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GreyFriars Colchester

Greyfriars High Street | High Street, Colchester, Colchester CO1 1UG, England
+44 1206 575913
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good19%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“sandwiches” (30 reviews)
“trout” (5 reviews)
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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 yesterday via mobile

This hotel does not disappoint and exceeded expectations. Beautiful old building beautifully modernised to provide 5 star accommodation. Beautiful bathroom with expensive toiletries. Robes slippers water coffee machine. Lovely pillows. Outstanding breakfast which can be customised to suit. Unusual and gluten free options. Loved it....More

Thank Serenissima22
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited GreyFriars for Afternoon Tea & were very impressed by: -The welcome -Tea & Coffee selection -Setting, we were fortunate to be seated at a round table in the bay window, but all tables were set beautifully with lovely crockery & linen -Superb food,...More

Thank Louise B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited for an evening meal - food and service was very good, the dining room, in fact the whole building quite grand and stylish. Relatively quiet. Pleasant meal - recommended for a quiet 'couples' night out. Gated private car park at the rear of...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for a second time May 31st 2018 Can’t recommend the hotel enough. Rooms are beautiful, with a complimentary mini bar set up and premium coffee machine. Staff are outstanding. Breakfast is not only plentiful but superb, was served by Sophie who has such...More

Thank Chriscf40
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Head bar man was outstanding. Even London bars mess up old fashioned's, not this guy he was all over it. One of the best I've ever had - brown sugar, the spot on amount of bitters, plenty of ice stirred for a good 4 mins,...More

Thank Junglist_grans
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked a table on line for 1400 on the day of the royal wedding and arrived at the not insubstantial place reasonably easily, needs access by intercom to car park. Went to reception to find Restaurant and was directed there. On arrival there were two...More

Thank Hoppityskip
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Another overnight stay and dinner at our favourite hotel & restaurant in Colchester and it did not disappoint. Food and service were both excellent. We stayed in one of their Signature Suites this time and can best describe it as ‘luxurious and spacious’. Will want...More

Thank Geoff S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Greyfriars during the Beast From the East as our flights to Spain were cancelled. We got an amazing deal £200 for 2 nights and then were upgraded free of charge to a much better room because of our ordeal! The room was lovely,...More

Thank Holly P
Reviewed May 9, 2018

Visited Greyfriars again in early May, as a second visit was concerned that it could be disappointing after a great experience in February, I need not have worried, the service and food is consistently very good, we were a party of six and everyone was...More

Thank ITfixer
Reviewed May 7, 2018

Had a lovely Saturday afternoon tea at the Grey Friars. We did the traditional tea, with sandwiches, scones and cakes. The sandwiches were very basic to be honest and very basic supermarket bread, not from a bakery. The cakes and scones however, were very nice....More

Thank Nextplorer123
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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
Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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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