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Timbers

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Cafe, Dessert, British, English
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22 Trinity Street, Colchester CO1 1JN, England
+44 1206 367676
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10:00 am - 4:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 am
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, 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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  • 120
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 7
    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
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My mum and I wanted somewhere quant to have lunch but neither of us were hungry for for cream tea, salads, or something down that road. When we arrived we liked what we found on the menu and both went for Cumberland Sausages and mash. Absolutely delicious! Really enjoyed it. The layout has an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
Rachel V
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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My mum and I wanted somewhere quant to have lunch but neither of us were hungry for for cream tea, salads, or something down that road. When we arrived we liked what we found on the menu and both went for Cumberland Sausages and mash. Absolutely delicious! Really enjoyed it. The layout has an historic old type of feel to... More 

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Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A friend recommended this resteraunt to me and we decided to go as a family of 6 all the food was excellent quality, reasonably priced and service was friendly. Well worth a visit.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Place with a nice atmosphere, you can have a British classic (gammon and eggs, hunter's chicken, full English breakfast) or a sandwich among a rich selection of tasty ones for a more than reasonable price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Visited here for breakfast and was very impressed, beautiful breakfast and amazing staff. I am a chef and I highly recommend this lovely little place. I am looking forwards to trying more of the menu.

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Kings Lynn
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Well served, made welcome and a nice little place. Had the veggie breakfast which was very nice. I would pop in for breakfast but it also looks good for later dining and chilling out.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Stopped in here for a full English breakfast and it was fantastic, set me up for the rest of the day,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Stop by chance and was not disappointed food and service excellent good portions and very reasonable price cook a lot my self and find it hard to not be disappointed will be coming back soon .

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Have visited this restaurant a good number of times as a couple & with our family & we have always had great food, the staff are always polite & helpfull & the restaurant is always clean, it can sometimes be very busy which delays food orders a bit but this goes to demonstrate how good & popular it is, we... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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194 reviews 194 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Went into Colchester for a short shopping trip and decided to have some lunch. I haven't been in here for a long time so decided to grab a sandwich. The bread was clearly just sliced bread from the cash and carry and slightly stale so did not enjoy my sandwich. I expected a better quality of bread as other restaurants... More 

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simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this review

Dear Barry A, First, thank you for visiting timbers cafe. We are clearly dissapointed that you didn't find timbers suited your personal taste as we try very hard to meet, and in fact, exceed every customers expectation. We are very pleased however you made note of our great coffee. Thank you. If I may respond and correct a point you... More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

Timbers displays a certificate of excellence from trip advisor and it is fully justified. I had my usual big breakfast. It has very good quality food served by helpful and attentive staff. Cannot fault it.

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simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this review

Dear gazman 58, First, Thank you for visiting "timbers" and for taking the time to post a review on trip advisor. We are so pleased with our "certificate of excellence" that we have won twice before(2013 and 2014), and are delighted to of learned this week that we have just been awarded another for 2015. Three in three years!! Its... 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 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 6 - 16
Cuisine: Cafe, Dessert, British, English

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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 - 16
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Dessert, British, English

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
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?