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Timbers

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Dessert, English, British, Café
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22 Trinity Street, Colchester CO1 1JN, England
+44 1206 367676
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Today
10:00 am - 5:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 am
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Simon, Ali and the team would like to welcome you to "timbers" our family...
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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TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 103
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent lunch venue with very good service

My family and I eat here about once a month. The staff are extremely friendly and food is good value for money. You sometimes need to wait a little for food but this is acceptable when it us busy; and it's well worth the wait!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Lisa H
,
Colchester, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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140 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Colchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

My family and I eat here about once a month. The staff are extremely friendly and food is good value for money. You sometimes need to wait a little for food but this is acceptable when it us busy; and it's well worth the wait!

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Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

It's difficult to know where to start with this place. My girlfriend and I would often walk past it and quickly gaze in the window and say 'we should go there sometime'. This happened many times until finally we thought we'd go there for breakfast. Our only regret is that we didn't go there sooner. When you're bored of all... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I love Timbers, I visit here regularly. The food is always excellent and I have no complaints whatsoever about the menu variety, the prices., the generous portion sizes. The staff are always friendly no matter how busy they are. My daughter and I visit here regularly, I have probably had almost everything on the menu - including deserts. But today... More 

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simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this review

hi Christine J! Firstly, Thank you as always for visiting timbers and of course for your valued comments. One of the main benefits of trip advisor to us as proprietors of a food business is to read and act upon feedback from customers. That is why we take and read and reply to all reviews. We have spent time considering... More 

Grays Thurrock, null, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Took 26 Epping Mg Car Club members for Lunch today , What a lovely meal we all had , the staff could not do enough for us, , everything run smoothly even though we all had different courses and menus , Quality of the food stood out , We liked it so much that we will be going back again... More 

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simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this review

hi Angelia B, Firstly, Thank you for visiting us recently and of course for your very kind review. It was a pleasure hosting your event for you and we were all so pleased it went to everybodies satisfaction. We always try to ensure that whether its at timbers, or the eat in diner, or cafe 21 (our three restaurants in... More 

Brightlingsea, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

In town centre ample seating and good menu selection. Mix of table sizes 2/4 and good service. Ideal for shopping trip lunch.

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simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this review

hi Triple3sw Many thanks for visiting timbers and for your very kind review. Our mantra is to provide great food, cooked well and served with a timbers smile all at good value for money prices. These are points you have picked up on while visiting timbers and for this we thank you. It is a big menu as you have... More 

Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I have visited Timbers many times, it is situated in a quaint building which is warm and cosy. I have sat both upstairs and downstairs and both are equally charming. The food is of a good standard but when you are sat down you are not made aware of what has run out... My biggest bug bare. When you have... More 

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simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this review

Hi Marmite2014 Firstly, Thank you for visiting timbers and of course for your kind review and thoughts. We do try very hard to ensure that we have as much available at all times of the day for our customers. Our issue is, we are so busy that offering a fresh menu as we do, we are bound to run out... More 

Colchester
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

been here a few times now and always experienced polite and attentive staff and a very good value menu that does the job. Thank you Timbers ..I'll be a regular.

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simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this review

Hi Trumble2, Thank you for visiting timbers and for your very kind comments. We are so pleased we have a new "regular" to add to our ranks. We really appreciate the comments regarding the value for money offering and also the staff. They have been made aware of your kind comments and this will encourage them to continue offering service... More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

Found myself with time to kill whilst in Colchester so went looking for breakfast. The blackboard outside made breakfast sound appealing so I decided to visit Timbers. Wasn't too busy but it was only 10am Monday morning. Reasonable selection on the menu, friendly prompt service. The breakfast was a good size, hot and well cooked. All in all very enjoyable... More 

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simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this review

hi Ifachef, Firstly, Thank you for visiting timbers and of course for your very kind review. We do try very hard to ensure that we use the best ingredients possible, and this is highlighted in the quality of our breakfast offering that you have mentioned. In addition, the staff have been made aware of your kind comments regarding the great... More 

essex
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Lovely fresh veg and pleasant staff. Only one grip maybe more meat. I only had one slice of Turkey on my plate . But otherwise excellent.

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simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this review

hi Blue65 Firstly, Thank you for visiting timbers and of course for your very kind review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your visit with us, re your comments- -the fresh veg is delivered from local suppliers daily and its lovely that you noticed this, -the turkey was noted, apologies. In addition, the staff have been made aware of your... More 

essex
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

I would not say this was Colchester's best cafe. Cheap n cheerful best describes it. Food was hot, quick to come but very greasy. Local people add colour is the best way to put it. Would not recommend to tourists but if on a low budget it is good value.

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simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this review

hi caz45Essex Firstly, Thank you for visiting and reviewing timbers. Your comments are very interesting. To address your comments, we are very proud that we have a large following of locals, and regulars alike and these provide us with a very good gauge as to how consistantly we are performing. For us to be so highly rated on trip advisor... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22 Trinity Street, Colchester CO1 1JN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 367676

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 15
  • Cuisine: Dessert, English, British, Café

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.
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?