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Beth Chatto's Plants & Gardens, Elmstead Market, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7DB

tel: 01206 822007

A light, airy building overlooking the Gravel Gardens. Serves light lunches and refreshments all year round. No entry to the Gardens required.


Cafe in the Park, Castle Park, High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1DN

tel: 01206 364007

Kiosk & Self Service outdoor Cafe. Inside cafe - table service including daily specials, drinks, ice-cream, cream teas, cakes, sandwiches, bagettes, salads & pasta.


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Colchester Roman Circus Centre, Roman Circus Walk, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7GZ

tel: 01206 282920

Serving freshly-ground coffee, teas, hot chocolate, sandwiches, cakes and snacks. Babies and children welcome - our small selection of toys are free for little ones to play with. Wheelchair / pushchair accessible.


Essex Rose, Dedham, High Street, Dedham, Essex, CO7 6DE

tel: 01206 323101

The Essex Rose Tea Room serves a range of sandwiches, lunch specials, hot and cold snacks, cakes and home-made scones.


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Firstsite, Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JH

tel: 01206 700 713

Relax in our light and airy café bar located in our Welcome area.

Speciality: No

  • Guide Price: Lewis Gardens
  • Chef: Cafe

81-83 Crouch Street, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3EZ

tel: 01206 572200

Delicatessen and fine foods. The widest range of cut cheeses in the area. Morning coffee on the first floor. Many local products. Colchester tea towels and shopping bags. Gift packs and hampers all the year round.


14 Short Wyre Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1LN

tel: 01206 576241

We are a 1940's inspired tea room, offering a simple but varied selection of breakfasts, light lunches, sweet and savoury delights and afternoon tea.


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Gun Hill, Dedham, Colchester, Essex, CO7 6HP

tel: 01206 323150 

Beside the River Stour on Essex/Suffolk border. Award winning restaurant offering great food, service and atmosphere.


Stratford Road, Dedham, Colchester, Essex, CO7 6HW

tel: 01206 322795

A stylish and contemporary bar and brasserie with a no booking policy but all day dining to ensure you get your table!


Kelvedon Road, Inworth, Tiptree, Essex, CO5 9SX

tel: 01376 570777

Garden Centre & Nurseries with award-winning coffee shop.

Speciality: Breakfasts, sandwiches, hot lunches, soup, paninis, baked potatoes, quiche, ploughmans, cakes & desserts, drinks & refreshments.

  • Covers: 270

Stoke By Nayland, Colchester, Suffolk, CO6 4SE

tel: 01206 262001

The Crown at Stoke-by-Nayland is our traditional vintage Inn and privately-owned boutique hotel.


The George Hotel Ltd Colchester, 116 High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TD

tel: 01206 578494

Speciality: International brasserie menu

  • Covers: 80

51 North Hill, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1PY

tel: 01206 574001

The "Green Room" Bistro Restaurant offers fine English dining unlike anywhere else in Colchester. We are very proud of our local produce, luxurious atmosphere & great team of chefs which have brought our 1st Rossette award to the restaurant


75 East St, Colchester, CO1 2TS

tel: 01206 973371

We can provide a wide range of menus, from a set lunch menu, party menus, buffet menus, A la carte menu, Menu to suit requirements of clients

  • Chef: Darren Lisney
  • Covers: 160

The Quay, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3LS

tel: 01255 241212

The Pier at Harwich offers two superb restaurants, each very different in style and atmosphere, giving guests plenty of choice.


Wilkin and Sons Ltd, Factory Hill, Tiptree, Colchester, Essex, CO5 0RF

tel: 01621 814524

The Tiptree Tea Room offers traditional table service, comfortable surroundings with delicious food prepared on the premises. Enjoy the terrace in the summer months, explore the museum and visit the Jam Shop for Tiptree products and gifts.


The Minories Art Gallery, 74 High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UE

tel: 01206 765131

Tiptree Tea Room at The Minories in Colchester is a place where you can escape everyday life to relax and unwind. The tea room offers a wide range of home-made meals, made with fresh and tempting ingredients.


Trinity street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JN

tel: 01206 765034

Tymperleys is a restaurant tearoom open every day 10am-5pm. Step through the archway into an oasis of calm in the heart of Colchester. An historic Tudor house set within a beautiful walled garden.

  • Chef: Adam Tapia
  • Covers: 60