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Bella Pais

7 Centurian House, | St. John Street, Colchester, Colchester CO2 7AH, England
1206 571 830
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Ranked #19 of 346 restaurants in Colchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Best Steaks in Essex
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Best Steaks in Essex
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English first
Kelvedon, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We had another excellent meal at this restaurant. there is a good selection of starters and mains to choose from and the portion sizes are very generous. The staff were very attentive and helpful and the food was well presented. Its recommended booking in advance as the place always seems full, there isn't a lot of room between tables but... More

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Colchester
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

As a steak house I would at least expect them to know how to cook a steak, the waiter was also very rude to my partner, will never return

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

After living in Colchester for 43 years I finally went to the Bella Pais a coule of weeks ago. Suffice it to say I won't be leaving it anywhere near that long to go again! Yes looking at the menu it does look expensive but boy is it worth it! I had the 22oz t-bone (R-M) and my wife the... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I cannot believe it has taken me so long to eat here. Perhaps its because the meal costs look very expensive when you add sauces and sides. However the portions are so generous, one steak sauce will easily do for four people. As to the steaks - perfection! Three of us had three different degrees of cooking and they were... More

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Essex, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Very friendly staff, great steak cooked to perfection and the restaurant has a good atmosphere! Would recommend to anyone, enjoy!

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essex
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Made the mistake of having starters. The food was lovely and we couldn't finish our mains which was a shame as the dessert menu looked great, but the staff were more than happy to pack it for us so we could take it home. First time going but wont be the last. Will book next time, as even for a... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Another fantastic meal From the chefs at Bella Pais. The rib eye steak was excellent. Service excellent. Will definitely be returning for another meal. A must visit restaurant.

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Absolutely LOVE this restaurant, they serve the best steak for miles and the atmosphere is amazing. It is a bit on the pricey side, so we tend to go for special occasions but I think that makes it even better! They also serve Laurent Perrier Rose at a decent price too! I always have the steak diane, cooked rare, which... More

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east anglia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We have eaten here many, many, many times. It never fails to impress. I kid you not-it is sensational. We dined here last week with some friends, one of whom owns his own high-class butchers and also is one of the largest wholesale butchers in East Anglia. His expression to me was 'that was the best T-bone I have ever... More

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England
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

So I'm going to start with the only possible negative you could find about this restaurant and for some people it wouldn't be a problem. It is always busy so because it's quite compact it gets very noisy and often large groups so you struggle to hear at times... However it's busy because it's amazing, yes a tad pricey but... More

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