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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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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 - 9:00 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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Visitor rating
  • 98
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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 lovely restaurant in Colchester

We met our friends here last Friday evening and had a great time. The restaurant was busy and had a nice atmosphere. The food was very good, but what helped to make the evening even better was the excellent service from our waitress and the other staff members. Nothing was too much trouble... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
David B
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Colchester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We met our friends here last Friday evening and had a great time. The restaurant was busy and had a nice atmosphere. The food was very good, but what helped to make the evening even better was the excellent service from our waitress and the other staff members. Nothing was too much trouble, pleasant smiles, attentive but not intrusive, a... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We booked a table for four and we were greeted and sat down in a very professional manner. The decor has been finished to a high standard.Drinks ordered and were produced promptly. The waitress ( who we discovered was the wife of one of the proprietors ) was very helpful, explained the Al-la-carte menu and the all fish special menu,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I came here with my partner to celebrate the purchase of our first house! (Also known a the last supper as we can't afford to eat out for the next 10 years!) we wanted this to be special and it certainly was...although the price was no more than average! Lovely food, friendly service and a great night all round. Believe... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Visited today at lunchtime for a friends birthday lunch. The food was terrific and the service was exceptional. I would recommend you try you'll be impressed

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I've been travelling past this place since I was a little girl and always wanted to go in. It's an extremely old building, with tons of history and still retains most of its original features. We came here for lunch on our 25th wedding anniversary (we'd already had the family do!) it was just the two of us and we... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I chose to have my birthday here and invited several friends to join in the celebrations. The meal was a mixed bag. We all enjoyed our starters as they were out of this world and would recommend the Camembert, however the main meal of beef cheek was a disappointment for me. The meat was very fatty and so I was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This was the second time we have visited and we took two visiting friends with us. We had been rather impressed the first time so we thought we would go back and see how it is six months later. We were not disappointed. The quality of the food was excellent, the portions were of good size and we certainly didn't... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I have visited here now four times and I love it. The food is amazing, lovely presentation and real sized portions at a very good price. The menu has something for everyone without being endless. Lovely décor and the staff are friendly too. We had the Ham and leek pie with mustard mash, this is a favourite with my husband... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The food was delicious. The service was brilliant and our waitress could not have been more attentive. I thoroughly recommend this lovely restaurant.

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Wymondham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

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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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: French, Contemporary, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

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