Food and Drink in Colchester for Groups

Food & Drink for Groups

Find the best places to eat in Colchester, able to cater for small or large groups.

Colchester's bustling town centre is lined with fantastic places to eat and drink. Find traditional English meals in wooden-beamed restaurants, and try a pint of local Colchester ale in a High Street bar.

The wider Colchester area is also scattered with traditional tea rooms and pubs, as well as award-winning restaurants.

Some places may require booking in advance so make sure to contact the venue directly before travelling.


 Best Places to Eat

Seafood platter. Photo: Visit Essex

Local Specialities

A Taste of Colchester

The wider Colchester area has a history of sourcing nationally and internationally renowned products, from the famous Colchester Oyster, to the delicious Wilkin & Sons Tiptree Jam, and today with its very own vineyards and breweries. 

Today, you can still discover the tastes and history of Colchester. A trip to Mersea Island isn't complete without indulging in a sea-food platter. Tiptree tea-rooms are scattered around the area, and you can even visit the Wilkin & Sons Jam Factory. You can also visit Mersea Island Vineyard and Dedham Vale Vineyard throughout most of the year, and test your East Anglian wine-tasting skills!

The local high street market and farmers' markets are a great places to discover a mix of locally-sourced products, so make sure you get a proper taste of Colchester!

Oysters on Mersea Island. Photo: Visit Essex
Mersea Oysters