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Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 13.57mi
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  3. Distance: 35.27mi
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  1. Distance: 13.57mi
  2. Distance: 33.65mi
  3. Distance: 35.27mi
  4. Distance: 35.27mi

About The Barn

Welcome to the award-winning Barn Brasserie. Our stunningly-restored 500 year-old Grade Two listed restaurant has a reputation for excellent food, fantastic service and amazing value. Tucked away in the picturesque rolling north Essex countryside, and yet just five minutes from the main A12 close to Colchester, the Barn is open seven days a week serving light lunches and dinner. We also offer a Private Dining facility, and seminar room.

Our extensive yet carefully selected menus are designed to match the beautiful and stylish surroundings. Food is cooked to order and to your individual taste and requirements by our expert and experienced team of chefs. Fresh meat, fish and vegetables, sourced from the very best suppliers are used to create a range of dining experiences catering for every taste. Whatever the occasion, the Barn Brasserie team promises to make your visit with us not just an enjoyable one, but a memorable one

Brook Road, Great Tey
Colchester, Essex CO6 1JE
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
British

Hours of Operation:
Wednesday - Friday: 12pm - 2:30pm, 6pm - 9pm
Saturday: 10am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10am-8pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£25 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
01206 212345

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

Entertainment:
Every Friday night live Pianist

Parking Details:
We offer free ample on site parking.

Private Party Contact:
Events Team: 01206 212345

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, High Tea, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

The Barn Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasions (82)
Good for Birthdays (68)
Good for a Date (62)
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Good for Anniversaries (62)
Worth the Drive (61)
Romance (58)
Lunch (46)
Quiet Conversation (46)
Group Bookings (43)
Sunday Lunch (41)
Cosy (39)
Afternoon Tea (37)
Fit for Foodies (31)
Casual (28)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Business Meals (23)
Seasonal (21)
Bar Seating (19)
Brunch (19)
Notable Wine List (19)
Live Music (18)
Neighbourhood Gem (18)
Comfort Food (17)
Local Ingredients (17)
Good Vegetarian Options (17)
Authentic (16)
Disabled Access (16)
Child Friendly (15)
Healthy (14)
People Watching (12)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Outstanding Value (11)
Afternoon Coffee (10)
Outdoor Eating (10)
Fun (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Vegan (8)
Scenic View (7)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Tasting Menu (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great Beer (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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value5

 
 (Essex)·Dined 4 days ago

Superb dinner. Went with an old girlfriend had the fish platter to share for our starter. I had the chicken friend had the lamb all were excellent... With only 5. Weeks till Christmas the barn was decorated beautifully for the festive season and we had the pianist playing which was an added bonus.. Perfect night out

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on 1 November 2017

Had a lovely time and the food was great celebrating my birthday good value for money using the tastecard

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on 27 October 2017

Lovely venue combined with good food ,excellent service and live entertainment made it a great evening
Thoroughly recommend Barn

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Music
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 (Essex)·Dined on 6 October 2017

The Barn is one of our favourite places to eat out.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Live Music
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 24 September 2017

Went for a birthday, the food was good, all around great experience, its the first time my son.had been there,it lived up to expectation.will definitely be going back for afternoon tea.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 24 September 2017

Me and my date loved The Barn, it was a lovely atmosphere and the most perfect location

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea
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food5
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·Dined on 24 September 2017

As usual, everything was spot-on. Food was great. Service was first-class and most courteous. A very pleasant 90 minutes with friends and good food.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on 21 September 2017

Really lovely venue for a family gathering. I took my son for a 21st birthday meal
Lovely food but would ask for a bit more choice if you are a non fish eating vegetarian.
Nice surprise when he was given a plate with ice cream and a candle with dessert.
I have been to the barn a few times now, the service and food have always been excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on 20 September 2017

Pleasant surroundings, excellent service with a good menu, food well cooked and presented, enjoyed live piano especially as many of our favourite Enya songs were played.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 15 September 2017

Awesome evening, with IrieJ entertaining. That made what was expected to be just dinner into something very special. Great value too.

Tags: Live Music, People Watching, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 15 September 2017

My husband and I had the most lovely breakfast here this morning. We had the 'Big Barn Breakfast & the Egg's Benedict with Carved Ham, Fresh Coffee & freshly squeezed pure Orange juice. Our food was served very promptly and very hot and tasty. Our coffee was topped up and we were given a flyer about the forthcoming Dinner & Music nights. The service was superb, best we have had in a while...
Great value also and we shall be returning very soon.
We have already recommended to family & friends.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Comfort Food, Cozy, Fun, Vegan, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Romantic, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch
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food4
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·Dined on 14 September 2017

First visit for years. My previous visit the food was not good so pleasantly surprised by your current menu.

