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“Outstanding”

The Lakes Restaurant
Ranked #131 of 489 Restaurants in Colchester
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 31 July 2014

Thank you Adam,Joao,and restaurant staff for outstanding food.How refreshing it is to dine in a restaurant where the managers and staff are so knowledgable,and passionate at their jobs.They put the customer first.Nothing was too much trouble,and Adam & Joao went that 'Extra Mile' on quite a few occasions.Would highly recommend the restaurant.Breakfast was also very good as was lunch from the bar.Will definitely be returning.The chefs are outstanding..A true credit to their profession.

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Reviewed 30 July 2014

Decently priced and tasty food - also was great that we could charge everything to our room and pay on check out

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Reviewed 7 May 2014

My review is not the normal restraint review because we attended a reunion at Stoke by Nayland Golf where it was a set Two course menu and they were serving 250 people all at one sitting. We have been to many of these reunions in the past and usually they are not memorable. However, this was by far the best we have attended. The food was first class and everyone, on our table of ten, couldn't fault the food quality or the high standard of service staff.

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Reviewed 28 April 2014

First course was very tasty spicy soup, second course the duck dish was excellent, the steak not so good a little on the tough side. Third course was excellent, one was too sweet but this was changed for another dish and not charged for which was;very much appreciated . The wine which was recommended was excellent. We shall certainly recommend to our friends.

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Reviewed 30 March 2014

You don't usually expect to get outstanding food in a 'leisure resort' restaurant but this one proved to be very good. The restaurant looked much the same as any other large hotel restaurant and perhaps lacked the ambience to put it in the 'excellent' category but both the A la carte and the Menu of the Day were varied and, based on what we ordered, first class. The Day's Menu apparently changes each day and the Waiting staff gave good advice and were willing and able to discuss the ingredients and emphasise the choices that best reflected local and in season produce. The wine list was not over ambitious and prices reasonable. For a three course meal with wine we paid only a little over £60 for two, before service, which we felt represented very good value for money. This is part of a family run hotel, albeit a large one, and there was throughout a sense of 'really caring' that would not be found in most of the big chains.

Thank Anthn77
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