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Essex Life Magazine Awards: Restaurant of the year (Winner), Chef of the year (Winner), Customer Service (Finalist). The Creek is a family run restaurant set in a 17th century Grade ll listed building, serving classical & modern British cuisine with european influences whilst using fresh & locally sourced produce.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
European, British, Contemporary
FEATURES
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a really delicious lunch for 7 people, we were extremely well looked after. The food and service were incredible, we went after it was recommended by a friend and we will definitely go again. One of the best meals I have ever eaten,...every course was a delight with a great menu to choose from.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Here celebrating my mums birthday 🎂 the rest of the family have been before but its my first time x. Fantastic food great service and will defo be back again x. The little birthday dessert for mum was fabulous xx. Highly recommend x

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 9 March 2024 via mobile

Had a family meal here to celebrate my dad's birthday. Food was excellent, good choice if food. The duck salad was great and the steak was done to perfection. Highly recommend this lovely restaurant

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 March 2024 via mobile

Excellent service fantastic food staff friendly and helpful highly recommended from Deborah and Tony last Sunday will be back

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 March 2024

A wonderful restaurant. First impressions of lovely decor and a very warm welcome. Atmosphere very relaxed, excellent service and delicious, obviously freshly prepared food. I'd not been before, but I won't be a stranger after last night. Paul Smith.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 18 February 2024

Great food and service we had a lovely Sunday roast today. Highly recommend to anyone and looking forward to going back very soon. Mike and Jacky x

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 9 February 2024

Went here for the first time with a group of friends. The food was of a very high standard and the service was excellent. A good selection of beers too.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 13 January 2024

yet again another stunning meal at the best resteraunt around, do not pass up the ham and egg starter. it's a deceptive champion, gorgeous ham hock on a muffin bed with a perfect egg hugging the flavours together. the sirloin was perfect as was the...sea bass! followed by eton mess and an apple crumble! unhurried, civilised and classy Caroline and Terry have cracked the secret of proper fine dining 11/10More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 2 January 2024 via mobile

We have dined here thee times over the last six months, twice with family and most recently as a couple for the New Years Eve lunchtime celebration. On all occasions the meals have been thoroughly enjoyed and the service has been excellent. Do not hesitate...to book!!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 15 December 2023 via mobile

Sharing plate for two - yay! Lamb, potatoes, parsnip in a pea sauce - yay! Sticky toffee pudding with ice cream - yay! We’ve just moved into the area and are pleased to find somewhere great to eat. All food was delicious, service excellent and...with a lovely warm ambience.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Terence Howard, Owner at The Creek, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2023

Dear Peter, Thank you so much for your review, We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience at The Creek. We all look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Take care ☺️

Reviewed 14 December 2023

Very poor festive menu , very small portions , turkey seemed to be from a packet . Tiny sea bass fillet Christmas pudding microwaved and dry . Mince pies from a packet , very expensive for what we hadMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Terence Howard, Owner at The Creek, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2023

Tis the season to be jolly, When we first saw you, we thought golly! This person here looks miserable tonight, Now look at this, we were right! Wanting to spread negativity, What a way to dim the lights on our Christmas tree! If you ever...More

Reviewed 14 December 2023 via mobile

We had the special starter of prawns with couscous which was amazing and the lamb with new potatoes, parsnip and pee jous which was fantastic! Amazing decor and a lovely evening!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Terence Howard, Owner at The Creek, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2023

Hi Victoria, We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience here at The Creek. It was a pleasure to have you dine with us & we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. We hope you have a fantastic Christmas & wish you...More

Reviewed 27 November 2023

What a fantastic place to get away from it all and have a brilliant meal, haven't been in a while but can't wait to go again the food is amazing

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 20 October 2023

Went here for my husbands birthday. Place, food and staff are amazing. Had a lovely evening thankyou will definitely return

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 14 October 2023

Had a fantastic meal at the creek for my mother's birthday... Great food great service and very friendly host.. Recommend to everyone.. we had 4 adults and 1 toddler who ate all her peas lol

Date of visit: October 2023
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Hi there Alex, We are no means passing the blame onto yourself. We have acknowledged that a mistake was made somewhere along the line due to a miscommunication. It’s the first time this has ever happened & hopefully it... More
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Menu varies regularly, so it depends on what fish you would like. If you have a specific request then contact Caroline & Terry direct. They will be pleased to answer any query.
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Hello Adventure552625. We only ever use fresh ingredients here at The Creek, all of which is as locally sourced as possible (Direct Seafood colchester is our main fish supplier) check out our Facebook page to see numerous... More
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