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22 Trinity Street, Colchester CO1 1JN, England
+44 1206 367676
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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All 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
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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've only been here a few times, this little place is a hidden gem - if you didn't know where it was, you could quite easily pass it without knowing what you're missing. The staff here are very welcoming, they are quick to settle you down and water you. In no rush to make you order, it's all comfortably timed... More 

Thank Mark B
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We actually ate at the adjoining 21. We initially were seated outside but the tree sap was intrusive. So we moved inside. Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. We both had the bagel with prawn and Marie sauce with a salad and potato chips. And a Dandilion and burdock drink boy did that send me back 30 years.

Thank gentel
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for quick lunch with wife and toddler. Staff were accommodating and friendly. Food was ok but quite standard menu more like a basic pub range and quality. Venue was pleasant.

Thank SeamusMcjab
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Timbers is not just serving amazing foid, it is buggy friendly, baby friendly, mamma friendly and breastfeeding A++ My daughter and I ate here with her 3m baby. We were offered a space for her pram and made to feel so comfortable as we ate. Great value food, a wide vegetarian choice, and wonderful service...give them a try, you won't... More 

Thank Ruth R
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

After looking for places to eat in Colchester that served Gluten free I was advised Timbers was the place to go and I wasn't disappointed. The restaurant was very small but cosy the menu wasn't expensive but the quality of food was outstanding and the gluten free range was surprisingly good. Staff were very friendly and welcoming and the price... More 

Thank Chris H
Essex, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

I took my family here for breakfast after my previous visit for lunch a few weeks ago. We sat at a table and were ready to order and it was only at that point we were asked to move as the table we had chosen was reserved. No reservation sign on the table when we sat down, it would of... More 

Thank Heather t
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

We have been here on a few occasions now and always for breakfast or brunch. Being vegetarian it can be an issue getting a decent breakfast. Timbers have the vegetarian breakfast and brunch spot on. Good portion size and absolutely delicious. The staff are attentive and friendly and the prices are reasonable. I wouldn't go anywhere else for a cooked... More 

Thank Gaynor L
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

After doing some serious shopping in the shops of colchester we decided to try this little place. our waiter was quick, good was good and very fairly priced. Only "problem" was the old building where the floor was extriemly uneven, but it adds to the charm... Will come back if we end up in Colchester again.

Thank Henrik V
Essex, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Saturday lunchtime with a two year old is sometimes difficult with a buggy as well. Timbers accommodated us very well and some people were even kind enough to offer us their table which had more space for a highchair. Great menu, lots of choice and all home made. We had jacket potatoes and toasted sandwiches on our table, all of... More 

Thank Heather t
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

I can honestly say the food and the Team here are fantastic. Its so lovely to see that they have their elderly regulars and treat them as family. I cant praise this restaurant enough and have always felt so welcome in here and the food is to die for! If you fancy a reasonably priced meal and a warm welcome... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $13
British, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:00 am
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?