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Bella Pais

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7 Centurian House St. Johns Street | St. John Street, Colchester, Colchester CO2 7AH, England
1206 571 830
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Fethiye, Mugla, Turkey
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My first visit to this very popular restAurant .. Booking is highly advised well in advance and I found out why! Lovely food.. Delicious steak that was huge! They kindly packaged what I couldn't eat and the dog was V. happy when I got home and gave it to him! Great staff and atmosphere! Can't wait to go back !!!

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Thank Debbie O
London
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112 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Was taken to Bella Pais as a treat, table needed to be booked in advance. We had a table near the window, after reading reviews we were pleasantly surprised that we were not crammed in, it was quite comfortable. The food was excellent & highly recommended. We were given a two hour slot between 7 - 9 generally we avoid... More 

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Thank roastpotato
Colchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Enjoyed the evening, staff were very attentive. Food was plentiful but there were a few issues for me. The Greek salad was not what I call a Greek salad more like a mixed salad. The lamb kebab was okay, as was the Slouvakis, steak was massive but was a little tough. However my mum had the skate and she loves... More 

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Thank V8496QVsaraha
Colchester esse
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Staff freindly and helpful. Lovely little restaurant. Kids were welcome. Service was good .and we didn't feel we had to rush .

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Thank Lesley A
Essex, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I have visited Bella Pais on many occasions now and I love it here, the restaurant is slightly dated but somehow makes you feel comfortable. The steaks are to die for and the stroganoff is amazing too, the portions are very generous!

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Thank LoisEvelyn
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The title really does say it all! I've eaten here quite a few times and each visit makes me want to go back. Beautifully prepared food in great surroundings.

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Thank Brad W
Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for dinner here for the first time on a recommendation. Not a great deal to look at from the outside it gets better inside. Having read about the 'large' portions from other reviewers on TA we decided to stick to mains and later puds. We had various steaks and chicken and the general consensus was that the food... More 

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Thank anTAreviewer
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was lovely and the portions were a good size.The restaurant is quite small, but they have worked very well with the space, making it an enjoyable atmosphere. Would definitely return.

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Thank COSP2
Colchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been using this restaurant for seventeen years Very clean and really busy staff do bend over back wards for you nothing is a problem The menu is amazing and the portions of food are well worth the money I always recommend this restaurant to family and friends

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Thank ugly63
Colchester, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow just wow without doubt the best meal I have ever had,a lovely setting attentive staff just a pleasant experience from start to finish.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Greek
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Centurian House St. Johns Street | St. John Street, Colchester, Colchester CO2 7AH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: 1206 571 830

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?