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  1. Distance: 1.26mi
  2. Distance: 45.93mi
  3. Distance: 47.54mi
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About Boadicea Bar & Restaurant

We believe life is about experiences, and all experiences are better shared. Just like our hometown, we also love how seamlessly the old can blend with the new to create something truly unique. With that in mind, we present Boadicea. Classic British dishes with a modern twist, in a rustic & industrial yet modern environment, Boadicea is more than a restaurant & bar. Delicious food & eclectic drinks, available 7 days a week, tucked away just outside the centre of Britain’s most historic town. A work space, brunch spot, dinner treat, late night bar & so much more, Boadicea is a home from home.

Boadicea Bar & Restaurant
Haven Road
Colchester, Essex CO2 8FU
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
British, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 12:00 - 15:00 and 18:00 - 22:00
Saturday: 12:00 - 22:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 18:00

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
01206 862822

Website:
http://www.boadiceacol.com/

Parking Details:
With a large outdoor parking space just steps from our front doors and with views of the river, with ample space to satisfy even our busiest nights.

Public Transport:
Nearest bus stop opp Albany Gardens

Executive Chef:
Steve Angire

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Boadicea Bar & Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.3

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (20)
Special Occasions (18)
Lunch (13)
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Casual (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Romance (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Cosy (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Neighbourhood Gem (7)
Group Bookings (7)
Fun (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Authentic (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
People Watching (5)
Business Meals (4)
Live Music (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Brunch (3)
Great Beer (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Outdoor Eating (3)
Scenic View (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Waterfront (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Child Friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Live Sports (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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ambience5
service4
value3

 
·Dined on 27 October 2017

Food a little over salty for my palette, steak cooked perfect to my liking! Best thing the Bellini cocktails and passion fruit Brulle x

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Casual
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (Essex)·Dined on 21 October 2017

Never fails to meet our expectations! Perfect setting with lovely staff. Friends get-together lunch was enjoyed by everyone. Can't wait to revisit.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Casual, Scenic View
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food5
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·Dined on 20 October 2017

The place is very nice and well designed. Staff very friendly and cheerfull especially guys serving the drinks. Good dj. Nice atmophere. I will come back.

Tags: Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (Norfolk)·Dined on 4 October 2017

Heard some good things about this place so had to try for myself. I was not disappointed the menu was well thought out and the food tasted amazing. I will definitely be visiting again. P.s the pork belly was the best i have ever tasted.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 29 August 2017

Had an amazing time just me and mum ,will definatly visit again , food was amazing ,service was great, drinks where also amazing and all for a really really good price will definatly use again ,thankyou so much really was just a lovely time x

Tags: Scenic View, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Live Music, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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service5
value5

 
·Dined on 24 August 2017

Great food, atmosphere and service. Definitely returning!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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food5
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service5
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·Dined on 5 August 2017

First time at Bodicea. Hubby and I went out on a date night. Good food and service. Lovely atmosphere too.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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food5
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service5
value5

 
·Dined on 29 July 2017

Had a great evening at a cool place. Music was excellent, great choice of drink , food was lovely and the service was brilliant.
Would definitely recommend going here for a
Good night.

Tags: Casual, Late-night Find, Live Music, Good for Groups, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Spicy, Great Beer, People Watching, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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food5
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value5

 
·Dined on 23 July 2017

Love this place! Eaten here a few times & the food and service is always great. Great to have such a nice place close to home!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 21 July 2017

Good tasty food, nice, friendly staff and reasonable prices! The only thing that could have been improved is that when you first arrive at the restaurant it is not clear whether you should seat yourself or wait to be seated. This was only a minor improvement though, everything else was great so thank you!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (Essex)·Dined on 23 June 2017

Food was excellent, staff were friendly and great venue to have a very enjoyable Friday evening. Thanks to all at Bodecia we'll definitely be returning again soon.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Essex)·Dined on 15 June 2017

Lovely bar and restaurant. Food was amazing! Excellent service. Live music also made it a great evening!!

Tags: Great Beer, Authentic, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find
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food5
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 (Essex)·Dined on 28 April 2017

They didnt have my reservation but I had a table anyway that night so it was awweeeeesooome🍾🍑🍀🖖🏽✨thx

Tags: Authentic
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food5
ambience4
service4
value5

 
 (Essex)·Dined on 11 April 2017

My birthday celebration with a party of 9
Great time x

Tags: Fun
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Essex)·Dined on 9 March 2017

Outstanding food for the price in an establishment that is undeniably cool. This place makes me wonder why more restaurants in Colchester can't deliver to this standard as they make it seem so easy. My new favourite hangout and I can't wait to spend whole days here during the summer.