No complaints this time. Will return

Tags: Worth the Drive, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on 13 September 2017

Most enjoyable lunch - relaxing surroundings - excellent service from Lois our waitress.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on 10 September 2017

We enjoyed our family lunch very much, the waitress was very friendly and attentive and good with the children. It's nice to see gluten free options but unfortunately not much choice for a vegetarian.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on 9 September 2017

Excellent experience. Excellent food, excellent staff.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on 8 September 2017

Very good, food was very nice and very pleased with the service

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 6 September 2017

We always enjoy our trips to The Barn Brasserie and everyone we introduce to the venue is very impressed by its character and ambiance. Beautifully developed and so far not had even the sniff of a bad experience. Highly recommend as suitable for both formal and informal occasions

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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food5
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·Dined on 1 September 2017

Firth time in so many months!! Every time our meals have been exceptional, service is always impeccable & such a lovely setting. In my opinion best restaurant in Colchester!

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·Dined on 1 September 2017

Overall experience was fab. From the staff to the food.
It's a place for that special occasion.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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food4
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·Dined on 26 August 2017

Very attractive setting inside and out. The staff were very helpful ,attentive and friendly. Our group of six all enjoyed our meals . We will visit again.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Cozy
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·Dined on 26 August 2017

Lovely place very very good service and very good food and value for money

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on 23 August 2017

Took a friend for lunch on her 60th birthday, the whole experience was 5* food, staff, and surroundings , well recommended.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on 20 August 2017

lovely ambience and good food but more gravy is needed to accompany the roasts. haven't been here for year's and was so pleased with it all.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Casual, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on 19 August 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful meal at the Barn. The service was second to none and the food was delicious.

We loved the setting and the ambiance of the barn.

We will definitely return.

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 (Essex)·Dined on 12 August 2017

We haven't been to the barn in well over a year. I was pleased to say the least, the staff a friendly and efficient. The food was brilliant. With plenty of choice. We will be revisiting.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Casual, People Watching, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (London)·Dined on 12 August 2017

The food here us always excellent and the staff welcoming and with excellent service. The surroundings are amazing and would highly recommend it for any occasion

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service3
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·Dined on 5 August 2017

We have not been to the Barn for 8 or 9 years and still love it as much as before, food was excellent and will not leave it so long until my next visit

Tags: Good for a Date
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food5
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value4

 
·Dined on 5 August 2017

Excellent food, excellent service in a lively setting

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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·Dined on 4 August 2017

Atmosphere much better in the evening, than in the morning! Food amazing as was the service - would definitely recommend - I shall be back!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on 29 July 2017

Always enjoyed going to the barn - an unusual venue and had always been a positive experience for us

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Essex)·Dined on 5 July 2017

2nd visit this year and once again great service and food thankyou.(We hope to try Breakfast next!)

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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food5
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value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on 2 July 2017

Excellent service and wonderful food. Couldn't fault it, one of our favourite special places to dine.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Essex)·Dined on 1 July 2017

Perfect restaurant to celebrate a Birthday in. The table service was incredible, there are few places left with such great smoothness, timing and customer service. The food was beautiful and after three courses we still can not pick our favorite dish as they were all amazing.
If you don't eat at this place you do yourself a disservice!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 29 June 2017

Very attentive staff, excellent food, portions not huge which we liked and a very nice exoerience

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Essex)·Dined on 29 June 2017

I've been here for afternoon tea , lunch and dinner can't fault it .. great ambience and excellent customer service .. I will always come back ....

Tags: Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Fun
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 (Essex)·Dined on 18 June 2017

Delicious food as always and fantastic service! Love the barn!

Tags: Scenic View, Healthy, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Sunday Lunch
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 (Essex)·Dined on 18 June 2017

Always an excellent meal and service. The atmosphere works on many levels and we always consider the Barn for any special occasion. They do a lovely tea time treat too. My daughter had her reception there too and it was the best wedding food we have had. Highly recommended.

Tags: Seasonal, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Essex)·Dined on 14 June 2017

The Barn was recommended to us and it did not disappoint. Cannot fault the whole experience and would definitley go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Essex)·Dined on 11 June 2017

Beautiful venue, variety for brunch, tea and coffee on tap, super service, pleasant staff. Highly recommended.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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service4
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 (Essex)·Dined on 9 June 2017

Lovely to be greeted at he door. Friendly staff who do not rush you. Very attentive and not far away should you need them. Lovely location with a great ambience and ideal for couples and families alike.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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