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Timbers

22 Trinity Street, Colchester CO1 1JN, England
+44 1206 367676
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Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (8 reviews)
Opens in 10 min
All hours
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
22 Trinity Street, Colchester CO1 1JN, England
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111 - 120 of 281 reviews

Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

This is a sweet traditional British style restaurant with very friendly and well meaning service. The problem was the food. My chicken roast wasn't a roast at all. Veg boiled to mush, a dry chicken breast and what looked like boiled potatoes fried for a...More

Thank Fairy-Fran
simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2015

Dear Fairy Fran, On behalf of the timbers team thank you for visiting timbers and for taking time to review, we are sorry to read we didnt quite live up to your personal expectations on this occasion. We are a little bemused how something as...More

Reviewed 7 September 2015

the place is nice serving nice food, in the heart of colchester i was here for lunch, the staff are nice and friendly and efficient.More

1  Thank d_taddei
simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2015

Dear taddei, On behalf of the timbers team thank you for the kind review, we are very glad you enjoyed your visit to our little restaurant and took time to mention, the great food, and that the staff and friendly and efficient. We look forward...More

Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

Traditional humble cafe, welcoming to all walks of life - while I was in there on a Wednesday morning for brunch with my sister there were tradesmen waiting for their takeaways, an elderly solo gentleman diner and a mother with her young son (who had...More

Thank theunlikely_foodie
simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2015

Dear Game of Scones, On behalf of the timbers team thank you for visiting us, and for the wonderful review, we are very glad you enjoyed your time with us. We do try to go the extra mile with service levels, quality of produce and...More

Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

I've eaten here a few times never been disappointed. I recommend the cottage pie it's delicious so much flavour ! Also my friend is vegan and they catered for her with no problems. They also own the restaurant next door and are happy to bring...More

1  Thank Emma Elizabeth C
simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2015

Dear Emma Elizabeth C, On behalf of the all of us in the team thank you for taking the time to visit and review timbers. Its great that you made special note of our team catering for your vegan friend, , we always try to...More

Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

Another great meal beef stew and dumplings beef fell apart dumplings light and fluffy. Wife had roast lovely I'm told service faultless as ever a must when your in town .More

Thank kevin w
simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2015

Dear Kevin W, On behalf of the timbers team thank you for taking the time to visit again, and for the great review, we are very glad you enjoyed your latest visit to our little restaurant. We're so pleased you consider the service faultless, and...More

Reviewed 14 August 2015

I have been here too many times to mention and each visit is as good as the last. Fantastic service delivered by staff who can't do enough for you. The meals are large enough to ensure your full up on leaving. My husband and I...More

Thank Dawn H
simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2015

Hi Dawn H, On behalf of the timbers team thank you for the great review and continued support of our little timbers cafe. Its great that you keep coming back and trying different items to eat, different places to sit etc. Keeps it all interesting...More

Reviewed 11 August 2015

Visited for lunch. Unfortunately quiche (special for the day) was microwaved resulting in soft doughy texture of filling and pastry and yet still only barely warm. It seemed to be originally overcooked as well judging from a couple of burnt places on the top. Jacket.potato...More

3  Thank lorainecee
simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2015

Dear Lorainecee, On behalf of the timbers team thank you for taking the time to visit and review timbers, we are very sorry to hear we did not reach your expectations on this occasion. WE are very proud of our 10th position on the trip...More

Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

I visited for first time today with my family after reading all the reviews and was not disappointed at all. Everything said was true, friendly helpful staff, fabulous food and great prices. I was really happy because normally when I dine out I have to...More

1  Thank Angelshelper
simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2015

Dear Angelshelper, On behalf of all of us in the timbers team thank you for taking the time to write such a great review, we are very glad you enjoyed your visit to our little restaurant. sorry about one of the chicken dishes being slightly...More

Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

We visited Timbers for the first time today and it was fantastic. Group of 5....2 adults and 3 lively kids. The service staff are exceptional, very helpful and attentive. We visited in the lunch hour and although the restaurant was busy, the service was quick....More

1  Thank Stak87
simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2015

Dear Stak87, On behalf of the timbers team thank you for the great review and for noticing and mentioning our exceptional service, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to timbers. Great that you considered it all great value for money and the burger...More

Reviewed 3 August 2015

My wife and I took a spontanious trip in lovely weather to Colchester. We spent some time in the town shops and looking at the attractions. It is a real cosmo mix and lots of small cafe and bistro offering alfresco, some pretty good street...More

1  Thank Adam Beryl R
simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2015

Dear Adam R, On behalf of the timbers team thank you for the amazing review, we are very glad you enjoyed your visit to timbers.. It was almost poetic and I'm thinking we need to get you to do our marketing!:) Seriously, it was a...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Nicola W
Are you open tomorrow (good, Friday)?
13 April 2017|
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Response from simon m | Property representative |
hi Nicolas. yes we are open 9am until 4pm. we look forward to seeing you then.
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Grampy S
hi what sort of menu do you do for sunday lunch
14 December 2016|
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Response from simon m | Property representative |
hi. many thanks for your email. we operate will our usual menu. plus blackboard specials and a Sunday roast option. always advisable to book as we're always very busy on a Sunday. many thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$13
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 04:00
Monday
09:00 - 16:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 16:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 16:30
Thursday
09:00 - 16:30
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
08:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Trinity Street, Colchester CO1 1JN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 367676
  • E-mail
Description
Simon, Ali and the team would like to welcome you to "timbers" our family run restaurant set in a gorgeous 400 year old timber framed building in the historic centre of Colchester.
We offer well cooked quality food from our famous breakfasts using locally sourced ingredients, such as Proctors award winning sausages, local farm free range eggs, to our home made versions of world renowned classics. Great Coffees and teas or maybe something a little stronger are all available to wash it all down with!
We believe that if we can serve you the best meals, by the friendliest staff, then you will be more than happy to come back and recommend us to all your friends.
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