Days & Times of opening for 2020/2021 are currently TBC.
- Disabled Access
- Free WiFi
- Free Parking
- Dietary Needs Catered For
About Balkerne Restaurant
The Balkerne Restaurant (& Colne Bistro), are currently closed until further notice.
Once we have decided how we can open in a safe and socially distanced way, we will do so. We will notify all customers on our mailing list with details, once we have them. If you would like to join our mailing list, please go to www.colchester.ac.uk/chefs/subscribe
If you wish to contact the Balkerne Restaurant, please telephone (01206) 712452 and leave a message. A member of staff will call you back as soon as possible. Alternatively, e-mail [email protected] and we will respond within 3 working days.
We thank all our customers for supporting the restaurants in the past year and look forward to welcoming you back very soon.
Lovely evening and fabulous food
The only reason I have given just four stars for Food & Drink is that the Beef was rather tough, as i told the restaurant staff.
Excellent food and friendly service.
What a fantastic lunch. The calves liver & bacon and the smoked salmon starters were superb. This is not to take anything away from the mains and desserts which were equally delicious, Can't wait for our next visit.
Had much better meals and service in the past. Shame.
It was unfortunate that the mushroom and cheese croquettes were bland with little or no taste and the lamb kebabs tasted highly of liver!! But apart from that all was good many thanks Carrie
We had a very enjoyable lunch. The food was delicious and the service was very good.
A lovely lunch - great value.
Would have been 5* had my cheese soufflé riven like everyone else's !
We have a fabulous lunch the food was superb. The service excellent. Thanks to Louis he was very polite, friendly and attentive.
Most enjoyable meal.We can’t wait to return! Congratulations to all the staff.
Coffee Service a bit slow and not very good as we didn’t get what we ordered and had to wait 30 minutes for it. But food was really good. I would be looking forward to go again.
Liver & Bacon excellent. Pie & Salmon very good Lamb was a little disappointing.
Good food with a worthwhile objective.
Such a good experience. Did feel sorry for our waiter as we had so many questions about the food which he had to go & ask about, maybe he should have been updated before service? He didn't mind & everything was done with patience & a smile. The chef was amazing - my friend, although vegetarian, didn't like the vegetarian option so the chef came out to discuss then "rustled" up something for her - really kind of her & it was delicious & presentation was amazing. Would definitely recommend to others
The best place to eat in Colchester
I’d highly recommend eating at Chefs. The service is always attentive and the food outstanding. And unbelievable value too!
Fantastic service, fantastic food,fantastic value for money.
We had a lovely evening at the Balkerne restaurant. The food was excellent, delicious, perfectly cooked and superb presentation. Our waiter Olly was very good, friendly yet professional and very welcoming. All in all a lovely evening out and i would highly reccommned the Blakerne to others
Jack was amazing and the food was excellent
Had a very enjoyable meal. The service and the food was fantastic. Have already booked again
Food and service was excellent my son David trained with you and now lives in USA after having a internship in USA and was just visiting good to catch up with Jenny
Wonderful food. Really good service. A very enjoyable evening.