- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Families and Children Welcome
- Gluten Free Available
- Business Lunch
- Outside Seating Area
- Free WiFi
About Church Street Tavern
A great place to meet up, have fun and be well looked after. Ground floor bar serving craft beer, eclectic wine, cocktails, tea and coffee. First flour restaurant serving seasonal food from an ever changing menu. Quick light lunches, rare breed steak, private dining and events.
Lovely food could not be faulted. Let down by slow service. We were not approached for a good 15 minutes after we were seated to ask what we wanted to drink. The waiter who served us was continually appologising for keeping us waiting at every stage of the meal. Not his fault I might add but appeared not enough staff.
Very enjoyable experience as always
The rosewater parfait dessert was literally the best dish i’ve eaten in ages! Everyone else had major food envy. Amazing. Duck egg starter was ok, as was the cod fillet main. Expensive for what you get though and not particularly memorable unlike the dessert. Also Pinot Grigio at £28 per bottle....I’ve tasted better for a fiver at Tesco. I don’t mind paying premium prices if the product is good quality. Service was hit and miss in that staff were busy and not that attentive (it took over 20 mins for us to be asked what we wanted to drink). We kept trying to grab someone’s attention to get the bill which took a while and ended up paying it as we went out for our taxis. That said, all staff were really lovely and friendly at all times.
I eat here regularly because I like the place. The food recently was disappointing for the price. The meat was ok but the veg poor. Service is good though. I think there needs to be a review of the menu in terms of their market. If the CST is aiming for the middle market the food has to meet the expectations.
This was a group event for a client of ours and they were very impressed, so much better than previous venues.
The built in bench is incredibly uncomfortable, tilting at an awkward angle. The pillows help, but the slant just makes it awkward. And the purple fabric chair covers do not sit well with the other dining chairs. It makes for a disturbing aesthetic. The middle bathroom stall *still* has not had been repaired. There are holes in the wall and a tear in the wallpaper that have been there since at least September 2015, when I first visited the Church Street. Also, there was a really thick residue of build up around the soap in the loo. We waited over 15 minutes for our bill. The two servers were perfectly pleasant but were a bit out of sync. There was a long single brown hair in my mussels. It wasn't mine -- I'm blond. The music was a bit of a jumble -- ranging from uninspired but earwig easy listening to really good ambient jazz. The food was incredible, though, and not far off your sister restaurant in Dedham.
Thank you, fantastic food and excellent service. We will be back.
Group of teenage girls loved their party meal here. Everything was just fab!
Great Sunday roast, atmosphere and service
Had pre-theatre set meal - 2 courses for £15.50 - great value. Decent coffee & v.good service. I would come again.
Cocktails are served downstairs and therefore this impacts on speed of service at the bar. Did not feel there were quite enough waiting staff which caused some delay with food service.
Lovely menu, very good service. Great portion sizes. Looming forward to returning soon.
We were very disappointed at the lack of choice and imagination on the menu, and the only salad available was swamped by dressing.
We had a perfect evening. My partner is lactose intolerant & the chef had marked up a copy of the menu for her telling her what she would & wouldn’t be able to eat which was very much appreciated & above & beyond what we expected. Thank you .
Excellent Christmas meal, the food was amazing and the staff were incredibly friendly and welcoming.
We all had a lovely evening - thank you
Food was good. The staff very friendly and helpful.
We have a tradition of having lunch at Church Street Tavern every Christmas. This year was a little disappointing, the service was very slow and erratic. We asked for two ginger beers, they were delivered to the wrong table, then bought to ours, but they were just the bottles, no glasses, no ice. We had a bottle of wine at the table, but no ice bucket to keep it chilled. We were there early for Sunday lunch, a 12.30 table, but the service was very slow and we had to go and find staff. The table was overcrowded with a festive decoration and the staff seemed unable to take away used items, leaving us having to put them on the shelf beside us or on the floor at one point. The food however, was very good, beautifully cooked and carved beef, fabulous yorkshire puddings, homemade proper horseradish and inventive vegetables. The rose parfait with Turkish Delight was particularly impressive. A fabulous place but this time the service really let it down which was a shame.
We visited the CST following a family trip to the Mercury Theatre's wonderful pantomine, our second year running. Food was delicious, as always. We were a party of 10, food was a little slow but all came out together, and they happily did half portions for the children that didn't want the childrens menu. Staff were very friendly and checked that we weren't in a hurry to get to the theatre when taking our order. Best place to eat in the town centre. Merry Xmas to you all!
I like this venue. My second visit in one week. Very busy and I think the waiters looked tired. Service was probably 3 out of 5. However, it is usually better. Busy season I guess. Would recomnend to all.
Lovely meal and drinks ! Highly recommend
Had a lunchtime Christmas meal with many guests The food was great. The service was great and everyone had a great time. Well done chef. Well done Matt and thank you Piers. The ChurchTavern is one of the best restaurants in Colchester.
Great meal as always in fantastic surroundings!
A fabulous evening! I left feedback on your Facebook page also. Highly recommend. Matt was really organised and knew exactly what we had ordered. A brilliant credit and representative of the business name. The food was fabulous and nothing was too small/big. Fabulous experience. We will certainly be returning!