Colchester offers a huge number of choices 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.

Colchester also boasts a number of allergy-friendly restaurants, suitable for a range of dietary needs. Whether you're gluten free or plant based, you'll find plenty of tasty options.