We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Eat Inn Diner

6 Grange Way | Whitehall Industrial Estate, Colchester CO2 8HG, England
+44 1206 793777
Website
Share
Save
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“egg breakfast” (5 reviews)
“black pudding” (3 reviews)
“baguette” (2 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 16:30 Hours
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
£
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
6 Grange Way | Whitehall Industrial Estate, Colchester CO2 8HG, England
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (87)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 87 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had breakfast there. We were told there is a wait after we've ordered & paid and I had a fly in my cake weitress didn't even say sorry when I told her that! It's a shame as food is usually good. Should have taken...More

Thank Edison2
simon m, Owner at Eat Inn Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

As this is Not a genuine review and possibly even posted by a jealous competitor we do not need to respond to the false comments within it.

Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Eaten here many times, food is cooked fresh and therefore some customers may get served before you as they have ordered different food. The Breakfasts are amazing! The Mega is indeed that, I have tried to eat it a couple of times...I now settle with...More

Thank essexmatt
simon m, Owner at Eat Inn Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi essexmatt, Thanks for your kind review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your breakfast and look forward to welcoming you back to the Eat inn again soon. Kind regards Simon, Ali, Jackie and the team

Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Not bad at all. Polite and friendly. Bit pricey for what it is but worth a visit. I think either they need to reduce prices slightly or a slightly higher quality food to balance that outMore

Thank marknhelen1972
simon m, Owner at Eat Inn Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi marknhelen, Thanks for your kind review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your breakfast. As regards prices, unfortunately as we offer high end products, (local bakers thick cut bread, free range farm farm eggs, thick cut Suffolk bacon, local large butchers sausages 80% meat...More

Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

A super busy place to grab tasty and fresh food. Friendly enough staff. The only down fall is that they don’t use branded sauce such as Heinz’s Ketchup. Would defo go back or get food to take away from there. Price is good considering the...More

Thank Bethany L
simon m, Owner at Eat Inn Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

HI Bethany L Thanks for your kind review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your breakfast and look forward to welcoming you back to the Eat inn again soon. We have looked into branded sauces and as it adds in excess of £1500 per year,...More

Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

We came in to the eat in sat down then about 6 other people came in and got all served before us what’s that all about ?? The tables were all dirty when asked clean our table the young waitress sprayed detergent over my partner...More

Thank Karen P
simon m, Owner at Eat Inn Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Dear Karen P. I'm disappointed to read your review but If I can correct a couple of inaccuracies please;- Firstly, you've titled the review, "Bad service". I'm not sure you received "bad service" in the 16 minutes you were in our establishment? (For obvious reasons,...More

Reviewed 5 March 2018

Have eaten here on many occasions, breakfast and lunch. Good choice and the food has always been tasty and hot. Service good and polite/friendly.More

Thank Jon M
simon m, Owner at Eat Inn Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Dear Jon M Thank you for taking the time to visit, and review the eat inn diner. We're so pleased you enjoy the food and service from our team who work so hard to please. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon,...More

Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

We all love the Jubilee, but sometimes it’s a bit too far and just too damn popular! So we found the Eat In a great substitute. Great value breakfast - lady taking the orders is a bit scary, but I can handle that in my...More

Thank linso1000
simon m, Owner at Eat Inn Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Dear linso1000 Thank you for taking the time to visit, and review the eat inn diner. We're so pleased you enjoy the food and service from our team who work so hard to please. Re the redbush Tea, we are getting it in, just in...More

Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

We got a delivery of standard breakfasts and baguette, really quick delivery, good communication and yummy food!!! The delivery lady did not accept a tip and said it was “part of the service” will defiantly be ordering again, excellent!More

Thank mousemoo
simon m, Owner at Eat Inn Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Dear mousemoo, Thank you for taking the time to order, and review the eat inn diner. We're so pleased you enjoy the food and service from our team who work so hard to please. Your reviews like this on on trip advisor really help a...More

Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Been here before and the food was good and the staff were very polite and friendly. Welcoming you the moment you walk through the door. Heard everytime someone was leaving a goodbye and enjoy your weekend from the very nice waitresses and waiters. Would recommend...More

Thank AtrociousTroll
simon m, Owner at Eat Inn Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Hi! Firstly many thanks for your kind review and custom . We're very pleased you enjoyed your visit and enjoyed the friendly atmosphere of the eat inn diner. I'm a little surprised and disappointed with the reference to the "owner" needing to lighten up as...More

Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Been here a few times now, the cafe is well presented with clean plain pine tables. There is a good selection of breakfasts and takeaway with the usual gut buster breakfast which is hard to finish. The actual quality of the ingredients are average, the...More

Thank Adrian W
simon m, Owner at Eat Inn Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Hi Adrian W! Firstly many thanks for your kind review and custom. I actually am the owner and a male !( :) and while am very pleased you seemed to thoroughly enjoy your visit in a little disappointed that you felt the attitude from a...More

Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 23 hotels in Colchester
Wivenhoe House
797 reviews
1.07 miles away
Colchester Mill Hotel
2 reviews
1.25 miles away
Best Western The Rose And Crown Colchester
544 reviews
1.36 miles away
GreyFriars
221 reviews
1.59 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Bambu Vietnamese
311 reviews
.51 miles away
Boadicea Bar & Restaurant
203 reviews
.53 miles away
Quayside Bar and Gurkha Restaurant
53 reviews
.35 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Ye Olde Albion Pub
22 reviews
1.42 miles away
Castle Park
1,038 reviews
1.64 miles away
Colchester's Natural History Museum
92 reviews
1.63 miles away
Bourne Mill
58 reviews
.80 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Eat Inn Diner staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$12
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Reservations, Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:45 - 14:15
Monday
07:30 - 16:30
Tuesday
07:30 - 16:30
Wednesday
07:30 - 16:30
Thursday
07:30 - 16:30
Friday
07:30 - 16:30
Saturday
07:45 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Grange Way | Whitehall Industrial Estate, Colchester CO2 8HG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 793777
  • E-mail
Description
Since taking over the EAT INN DINER in 2009 our business has transformed drastically. Weconcentrate on sourcing top quality local ingredients from, when possible, local suppliers. Local butchers sausages, local Free Range eggs, thick Suffolk Bacon, local bakers breads etc all help to make the perfect Breakfast, of which, our “Mega” is legendary and not for the faint-hearted!!For lunch, check out our menu on our website, most are home-made on the premises. eat inside( or out if the weathers good) and see what’s new on the specials boards every day.In addition, we've got door step sandwiches, freshly baked baguettes,giant huffer rolls, jacket potatoes all with mouth-watering fillings. Wash them down with our fresh ground coffee, a flavoured latte, a caramel hot chocolate, or just a good old mug of tea! All of which can be taken away if you prefer.in addition we offer a full delivery service. Via phone call or just eat its a great way to get your breky or lunch without miving a muscle!!
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing