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22 Trinity Street, Colchester CO1 1JN, England
+44 1206 367676
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Ranked #13 of 362 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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essex
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

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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essex
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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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Colchester, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

A bustling, friendly little cafe/restaurant in the very heart of Colchester this is much too easily overlooked. It was difficult to choose what to eat as the menu is amazingly extensive (complete with a puff-pastry-topped pie-of-the-day). I opted for an absolutely delicious 'standard' cottage pie at an extraordinarily reasonable £5.75. Something really impressive is the huge range of soft drinks,... More 

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suffolk
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

After competing with the crowds of people Christmas shopping, it was a welcome treat to sit down in such a lovely welcoming place. The menu is varied and prices very reasonable. We opted for the sunday roast at a cost of £6.95. Roast beef was good and fresh veg too; unfortunately too full to try a desert. All the staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We got into Colchester early & decided to have a breakfast first. We have visited Timbers several times previously for breakfast or lunch & have never been disappointed. The breakfast is ample, good quality & promptly cooked & served by helpful staff. It is reasonably priced as well. Recommended.

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essex
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303 reviews 303 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
4,520 helpful votes 4,520 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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simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this review

bigbarryEssex Firstly, many thanks for all your custom over the years, and then of course for reviewing timbers. We really do consider it an honour that you take trip advisor so seriously, just like us, and then that you especially chose us to be your 300th review. As you know, the team always try to pride ourselves on great ingredients... More 

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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simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this review

hi BetBas Firstly, many thanks for taking the time to visit, and review timbers. We always try to pride ourselves on good quality ingredients cooked well at any time of the day, breakfast, lunchtime snacks or a full meal, and so we're glad we lived up to our philosophy on your visit. As you said, the menu is extensive and... More 

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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32 reviews 32 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 

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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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