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River Lodge

20-21 Middleborough, Colchester CO1 1QX, England
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Sep 20, 2015
“Perfectly ok.”
Aug 2, 2015
“Could be really nice...but isn't!”
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20-21 Middleborough, Colchester CO1 1QX, England
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Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Went in while in Colchester for work. Food and drink menu very good choice. Food was good quality and quick. Drinks and food all at good price. Not sure why it wasn't busier as it has beer garden and next to the river. Staff were...More

Thank Nicola C
Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

Frustratingly, the River Lodge has a lot of potential - a beer garden on the river, a large space inside that actually isn't too shabby, and it's right on my doorstep...but I won't be adopting it as my local in a hurry. It just feels...More

Thank theunlikely_foodie
Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

I normally enjoy my time at the river lodge as it has a lovely atmosphere suitable for any occasion - not even mentioning the fantastic prices. This time was a little different. We ordered a jacket potato with coleslaw, a change from the normal burger...More

2  Thank AmandaMinerva
Reviewed March 15, 2014

Very good function room good value to hire staff very helpful Well done to all all drinks available snakes also at the bar

2  Thank Deborah H
Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

Go here alot with friends from work, friendly staff and good lunch menu, music on, pool and nice garden area by the river.

Thank m3stevo
Reviewed December 22, 2013

I had a meal here with 30 friends a couple of years ago and thought it was fantastic. So didn't think twice when I suggested it as a place for our Christmas meal. Not only did they get our time wrong, when a drink was...More

1  Thank Rachael J
Reviewed June 20, 2013

Menu very limited. Ordered a sweet chilli chicken wrap and it barely contained any chicken just a tepid wrap filled with a few microscoic pieces of chicken, loads of sauce and few shreds of lettuce but piles of chips. Staff not particularly friendly.

Thank Tracey S
Reviewed July 26, 2012

Been there a couple of times in the past 2 months, firstly for the footy and then a work night out. Great place and food is good value too

Thank debbieh05
Reviewed July 15, 2012

Went for Sunday Lunch, unfortunately picked a day with no Roast, but had an excellent Steak, my family also tested the burgers and Pasta, equally delghted, Everyone enjoyed the meal, good propmt service and all 4 for less than £35 with drinks. Fab facility and...More

Thank Cleethopresmafia
Reviewed April 2, 2012

Despite being a cold day outside , it was lovely and warm inside the place,it had leopard and zebra print chairs which were lovely felt like i was abroad ! the service was good and staff were friendly and they had big screen t.vs ideal...More

1  Thank leolion123
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Restaurant Details

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$38 - $64
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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  • Address: 20-21 Middleborough, Colchester CO1 1QX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
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Nestled at the bottom of Balkerne Hill in Colchester, the River Lodge is the ideal setting for a lazy lunch or low-key dinner with family and friends. They specialize in modern British cooking with a Commonwealth theme, so their menu is perfect if you fancy a Burmese monkfish curry or spicy firecracker chicken, but your partner is craving homemade steak and ale pie. Kids can choose from their own menu or handy half portions from the a la carte, while parents will appreciate the comprehensive wine list. The River Lodge also has a Deli bar where you can grab a bite of something delicious when you’re short of time, but we recommend taking your time over their legendary Sunday roasts.
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