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Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
About
Essex Life Magazine: Named as a top 3 Finalist for Customer Service in 2019. Named Restaurant of the year in 2017. Terence Howard named Essex Top Chef 2016. The Creek Restaurant, Bar & Lounge is a family run restaurant set in a 17th century Grade ll listed building serving homemade dishes 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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 January 2021 via mobile

We managed to get a visit in to our favourite restaurant before the latest big Covid shutdown. Anyone with any concerns about eating out in these strange times should visit The Creek to enjoy a really safe experience. Checking in with trace app we were...More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 20 December 2020

A trip out to our favorite restaurant. had to check they were still doing well. As usual excellent food, great service. Still delivering the goodies under the current rules and conditions, etc. The only way to help keep them open, is to support them and...More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 7 December 2020

Visited with family- it’s a special celebration venue and we were made to feel special. Staff chatty, warm & welcoming, putting all at ease with all the necessary Big C (COVID) faffing needed currently. With 3 females, we predictably went for bottle of (Prosecco) bubbly...More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 9 November 2020 via mobile

My wife and I had been meaning to visit this lovely looking restaurant for a while and decided we needed to visit before the new lockdown started. We were not disappointed with wonderful food and excellent service it was such a treat and we will...More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 25 October 2020

We went last night for our wedding anniversary and it certainly didn't disappoint, from a lovely warm welcome on arrival and asked all the relevant questions with regards to covid rules. We where shown to our table and they had noticed when my husband called...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 16 October 2020 via mobile

Visited the Creek for lunch and was very impressed with the service and the superb food. 3 courses reasonably priced strongly recommended.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 1 October 2020 via mobile

Been meaning to try this place for a while now, and glad we did! Arrived at 5:30pm for 6pm booking, with the view to grab a pre-dinner drink... my bad as I didn’t realise they open at 6pm (oops!) Upon going in we were greeted...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 13 September 2020 via mobile

Just been to the Creek well a couple of days ago, first time at a restaurant really since lockdown so was a little concerned about the pandemic but was very happy with the arrangements that had been made, party of 5 the food as normal...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 13 September 2020 via mobile

I came to the creek last weekend with family, most of whom had never been before and I can truly say that’s everybody enjoyed their experience. The service was friendly and efficient, and the restaurant clean. All three members of staff working were polite and...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 13 September 2020 via mobile

A chef and staff who are making a real effort. Very tasty well put together dishes. An unusual find in this area

Date of visit: September 2020
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Adventurer522625
8 September 2018|
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Response from L6190BCsheilam | Reviewed this property |
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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Adventurer522625
8 September 2018|
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Response from Terence H | Property representative |
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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beanie0023
16 July 2018|
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Response from Terence H | Property representative |
Hi there, Last orders have to be in to the kitchen by 3pm on a Sunday. To avoid disappointment we do encourage booing previously but failing that we recommend you coming in no later than 2.30-2.45 to make sure orders are... More
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    How is The Creek rated?
    The Creek is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5