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The Gurkha & Britannia Restaurant & Bar features 2 section in venue. The Bar is open daily as per timing advertised but we serve dinner between 5pm-9pm except Tuesdays. Restaurant is closed on Tuesdays. Please note: actual opening hours are subject to change due to current pandemic. For confirmation, please feel free to contact us.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Asian, Nepalese
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service
Reviews (384)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've never had a traditional Nepalese curry before, and it did not disappoint. Wonderful flavours. All staff are incredibly helpful and funny. 10/10, we all had a mixture of meat and vegetables curries with sides. Not a vegetarian, but the vegetable curry was incredible. Highly...recommend all 8 of us had a lovely evening. Many thanksMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best Nepalese Food In colchester town awesome food friendly environment And fresh Draft Beer with tasty Cocktails mocktails bar as well ..

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 29 October 2023

What a fabulous retirement dinner I had here last night with 25 of my work friends. It was the perfect environment for a relaxed evening and the food was delicious. The set menu and price stopped all the faffing during the evening. The staff were...amazing, attentive and friendly. Will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 10 October 2023 via mobile

WOW what an interesting place. Authentic flavoursome food and staff who went above and beyond ( including sorting a lift when we couldn’t get a taxi). There is no long menu with multiple choices - it is a set 3 course menu with choice of...starter 2 meat main courses a vegetable curry and a paneer dish for the vegetarian!!! The naan bread was delicious hot and buttery and the rice fluffy. The food wasn’t overpoweringly hot but the flavours were delicious and not artificial. Wish we lived closer!!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 17 July 2023

Our 11 family members had a great evening at this pub and restaurant It has a welcoming environment. The drinks are served at the modest price though the inflation are sky rocketing. The Gurkha curry (lamb,chicken) was iof O grade. Would always go to this...pub whever visiting Colchester.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 13 July 2023 via mobile

Came for an evening dinner and food was great. Plentiful mixture of dishes to please all. We were given a mixed starter of onion Bhaji and Bombay potato style dish. For main there was a chicken, beef and veg curry alongside a lentil Dahl. All...came with rice and naan bread. Food was fantastic. Only negative was service was slow and inattentive. Tables not cleared particularly quickly and some left with mess on them for a long time despite customers having left. Just made for a messy dining environment. Wouldn’t put us off returning again as the food was great!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 17 June 2023

Amazing food, amazing atmsosphere, great drink, awesome service. THE best food ever and loads of it. Couldn't recommend it more highly. THey even made me a special dish because I'd just had dental treatment and had to avoid Turmeric. Friendly, happy service with lovely smiles....You must go there - Book first to avoid disappointment!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 27 May 2023 via mobile

Amazing family restaurant and bar with the most friendly and great service. Fantastic food 👍. The food is great value and delicious, a must to visit 👍

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 21 May 2023

First visit to the Britannia Ghurka restaurant. Was recommended by a friend. Food was very nice with excellent, friendly service. Ghurka beer is a must. Food came quick and each dish was explained. Price was very reasonable. Will certainly be going back again. Recommend to...anyone who is considering a visit, you won't be disappointed. Thank you Brittania for a lovely experience.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 20 March 2023

Amazing food and a unique experience. The food is brought to you as a set menu, with poppadum, breads, various curries and a dessert, all of which were delicious. The service was impeccable and very quick. One of my favorite restaurants in Colchester.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 24 November 2022

Around 50 of us from work booked this restaurant, there was only 2 waiting staff who seemed very busy but they were attentive to every table and each of us. They quickly brought out our starters which went down a treat shortly followed by the...mains. They kept bringing more and asking if you needed anything. The food was amazing and very morish! Couldn't find any fault with the venue, service or food. We were all very happy and would love to come again.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Suman G, General Manager at The Britannia & Gurkha Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2022

Thank you very much for your kind review. 🙏

Reviewed 24 November 2022

I attend The Gurkha last night with large group of work colleagues (about 45 of us), we had such a great meal and the staff were amazing. The food was delicious, we were allowed to ask for more of any of the dishes on our...table and they catered wonderfully for those with dietary requirements (Gluten free, Lactose free, Vegetarian). The staff were so attentive and were working extremely hard to make sure everyone had what they needed. Couldn't recommend more, and can't wait to go back again. Lovely atmosphere too.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 4 November 2022 via mobile

Had a wonderful evening with my work colleagues! A lovely relaxed atmosphere with fantastic food in plentiful supply. As a bonus, the majority of was suitable for a gluten intolerant diet. Not particularly local to me but will definitely return with my family, worth travelling...a bit further for such a lovely place. The public bar was also very enjoyable - nice to visit a bar that has the proper feel of a traditional pub. Perfect!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 November 2022 via mobile

What a wonderful place for food, best curries we've ever eaten. Flavours are completely different to any curry I've eaten. Now my new favourite cuisine. Generous portions, good variety and the friendliest staff

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 1 October 2022

Knowing the Gurkhas are stationed at Colchester barracks I figured any local Gurkha food would be authentic. I don't know whether this is authentic (I'm pretty sure it is) but it sure is good! Great food, great service and with a smile. A set menu...format for a reasonable price, set in a lovely old pub in the military quarter of the town. 5 stars from me!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Yes, The Britannia & Gurkha Restaurant and Bar offers takeaway services.

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The Britannia & Gurkha Restaurant and Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5