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The Old Siege House

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Contemporary, Brasserie, Bistro, Family Fare
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75 East Street, Colchester CO1 2TS, England
+44 1206 973371
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Here at The Old Siege House Bar and Brasserie we provide an a la carte...
Here at The Old Siege House Bar and Brasserie we provide an a la carte dining experience in an ambient atmosphere at a very reasonable price. If you are looking for quality food, book your table today! Specials on Friday and Saturday evenings. Come and try our set lunch menus, £10 for two courses, £12.95 For three courses Tuesday-Saturday Lunch. £14.95 For two courses and £17.95 For three courses on Sunday lunch.
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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 133
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent Sunday meal

Haven't been here for a few years, but we came on Sunday and had an excellent meal. Service fast and efficient, food was excellent. Sunday 3-course special for £18 is not bad, the food is very good. Cod in parma ham was superb as a main. Rest of table had roast dinners and every plate was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Steve P
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Colchester
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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205 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Colchester
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Haven't been here for a few years, but we came on Sunday and had an excellent meal. Service fast and efficient, food was excellent. Sunday 3-course special for £18 is not bad, the food is very good. Cod in parma ham was superb as a main. Rest of table had roast dinners and every plate was cleaned, always a good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere, staff were very friendly and attentive, and the food was excellent. Would definitely come back again and have been recommending it to everyone!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

I was looking forward to my evening at the seige and had great expectations! I wasn't disappointed. . The restaurant owners have cleverly balanced the beauty and grandeur of the building with excellent quality food and presentatiob .. topped off with fantastic and friendly service from all staff. No surprise to say that I'll definately be going back and so... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

This was the first time that I have been here since it reopened. It was a freezing night but they opened the doors a few minutes early which was kind. I love the atmosphere in the place, having loved it since the first time I visited many years ago. The service I felt was attentive. While the waitress did not... More 

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Colchester
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We're taken out for a meal here by our son and daughter in law. When we arrived there was no room in car park, so parked on road and went in. Mentioned it to the front of house girl and she was quite rude, and said we should have arrived earlier Dr to get a space. And we could drive... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Five of us went for a meal last week. All of us had a brilliant evening. The food and service, not to mention the surroundings and ambience, were all fantastic.Each of us had a different starter, main and dessert and they were all, without exception, great. This place is really easy to recommend and we can't wait to go back.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My sister and I wanted to go somewhere for lunch. After the review in the local paper last week, we thought that we would give The Old Siege House a try. Wow for a very old building, it has been done very tasteful and elegant. A lovely warm feel as soon as you walk in. We had the set lunch... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We chose to book here for Valentines evening as this was a place we regularly visited when it was open many years ago when me and my husband first started dating! Upon arriving it was very busy but we were greeted by a member of staff behind the bar who asked us if we would like a drink while seeing... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The service from the welcome at the beginning to end of our evening was very good, without being fussy and intrusive. Interior likewise is very pleasant providing a calm backdrop to a lovely evening. The food was beautifully presented, not a huge menu but a good range of dishes, catering for most tastes, I particularly appreciated the 'light' main courses,... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A nice menu range, so much so I found it really hard to make a food choice! I had the chicken liver salad to start and the sea bream for main course, both were well presented and tasted delicious. The only problem being after two courses I was too full to enjoy a dessert. Friendly staff and efficient service, we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 75 East Street, Colchester CO1 2TS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 973371

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 46
  • Cuisine: Contemporary, Brasserie, Bistro, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Here at The Old Siege House Bar and Brasserie we provide an a la carte dining experience in an ambient atmosphere at a very reasonable price. If you are looking for quality food, book your table today! Specials on Friday and Saturday evenings. Come and try our set lunch menus, £10 for two courses, £12.95 For three courses Tuesday-Saturday Lunch. £14.95 For two courses and £17.95 For three courses on Sunday lunch.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?