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About The Brasserie at Wivenhoe House Hotel
The brasserie is an independent restaurant located inside Wivenhoe House on the outskirts of Colchester and close to the pretty village of Wivenhoe. Our restaurant is inspired by the concept of a classic brasserie, bring a little taste of France to the Essex countryside. The extensive menus offer a wide ranging choice. Our menus change frequently to make the most of fresh local produce. Our Plat du Jour will ensure each experience of the brasserie is as unique and exciting as the last. We also have an express ‘Plat Rapide’ lunchtime menu for those whose time is limited. Our Sunday lunch menu features with pride our award winning ‘Best Roast Dinner’ selection. Fish Friday is on the first Friday of every month and has built up an enviable reputation in the local area, be sure to book in advance to ensure a space at these sell out events. We have a special children’s menu designed to offer the same quality food as all of our menus.
Colchester, Essex CO4 3SQ
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 7am - 9:30am
Saturday - Sunday: 8am - 10:30am
Monday - Sunday: 12am - 5pm
Sunday - Thursday: 5pm - 9:15pm
Friday - Saturday: 5pm - 9:45pm
£26 to £40
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Parking is available for up to 150 vehicles
Colchester station, Colchester Town station, Wivenhoe station and Hythe stations are all between 10-15 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Trains run between London (Liverpool Street) and Colchester station every 10-20 minutes. The journey takes around an hour.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We have a full events programme running all year including Murder Mysteries, Sommelier evenings and more. Please refer to our website for our latest programme.
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The Brasserie at Wivenhoe House Hotel Ratings and Reviews
The staff were friendly and welcoming. Service was very good and the food was tasty. I would only say that more than two pieces of toast could be served with the terrine. We asked for more and got them with no problem but more in the first place would be better.
First off I would like to say that the food and the service was amazing! The only thing I can say which really really disappointed me was the bread, it seemed like slice your own from Asda and when it came with the starter no effort was made. It's not a big deal but when you are getting cheese etc I would of loved a selection of hot and cold breads.
From the moment we walked in to the moment we left, the staff were all first rate. The food was outstanding, packed full of fresh flavours, clean ingredients and made by people who care. The restaurant is clean and welcoming, it doesn’t have a cosy charm to it but during a busy dining session, not once did I feel intruded upon or claustrophobic. I came for a Christmas meal with my friend and we both thoroughly enjoyed our time, it felt like we were only there 5 minutes and yet we had managed to while away the entire afternoon without a care in the world. It is not the cheapest by any stretch of the imagination but it is thoroughly worth it! Thank you Wivenhoe House
Four of us attended the monthly Fish Friday Special last week. We had been a few months before and were impressed by the food and the service so were keen to return. We were not disappointed, this second visit was as good as the first.
Excellent food and service at a reasonable price.
When we first arrived we were taken through to the lounge area when in fact i think the guy was meant to take us all the way through to the restaurant as we had booked a table for 8, he sort of walked us into the lounge, stopped and didnt say anything just walked off, so we sat down. About 5 minutes later one of the girls noticed us waiting and eventually took us through to the restaurant. Other than that slight mishap the whole meal and service was outstanding, I have visited many posh restaurants across London and this is on par with a lot of them. The last time I visited this restaurant it was in the newer part of the house behind but on this occasion that part was being refurbished so we were in the main house which was beautiful and cosy. For 2 drinks, 2 burgers and 2 desserts the bill was £48 + tip which was very reasonable for the class of the restaurant and service! I would definitely visit again!
Although two of our party of four were disappointed with their Boeuf Bourguignon in that it was not shin of beef as on the menu but probably stewing steak, the other two of our party unreservedly enjoyed their Duck leg. Two puddings were enjoyed. Champagne by the glass is a special bonus.
Excellent value for money on the fish Friday deal! However, our main meal took a while to arrive at the table, as wasn't cooking whilst we were eating the starter. Which is ok but it was getting quite late. Therefore the staff began setting for breakfast and our table was neglected in regards to additional drinks etc. Service needs definite improvement.
Booked a table for 2 for Sunday lunch for a special friends 'special' birthday. The atmosphere was relaxed and inviting. Food was lovely and a little effect made for my friends birthday. I noted when booking that it was a birthday celebration although I wanted to keep it really low key - there were birthday sprinkles on the table and a plate stating happy birthday was presented with our desserts - really lovely low key touch - perfect. The staff were really attentive and the place outstanding. After the meal, we sat out in the garden which was chilled, relaxing & inviting - top marks....looking forward to my next visit.
Beautiful venue, attentive and friendly staff. My wife is vegetarian and Wivenhow House had an excellent selection of dishes for her, which is u usual but very welcome.
I told them it was our anniversary and arrived to find our table decorated and they even gave us a special anniversary desert to share. Brilliant chefs, staff and atmosphere. Well recommended.
Nice meal and excellent sandwiches, although they are no listed on the room service menu rather than the lunch menu. I decided to have a main dish and thought it was rather expensive as vegetables/potatoes were an extra. But at the same time it was delicious.
The Split Pea and Ham Soup was outstanding as was the beef bourguignon - the meat was plentiful and tender. Crepes Suzette cooked at the table by the cheery French waiter. It was my husband's 60th birthday and the kitchen produced a lovely china plate with Happy Birthday piped in chocolate - nice touch. Very good value for money. Staff were very attentive. Would certainly recommend - we had a great evening.
The food was truly amazing, we had the Sunday 3 course meal with wine. It was delicious and the staff were really welcoming and friendly they helped us choose from the lovely menu as it all sounded good and couldn't decide. Great food great atmosphere and great staff will be definitely going back soon.
I am most thankfull that I chose Wivenhoe House Hotel Brasserie for my wifes Birthday lunch. The entire staff were very professional . The menu would cater for anybodys taste. The brasserie was a pleasure to dine in and the grounds were a very relaxing setting. This is somewhere where we will dine again. I have already recommended it to my friends.
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