Mon – Thursday 5pm – 12.30am
Friday & Saturday 12pm – 2am
Sunday 12pm till 12am
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
About Colonel Porter's Emporium
Tavern | Botanical garden | Rhum Bar
Tipsy Tea is served Friday - Sunday 12.00 - 18.00
Brilliant music and atmosphere. Table service but had to order at bar. