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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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5:00 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: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 292
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  • 89
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  • 33
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  • 11
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best steak in town

Me and my partner enjoy going for a treats very couple of months. Food is always fabulous, always piping hot, great quality and quantity! Leave feeling full and satisfied every time. So worth the money! Booking well in advance advised.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
sps13x
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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my partner enjoy going for a treats very couple of months. Food is always fabulous, always piping hot, great quality and quantity! Leave feeling full and satisfied every time. So worth the money! Booking well in advance advised.

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Thank sps13x
Essex, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to Bella Pais following great reviews from family, it didn't disappoint! Steak was great, portions very generous, friendly and helpful service and great value for money. We skipped starters (although they looked great!) to save room for main, went for the 22oz sirloin which we shared between 2 and couldn't be faulted. We're usually fussy with red wine but... More 

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Thank nicolamb132
Essex, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went here for a 'works' meal. Came to the restaurant years ago and wasn't impressed. Sadly, the same impression on my return. The portions are huge!!!! which put me off the dinner. Unfortunately, I do not eat steak which I understand they are infamous for but had the skate which was good but just soooooo much food. Always a good... More 

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1 Thank poshblondy
Cranbrook, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm so glad that I didn't have lunch when I went for supper at Bella Pais! I arrived hungry and left feeling delightfully full... I could have left feeling massively bloated actually, but resisted!... The portions are massive, and the food is really excellent - an unusual combination. An example: you could have a 22oz steak if you wanted!!! The... More 

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Thank GodwinHouse
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The title says it all really, the food here is incredible. I have only had a steak for my main but this is purely because I come here for that reason no where else even comes close to how good they are here, the portions are so big I usually take half my meal home with me and I can... More 

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Thank Emma D
Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am so pleased Bella Pais is number one, because it absolutely deserves to be. The place was recommended to me by a friend who always eats here for special occasions about 5 years ago and I have not been disappointed once in all that time. The restaurant is small and cosy with the 'candles-in-wine-bottles' vibe you want. The staff... More 

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Thank rh30
Colchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I cant get enough of this place! hard to get a booking but when you do it is definitely worth the wait! would recommend this to anyone, it is definitely the place to go!

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Thank Dean W
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Massive portions but beautifully cooked. Always go for the Greek food whenever have been tho the steaks do look great. Downside is you have to book a fair bit in advance. Reasonably priced too and cope with large tables too.

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Thank Andy W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must restaurant to visit when you are in Colchester. The chef Andrew is at the top of his game. Fantastic food and I would recommend his steaks.Dont pass this one by.

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Harwich, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first visit to Bella Pais and I will be returning. Visited in a group of 12, food was plentiful, great value and staff pleasant and efficient. I had the skate wings as my main which were lovely and fresh with sides reasonably priced and generous in portion sizes. Some of the group had the steak. I have... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?