We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Timbers

Certificate of Excellence
$$
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
22 Trinity Street, Colchester CO1 1JN, England
+44 1206 367676
Website
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
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, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 153 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 115
    Excellent
  • 26
    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
Superb Food

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
colin o
,
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

153 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Colchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
192 reviews 192 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 NEW 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We love Timbers and will always stop in for a breakfast or lunch if we come into Colchester. The menu is HUGE if you can't find something you like to eat here then you never will! The service is always friendly from a hard working team. Timbers absolutely deserves a 5 star rating. 👍🏼

Was this review helpful? Yes
simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this review

Dear CatandJay First, Thank you for visiting our little "timbers cafe" and of course for posting your lovely review. The team really do hard to keep standards high, and work hard to please and serve the customers so its lovely that you noticed this. As regards the menu, you're right, as an owner we perhaps pressure the kitchen by having... More 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

You can believe the excellent reviews of breakfast at Timbers. It is rather hidden away, but you just HAVE to find it to enjoy a beautifully cooked and served breakfast. My friend and I have been doing "breakfast" once a month since March and this was the best we have had so far.

Was this review helpful? Yes
simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this review

Dear Keith69_13 First, Thank you for visiting "timbers" for your breakfast, and of course for the lovely review you've posted.. Peter, and the whole kitchen team try so hard to keep standards high, cooking everything from fresh,and its great for us that you picked up on this when you visited. Thanks once again, and we would hope to welcome you... More 

Essex, England
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I love timbers! Visit quite regularly for breakfast. Breakfast and a tea/coffee for under £5! All freshly cooked to order and how you like it - they will let you swap items for alternatives! The sandwich menu is also very nice and reasonably priced! The staff are wonderful, all very friendly and willing to help! Keep up the good work!... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this review

Dear bbecky0403, First, Thank you for visiting and reviewing "timbers cafe". We're really proud of what we've achieved with the team and its lovely for us that you clearly really enjoy visiting us. Re your comment, the breakfast has just gone up a touch (not much I know) but its the first time in 3 years we have adjusted any... More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Amazing food, great prices - but the staff really make the place. So friendly, happy and helpful, nothing is too much trouble, they made us feel like old friends visiting for lunch. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Was this review helpful? Yes
simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this review

Dear R12A01, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of our little "timbers cafe". The team really try to keep standards high, never forgetting to smile, and its lovely that you picked up on this when you visited. And just for the record, you clearly are "old friends". Thanks once again, and we would hope... More 

Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Well cooked honest food Will go again been twice now and they always seem to have something good available and tasty and the bill was good value as well

Was this review helpful? Yes
simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this review

Dear Andrew H, First, Many thanks for visiting "timbers" and for reviewing us. The kitchen team try really hard to keep cooking standards high, constantly trying to improve and offer new dishes, all of them homemade and its great that you picked up on this when you visited. Thanks once again, and we would hope to welcome you back to... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Any time I go to Colchester town I always pop into this place. It's got great food for a great price. Staff are always friendly, and the notice board of what happened on this day is always a nice little read. Would definitely recommend this.

Was this review helpful? Yes
simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this review

Dear Kristie M Firstly, Thank you very much for visiting "timbers" and of course, for taking the time to write the lovely review.. The team try so hard to keep standards high, constantly trying to improve and never forgetting to smile as we go even when the pressure is on. We'll keep the day in history board going because its... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

Popped in for some lunch whilst travelling on business. Really friendly and helpful staff - they even let me charge my phone. Tasty home made food at very reasonable prices.

Was this review helpful? Yes
simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this review

Dear Gansyandd, Thank you for visiting "timbers" and thank you for the lovely review.. Its was our pleasure to serve you and no trouble to allow you to charge your phone. We are glad that you were comfortable enough to ask us. We hope to welcome you back to timbers again very soon, Kindest regards Simon, Ali and the team More 

Travelers who viewed Timbers also viewed

 

Been to Timbers? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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: Coffee Shop, 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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Timbers and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Timbers staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?