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Timbers

22 Trinity Street, Colchester CO1 1JN, England
+44 1206 367676
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Ranked #9 of 346 restaurants in Colchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $17
Cuisines: Dessert, English, British, Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Simon, Ali and the team would like to welcome you to "timbers" our family run restaurant set in a gorgeous 400 year old timber framed building in the historic centre of Colchester. We offer well cooked quality food from our famous breakfasts using locally sourced ingredients, such as Proctors award winning sausages, local farm free range eggs, to our home made versions of world renowned classics. Great Coffees and teas or maybe something a little stronger are all available to wash it all down with! We believe that if we can serve you the best meals, by the friendliest staff, then you will be more than happy to come back and recommend us to all your friends.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Simon, Ali and the team would like to welcome you to "timbers" our family run restaurant set in a gorgeous 400 year old timber framed building in the historic centre of Colchester. We offer well cooked quality food from our famous breakfasts using locally sourced ingredients, such as Proctors award winning sausages, local farm free range eggs, to our home made versions of world renowned classics. Great Coffees and teas or maybe something a little stronger are all available to wash it all down with! We believe that if we can serve you the best meals, by the friendliest staff, then you will be more than happy to come back and recommend us to all your friends.
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English first
Colchester
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Visited on saturday 19th July with my girlfriend for a spot of lunch. Have walked past several times and was put off by how small it seemed. Eventually we decided "To hell with it" and went in anyway. Glad we did as inside it is much larger, It goes back quite far and with a second floor plenty of space... More

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simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this review

Hi ThomasS150690 Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and review timbers cafe We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit! The place is very deceiving from the front but we actually seat nearly 80 people at a time. As regards the food, the salads are always praised and the club sandwich is a special but is going... More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I visited here today with two friends visiting Colchester, Its a place I have passed countless of times and have always wanted to visit as it looks very inviting. It was much bigger than I thought but it was a really lovely visit and worth the money :) I just had a baguette and a cherry smoothie which were both... More

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simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this review

Hi Rachel M Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and review timbers cafe. We're so pleased you liked the big menu and more important, the food on the menu! The cherry smoothies are great on these hot days! The team try so hard to get everything right for the customers and positive reviews like this make... More

England
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I have visited timbers waaay too many times to count and with all different aged people with different tastes etc and not one person thought it was anything other than excellent. The negatives: it gets a tad warm and very busy - a sign you know it's good. I can assure you it's worth the wait. I have seen a... More

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simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this review

Hi zstamp333, Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and review timbers on trip advisor. Its great for the team that you pointed out how good the omelettes that the kitchen team produce are and its we appreciate that you noted that although we do get very busy, the wait is worth it. At least you know... More

Great Yarmouth
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I had the ordinary breakfast. It consisted of one small, hard fried egg, an excellent sausage, a single leathery rasher of bacon which had clearly been cooked some time ago plus tea, toast and mushrooms that seemed to have been poured over everything. The plate was luke warm/cold. The place is nice enough but the quality overall was poor. Disappointing... More

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simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this review

Hi Patrick s, I am sorry your experience with us at timbers wasnt as you would expect. This is the 1st time in well over 100 reviews that we have been classed as not good value for money so we are suprised and dissapointed that we let you down on that front. We have discussed your review with the kitchen... More

Braintree, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

We go here quite often and always get great service and great food, make a trip here if your in colchester.

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simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this review

Hi Karen S On behalf of the team at timbers and I many thanks for taking the time to visit, and of course to review us on trip advisor. We're so pleased you've enjoyed your visits to us and we have made sure the whole team are aware of your kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you back again... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

I have used Timbers for a while now as my 'go to' eatery in Colchester whether for a late breakfast, family lunch or quick cuppa. Never been anything but impressed by the customer servce, always friendly no matter how busy. Fantastic! :)

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simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this review

HI Mark B! On behalf of the team at timbers and I, thanks so much for your kind words and for taking the time to review us on trip advisor. The guys and girls work really hard to ensure that customers enjoy the food and the experience and these reviews make it all worth while for them. We look forward... More

Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I have come here regularly for breakfast over the last couple of years and it is always fantastic and great value for money. Great service and I love the little board that tells you what happened that day years ago!

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simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this review

hi Anaismith! Firstly- On behalf of all of us at timbers, thankyou very much for taking the time and effore to review us on trip advisor. The team work really hard to create a pleasant experience for all, while serving good food at great prices and its lovely that you have noticed this enough to review us. As for the... More

Ipswich
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Found this little restaurant this morning while looking somewhere for Sunday breakfast. Me my husband and little boy were all very pleased with our breakfasts. You can tell the food is quality, was lovely to have proper fried mushrooms instead of tinned like u often get! Menu for the rest of the day looked great value too. We will definately... More

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simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this review

Hi Kimba 88! On behalf of everyone at timbers and I, thankyou very much for your kind words and for reviewing us on trip advisor. The team work really hard to ensure that the extra we pay for good fresh local produce shows in the quality of the cooking, always freshly cooked to order and its great that you noticed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

The food was amazing! Could not fault anything! Just wished it was open later so I could go there for evening meals with friends and family, brilliant!!

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simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this review

Hi Becka M On behalf of the team at timbers and I many thanks for taking the time to visit us, and of course to review us on trip advisor. We're so pleased you've enjoyed your visit and we have made sure the whole team are aware of your lovely comments. Its especially nice to know that even though you... More

Braintree, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Wow! Found this place while visiting Colchester and was looking for somewhere to eat prior to going to the theatre. Looked at loads of places, but this took our eye. Knew we had picked the right one when we saw how many people were inside, but also thought that because of this we would have a long wait. How wrong... More

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simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this review

Hi kim H On behalf of the team at timbers and I many thanks for taking the time to visit us, and of course to review us on trip advisor. We're so pleased you've enjoyed your visit and we have made sure the whole team are aware of your kind comments. Its especially nice to know that even though we... More

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