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Colleys

High Street, Lechlade GL7 3AE, England
01367 252218
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Ranked #1 of 13 restaurants in Lechlade
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $49
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: There’s a reason Colleys has spent 25 years as one of Lechlade’s must-visit restaurants, with chef patron Donald Cartwright’s service and cuisine continuing to impress locals and visitors. The dedicated team at Colleys understand that on different days, and for different reasons, guests require flexibility and choice. From Tuesday to Friday the modern Brasserie & Grille menu offers classics alongside timeless Colleys favourites. The restaurant’s passion for singling out great plates and making them their own is evident, with guests returning time after time for steak burgers made in-house with duck fat buns and local ground steak, or beautifully crusted pies that, once tasted, are a lifelong yardstick for all other pies. The Brasserie at Colleys provides casual dining with attentive, friendly, knowledgeable service. Brasserie open Tuesday – Saturday lunch 12 – 2 p.m. Tuesday – Friday evening 6.30 – 9.30 p.m.Colleys is known throughout the South West for four-course ‘table for the evening’ set price menus. This classic menu is served on Friday and Saturday evenings. Everything from the daily baked breads through to the famous Colleys puddings is crafted by Donald’s longstanding brigade. Bookings are recommended as there is a limit to how many tables are available ‘for the evening’. Classic Colleys 4 course dinner Friday & Saturday – tables at 7.30 p.m.Sunday lunch at Colleys (tables at 12.30pm) sees a return to real roasting with overnight slow-cooked shoulder of Gloucester Old Spot pork, Scottish beef sirloin, duck fat potatoes and serious Yorkshire puddings. Bread & butter pudding or syrup sponge with custard will always remind you of how a family lunch should be – built on flavour, understanding and relaxation.
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English first
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We visited Colleys for lunch after a friend recommended it. We were driving up from Brighton and had got stuck in traffic meaning that we didn't get to the restaurant until about 1.45pm. It looked very smart inside and as we were traveling with our 4 month old son we weren't sure if it would be suitable to take him... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

A group of six of us went, as one of our friends got some vouchers for three courses and a glass of prosecco. It was great value but it would have been great value even at full price. The food, service and atmosphere were superb. Very relaxed and you have your table for the whole evening so never rushed. I... More

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East Horsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Hadn't booked so we were lucky to get a table on a busy Thursday evening. I had steak and greek salad - hubby had crab, both DELICIOUS! Efficient service from young James.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I booked a table if four including two young children for Sunday lunch. It was amazing, the food was absolutely delicious, good quality and sourced locally. The staff were welcoming and friendly and the atmosphere was relaxed. As we live locally we will definitely return again and would recommend colleys to everyone. It's the highlight if lechlade.

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Lechlade, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Advertised as a up coming restaurant and it certainly lived up to its reputation Excellent presentation of food -- they bring to the table the various dinner options -- you select then they go away and cook it to your requirements Well priced and a good selection of wines Staff , warm and friendly and would do everything possible to... More

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Swindon, UK
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We visited Colleys for a mid-week evening meal as part of a Groupon offer. The restaurant is situated just by the traffic lights near the main square, parking was no problem with ample space just around the corner in the main square or on the high street. We were greeted and offered our free glass of Prosecco in the small... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

If you have not had Sunday lunch at Colleys in Lechlade you should definitely try it. This is a positive and unique dining experience. The service is very good indeed with helpful, unassuming knowledgeable people doing a great job. I have not been in a while and not since my children and I have been avoiding gluten, wheat. Unannounced the... More

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Nottinghamshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Dinner at Colleys was a wonderful experience. The dining room was beautiful, the atmosphere was glowing and the food - delicious! A true highlight was picking the starter and letting your eyes pick the main and puddings, as these courses were taken around the room for guests to choose. I think I changed my main several times as dishes. came... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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159 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

It is many years since I last dined at Colley's, and then it was in another town, but as I had been warned that they had since changed their old format which I loved, I was managing my expectations downwards. Anyway, that was not necessary as the food there was the star, and when supported by friendly and efficient service,... More

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Gloucestershire
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35 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We've eaten a few times in the old Colleys supper rooms, a great format for an evening out. It was with interest that we bought a Travelzoo voucher for the reformed Colleys, now a bistro / restaurant. First impressions were a bit ominous. The pub next door had a very loud band warming up, and the resto was fairly full... More

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