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18A Sir Isaac's Walk | Colchester, Essex, Colchester CO1 1JJ, England
01206-61-81-21
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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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  • 4
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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 good informal cafe / restaurant

6 of us went here for an evening meal last week - 2 are of Lebanese origin. Overall we were impressed by the food and the service. It is now licensed and so we were able to enjoy some Lebanese beer and wine. The only criticism was that the Tabouleh was rather bland, needing more parsley and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Tim G
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

6 of us went here for an evening meal last week - 2 are of Lebanese origin. Overall we were impressed by the food and the service. It is now licensed and so we were able to enjoy some Lebanese beer and wine. The only criticism was that the Tabouleh was rather bland, needing more parsley and garlic but the... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

My partner and I had been meaning to visit for months and eventually found time to do so. The service was lovely, the staff attentive and pleasant, the decor and music we found was very authentic and the food was amazing. We will be returning soon. The price was fantastic and the portion sizes were more than generous. Thank you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I very much enjoyed my trip to Albatta. The portions are very generous and are good value for money. This is certainly a great venue if you enjoy the music of Amr Diab and Elissa. The staff make you feel very welcome. I would throughly recommend a visit to Albatta if you would like to try something different.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I have many time frequented Albatta and have received nothing but great friendly service with great fresh tasty food. Nelly the waitress is so friendly and always extremely welcoming. She is one of the main reasons we have become regulars, always offering her advice on new specials on the menu so always having new things to try. One of my... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A lot to say, but nothing "original". It was just the usual bad experience in a restaurant. The restaurant was not busy at all. We (me and my girlfriend, not exactly a group of noisy hooligans) were immediately addressed to the table of our choice. Then, everybody disappeared. For ages (and we were not impatient or in a hurry). At... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Don't go there if you want Good service & tasty reasonably priced food. We went there yesterday & waited ages for my lunch (& bearing mind they were almost empty). When it did come the waitress almost threw it on the table with No conversation at all.. The meal was average & No one came to ask if everything was... More 

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Recommended by my eldest son we dropped in one weekday lunchtime for a lovely lunch. Foul Moudomes is an amazing starter - broad beans in a hummus style concoction. The half chicken Lebanese style with rice is a really simple yet tasty main. Good service, interesting decor and great ambience.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Me and my wife always eat here on a regular basis and as always, the food is fantastic and the atmosphere is lovely! There is a great selection of food and drinks and we have never been let down! Always relaxing with delicious food and friendly service, definitely a top place to be!

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Romford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

we were about twenty colleagues from work who went to this restaurant for dinner on the Friday night of June 26th. We were given the dinner menu at 9pm, the waitress took our orders for starter and main course at 9.40pm. We had booked the table in advance and were puzzled as to why our order was taken so late.... More 

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Colchester, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Stopped off for a quick snack today, ended up having to take some away for dinner tonight as portions were of a good size. A very delicious baba ganoush, with halloumi, cheese parcels and more. Regret not saving space for dessert. Will definitely visit again.

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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
  • Phone Number: 01206-61-81-21

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  • 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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