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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 - 11:00 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: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 192
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best meal ever

First time we visited this restaurant, and WOW. Best meal we have ever had, with fantastic service. What a great way to spend our 40th Anniversary.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Paul J
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Essex, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

First time we visited this restaurant, and WOW. Best meal we have ever had, with fantastic service. What a great way to spend our 40th Anniversary.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

Was lucky to get a table as had not booked. Great food , well presented and very friendly, professional staff. Sat very close to kitchen and the amazing aromas made me feel as if I had tasted half the menus. Lemon meringue pie served with fresh cream one of the best I have ever tasted

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Essex
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We have been to Bella Pais many times over the years and the quality of the beef ,large portion sizes and the reasonable prices make it excellent value. A busy friendly family run restaurant that isnot huge so make sure you make a reservation so not to be disappointed. This is the best steak house in Colchester by far, if... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The food is excellent steaks like you have never tasted. The down side it is very difficult to get a table

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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great little Greek Cypriot restaurant. Delicious food! And welcoming staff. I have been in Colchester over twenty five years and this restaurant has always been there. It really has stood the test of time.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Bella Pais never fails to hit the mark . Dined with a friend on a busy Monday night. They had lots of booking and we were told that we could be seated but the table was booked for a big party 90 minutes later. Not a problem, service was good , food efficiently served I. No time at all and... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Been here quite a few times never disappointed with food or staff excellent in every way, in fact one of the best places to eat need to book in advance as always fully booked

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Colchester, Essex
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

What a friendly place to go, and that serves great food. Portion sizes are massive so share your sides!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Bella Pais is my favourite steak house and I have been there eight or so times. I usually go there to celebrate special occasions with my girlfriend, but would really advise taking any opportunity you get to go there! Almost all the food I have had at Bella Pais has been very good, but the steak is truly exceptional. I... More 

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44 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

A nice mixture of Classic Greek dishes, and their speciality steaks. Our group of four had Greek starters, all very tasty and large portions too. The classic hummus and taramasalata are a winner. For mains we had both Greek and steaks. I had the 20 oz T bone, and it really was at least 20 oz, and not for the... 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?