The Old Siege House


The Old Siege House was built in the late 15th Century and it has seen many historic events over the many years. In 1648 the Old Siege House witnessed one of the most important events of Colchester’s historic paste – the Siege of Colchester.

The historic Siege of Colchester and the historic past of the Old Siege House still lives on today through the ambience of this charming and elegant restaurant.

The famous Old Siege House Bar and Brasserie, in Colchester offers modern European Cuisine with an English influence. The Old Siege House has been developed to offer a unique blend of two of the most well know and enjoyable cuisines in the world.
In a sophisticated and relaxing ambiance, The Old Siege House Bar and Brasserie is the perfect venue for intimate dining or enjoying the company of family and friends. We have live music to fit the mood, contact us for details.

Lunchtimes we offer a selection of light meals, whilst in the evening you can savour some truly wonderful dishes made from only the finest local produce.
The Old Siege House Bar and Brasserie is available for private dinner parties and would welcome the opportunity to discuss with you your specific requirements.
We look forward to welcoming you to The Old Siege House Bar and Brasserie, classic restaurant in Colchester.

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Starters from £5.25-£13, Main courses from £10.95-£24.95, Desserts from £5.25-£8.95



  • Disabled access

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • Chef - Darren Lisney
  • Covers - 160


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Wedding receptions


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions


Road Directions

Leave the A12 or A120 at the Ipswich road turning and follow Ipswich road for 3miles onto East street and The Old Siege House is on your right hand side just before you go over the river colne.Accessible by Public Transport: Hythe/Colchester town station is 2 miles away.

The Old Siege House Bar & Brasserie


75 East St, Colchester, CO1 2TS

Tel: 01206 973371

Opening Times

* Tuesday-Thursday: 12-3pm and 6-10pm.
Friday: 12-3pm and 6-11pm
Saturday: 12-3pm and 6-12pm
Sunday: 12-3pm
Food is served up to an hour before closing times apart from Sturday evening when food is served until 10pm