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18A Sir Isaac's Walk | Colchester, Essex, Colchester CO1 1JJ, England
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Ranked #77 of 369 Restaurants in Colchester
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, 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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Letterkenny, Ireland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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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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Address: 18A Sir Isaac's Walk | Colchester, Essex, Colchester CO1 1JJ, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
Cuisine: Middle Eastern

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