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Albatta

18A Sir Isaac's Walk | Colchester, Essex, Colchester CO1 1JJ, England
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Ranked #74 of 349 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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  • English first
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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
2 reviews
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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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is one of these restaurants that you usually miss, then you go in one time and promise yourself to visit again. Very relaxed atmosphere inside and in the garden with pleasant music. The food selection is really good and tastes very nice. If you fancy some tapas style dishes, you can enjoy lovely houmous, stuffed vine leaves, grilled halloumi... More

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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
3 helpful votes 3 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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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