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Promotions

Winter Set Menu: Five courses £27.50 per person

Promotions

Winter Set Menu: Five courses £27.50 per person
Details

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 People

Starts: 4 January 2018

Ends: 8 March 2018

Availability: Mon-Sat 12:00-21:00

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.

Wivenhoe Park
Colchester, Essex CO4 3SQ
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
British

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast

Monday - Friday: 7am - 9:30am
Saturday - Sunday: 8am - 10:30am
Lunch
Monday - Sunday: 12am - 5pm
Dinner

Sunday - Thursday: 5pm - 9:15pm
Friday - Saturday: 5pm - 9:45pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
01206 863666

Website:
http://www.wivenhoehouse.co.uk/

Parking Details:
Parking is available for up to 150 vehicles

Public Transport:
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.

Executive Chef:
Simon Morris

Additional:
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

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food

4.3

service

4.4

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4.2

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4.1

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Business Meals (20)
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Local Ingredients (17)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Group Bookings (15)
Romance (15)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Afternoon Tea (14)
Scenic View (14)
Cosy (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Neighbourhood Gem (9)
Brunch (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
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·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on 31 December 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on 16 December 2017

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

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on 12 December 2017

Beautiful food, staff and atmosphere. I would highly recommend, and will be going back very soon

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on 1 December 2017

We attended, once again, for the Fabulous Fish Friday evening.
A terrific menu, and the selection of the help yourself starter was exceptional.
Overall, the restaurant takes some beating, but this special evening focus is really great value as well.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on 1 December 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Groups
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·Dined on 15 November 2017

Always an enjoyable evening with delicious food with a well managed front of house service.

Hve become regular diners at the Brasserie.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on 31 October 2017

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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on 17 October 2017

What a gem of a reataurant. All the staff very proffessional and helpful.
Maitre D great character.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on 3 October 2017

Each time we have been we have had good food, effici not service from very polite friendly staff, and pleasant surroundings.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Essex)·Dined on 24 September 2017

As always, gorgeous food with great staff. Took in laws there - they had never been fore. Absolutely love it.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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·Dined on 8 September 2017

Service was very welcoming! Lovely atmosphere and felt very looked after. Food was perfect, menu was great

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy
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·Dined on 28 August 2017

High quality seasonal menu with excellent staff. You never feel rushed. The environment is rekaxed and modern.

Tags: Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Vegan, Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Casual
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·Dined on 10 August 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access
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·Dined on 9 August 2017

First class meal and service you are not rushed in eating your meal, will be booking again very soon.

Tags: Scenic View, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food
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service3
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·Dined on 4 August 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite
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 (Essex)·Dined on 4 August 2017

This is the third time we have enjoyed the Friday Fish Night. Quite a good selection of seafood starter on the buffet table. Staff very helpful. A exciting choice of fish dishes form the main course with the odd meat dish available.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 16 July 2017

The Service was Good
Food Nice not enough Meat tho

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 (Essex)·Dined on 9 July 2017

Lovely place staff were helpful even thou my 3 year old was being a dick

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Afternoon Tea
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 (Essex)·Dined on 9 July 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Essex)·Dined on 29 June 2017

Always fabulous food and brilliant staff

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Essex)·Dined on 25 June 2017

We Have been six times now
And have always had a wonderful meal

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Essex)·Dined on 26 May 2017

Food was lovely but confusing on the bill
As I book into the hotel as well , they need to sort out there packages they sell disappointed with lack of knowledge over the hotel deals

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Essex)·Dined on 26 May 2017

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Essex)·Dined on 14 May 2017

Great Sunday lunch deal, every course was delicious

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 15 April 2017

Very nice been driving past for years never again

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Essex)·Dined on 11 April 2017

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.

Tags: Casual
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 (Essex)·Dined on 25 March 2017

We went on Saturday night as a treat for Mother's Day, and I can only say that we throughly enjoyed ourselves, from the food to the service it was all very good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Essex)·Dined on 25 March 2017

Wonderful food! It was delicious. We have been a few times now and we will continue to visit and enjoy the delicious food. Definitely recommend. The food was quick and the staff very friendly!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 25 March 2017

Great brassiere. Good food great service. Highly recommended

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (London)·Dined on 4 March 2017

As always, the Brasserie did not disappoint! I was on a 'first' date and the evening was made very special with the courteous staff. The food was amazing and the service was friendly and accomodating. We will definitely be returning here.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 22 February 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Essex)·Dined on 12 February 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Nottingham)·Dined on 28 January 2017

We had a really enjoyable lunch to celebrate a 90th birthday. Very good food, excellent service and lots of attention to detail, such as decorating the table, placing us close to the window, etc. Very relaxing but cosy atmosphere.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Casual, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 28 January 2017

Amazing place. Service is outstanding. So helpful and knowledgeable
The food is fantastic and well priced. Definately be going again

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Outstanding Value, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Disabled Access, Good for Groups
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 (Essex)·Dined on 15 January 2017

We had a lovely Sunday roast beef lunch.
Food and service were excellent.

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 (Essex)·Dined on 14 January 2017

Had a lovely meal, all the staff were so lovely, I would definitely go back and recommend!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Outstanding Value, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Essex)·Dined on 13 January 2017

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.

Tags: Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Essex)·Dined on 31 December 2016

Lovely meal and staff very helpful and attentive, atmosphere was very nice would recommend and will go again

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Essex)·Dined on 19 November 2016

We had a wonderful meal and the service was excellent. We would thoroughly recommend it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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