Top 10 restaurants in Colchester, United Kingdom (UK)

July 28, 2017 Milan Banda

Colchester /ˈkoʊltʃɛstər/ ( listen) is an historic market town and the largest settlement within the borough of Colchester in the county of Essex.
Things to do in Colchester

1. North Hill Noodle Bar

2 North Hill, Colchester CO1 1DZ, England Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Chinese, Asian, Thai, Singaporean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$63 - HK$133 +44 1206 368889
Excellent
69%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 830 reviews

North Hill Noodle Bar

Reviewed By emexbee - London, United Kingdom

My favourite restaurant in Colchester, probably in the world. Staff are always lovely and the food is gorgeous. I love that it comes as it's cooked so it feels really fresh and it is so delicious, even their plain noodles are super scrummy. But the best thing is the hot and spicy tofu, it's the best tofu I've had anywhere - it's the best anything I've had anywhere- and even my meat eater friends love it. The north hill noodle bar is a really special place.

2. Bella Pais

7 Centurian House St. Johns Street | St. John Street, Colchester, Colchester CO2 7AH, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Steakhouse, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night +44 1206 571830
Excellent
74%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 872 reviews

Bella Pais

Reviewed By FJS8 - Colchester, United Kingdom

Love the foid. Love the atmosphere. Love the friendly staff & service is great. I just wish that when I ask for a much smaller portion,they accommodated me- I cannot plough through the amont of food on my plate,even as excellent & tasty as it is. Older peopke just don't gave that kind of appetite but I can't knock the quality & value for money. Great pkace for family get-togethers.

3. Lunch

47 | Sir Isaacs Walk, Colchester CO1 1JJ, England Seating, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$31 - HK$110 +44 1206 564753
Excellent
76%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 211 reviews

Lunch

Lunch offers quality home cooked food in a relaxed setting. We are proud to have been the first place in Colchester to offer pulled pork and its popularity keeps increasing. Such has been the success of the business we are now proud to offer gourmet burgers and have just introduced fries with our own secret recipe seasoning.

Reviewed By badgershooter

Interesting atmosphere, it may not look like much at first, however even their classic burger is filling, they offer a range of items such as salads and classic sandwiches originating in America, sandwiches and burgers in the style of places like Philadelphia or Kentucky, and the biggest benefit of going to Lunch is a quality meal for a very reasonable price. Highly recommended.

4. Donkey & Buskins

Layer Road | Colchester, Layer de la Haye, Colchester CO2 0HU, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks HK$63 - HK$188 +44 1206 734774
Excellent
73%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 242 reviews

Donkey & Buskins

Reviewed By Terry C - Maldon, United Kingdom

We had considered vising this venue on several occasions and were not disappointed last week when we visited for the first time after receiving good reviews from people who had previously visited.
We were warmly welcomed by the friendly bar staff and when we were shown the menu and special dishes it was clear that the choice was varied. Staff were well versed in the dishes and were happy to explain the dishes on offer.
We have no problems with recommending the venue to our friends as we know from the service and standard of food is to a high standard.
We will be back for sure and sooner that later.

5. Balkerne & Colne restaurants

Sheepen Road | Sheepen Road, Colchester CO3 3LL, England (Formerly Balkerne Restaurant) Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards British, Contemporary, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch HK$31 - HK$251 +44 1206 712452
Excellent
86%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 177 reviews

Balkerne & Colne restaurants

The Balkerne Restaurant and the Colne Bistro are open to the public, staff and students during term time.The Balkerne Restaurant offers a relaxing dining experience. Award winning menus offer contemporary British and International cuisine using freshly prepared ingredients, many from local suppliers.The Colne Bistro offers a casual dining environment. A lively atmosphere and popular meeting point

Reviewed By Lesley S - Colchester, United Kingdom

This is such an amazing place that showcases the future talent of our local trainee Chef’s and Hospitality persons.
Service from start to finish amazing these young people will go far in their chosen field with the mentoring and teaching the get.
The food was woahhhhhh truly wonderful and a credit to the Students that prepared and cooked these wonderful dishes.
An amazing place that everyone should try once
We will return again as we have done over the years to support this fantastic place.

