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The Old Siege House Bar and Brasserie

) #10 of 397 Restaurants in Colchester ££ - £££ European, British,
75 East Street, Colchester CO1 2TS, England
+44 1206 973371
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“beef cheeks” (8 reviews)
“fish pie” (8 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 14:30All hours
European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
75 East Street, Colchester CO1 2TS, England
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1 - 10 of 369 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Attractive from the outside, and what a treat inside. Great selection of meals to choose from, with cocktails, wide range of wines complementing the dishes. Good service

Thank Bisel2014
Reviewed 5 days ago

Booked spur of the moment for the fish and fizz night. Very easy to book online and my request for a table near a window was met too. We had starters of the pulled pork salad and salt and pepper squid. Both were delicious! The...More

Thank SarahJGabriel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yet another hearty lunch.cooked to perfection in a lovely setting. Attentive staff makes for a worth while visit. Strongly recommend.

Thank peanutColchester
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked table for half 7 and we had a starter and had to Wait over and hour after starter had finished to get main, we wanted a sweet but no one came to table so we went to bar to ask for bill very...More

Thank skfloyde
Darren L, Owner at The Old Siege House Bar and Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

skfloyde, Firstly please let me apologies for the very slow service that you experienced when dining at The Old Siege House recently.As you can hopefully see by our previous reviews our service is normally of a very high standard and certainly not very slow. I...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food in this place is really great, not at all 'weird' as one reviewer said. I had the cassoulet which was a match for any one I've ever eaten in France. It was very busy and we couldn't get a table downstairs having walked...More

Thank tmg513
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've been to The Old Siege House twice now for family celebrations whilst visiting my son at university. On both occasions the food has been gorgeous, absolutely lovely. Generous portions, beautifully presented and soooo tasty! Great selection, both times have ended up with 'food envy'!!...More

Thank Rachel D
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Went to the siege house for a family birthday and we were not disappointed. The building itself is a real gem with musket ball holes from the civil war in the facades and is sympathetically decorated inside given its age. The service was brilliant, the...More

Thank Steven S
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

This place is simply great food. The portions are a good size and the menu has great choice. The surroundings are nice and service is great. One of my favorite Colchester restaurants.

Thank FrancescaWar
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Good food, good service, catered for children and vegans. Recommend 👍 Separate menu for the vegans in our group, along with separate menus for the children, And a good choice of options on the main menu. Staff attentive and courteous throughout meal. Good selection of...More

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 22 June 2017

The menu is very limited,if you like rabbit or other weird food ok ,but not really anything i liked,however they did make me a dish of the daytime menu but charged me nighttime priceswhich i found unbelievable,steaks Very ExpensiveMore

2  Thank Josie G
Darren L, General Manager at The Old Siege House Bar and Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Josie, We are very upset that you have left a negative review of your visit to The Old Siege House which we feel is not justified. It would be great if you could give a bit more detail of what was awful as we are...More

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Questions & Answers
13 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Darren L | Property representative |
Hi Tracey, there is a limited amount of parking just behind the restaurant yes.
9 February 2017|
Response from Darren L | Property representative |
420rachel, we can certainly provide you with a selection of dishes for your requirements. Unfortunately we are actually closed on Mondays! Please email us through the website if you would like any more information.
Michael F
31 August 2015|
Response from Darren L | Property representative |
We have parking for 17 cars on a first come basis. There is also parking close by depending on the time you are coming. You can park on east hill after 6pm I believe and also priory street parking is 50p after 6pm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$39
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
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
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
  • E-mail
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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