Places to go out & eat & drink in Colchester
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Local Restaurants, Cafes, Pubs, Bars, etc in Colchester

Places to eat & drink in Colchester.





Founded some 3,000 years ago and once ruled by Old King Cole – officially known as King Cunobelin of the Catevellauni tribe – Colchester is England’s oldest recorded town and one of its most interesting.

The Romans created the first major settlement here but it was sacked in 55 AD by Queen Boudicca. In the 11th century, the Normans built a defensive castle whose magnificent keep still stands as a testament to their workmanship. For a time it was used as a jail for witches.

During the Civil War Colchester witnessed the execution of leading royalists following a siege in which the townsfolk had little choice but to eat anything they could lay their hands on.

When Colchester's fortunes changed it became an important centre in the cloth-making industry thanks to an influx of Flemish weavers. Today it is a place of enthralling museums, Roman antiquities and eye-catching bygones. Even the old Roman walls can still be seen, as can the evocative ruins of St Biotopes Priory - one of England's first Augustinian priories - and the 16th century Bourne watermill.

The town is home to the East Anglian Railway Museum, which has a monumental collection of period railway paraphernalia – everything from locomotives to rolling stock and signals. Tympersleys Clock Museum is a unique attraction dating back to the 15th century. It contains part of one of the largest collections of clocks in Britain. Colchester Zoo boasts one of the best big cat and primate collections in Europe.

We cannot give a full list of all available food outlets but below is a small selection of those available in Colchester or surrounding areas.

Places to eat & drink in Colchester...

Beefeater Restaurant & Pub

The Albert Cowdray Avenue, Colchester, CO1 1UT
Tel: 01206 561914    Fax: 01206 761388
Web: www.beefeater.co.uk

Fresh food, specially prepared and flame-grilled for extra flavour.
Type: Pub/Restaurant

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Fountain House

Dedham Hall, Brook Street, Dedham, Colchester, CO7 6AD
Tel: 01206 323027
E-mail: sarton@dedhamhall.demon.co.uk
Web: www.dedhamhall.demon.co.uk

Dinning at a 15th Century manor house.
Type: Restaurant

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Granata's

42 North Hill, Colchester, CO1 1PY
Tel: 01206 762277

Traditional Italian pizza and pasta restaurant. 
Type: Restaurant

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Jackpots

8 Red Lion Yard, High Street, Colchester, CO1 1DX
Tel: 01206 549990

Tea, Coffee, light snacks, Baked Potatoes etc.
Type: Cafe

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Jade Garden

14 St Johns Street, Colchester, CO2 7AN
Tel: 01206 576737

Chinese food.
Type: Restaurant

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The Millstream Restaurant

Riverside Cottage, Mill Lane, Dedham, Colchester, CO7 6DH
Tel: 01206 322066

Please telephone for further details.
Type: Restaurant

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The Millstream Restaurant

49 St Botolphs Street, Colchester, CO2 7EB
Tel: 01206 545566

Pizza Bar
Type: Cafe

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Poppy'S

17 Trinity Street, Colchester, CO1 1JN
Tel: 01206 765805

Tea, Coffee, and light snacks.
Type: Cafe

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Rose & Crown Hotel

East Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2TZ
Tel: 01206 866677    Fax: 01206 866616
E-mail: info@rose-and-crown.com
Web: www.bw-roseandcrownhotel.co.uk

Award winning Indian and French Fusion Restaurant.
Type: Restaurant

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Old Siege House Italian Restaurant

75 East Street, Colchester, CO1 2TS
Tel: 01206 792333   Fax: 01206 677121
Web: www.oldsiegehouse.co.uk

Although the restaurant specialises in seafood, there is also a diverse menu to choose from.
Type: Restaurant

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The Szechuan Inn

Cattawade Street, Manningtree, CO11 1RH
Tel: 01206 397269
Web: www.szechuan-inn.co.uk

Chinese Restaurant and Take Away.
Type: Restaurant

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The Wooden Fender

Colchester Road, Ardleigh, Colchester, CO7 7PA
Tel: 01206 230466

Please contact the landlord for further details.
Type: Pub/Inn

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