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The Old Siege House Bar and Brasserie

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French, Contemporary, Bistro, Family Fare, Brasserie
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75 East Street, Colchester CO1 2TS, England
+44 1206 973371
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 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: 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, £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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  • 56
    Very good
  • 23
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  • 5
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  • 8
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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
Lovely restaurant and visiting again very soon.

Food was amazing and staff very friendly. Nice atmosphere and nothing was too much trouble, food was lovely.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
Ellielaw77
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Essex, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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253 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Food was amazing and staff very friendly. Nice atmosphere and nothing was too much trouble, food was lovely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fantastic restaurant - highly recommend this place, great food, great prices & great service. We went for our wedding anniversary & had a fantastic meal, no delays & everything came out perfectly cooked. The restaurant has a very relaxed and entirely professional atmosphere - will definitely be going back 👍

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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113 reviews 113 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Visited here on a Friday evening for a dinner for 2 ! We ordered 2 cocktails and waited ! Then had to send them both back because they weren't good. Decided to go for a bottle of wine. Service was a little slow, but we weren't in a hurry. We had a meze to share, then 2 main, ( chicken... More 

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Holland-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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69 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The new proprietors have improved the presentation and the very young staff are very polite and helpful. Sunday lunch had usual roast beef and other choices, Three starters and four sweets gave a good variety and emphasis on helping with any dietary problems was noted. Price approx. £12 and starters and sweets £3 each. Wines good variety although a little... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Spent a lovely evening here with my husband. Food was nice and restaurant area lovely. The waitress was very nice and helpful and even showed us around all the refurbished areas. Only shame didn't have any decent draft bitter for my husband which was a bit disappointing for him.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Went for the three course set menu lunch for our anniversary. Everything was beautifully cooked and, as I asked for 'no potatoes', I was given extra vegetables. Atmosphere good. Service good. Only niggle was the menu said 'whole plaice' and we were served a small plaice fillet. Would definitely go again 😀 .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

My twin brother and myself had a surprise joint 70th birthday party.Excellent meal and service will certainly return soon. Michael Thorpe

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Group lunch to celebrate birthday, the pub is really lovely and the service is fantastic ...... Sunday lunch was really nice and good value for money. All meals come with a Yorkshire Pudding which was a bit strange considering one of the group had Salmon and the other pasta bake!! Would definately return for sunday lunch, choice was good, food... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We went here, as out previous time was very nice. This time however, their special was a pasta bake, which was served cold, not even lukewarm. I was able to put my finger in it, fully submerged, and could only feel cold. When I sent it back, they very quickly sent out another one, which implies it was simply heated... More 

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London UK
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55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Stopped in for lunch last week and was again delighted with the quality of food. We had the goats cheese flan starter, pork with mustard cream sauce and a vegetarian pasta bake.....all delicious! I had cheese as desert and my friend the Eton mess cheesecake which she said was superb. They do a lunch menu two courses for £10. You... 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: French, Contemporary, Bistro, Family Fare, Brasserie

Restaurant Characteristics

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