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food4
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value4

 
 (Essex)·Dined on 3 March 2017

Tried it for the first time last friday evening (3march) since it opened in october following recommendations from friends who ate here.
The staff were all very friendly and helpful.
Nice and local for us and i must say we were impressed with the overall look both inside and out , this will be a great place to come and sit on the terrace when the weather is warmer.
We both had a starter and to follow I had the burger and my wife had the chicken breast. The food was great although the chicken breast did not come with vegetables so my wife ordered a side of vegetables which i presume they forgot when the food came as she had to wait 5 minutes for them to turn up.
The drinks menu had a great choice and we finished the evening off with cocktails which were amongst the best we've ever had.
My only concern is having the football playing on tv's in the bar and having a dj playing music next to people eating may put off people older than student age which it seems to cater for.
Overall a great evening although a little expensive for both food and drinks but we will definitely be back in the future.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Great Beer, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (Essex)·Dined on 25 February 2017

We had an amazing night with great food and superb cocktails. Well worth a visit.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Romantic, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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 (Essex)·Dined on 11 February 2017

Lovely place and great food! I have eaten here before and I loved it then too! Our table was booked for 9pm but we didn't sit down for about 30 minutes as they were running a bit behind but the manager was very apologetic and even got us a free drink. Good music and good vibes in there! Love it in there!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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food4
ambience3
service3
value4

 
·Dined on 27 October 2017

Great evening spent with work colleagues. Good food, reasonably priced, vibrant atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Special Occasion
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food5
ambience4
service3
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·Dined on 26 October 2017

Really great food and ambience. A couple of vegetarian options which were good as two of us are veggies. Service was good until we got our desserts, then the waiting staff seemed to care more about cleaning down for closing rather than clearing our plates and offering more drinks. Overall a good night though.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 23 September 2017

The food here is lovely. Great flavours and creative combinations that work well. The staff are polite and friendly and the clientele are generally smart and fashionable. I like the fact its out of town and a bit different venue. Only negatives - Music a little loud for early evening dinner and it was a bit cold but I didn't complain so cant blame them for not sorting this :)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Good for a Date
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food5
ambience3
service4
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·Dined on 29 July 2017

Fantastic food and service, I had noted on the reservation it was for my wifes birthday but nothing was done, there was a local band playing upstairs some may have found it a bit loud but we love the band so it just added to the evening. 3 courses each 2 cocktails a large wine and 4 pints of Moretti for £100 absolutely amazing value.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date
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food5
ambience4
service3
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 (Essex)·Dined on 18 March 2017

Boadicea is a new restaurant/Bar in Colchester and my wife and I visited for an anniversary meal on Saturday. I was a bit underwhelmed by the welcome or bar service I received and the seating arrangement upstairs for eating is a bit strange and I'm atmospheric but after these initial issues we both had a throughly enjoyable meal. The food we both had was excellent and the prices are good too. I felt the music that was on in the background was a bit loud and 'banging' for a restaurant but ideal for a bar.
Overall I liked the decor and feel of Boadicea but maybe it needs to decide if it's a bar or a restaurant

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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food4
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (London)·Dined on 20 February 2017

Went in the evening for a date on a Monday so not busy. Quiet and cosy. Food was good but quite pricey. Nice cocktails and wine list but the variety of the menus were not great.

Is a nice find in between student accommodations and would recommend it to others

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Romantic, Live Sports, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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food4
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 (London)·Dined on 11 February 2017

Cool place. Great food and cocktails. Lovely interior, good atmosphere. Unfortunately our 9pm table wasn't ready because they hadn't cleared the previous group yet and didn't want to just chuck them off the table.. finally seated at our table 30minutes after our booking time. Given a round of cocktails whilst waiting, which were brilliantly made. Definitely go back!

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Essex)·Dined on 18 January 2017

Friendly service we did come on a quiet Wednesday night so will try again at the weekends

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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food1
ambience3
service4
value5

 
·Dined on 8 November 2017

I was not happy with my food and I’m not one to complain but I had to as my burger bun was soggy therefore I was put off eating it which meant I was left to eat my sweet potato fries. I feel that I will not be returning anytime soon

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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ambience4
service2
value3

 
·Dined on 6 October 2017

Not sure if was perhaps understaffed on this occasion, but there wasn’t really any table service at all, and the cocktails wasn’t as lovely as they normally are..we will be back as the food was great and fantastic value!

Tags: Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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food3
ambience2
service1
value2

 
 (Essex)·Dined on 15 July 2017

Food was ok , waited 45mins between courses , did not have a designated waiter spoke to 3 different ones regarding when food was coming out. Brownie for desert was a let down. Would not go back.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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food3
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service4
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 (Essex)·Dined on 17 June 2017

Lovely staff, reasonable service. However this can't make its mind up whether its a resteruant or a bar/ club, which means you might get to eat in the middle of a hen do listening to terrible house music. Food is pretty average and range of drinks is poor (no ales in 2017?). This might impress if I was 18. Not recommended. Guys, just drop the menu, do bar food and catering for parties and you wont disappoint your target market.

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food2
ambience1
service1
value1

 
 (Essex)·Dined on 9 May 2017

Staff not very friendly 2 people behind the bar walked away when we entered and left us standing there. We were eventually seated and immediately asked what we wanted before even looking at the menu. We were not told what was unavailable on the menu until we tried ordering it.
The food when served was only just warm and the mains were served on tiny wooden boards not big enough for the food to be on.

Considering this place has been branded as THE place to go in Colchester I will not be going back or recommending it to anyone.

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