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The Brasserie at Wivenhoe House - Lunch/Dinner, Colchester, Essex

The Brasserie at Wivenhoe House - Lunch/Dinner

4.4
4.4
869 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
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.

Our menus change frequently to make the most of fresh local produce.

Our Sunday lunch menu features with pride our award winning ‘Best Roast Dinner’ selection.

We also have a special children’s menu designed to offer the same quality food as all of our menus.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 07:00–09:30 Sat, Sun 08:00–10:30 Dinner Mon–Fri, Sun 17:00–21:00 Sat 17:00–21:30
  • Phone number
    01206 863666
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Simon Morris
  • Private party facilities
    We have a variety of private dining spaces from our intimate Sommeliers Room to the Garden Suite which can host up to 120 diners. Spaces are also available within the beautiful 18th century main house.
  • Private party contact
    Conference and Events: 01206 863666
  • Area
    Colchester
  • Parking Details
    Parking is available for up to 150 vehicles
  • Public Transit
    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.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 869 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

869 Reviews
  1. Tezza7

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing staff, and food, good to have live music, if just a little to loud, but this is of course subjective. Great value, and ambience, I will return with my family. So good for Wivenhoe to have such a venue. Thank you, please maintain your excellent standards.

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  2. Rosie

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great idea BBQ with live music outside but thank goodness there was room inside as it was raining and to miserable to sit outside. English weather very unpredictable. Very busy so it took a while before our drinks arrived and we felt we were in the way.

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  3. RobertB

    Essex

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 12 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you like great food and great staff then this is the place to go.

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  4. RomaH

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone was lovely, the venue a delight with knowledgeable waiters who gave us an interesting background to the history of Wivenhoe house (and the beautiful cork trees!) Our starters were delicious, and the mains wonderful, with a small exception, the bass was a little overcooked. Luckily, my brother was fairly replete with the garlic bread starter which was yummy (We all had a taste... delicious). But a lovely touch giving my younger brother a birthday treat. We will be back, it was a great evening and we left very full and happy. Thank you all x

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  5. Timmsy

    Essex

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    For a group of retired ladies who regularly used the Wivenhoe Brasserie - The fish from the fish and chips was so thin it was mostly eating just batter and quite dry, the Caesar salad was drenched in dressing and not very tasty, the quiche was good. Shame the set menu has been discontinued. Overall the food was not good enough to tempt us to return

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  6. Rick

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Brasserie is a pleasant café/restaurant that can feel a bit more formal than I'd like but I'm a more casual diner. I've been for lunch a number of times and I'd welcome the staff to be a bit more at ease, whereas I feel that they feel they need to be formal with us, though they are always courteous. The food is solid but possibly not quite matching the more formal settings. It has a bit of a diner/casual café vibe to some options--I enjoy the club sandwich but I'd prefer it to be 33% smaller and thus a bit cheaper. All that said, it is a reliable place to go for a lunch, if you want to be sure of a good meal and ensure a pleasant ambience albeit a little stuffy.

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  7. Rebecca

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was lovely the only thing was we ordered 2 mocktails and when we got the bill we noticed it said cocktails so questioned this with the manager who said we had been served the alcoholic cocktails by accident. He did take the difference off the bill but it made me ill throughout the night and today.

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  8. ChrisM

    Essex

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I had dinner there last night and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The quality of the food was excellent, bearing in mind it is a bistro. The wine selection is good and well priced. Front of house were attentive and friendly adding a nice atmosphere to the evening. We shall certainly be returning in the future.

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  9. GinaP

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely outdoor space for a spot of lunch. Live music was great, gave it more of an atmosphere without being overly intrusive. Great venue. BBQ deal was great for a Sunday afternoon.

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  10. DianeS

    Essex

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    attended live music BBQ this weekend with two friends food choice was lovely and as always staff fantastic drink prices have gone up due to the government increase but overall lovely lunch

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The Brasserie at Wivenhoe House - Lunch/Dinner offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01206 863666.

The Brasserie at Wivenhoe House - Lunch/Dinner is rated 4.4 stars by 869 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for The Brasserie at Wivenhoe House - Lunch/Dinner

Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex CO7 3FA

Additional information

  • Area
    Colchester
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 07:00–09:30 Sat, Sun 08:00–10:30 Dinner Mon–Fri, Sun 17:00–21:00 Sat 17:00–21:30
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Parking is available for up to 150 vehicles
  • Public Transit
    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.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Simon Morris
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    01206 863666
  • Private party facilities
    We have a variety of private dining spaces from our intimate Sommeliers Room to the Garden Suite which can host up to 120 diners. Spaces are also available within the beautiful 18th century main house.
  • Private party contact
    Conference and Events: 01206 863666
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