Middletons Steakhouse & Grill - Colchester

4.3
791 reviews
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£25 and under
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Steakhouse
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
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 791 People Are Saying
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1.0Dined 3 days ago

The trouble is you never know which Middletons it’s going to be ....this was one of their poor nights.

Understaffed, tables not cleared, long wait to order, several items not available on the menu and a number of people had their order accepted only to be told the item wasn’t available.

Steak was cold , peppercorn sauce solidified, no onion rings on the mixed grill.

Shall not be returning soon

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great restaurant with great food had a really good vibe all night staff were excellent
We always go when we are in Colchester would recommend to anyone great night out

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5.0Dined on 4 August 2018

Fabulous food excellent staff reasonable good prices but it was so loud in there - lol maybe I’m getting old but me and my sisters couldn’t hear ourselves speaking!

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3.0Dined on 4 August 2018

A nice meal in a nice restaurant. My fillet steak was ok but a little tough

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5.0Dined on 3 August 2018

Excellent service and food, really enjoyed outmrselves. Thank you!

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4.0Dined on 3 August 2018

First time I have been here and was very good. Busy but not so much that it was too noisy. Excellent value and meals really declicious. Will definitely return.

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3.0Dined on 3 August 2018

Not that impressed, food was ok , but if want a steak you can’t the Bella Pais 100x better and a more personal friendly service. Middletons is overpriced for the quality of food/service you receive

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5.0Dined on 3 August 2018

This is a great resturant with great staff cannot wait to visit again.

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5.0Dined on 3 August 2018

Very tasty! We really wanted to find a nice steakhouse and succeeded! The steak was really good cooked to perfection. The bbq ribs were also tasty, lovely sauce and not too spicy with the chilli which was great.
My vegetarian friend was also really amazed by the selection of veggy friendly options. It meant everyone was happy! Will definetly return!

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5.0Dined on 1 August 2018

Really love this place, had a great lunch , my Grandson loved it too .
Excellent food , beautifully cooked and presented, Great value.

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3.0Dined on 31 July 2018

Food good, service a bit hit and miss, noisy. Music playing but drowned out by ambient noise and empty bottles being thrown in the bin behind the bar......

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3.0Dined on 31 July 2018

Third time at Middletons. You know what you are getting with this place; great steaks and good selection. My steak wasn't quite cooked as i wanted it, but that was quickly rectified. Can be a bit noisy in the restaurant, depending upon whether there are groups in. Service can be a little slow if the restaurant is busy too.

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4.0Dined on 29 July 2018

An excellent dinner the service was as good as always a lovely way to spend a couple of hours.

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4.0Dined on 21 July 2018

Everything was good but burger wasn't hot enough. Staff was bit slow

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4.0Dined on 21 July 2018

Considering it’s a steak restaurant, the food we ordered wasn’t cooked how we ordered it. The waitress was apologetic and gave us free drinks. She’s also told us the kitchen staff were very poor at the moment. I hope you sort it out as I do enjoy visiting.

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4.0Dined on 20 July 2018

Anniversary

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4.0Dined on 20 July 2018

The food was tasty and well made, but the service was only average. We seemed to be forgotten several times. On the bright side, smiling excuses from the waiter.

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5.0Dined on 20 July 2018

Brilliant. Food was excellent as was the value. Can’t fault anything with it.

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4.0Dined on 16 July 2018

Service was very good and waitress very attentive.. food was good. Was nice to have table near air conditioning. Very nice, clean

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4.0Dined on 11 July 2018

Best lunchtime experience ever great way to get friends and family together for great choices of food in a lovely setting. We will definitely do this again.
I have told all my family and friends about our fabulous lunch date.
Can't wait to come again..
Checking the Diary to book something soon
Thank you to all the waiting staff, and especially the Chef

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5.0Dined on 10 July 2018

Love the food here

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4.0Dined on 8 July 2018

My boyfriend and I recently visited Middletons like we always do on our anniversary as always the staff are very attentive and friendly. The food came out the quickest it has ever come, Brilliant, lovely taste. Only one downside is I have the chicken club, but there were two things left off that is stated on the menu, the garlic mayo dip and the avocado. This was replaced by having tomato, this was extremely disappointing as this i believe makes the dish... we asked about the garlic mayo and the avocados and they bought us the garlic mayo... not the first time they forgot the avocados whilst visiting... If anyone else had this and they were allergic wouldn't have been good. Other than this the food that we had was amazing, definitely recommend the sticky toffee pudding and ice cream, lovely. Always love the cocktails, have a different one/ two every time I go. Unfortunately there not an automatic gratuity button on the card machine like there as before, had to ask the waitress to type it in on top of the price, not a big thing, I just noticed before they did. Once again the staff were brilliant, 100% go back again soon and highly recommend the food to a friend.

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3.0Dined on 7 July 2018

We have been to Middletons several times and decided to go again for our wedding anniversary however this time we were quite disappointed. The food was average, all the meat was cooked to perfection however all the sides, including the starters left a lot to be desired. The ham and leek croquettes were overcooked, as were the onion rings. The dauphinoise potatoes were bland.
A further disappointment was that I got food spilled on me by the waitress and although she was apologetic there was no attempt made by management to rectify the fact that my outfit was covered in rib sauce (including a white shawl). The waitress obviously felt bad about it because a different waitress came over and mentioned the incident when she took our plates away.
We have used Middletons for several occasions over the years (including previous wedding anniversaries and birthday meals) however this experience has really made me reconsider where we go in future.

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2.0Dined on 7 July 2018

The staff were lovely but the food is really under par. This is my third occasion dining here and sadly the food is always underdone and lacked seasoning.

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3.0Dined on 6 July 2018

Good service, took our daughter there for her 18th we were very disappointed my daughter and her boyfriend had peri peri chicken they said it had no flavour plus it was pink! Manager knocked of bill, Baileys cheesecake was Awful, portions very small...cocktails were great, we had a table right next to bar so people were right beside us and could here ourself speak. would not go back myself. Nothing special

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4.0Dined on 30 June 2018

Excellent food, good service, not to many beers to choose from but that's my only gripe.

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5.0Dined on 30 June 2018

Middletons continues to provide an excellent choice of food served by friendly staff and is extremely good value for money.
We have also regularly visited the Norwich branch which we always enjoy.

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5.0Dined on 29 June 2018

Lovely food. Third time of eating here. 5 stars. Great friendly staff.

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5.0Dined on 25 June 2018

Very friendly and helpful staff nice relaxing atmosphere

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4.0Dined on 23 June 2018

We had a very enjoyable night here. I have to say the service was amazing for such a busy night. Definitely would recommend it.

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4.0Dined on 23 June 2018

A very good evening had by all. Staff very attentive, pleasantly surprised that we were able to eat a birthday cake we had supplied without any charge.

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5.0Dined on 23 June 2018

Great food, good service and a lovely place to eat.

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4.0Dined on 22 June 2018

Fantastic steak and great service. We will definitely be back and would recommend to any steak lovers.

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5.0Dined on 17 June 2018

Father’s Day

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5.0Dined on 17 June 2018

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 on 17 June 2018

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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5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

Enjoyed dinning here with my girlfriend, Very good rare steak! would recommend to anyone who enjoys their steak!

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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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