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7 Centurian House, | St. John Street, Colchester, Colchester CO2 7AH, England
1206 571 830
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5:00 pm - 9:30 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

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  • 207
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Best steaks around!

I love Bella Pais it's by far the best place in Colchester to get a great steak. The portions are absolutely huge and that's great for me as I have a big appetite (even though I'm small)) haha. I have visited quite a few times and everytime the service is great and food is excellent quality. Highly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Mersea Island, United Kingdom
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  • Late Night
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English first
Mersea Island, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

I love Bella Pais it's by far the best place in Colchester to get a great steak. The portions are absolutely huge and that's great for me as I have a big appetite (even though I'm small)) haha. I have visited quite a few times and everytime the service is great and food is excellent quality. Highly recommended!

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Visited here again on Wednesday as a couple but obviously be quite regular customers we know how busy it gets so we walked in not having booked as a spare of the moment thing hoping to get a table to two it was 6.30pm and we were allocated a table but they needed in back in an hour so we... More 

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15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Always a great meal, the difficulty I have is having to choose between a fantastic steak or to go for one of the superb Greek dishes. The portions are very generous so I would advise sharing a starter and to choose the additional side dishes carefully as many a time huge amounts have been left (although they are always happy... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Had a lovely meal at this restaurant with a couple of friends. The staff were really polite and efficient. The food was of high quality and large portions and the whole atmosphere was generally welcoming. Would recommend booking as it fills up quite quickly.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

There's much more good on this restaurant than bad, and I agree with the majority. We went on a Monday night and it was still packed, but it's not hard to see why... The food was great, the steaks are HUGE, the service was fab and we will return. The only down side are the tables being so crammed together... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I came here with my boyfriend and we were treated very well however the restaurant is a bit small so I did feel like I was eating with two other tables. The food was mesmerizing for starter we had garlic mushrooms and garlic bread you also receive a basket of bread to eat with either as or before a starter.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Outstanding food. Great atmosphere. Highly recommended a visit. Had stifado last night absolutely beautiful.guys had tbone. Tasted it. Best steak ever had in a restaurant.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Eaten here many times the steak is excellent and so is the lamb this is a real meat eaters place also the garlic prawns are out of this world

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Went here following a recommendation that the steaks were huge. First impressions are not great, small loud venue and quite claustrophobic as the tables are very close together. The waitress serving us was obviously having a very bad day as the menus were slapped on the table and she had a face like thunder. The food was OK but not... More 

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Borehamwood, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

1st visit to this place and I will definitely be back. I went for the 22oz tbone which was cooked to perfection and was huge,it was much bigger than 22oz. There sides were also cooked perfection. If you want a great meal and don't mind spending a few quid more then this is the place to go

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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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