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Bella Pais

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7 Centurian House, | St. John Street, Colchester, Colchester CO2 7AH, England
1206 571 830
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 29
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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 of 5 stars
The hottest table in town

At Bella Pais every night feels like a Friday night! Authentic, traditional Greek taverna – no frills or surprises with the décor, but the atmosphere seems to create itself. If you want a table on a Friday or Saturday night, you will probably need to book a couple of weeks in advance. We went on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

At Bella Pais every night feels like a Friday night! Authentic, traditional Greek taverna – no frills or surprises with the décor, but the atmosphere seems to create itself. If you want a table on a Friday or Saturday night, you will probably need to book a couple of weeks in advance. We went on a Tuesday night and the... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I have been here a few times, the atmosphere and food will make you think you are on holiday on a Greek island. Make sure you book in advance for the weekend, I have known people to Que for a table. It can be a bit noisy, that's because there are groups of friends or families who have had a... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

6 in our party and they were very busy. We had the second sitting at 9.30pm the service was excellent the restaurant was buzzing. We ordered similar starters and various main meals. I had a T Bone steak cooked medium as requested and it was excellent. Everyone commented on the high quality of the meal and service. Only downside is... More 

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a fantastic restaurant. No place comes close to Bella Pais when it comes to steak and value for money. I often have the 30oz rump steak with a side order of chips and pepper sauce. And when I say 30oz I MEAN 30oz minimum after it's been cooked. There's none of this "it's shrunk once being cooked rubbish".... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Steak mouth watering large portions of sides spicy rice yummy friendly staff Will defo be going back

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

If you want a huge meal, this is the place to go! If I had known how bit=g the main course was, I would never had had a starter. I started with Tsatzuki with warm pitta bread, My husband had Whitebait which he said were the best he'd ever had - and he loves seafood. I then chose Mousaka (When... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Went here for a friend's birthday on Thursday. We travelled an hour to get there and we definitely would again. This was out first visit and we will be back! Beautiful food, amazing portions! They even accommodated our 8 year old with a smaller kebab (still huge!!). Really great value and I've never see such huge steaks!! Highly recommended!

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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I used to frequent this establishment quite regularly back in the 70s/80s and was always impressed with the consistent quality of the food and the over-generous portion sizes for the price. After a gap of 20+ years (and although I believe it's under new ownership), nothing has changed - apart from the price. The food is excellent and the portions... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I've been to Bella Pais several times now and it never disappoints. Steaks are massive just can't fault it will be back soon

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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We ate here as a family (with 2 children), it was delicious! My husband went for a massive steak, I had the lamb Kleftico. The children had a small steak each. The meat was really delicious. We brought all the leftovers home and it made dinner for all of us the next night too! The staff were excellent. If you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 Centurian House, | St. John Street, Colchester, Colchester CO2 7AH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: 1206 571 830

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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