Restaurants & Bistros in Colchester

Colchester offers a huge choice for dining out that will suit all tastes and budgets. From no frills fish & chip shops to Michelin recommended restaurants, familiar chain restaurants to small independent eateries. You'll have no problem finding somewhere great to eat after a hard days sightseeing.

Head to Mersea Island to sample the world-famous Colchester oysters, or for the sweet toothed, seek out the less well know Colchester Pudding, recently rescued from obscurity by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.

Seafood platter. Photo: Visit Essex
 

Town Centre Places to Eat

Greyfriars

Luxurious dining offering modern European dishes with a superior British touch. Ingredients are sourced as locally as possible and include Oysters from Mersea Island, Dedham Vale beef, Dingley Dell pork and East Anglian vegetables, all accompanied by carefully selected wine.

The Green Room

Experience fine English dining in the heart of Colchester. Discover the best local produce in this award-winning restaurant whose friendly staff are only too happy to help you make the hard decision of which delicacies to try first.

The George

Part of the newly refurbished George Hotel, this restaurant on Colchester’s High Street is conveniently located for a hearty lunch or dinner between sightseeing. From coffee and pastries to a full three course meal, the varied international brasserie menu has something for everyone.

Pavilion

Enjoy a Pan-Pacific inspired menu in Colchester. The fresh, colourful and complex dishes are ideal for small plate sharing or simply to devour alone.  

Church Street Tavern
The Church Street Tavern

01206 564325

 
 
 
 
The Green Room

01206 574001

 
 
 
Greyfriars

01206 575913

 
 
 
 
Steak etc

01206 844448

 
 

Countryside Dining

The Crown

The traditional atmosphere of this country Inn goes splendidly with the gourmet dishes served throughout the day. Just a few minutes’ drive from Colchester, you are sure to get your taste-buds tickled in a proper English vintage Inn.

Wivenhoe House Brasserie

Set in the beautiful grounds of Wivenhoe House, this luxurious restaurant will delight you with its mix of English tradition and contemporary appeal. Expert chefs create a fusion of great tastes sure to impress its guests.Talbooth

Talbooth

Located in the heart of Constable Country, this family run award-winning restaurant offers cuisine that is a skilful mixture of the classic and exciting. You will find high quality service in this stylish and contemporary bar and brasserie, offering all day dining.

The Pier at Harwich

Choose between first-floor dining with stunning views over the Stour and Orwell estuaries, or the ground-floor brasserie – oysters and champagne, or fish and chips! The restaurant specialises in locally caught seafood and it couldn't be fresher as much of the fish is landed in the harbour opposite.

Le Talbooth

01206 321109

 
 
 
The Pier at Harwich

01255 241212

 
 
 
The Crown

01206 262001

 
 

Other Places to Eat

While You're in Colchester...

Winterlights

Wed 21 - Fri 23 Nov 2018

07393953827