6. The Britannia & Gurkha Restaurant and bar

42 Meyrick Crescent | Colchester, Colchester CO2 7QY, England Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available Asian, Nepali, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner, Late Night +44 1206 761003
Excellent
77%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 263 reviews

The Britannia & Gurkha Restaurant and bar

Reviewed By Roy C

Had a great time! Daniel, was our server and could not have been more gracious. The food was delicious and plentiful, in fact, he brought us more. I highly recommend this experience. I had eaten there in March last year and as soon as I landed in England this time, it was the first restaurant after my flight.
Go have a meal, you won’t be disappointed!
A Full Five Star Experience

7. Dr Chippy's

3 St. Botolphs Street, Colchester CO2 7DX, England Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +44 1206 369990
Excellent
83%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 287 reviews

Dr Chippy's

Dr Chippy's is the place to go to satisfy your cravings of traditional fish and chips; with a variety of fish options to choose from and a wide ranging menu to suit all appetites, including a great variety for vegetarians and halal options available. . With the food all freshly cooked, cheap prices and fantastic portions, you won't find a better fish and chip shop in Colchester.

Reviewed By paulspencer1992 - Colchester, United Kingdom

Pretty standard food but lovely staff. Price is average apart from drinks which are expensive in my opinion considering in town

8. The Red Dog Cafe

Kelvedon Road | Inworth, Colchester CO5 9SP, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Cafe, British, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +44 1376 571906
Excellent
80%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 320 reviews

The Red Dog Cafe

The Red Dog Is Open For Breakfast 5 Days A Week. Wed To Sun. Breakfast Served Until Noon Each Day. Lunch Menu Available From Noon Until 4.00pm. New Burger Bar Open Wed To Sun, Noon Until 8.00pm.

Reviewed By Denise F - Chelmsford, United Kingdom

Go here regularly for Sunday Breakfast, the food is great served in very comfortable surroundings & Charlotte is just great, very friendly & always has a little bit of banter with you. All the staff are very welcoming. All in all a great place

9. Noodle Zone

19-21 Crouch Street, Colchester CO3 3EN, England Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available Chinese, Asian, Thai, Malaysian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$118 +44 1206 575111
Excellent
78%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 208 reviews

Noodle Zone

Reviewed By Phil S

Dropped into Noodle Zone with my sister and brother-in-law this week. I have eaten here several times before and really enjoyed the food. My brother-in-law is very well travelled and lived in the far East for many years. He is notoriously difficult to please as he has taste for very authentic Chinese Thai or Malaysia food. We all had a lovely meal and he was particularly complementary about the spices and flavours. Service was swift warm and pleasant. I personally really like the Malaysian dishes. All in all a great experience. We will be going again soon.

10. The Garden Cafe

Castle House, The Munnings Art Museum, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6AZ, England Mediterranean, Cafe, British, Healthy, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options HK$63 - HK$165 +44 7900 683093
Excellent
86%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 220 reviews

The Garden Cafe

Hilary and Shelley have closed the Garden Café:

Reviewed By Stanley W - Colchester, United Kingdom

Don't miss this experience (they close from Oct-Mar). The grounds are beautiful, everything so relaxed, perfect for all ages-grandparents and children will love it, best of all though the cafe! Everything is home made, freshly prepared and seasonal including superb breads and the lightest, thinnest dessert pastry I have ever eaten. For me the celeriac soup is a triumph, so often the flavour of soup is overpowered by salty heavy stocks and over seasoning. If your opinion of salads is that they are generally boring, try these-red rice with cranberry, pistachio, carrot, perfectly dressed, aubergine and olive, potato salad, fresh fine green beans with peas and several others-all deliciously dressed and minus the unpleasant swimming in oil that often accompanies an otherwise OK salad. Dessert-the intense dark chocolate tart with fresh raspberries competes with any top restaurant in the county, pavlovas are a must. Excellent coffee and a small but interesting wine list including a new one for me Spanish Verdejo-perfectly matched with my meal. Friendly, efficient service.

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