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The Old Siege House Bar and Brasserie

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75 East Street, Colchester CO1 2TS, England
+44 1206 973371
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Today
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
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Tue - Thu 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We lunch here every week. The menus are changed very regularly and offer a great choice and value for money. The service is always excellent and the staff very friendly. We would be hard pressed to find a better restaurant in the town. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Ann355
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went last night for a 30th birthday party had the private room upstairs from the time we walked through the door until we left the service was brilliant lovely atmosphere wonderful food would highly recommend this restaurant

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Thank Mandy M
Darren L, Manager at The Old Siege House Bar and Brasserie, responded to this review

Hi Mandy We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us and we appreciate you taking the time to leave us a fantastic review. That room is our little, hidden gem - making you feel like you are the only diners in the restaurant, however busy we are. Please do visit us again soon. Kind Regards The... More 

London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked last minute for Saturday lunch, staff very accommodating and had our table ready with requested high chair. Set lunch menu, 3 courses just under £16. Four choices per course but that's fine by me, I'm always worried about quality with huge menus. Crayfish cocktail was very tasty but the portion size was rather mean, even though a starter. 20%... More 

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Thank Redangelact
Darren L, Manager at The Old Siege House Bar and Brasserie, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We welcome all customer feedback and are pleased to hear that on the whole you enjoed your experience with us. Your views have been duly noted and we look forward to seeing you again soon, to see if we can raise this 4 star rating to a 5. Regards... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of 16 work colleagues visited today for a belated Christmas lunch - service was excellent and food top notch, would thoroughly recommend

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Darren L, Manager at The Old Siege House Bar and Brasserie, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are pleased to hear that your party enjoyed your belated Christmas lunch with us. Please do visit us again soon. Reagrds The Old Siege House More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had our Christmas lunch on Monday 19 December which has been voted the best we have ever had. All three courses arrived promptly, all beautifully cooked and hot, finished with coffee and mince pies, all in all a great meal was had by all. The service was first class we truly couldn't ask for more so a big thank... More 

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Darren L, Manager at The Old Siege House Bar and Brasserie, responded to this review

Thanks or taking the time to leave us a superb 5* review. We are pleased to hear that your department enjoyed visiting us and we will of course look forward to seeing you again next year if not before. More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Old Siege House proved to be an excellent choice for a group celebration. It was ideal for a small group celebration where the atmosphere upstairs was perfect. The food was fresh, tasty and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal. The staff were all extremely helpful, prompt and patient with last minute changes.

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Darren L, Manager at The Old Siege House Bar and Brasserie, responded to this review

We are pleased to hear that your group enjoyed their recent visit to The Old Sige House and would like to thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We will hope to see you all again soon. More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Today we met up with friends for our Christmas lunch, and I couldn't fault it in any way at all, the food was amazing!! The vegetables were soooo good and I just loved the red cabbage. Came here a few years ago before it changed hands, and I have to say it has changed for the better. The staff and... More 

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Darren L, Manager at The Old Siege House Bar and Brasserie, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5* review. We welcome all customer feedback and hope to see you again soon. More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Being one of the smaller groups of 12, this was our friends annual Christmas party. We had a table on the ground floor which was roomy and comfortable. The staff looked after us well, especially Sharon. The food was first class, hot and tasty. It was well presented and the best of all there were no complaints from the friends,... More 

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Darren L, Manager at The Old Siege House Bar and Brasserie, responded to this review

We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit and will look forward to seeing you all again in the New Year. More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

I came here recently for the Christmas Party menu. The service was good and so was the atmosphere, however, I must have chosen wrong on the menu as most of the party seemed to enjoy theirs. The pork belly was hardly edible, the carrots limp, the potatoes almost non-existent, the goat tart tasteless, in fact I can't remember when I... More 

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Darren L, Manager at The Old Siege House Bar and Brasserie, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to hear you were disappointed with your meal on your recent visit. The food appears to have fallen below expectations on this occasion but as you have dined with us previously you will be familiar with our food standards and service. We will of course pass your... More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Came here for a Christmas celebration as a large group of 47 people. We used the upstairs room, which was perfect for a group of our size. The Christmas menu was varied and very attractive - we put in a pre-order and lots of the group said they found it hard to decide what to have! On the day, everybody... More 

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Darren L, General Manager at The Old Siege House Bar and Brasserie, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a 5* review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us recently and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Regards The Old Siege House More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$37
Cuisine
European, British, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75 East Street, Colchester CO1 2TS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 973371
Description
Here at The Old Siege House Bar and Brasserie we provide an a la carte dining experience in an ambient atmosphere at a very reasonable price. If you are looking for quality food, book your table today! Specials on Friday and Saturday evenings. Come and try our set lunch menus, £12.45 for two courses, £14.95 For three courses Tuesday-Saturday Lunch. £16.95 For two courses and £19.95 For three courses on Sunday lunch.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?