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22 Trinity Street, Colchester CO1 1JN, England
+44 1206 367676
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Ranked #13 of 358 Restaurants in Colchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $16
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 am
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 am
Cuisines: Dessert, English, British, Café
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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
essex
Top Contributor
300 reviews 300 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
4,086 helpful votes 4,086 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This being my 300 review here on Trip Advisor,it had to be for somewhere very SPECIAL,and Timbers is that.Over the past few years have visited on many occasions and never been disappointed,food and service always excellent.Great varied menu,something for everyone.Will return again soon.Keep up the good work.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It was a pleasure to finally find a great place for a lunchtime snack. Timbers offers a really varied menu and the food doesn't disappoint. Already looking forward to my next visit.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Such a lovely place to go in Colchester for a yummy lunch. A varied menu and something for everyone. Staff are very friendly, efficient and work very hard. Can't wait to go back and try one of the ice cream desserts

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simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this review

Hi Suzanne553, Firstly, many thanks for visiting and reviewing timbers. We're really pleased that you enjoyed your visit and noticed staff friendliness, good food and real value for money are at the top of our agenda! The ice cream sundaes you mentioned are indeed, very popular, so check those out next time and you wont be dissapointed! Once again, many... More

Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

this is a very good restaurant very helpful staff always smiling food home made the pies are so big and the spare ribs the meat falls of the bone would recommend

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simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this review

Hi Sharon1007, Firstly, many thanks for visiting and reviewing timbers. We're really pleased that you enjoyed timbers and in particular got to try the fabulous ribs! They are a real crowd pleaser and have been on the menu since the day we opened 8 years ago! The homemade pies are made daily using the best seasonal ingredients so theres always... More

Braintree, Essex
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

My friends and I discovered this cottage type tea room as we were looking for somewhere to have lunch. We did the obvious thing and "asked a policeman!" He pointed out the area where we could find two or three small restaurants and we were very happy with his choice. The staff were very busy but we did not have... More

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simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this review

Hi t0and fr0, Firstly, many thanks for visiting and reviewing timbers. We're really pleased that you enjoyed your visit and noticed that staff friendliness, great food and real value for money are at the top of our agenda! The soup and a sandwich option is very popular so you chose well. Can we recomend trying one of our home cooked... More

Ludwigsburg, Germany
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132 reviews 132 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

- gorgeous 400 year old, timber framed cafe/restaurant in the historic town of Colchester - the family run restaurant offers a comprehensive, value for money menu with many traditional favourites - service is very friendly - attention: opening hours: not opened in the evenings!! - cottage pie (5.85 GBP) and pie of the day (with chicken and a yummy puff... More

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simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this review

Hi L2134Zidianas, Many thanks for visiting and reviewing timbers. Its great for us that our friends on the continent have become our customers as well! The fact that you are even recomending our food to others is a lovely compliment. We look forward to welcoming you back to timbers if you are ever in the area again, kind regards Simon,... More

Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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153 reviews 153 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Well once again in Colchester with my daughter after morning of shopping we had already reserved a table for lunch at Timbers. reservations are recommended especially on busy Saturdays. Once again the food was first class, the service was good and the staff so friendly even when they are rushed off their feets. There is an upstairs a downstairs here.... More

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simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this review

Hi Christine J, Many thanks for visiting and reviewing timbers again!! Its great for us that our friends in other parts of the country have become our regular customers as well! The fact that you are even recomending our food and service to others in the area is a lovely compliment, so thank you. We look forward to welcoming you... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Have visited a few times and has always been consistent, staff are friendly and nothing is too much trouble for them. The food is always really lovely and very filling! I have the omelettes a lot and I am stuffed for the rest of the day! Will visit again and again,thank you :)

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simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this review

Hi Zoe S Firstly, Thank you for visiting and then reviewing timbers. Its great that customers like yourself, notice how hard the boys and girls in the team work to try to make everyone welcome, and to assist you in enjoying your stay with us. The fact that you are recomending the food and service to others is a lovely... More

Tiptree, England
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

What a find! My daughter had requested we try Timbers as she has seen it whilst in Colchester. I am so glad she did. Super friendly and efficient service, lovely food at a very reasonable price. We all had the BBQ ribs which were, as promised, fall off the bone. I was too full for a dessert but both my... More

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simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this review

Hi DCull Firstly, Thank you for visiting and then reviewing timbers. Its lovely that customers like yourself, noticed how hard the guys and girls in the team try, to make everyone welcome, and at home in timbers. Re the ribs, you chose good, they are one of my favourites as well! If you think timbers looked quaint when you visited,... More

Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

we came here for our anniversary the food was excellent very helpful staff and good value for money next time I will bring my parents for their wedding anniversary

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simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this review

Hi linda S Firstly, Thank you for visiting and then reviewing timbers. Its great that we met your expectations, especially for a special celebration such as your anniversary!. Its lovely that customers like yourself, noticed how hard the guys and girls in the team try, to make everyone at home in timbers. We look forward to welcoming you back to... More

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Additional Information about Timbers

Address: 22 Trinity Street, Colchester CO1 1JN, England
Phone Number: +44 1206 367676
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 am
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 am
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 am
Average Prices: USD 6 - 16
Cuisine: Dessert, English, British, Café

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