and asked us if we wanted any sauces, never returned.
The flashing light bulb above our table was a bit annoying, but didn't detract from nommy steak times.

I will very likely be back x

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I
Essex
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The pavlova portion was very small, I was sad about that after having had a lovely main course.

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S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Wait staff too busy to pay attention to orders. Came back after placing order to say dish ordered would take extra time due to some Kitchen equipment issue(that I could care less about).

Restaurant was noisy and playing throw back music almost designed to hasten a quick exit to keep tables turning over.

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t
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

lovely food great service, all the staff are very proffessional , steaks are really delicious and the deserts are amazing. Price is very reasonable. best restaurant definetley will return next time in colchester

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EL
Essex
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Miller and carter is a go to treat for myself and my partner, every trip to the restaurant has been the same great food and service, and the beef dripping sauce is to die for. We recommend this restaurant to anyone that loves quality steak.

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DR
Essex
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

I have enjoyed meals at this restaurant on many previous occasions. However, this meal and service did not live up to expectations. Service was slow and poor, other diners were complaining, the waiter knocked over my drink on way to the table. Although we had the cheap lunch, my minute steak was miniscule, compared to previous occasions. The fries were like cheap oven chips. Dessert was quite nice. Overall very disappointing.

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E
Essex
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My partner and I had a lovely meal for his Birthday, our waitress was extremey tentative and even had time to chat to us about our plans for the rest of our evening. Lovely atmosphere and the food was amazing - my chicken was perfect and my partner said his steak was amazing! We both had a great meal and will definitely be visiting again soon! Thank you for making the evening so perfect for us :)

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KG
Essex
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I like the place, ill definitely come back, the portions were small, but filling

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The place was lovely had a good vibe to it, my food was lovely great quality cuts of steak, however my partner said her steak (fillet, rare) was cold, she would normally bring this to the servers attention but the service seems to be a open to all scenario because we had 4 different servers serve us throughout the meal and then when we would ask one for something we would be forgot about until the last server lady took full charge and the experience was much better.

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RL
Kent
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nicely laid out. Good service. Good food. Would certainly return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for an early dinner, tried the set menu which turned out to be very good, generous portions and well cooked. Good value and service great.

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H
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The set menu was good for a small meal, I wouldn't have wanted to pay the full price for the puddings. We didn't have the pavlova but looking at another table, the meringue looked as though it was out of a packet from Tescos with a tiny amount of frozen fruit on it. We chose the sticky toffee pudding and sundae which although were both small they tasted good.

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P
Essex
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Over the last year the standards of the restaurant have dropped and its obvious the accountants have taken over.
When Middletons first opened I was a big fan. The quality of the meat, service and overall standards were really good.
My last couple of visits I've noticed things have slipped over the kast year. Service is slow (40 minutes wait for a steak). The quality of meat isnt as good (or its not being cooked as well).
Small things like mustard used to be presented in a small Colemans jar. Now its catering mustard left standing on the side in a rammakin.
Shame

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AC
Essex
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Brilliant food and well priced. Probably the best steak I've had in a long time. Definitely in Colchester.

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MP
Essex
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Staff were very friendly and accommodating especially as it was my Grandma's 91st birthday. Service from our waiter was excellent and a slight mistake on our bill was dealt with quickly and professionally.

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M
Essex
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Steak was too chewy too eat. And service was slow also got the order was wrong so had to wait longer. They did though knock a drink off the bill.

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JG
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great evening with good food and brilliant service.

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TA
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came as a group of 6 on a Saturday night. Food was faultless; steaks cooked to perfection and even gave us half lobster on the house after getting the original order wrong. Have had poorly cooked steak and service in the past but would certainly return and recommend to friends.

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BF
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Set menu is particularly good value and (unusually) available on Saturdays.

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RM
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First class food and speedy service. Just dropped a star as it was a bit chilly!

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L
Essex
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

The noise level in this place is ridiculous, table of 30 with about 15 of which very young children screaming the place down, swearing and dropping glasses, food was ok at best, burger come out looking like the chef had stood on it in anger.
Lovely bottle of coke though, silver lining and all that.

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S
Essex
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Staff very friendly. Will go again! Thank you

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BS
Essex
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time here and we love it.
We will be coming back in the future.

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JG
Essex
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant food and lovely atmosphere. Staff attentive and friendly

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JM
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The lunch time set menu is very good value. Lots of room so good for prams.

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GH
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Our favourite restaurant in Colchester which we will return to but just a couple of things let it down slightly this time. Firstly, I’m always designated driver so I was only drinking Diet Coke but the water on the table is always great for me too. This time we drank the water quite quickly but unlike previous visits, it wasn’t replenished. We left it empty for 30 mins then I asked for it to be filled and this was done, it’s just been a nice touch in the past when it’s been changed without having to ask.
My second niggle was when my husband ordered a gin and tonic (he’d had a couple of beers first). He ordered Adnams Copperhouse and when it was brought to the table, there wasn’t a lemon or lime in sight. Maybe it’s just our opinion but we found this quite strange and he said it changed the whole taste. These were our only minor criticisms and as I said, I’m sure we will be returning again for the amazing food. It’s just a bit of constructive feedback for the front of house staff to be made aware of.

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DB
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always the food was excellent and the service was very good considering the restaurant was very busy. The waiter was very friendly, cheerful and helpful. I will be returning very soon.

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B
Essex
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was delicious but found service disappointing & gentleman’s toilets were disgusting, not what you expect.

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