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18A Sir Isaac's Walk | Colchester, Essex, Colchester CO1 1JJ, England
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Newly opened restaurant/cafe. Arab mid Eastern menu. Shisha pipes too...
Newly opened restaurant/cafe. Arab mid Eastern menu. Shisha pipes too! Outside, of course, in the patio garden.
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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A nice cosy cafe

A nice cosy cafe with Labenese food. Great mezze platters. We were too full after a few starters so didn't try the mains.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
AnjuH71
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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72 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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London, United Kingdom
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114 reviews 114 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

A nice cosy cafe with Labenese food. Great mezze platters. We were too full after a few starters so didn't try the mains.

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london
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

Ii'm so pleased that places like Alberta are opening in Colchester. I went with my family last night to celebrate my birthday, plate after plate of delicious tasting Lebanese food turned up. We left completely satisfied. The only thing that worries me is that because of its location not many people know of its existence. Give it a try, you... More 

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Chelmsford, Essex
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Having lived in Lebanon for 13 years I really missed Lebanese food, so what a delight to find Albatta tucked away down an alley in Colchester! I have eaten here twice now and both times the food was delicious! If you love Lebanese food, this is the place to go. The servings are very generous and the prices are reasonable.... More 

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Letterkenny, Ireland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Having eaten in a few lebanese places elsewhere I was looking forward to trying the food here. We visited for a casual meal on a Friday night, where it was quite busy, but then it is quite small. We ordered starters of vine leaves and halloumi, the vine leaves were ok, but the halloumi was delicious. Our drinks were slammed... More 

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Harwich
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98 reviews 98 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

I absolutely love Lebanese food but have previously been unable to get it in the UK other than in London. To my delight this restaurant opened in Colchester in the last year and it has not disappointed. Fantastic, authentic dishes, generous portions and great service. This has now become a firm favorite for the whole family.

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Mersea Island, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Albatta is hidden away behind Colchester's busy town centre, along a (usually) traffic free back street lined with small shops and restaurants. Today was my third visit to Albatta and yet again, we were greeted by friendly and helpful staff. Although it has a fairly small facade, Albatta has an outside eating area at the back as well as seating... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I needed a break while following the excellent Colchester town walk guide. Although it was a quiet lunchtime the music, decor and friendly staff made for a relaxed atmosphere. I was very happy with my substantial bowl of lentil soup accompanied by flatbread. If I were a local I'd definitely be back to sample the rest of the menu.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Authentic middle eastern cuisine for an excellent price. The staff are friendly and the presentation of the food is excellent.

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Wivenhoe, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Been here a couple of times now and it gets better and better. Went for a meal the other day with a large group of work colleagues and the service was brilliant - very friendly and efficient given there were a lot of people to deal with. And as for the food - delicious - but it's very easy to... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I ve been there many many times whenever I feel like having a taste of my own background. I enjoy the food so much that I usually order a lot and the prices are excellent. I m a student and it s really not expensive if not cheaper compared to other places in Colchester town. The service might not be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18A Sir Isaac's Walk | Colchester, Essex, Colchester CO1 1JJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern

Description

Newly opened restaurant/cafe. Arab mid Eastern menu. Shisha pipes too! Outside, of course, in the patio garden.

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