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“Perfect pre theatre or cinema venue”
Review of Food @ The Mercury

Food @ The Mercury
Ranked #312 of 482 Restaurants in Colchester
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Colchester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect pre theatre or cinema venue”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

Coming to Food at the Mercury, is a perfect way to start an evening and will set the right mood for you, with the quality reflecting the high standards set by the theatre itself.

The food was delicious with one of the most authentic caesar salads i have eaten in a long time and the main course of crayfish and pea risotto being both perfectly cooked and creamy. My partner also said their plaice goujons and the chicken Milanaise were also delicious.
The service was helpful, efficient and attentive. The menu was priced at £11.95 for the two courses. A bargain!

PS I have scored 'bar scene' in error and cannot delete it as it doesn't apply to this restaurant, so please ignore.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Neil R
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coggeshall
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“excellent pre theatre meal”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

we ate here on a pre-theatre deal of a set meal which was excellent value
staff were friendly and efficient service was good and fast and we had no problem getting to the theatre in time

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank hilcrossEssex
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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Food at the Mercury!”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Great food always at Food at the Mercury. Always superb service and never rushed. Highly recommend Food at the Mercury whether you are having a pre-show meal or anytime.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Liz L
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Colchester
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great way to start the evening”
Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

An ideal restaurant to start your evening at the mercury theatre. The food was very nice and a reasonable price. Not sure I would go here if I was not going to the theatre but food very nice and service good too. Would recommend

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank SteveStocking
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Colchester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
139 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Great food, fantastic service”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

Having booked for a show we decided to visir early and try the restaurant. Really glad we did. The service against an imposed deadline was smooth and efficient without being hurried and stressed. The food was remarkable, a great tribute to the chefs on duty that evening. We will be back.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Randoman1
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