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The Old Siege House Bar and Brasserie

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Contemporary, Bistro, Family Fare, Brasserie
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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
Closed now
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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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 153
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 19
    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
A Delightful Sunday Lunch!

Excellent fare, a creative wine list and beautifully maintained historic surroundings. ideal for elegant dining.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
BermudaCbear
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Bermuda
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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234 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bermuda
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Excellent fare, a creative wine list and beautifully maintained historic surroundings. ideal for elegant dining.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I wanted to take my mum somewhere special for dinner when she came to visit from Ireland. We found the Old Siege House on Trip Advisor and having read the rave reviews checked out their website, which is so well laid out and very user friendly. We were really impressed with the historic building which oozes character. We arrived at... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We really enjoyed our evening here. The welcome was warm and friendly, and the bar lounge was comfortable. We arrived a little early and was given the option of seating right away or perusing the menu over a drink in he bar, we chose the latter. - At no time did we feel rushed or harassed. Once at our table... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I have now been to the Siege House twice and I loved it on both occasions. The food is very good quality. Personal favourites have been the Camembert and the scallops. I have found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and has a lovely atmosphere. I will definitely be returning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

15 of us booked in advance and met for lunch. The menu was varied and had gluten free choices!.. I really enjoyed my food and the service was excellent. They were very well prepared and really looked after us. Brilliant value for money as we all had the set menu..Thanks to all the staff for your brilliant service 👍

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Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

A very nice meal but the waitress could have pointed out that the salmon and potatoes did not come with veg! All very strange when the burger and chips comes with a choice of salad or veg. Couldn't fault the service or food but at £13.50 you would think some veg with the salmon would be standard.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We decided to try this on the spur of the moment one Friday lunchtime. The car park was almost full and I was a little concerned that maybe we should have booked. On entering the spacious reception area, however, we were given a warm welcome and offered a choice of three tables. The waitresses were very attentive and efficient. The... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

When you eat as a large group receiving timely and attentive service can often be a problem but not here. The food was lovely with a range of light meals as well as steaks, fish and pasta. The upstairs room was a beautiful setting with beams and stain glass and the large table made for a social evening. I'd go... More 

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London
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

As a local to Colchester, I am always keen to champion local talent and this is a great restaurant on the edge of the town centre. I would say that the standard of cooking is very good for the area but has a bit more needed in finesse and execution before it gets a fine dinning status. The food is... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Had a great night at The Old Siege House, with some tender duck and an amazing salad for starter (and I don't even eat salads). Really nice waitresses and great surroundings.

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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 - 45
  • Cuisine: Contemporary, Bistro, Family Fare, Brasserie

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?