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GreyFriars Colchester

Greyfriars High Street | High Street, Colchester, Colchester CO1 1UG, England
+44 1206 575913
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good19%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Greyfriars High Street | High Street, Colchester, Colchester CO1 1UG, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Felt that we should try this place as it looks lovely. Very glad we did as the food for really good. The service is very good, it’s a lovely venue and is decent value for money. Will be going back very soon.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 622ianw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second visit to Greyfriars and we were not disappointed. When I initially booked our accommodation I was told that the all the Classic Rooms were booked for the night in question and I was therefore forced to book a split-level Junior Suite....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Morganbaz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live near Colchester & have eaten in the restaurant before & enjoyed afternoon tea, so decided to try staying here for a couple of nights over Christmas & booked the Christmas lunch. Christmas day lunch: This is advertised as a 6 course meal &...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Louise B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a party of 16, it’s Christmas, so the place was busy. However we did have to wait quite a while for drinks at the bar. Whilst waiting though it was lovely to admire the decor, the place really is beautiful. The food was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Madhucks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent service with wonderful staff and lovely surroundings. Beautiful meal; my only quibble is that thev monkfish starter was not completely cooked through. But a big plus were the roast potatoes; not many restaurants can do them aswell as you can at home but the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Susan A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having never eaten out on Christmas Day, but wanting to change tack since my Dad passed away on Christmas Eve 2015, we chose Greyfriars. We were apprehensive, not having done this before and with my being gluten free and my mum being fussy! (Sorry Mum!)...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank LNH1981
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a too quality place serving amazing food. It was quiet when we visited and service was formal and attentive. We were served a very nice wine from the extensive menu and starters soon followed. My vegi main was a butternut squash risotto and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Paul T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the restaurant on Saturday 15th of December. Experienced excellent service and three fantastic plates of food. Scallops to start. Cooked beautifully. Chocolate orange fondant to end which was amazing. But without a doubt the best course was the main. I chose beef wellington. Perfectly...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Barrett1974
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

2nd time dining here and wow it did not disappoint again. Excellent menu and every course tasted great. Very very good service......our waiter Charlie was brilliant. The only down side was that we were in the Rose Room and not the main restaurant. I guess...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 10AFC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time here and will certainly be going again. Quiet Sunday evening service which was made all the more special by the staff on hand. The food wine and cocktails were amazing. Thank you for a great evening and for the birthday chocolates and finishing...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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September 6, 2017|
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Response from Riversidezoe | Reviewed this property |
Yes, smart and intimate surroundings. enjoy!
Sonia D
October 30, 2016|
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Response from GreyFriars M | Property representative |
Our secure, private parking is available to all guests of GreyFriars, both Hotel & Restaurant and is fully complimentary. We look forward to welcoming you soon.
Bev H
October 20, 2016|
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Response from Sam B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, breakfast served 7 days a week, open to everyone ~ delicious
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Greyfriars High Street | High Street, Colchester, Colchester CO1 1UG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 575913
  • E-mail
Cloisters is found in the early C20th part of the building. With a definite Art Deco feel, you will find the seating so comfortable, the atmosphere so relaxing, that you will not want lunch or dinner to end! Here, modern European dishes are given a superior British touch. Ingredients are sourced as locally as possible and include Oysters from Mersea Island, Dedham Vale beef, Dingley Dell pork and East Anglian vegetables. Accompanied by our carefully picked wines and seamless impeccable service, you will wish to return very soon.
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