Incredible Food Options in Colchester

An Open pot of Tiptree Little Scarlet Jam sits, opened, beside scones, cream and a cup of tea on a pristine tablecloth.The city of Colchester and its surrounding areas are a foodie's paradise. Throughout the area you'll discover a wide range of restaurants, cafespubs and bars to explore and tantilise your tastebuds with.

Dining with dietary restrictions shouldn't be intimidating. In Colchester, we have a selection of restaurants which cater to Gluten Free and Vegan and Vegetarian diets, including award winning and Michelin recognised establishments.

As well as fantastic restaurants, Colchester is also home to an enviable selection of local produce. Perhaps best known for its oysters, you'll find these served fresh from their beds at various seafood restaurants in Mersea Island. Meanwhile, in nearby Tiptree, Wilkin & Sons have been producing their jam and preserves by royal appointment for over 100 years. Why not treat your self to a cream tea at one of our local tearooms? Wash it all down with some locally brewed beer, or perhaps a glass of wine from a Colchester Vineyard?

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Great Places to Eat

Aburi

Experience the rich traditions of Japanese cooking in our beautiful, authentic Japanese restaurant…

Al Pacino

Independent Italian restaurant and Pizzeria, located adjacent to Colchester Castle and the beautiful…

Ask Italian

The ASK Italian restaurant in Colchester is set in a converted house with a vaulted ceiling…

Cafe 21

Housed in a Grade II listed building in the heart of Colchester City, this wonderful cafe serves…

Cafe Med

A taste of Mediterranean Food in the heart of historic Colchester. Lovely outdoor terrace where…

Caffe Sala

An independent coffee shop serving great coffee and a delicious range of cakes and sweet treats…

Dr Chippy's

Enjoy traditional English fish and chips in the heart of Colchester city centre. Close to North…

Five Guys

With more than 250,000 different topping combinations for your burgers, hotdogs or sandwiches, Five…

Greyfriars

With a wide range of menus on offer, we are proud to be able to satisfy all tastes and preferences…

Hsinking

An independent restaurant, in the heart of Colchester, specialising in Ramen and Gyoza. This…

Indian Khana

Indian Khana provides true delicacies of Indian Cuisine, taking you on a culinary adventure which…

Kintsu

Hidden in the heart of Colchester city centre is the humble Grade II listed barn housing…

Middletons

Middletons is located in the centre of Colchester, ideal for eating before or after seeing the many…

Milsoms

Whether you're looking for a delicious, high-quality meal, breakfast and coffee, or a…

Nandos

How hot do you like it? Our flame-grilled PERi-PERi chicken is legendary, and a lot goes into…

Piccolo

Authentic Italian cuisine in a welcoming restaurant, located in the city centre. Piccolo is an…

Preto

Preto is a Brazilian steakhouse, located right in the heart of Colchester city centre. A dining…

Purple Dog

One of the oldest pubs in Colchester, dating from 1647, serving a wide range of food, beers and…

The Bull

This classic pub is more than meets the eye, serving as one of Colchester's most vibrant live…

The Flag

Situated in the picturesque town of Wivenhoe, The Flag is a boutique Inn with a choice of fine…

The New Inn

A traditional venue with old fashioned pub values: a good pint, good food and a good, warm welcome…

The Sun Inn

A quintessential coaching inn at the heart of Constable Country. It has been a watering hole for…

Turtle Bay

Head down to Turtle Bay Colchester for a taste of Caribbean cuisine. With excellent staff and even…

Twisters Bar

Twisters mixes the cool, the classy and the fun. With an extensive cocktail menu, a collection of…

Two Brews

An independent bottleshop and craft beer bar focusing on providing Colchester with a curated…

Walkabout

Walkabout Colchester is great for great sport and great food the Aussie way. Book a a seat to…

Yates

There is something for everyone at Yates Colchester! During the day, family dining, delicious meals…

Zizzi

Serving tasty Italian dishes including vegan, vegetarian and gluten free. Zizzi Colchester is…