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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” (31 reviews)
“trout” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
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 December 23, 2017

Invited two friends for lunch at Greyfriars, with some trepidation as this was my first visit. I should not have worried - the lunch time menu choices were varied and the starters and the game pie my friends chose, were given full marks for deliciousness...More

Thank Alan P
Reviewed December 16, 2017 via mobile

We booked the table and were asked if it was a special occasion to which my mother replied it was my birthday. We arrived early so went to the bar for a drink, very well-stocked and so much to choose from my mother and friend...More

Thank KesgraveKid
Reviewed December 14, 2017 via mobile

I had a business trip which we decided to make a trip out of however having recently got a puppy couldn’t leave her behind! The hotel doesn’t usually pets but on this occasion offered us one of its suites with its own entrance opposite reception...More

Thank Rolanda P
Reviewed December 10, 2017

Afternoon tea as a Christmas treat for us this Sunday, had the festive menu with fizzy, lovely! Super food, service and ambience. Only comment that I would make was that there must have been an issue with the heating as there were little electric fires...More

Thank Judi L
Reviewed December 8, 2017 via mobile

Visited Greyfriars last night for a Christmas night out with friends. We had booked for 5 but upon arrival were told our booking had been made for 2. There was no apology for the mistake. We were then left in the bar area until someone...More

1  Thank ncjacobi
Reviewed December 8, 2017

Title says it all, superb quality , served with a smile, excellent eggs benedict, warm pasties, fresh juice and a latte for my wife!

Thank Tullochwood
Reviewed December 6, 2017

excellent service. attentive without being pushy. lovely warm bread served with the starter. promptly coming out of the kitchen. good food well cooked with an excellent range of wines. a little pricey for a regional restaurant but excellent surroundings and great decor

Thank manstondrive
Reviewed December 4, 2017 via mobile

My partner and I stayed here for our anniversary in November. Everything was fantastic 5 start! Every member of staff acknowledged us, the hotel and room was spotless and welcoming. Breakfast was the best we've had ever! Cannot recommend a stay here enough. Thankyou!

Thank Melissa M
Reviewed December 2, 2017 via mobile

Normally you leave a restaurant and think in hindsight this or that was wrong or they could have done that better, I cannot say that about GreyFriars it was perfect! I visited last night with my wife, everything was perfect the building its self is...More

Thank COOKGbfood
Reviewed December 1, 2017

Ate Dinner whilst staying in hotel, 1st class service, good menu choice, very tasty and good value. will use again if stay in hotel.

Thank Gavin C
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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, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
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
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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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