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The Old Siege House Bar and Brasserie

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French, Contemporary, Bistro
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75 East Street, Colchester CO1 2TS, England
+44 1206 973371
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking
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, £12.45 for two courses, £14.95 For three courses Tuesday-Saturday Lunch. £16.95 For two courses and £19.95 For three courses on Sunday lunch.
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  • 92
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A really lovey evening.

The menu was good, lots so choice for vegetarians. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening, food was great and the staff were really helpful and exceptionally polite and obliging. The best evening and meal we've had in a long time, thank you The Old Siege House.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
laurie w
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Braintree, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Wymondham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Lovely building and very historic. Friendly staff. I could not help but think that this place was part of a chain as everything on offer was so formulaic but allegedly not. There was nothing original in its menu as far as I was concerned. I have to state that nothing was terribly bad...just terribly lack lustre.

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The menu was good, lots so choice for vegetarians. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening, food was great and the staff were really helpful and exceptionally polite and obliging. The best evening and meal we've had in a long time, thank you The Old Siege House.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal, mezze platter and breads was plenty for our party of 7 and everyone enjoyed their mains. Steak cooked perfectly. The pimms jelly has to be one of my favourite desserts.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

5 of us came for a birthday dinner and was slightly disappointed. We have eaten here before and it was really good, but we felt a little forgotten. The food was nice, but the service was rubbish. Not asked if food was ok, or if we wanted more drinks. We brought a cake and they gave us plates and a... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Visiting as a party of four, we were really impressed from start to finish. The food was great, we opted for olives (huge serving), with starters of scallops, goats cheese tart and a king prawn linguine. The serving of scallops was a bit small, however the feedback for the linguine was that it was slightly spicy and fulfilling. For mains,... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We visited here with our son and his girlfriend for supper after his graduation at the University. The food was good, the atmosphere very pleasant and the service was excellent. The restaurant was busy but we never felt hurried and would love to come again.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Best pork I've had in a long time. Tastiest food and wonderful staff and lovely interior. Would recommend for a special occasion or if your just plain peckish!!! Desserts are very scrummy!

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

A really amazing place! The food was excellent and service superb! A large party of 39 was dealt with really well, we were all served together and nothing was too much trouble. Thank you so much. We will definitely be back

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I've been to The Old Siege House in two big groups now (11 and in excess of 20) and I really cannot fault their ability to deal with large numbers as effortlessly as they would deal with a table of two. The service is seamless - incredibly professional and polite, nothing is too much trouble, if you need something they're... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Just had lunch, absolutely superb. Had the fresh seafood plate for starter - shell off prawns, mussels, cockles and whelks. Came with lovely hand cut bread and butter ( really took me back to my childhood days and being by the seaside ). Mains was the paella. Again delicious. 2 courses for £12.45 couldn't fault it, will definitely go back.... More 

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Additional Information about The Old Siege House Bar and Brasserie

Address: 75 East Street, Colchester CO1 2TS, England
Phone Number: +44 1206 973371
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 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
Average Prices: USD 16 - 47
Cuisine: French, Contemporary, Bistro

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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 16 - 47
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business

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, £12.45 for two courses, £14.95 For three courses Tuesday-Saturday Lunch. £16.95 For two courses and £19.95 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 - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 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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