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18A Sir Isaacs Walk | Colchester, Essex, Colchester CO1 1JJ, England
+44 1206 618121
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always walked past but this time went in. Had to wait for food but was great when arrived, portions were big and amazing taste. Staff friendly, nice atmosphere. Will be back.

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Thank Michelle B
Colchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was ok when it eventually came, but it was the slowest table service I have had, we were there ages before we managed to even get a drink.

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Dubbo, Australia
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59 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Very were very happy with this restaurant and the food was interesting a tasty. Always happy to try a new style and we were not disappointed. Happy to recomend.

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Thank Terry C
Leeds, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

The title says it all. This food should be served fresh but instead it is all pre cooked then microwaved. This makes it soggy or rubbery and luke warm at best. The 'fresh' parsley was like plastic and the pickles that are supposed to be crunchy were soft... the kubbas are supposed to be crispy but were soft and soggy

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Thank Jin83uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Albatta always worth a visit when in Colchester this is a Fusion of Lebanese and Turkish food. Always plenty delicious salads and Deserts if you like Shisha there also a Shisha den were you can have Smoke. Staff always attentive and friendly and the Food excellent and always well prepared and presented and tasty I like the whole menu my... More 

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Thank Roy C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

I've had their kebab delivered to my door half-a-dozen times and they're great every time. It's just the best kebab in Colchester by far. They do all sorts of kebabs and they are the best middle easter style food. The vegetarian food is probably the best takeaway in Colchester.

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Thank Lord Matti B
Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

I go here at least once a week. Owner is so welcoming. Food is fabulous and very reasonably priced. All fresh. You must try the lentil soup. Wow!!!!

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Thank lucy m
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

We thought we try something else for a change and we're all pleasantly surprised! We went as a family for a evening meal. What a gem. The food is similar to Greek or Turkish food. We ordered more than we could have possibly eaten as the portions are enormous. The staff was kind enough to pack our leftovers for us... More 

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Thank uliuliuliuli
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

I have been back here a few times...good to see a nice Middle Eastern restaurant in Colchester. In my view their key strength is the vegetarian platter - a very good sharer plate - humming with a range of flavours. When it comes to grilled meats, I have had better, so there is room for improvement in this aspect (could... More 

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Thank TheFoodLover2015
Colchester
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

This Lebanese restaurant offers pleasingly different choices for a meal. It was a warm, sunny day so we ate lunch in the small courtyard. We wanted to try different Lebanese tastes so chose the vegetarian mixed platter of starters as a main course. With the thin tasty pitta bread this was plenty for both of us. All the different dishes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Turkish, Halal
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18A Sir Isaacs Walk | Colchester, Essex, Colchester CO1 1JJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 618121
Description
Newly opened restaurant/cafe. Arab mid Eastern menu.
Shisha pipes too! Outside, of course, in the patio garden.

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