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Albatta

18A Sir Isaac's Walk | Colchester, Essex, Colchester CO1 1JJ, England
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Ranked #83 of 346 restaurants in Colchester
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Newly opened restaurant/cafe. Arab mid Eastern menu. Shisha pipes too! Outside, of course, in the patio garden.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Newly opened restaurant/cafe. Arab mid Eastern menu. Shisha pipes too! Outside, of course, in the patio garden.
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85% Recommend
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English first
Thessaloniki, Greece
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Was recommended this place for a real coffee & took dad there for a mid morning catch up. Its' courtyard was clean & welcoming with a waft of eastern music. Couldn't resist the menu & we opted for brunch. I had falaffel with Greek Salad. Fresh flat bread, with authentic tasty falaffels with a superb sprinking of feta cheese on... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Excellent cuisine, lovely service, good value for money, will defo return. Have recommended to all my friends

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Colchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We came here as part of a really large grout of 12, which I have factored in to my score. The food was brilliant - for meat eaters. I had the sea bass and I couldn't fault it. Lovely. Vegetarian options were a little thin on the ground. The low point of our meal came when my partner was presented... More

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Albatta was recommended by one of my colleagues at work and I must say tat had I just read the reviews on here, I probably wouldn't have gone. That would have been a mistake because we had an excellent meal with friendly and attentive service, rounded off with a pleasant shisha in the garden. OK, it's not THE best middle... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

I've now been to Albatta on numerous occasions and every time I am impressed by the delicious food and fantastic prices. Having tried lots of different dishes (both at lunchtime and in the evening) we usually now settle on picking two mains and a couple of sides - this is more than enough for two people and the staff are... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

I have tasted every kind of Arabic food there is & decided to try a spot of lunch here. Firstly, the waitress didn't even acknowledge we had actually entered the restaurant & it was hardly busy for lunch. After about TEN minutes & having taken a menu from another table, having not been offered one by the waitress she came... More

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Colchester
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Shisha bar in the heart of Colchester - good location and nice building. Good place to go for Shisha but that is it... food not very exciting, and no outdoor heating.

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colchester
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100 reviews 100 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Went to Albatta for lunch , I like to try different restaurants and had never been to a middle eastern restaurant before . The restaurant has a nice outside area which would be great in the summer and you can smoke shesha pipe if you want . We had a mezes which was a Middle Eastern selection for two .... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Home made hummus excellent, service ok, could be better. Highly recommend the Greek salad and lamb kebabs. Don't be put off if you have never eaten Greek before there is something for everyone including children. Menu needs to be updated and condensed. We will visit again when we fancy Mediterranean type food.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

A friend who is from the same place in Saudi Arabia kept begging us to go there so we did, but there is little food, what there is is expensive, they are incredibly slow and its also a shisha house where you can go and smoke all kinds of shisha so you get a load of people going there for... More

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