Balkerne Restaurant

Colchester Institute, Sheepen Road, Colchester, United Kingdom, CO3 3LL
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Monday & Tuesday - Closed all day

Wednesday Lunch - 12.00-12.45 - 3 courses including tea/coffee
Wednesday Dinner - 7.00-7.45 - 3 courses including tea/coffee

Thursday Lunch - 12.00-12.45 - 3 courses including tea/coffee
Thursday Dinner - Closed

Friday lunch - 12.00-12.45 - 3 courses including tea/coffee (including roast of the day)
Friday Dinner - Closed

For all reservations of 6 or more people, we require a deposit of £5.00 per person. This deposit is non-refundable in the event of a full/partial cancellation.

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Dietary Needs Catered For
  • Bar

About Balkerne Restaurant

Located in our Colchester campus, CH&FS (The Centre for Hospitality and Food Studies) offers guests the opportunity to dine in either of our two restaurants – the Balkerne Restaurant and the Colne Bistro. Every customer that walks through our doors is directly contributing towards the success of the next generation of hospitality staff – both chefs and front of house.

Officially opened by its patron, Gary Rhodes, in October 2002, our multi-million pound purpose-built Centre for Hospitality and Food Studies provides excellent facilities and training for hospitality students and aims to give them a realistic sense of what it is like to work in the hospitality industry.

For all reservations of 6 or more people, we require a deposit of £5.00 per person. This deposit is non-refundable in the event of a full/partial cancellation.

All food served may contain trace elements of nuts. We are unable to provide a guarantee that any dish or product is 100% nut free. We will however label products that contain nuts in line with the recipe specification.

Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Thursday, 23 May 2019

Another great evening, great service and great food, Thank you !!

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Visited On Wednesday, 22 May 2019

An excellent experience all round. Fine dining and fine service.

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Visited On Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Amazing food and service. It’s hard to believe that you are being served by students and not already professional chefs. Well done to all the tutors for providing excellent mentoring for these young people. Beautiful food, wonderful service

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Fantastic food, amazing service and flawless organization. The night was awesome.

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 May 2019

We all enjoyed the meal very much

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 May 2019

we had a wonderful evening,the explanations about the different wines made for a special interest in their source,and was pitched at the right level.The food was very special too.

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Very enjoyable evening terrific food and fantastic service - thanks for making it such a good night

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 May 2019

My wife and I really enjoyed our evening, it really is very nice the food and wine, but it is the students who help make it a good experience

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Wine tasting evening - fantastic wines matched superbly to an incredibly well cooked menu!

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 May 2019

This is our third club luncheon in the Balkerne Restaurant and I am sure I will be asked to repeat this event. There were no 'hickups' for me personally and all comments from our members was positive. Well done students

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Visited On Thursday, 09 May 2019

Sadly not one of the better meals we have had. Bread was raw and tasteless and the lamb was stringy and bitty. My friends salmon dish under seasoned. The coffee so strong we could not drink it and we like our coffee strong. A real shame. This was our first time in the Balkerne for a year so we will be sticking to the Colne bistro where we have never had any cause to complain.

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Visited On Thursday, 09 May 2019

Always excellent - service and food.

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 May 2019

Fantastic food at excellent prices. All the students do brilliantly both in the kitchen and front of house. We've had some of the best dishes at the Balkerne.

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 May 2019

Fantastic food and atmosphere a most enjoyable lunch. I came with a friend she was very impressed with the service, quality and choice of food.

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Visited On Wednesday, 24 April 2019

FABULOUS starter: "ham, egg & chips".

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Visited On Friday, 26 April 2019

Good service, enjoyed dining there. Will come again.

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Visited On Wednesday, 24 April 2019

A relaxed atmosphere, but also delivers professional, friendly students, a very high quality of delicious food and tutors that are also professional and friendly. Would eat in the Balkerne Restaurant every week if I could!

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Visited On Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Always a pleasure

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Visited On Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Everything was very good and it was great to see young people enthusiastic about their training. Great value for money too. Myself and my partner had a delicious 3 course fine dining meal with 3 side dishes bottle of wine and two espresso martinis for £75!

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Visited On Wednesday, 03 April 2019

34 of us had an excellent meal, food & service good as usual. The attention to detail is excellent & we hope to return next year

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Visited On Tuesday, 02 April 2019

Great value for money.

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Visited On Wednesday, 27 March 2019

A very enjoyable evening, well handled by a young team

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Visited On Wednesday, 27 March 2019

We had a very enjoyable evening,everyone seemed relaxed and the staff were lovely.

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Visited On Wednesday, 27 March 2019

We had an absolutely fantastic evening in every way, on Wednesday. We have nothing but praise for the enterprise in raising such an amazing amount for a very deserving cause, especially as it was in memory of a student and friend. Not only were all the elements marked above excellent, the raffle prizes were also superb and it's testament to the hard work of everyone involved that they were procured. We are never disappointed with our evenings in Balkerne Restaurant and this one was no exception. Well done to all concerned. Joyces and Yelvertons

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Visited On Friday, 22 March 2019

What a delight !Very friendly and efficient students and staff and delicious meals . Love coming and having a meal there in either the Balkerne Restaurant or the Colne Bistro . Congratulations to all the students and staff ( not forgetting those behind the scenes as well !!)for all their hard work and making a lunch visit such a pleasurable one. Thank you we will be visiting again very soon

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