The Maharani restaurant in Colchester - towards the end of the High Street near Fired Earth - is a real favourite. It is a small restaurant but as we always head there after work, we always get a table. I would definitely recommend booking if you want a table later in the evenings.
The food is lovely - always fresh and tasty, well garnished. The menu is comprehensive and has a wide choice for vegetarians. The service is always friendly and attentive and finally the prices are always reasonable - currently there is a £9.95 Monday to Thursday menu (as at Nov 13) which for the quality and service is excellent value. Recommended.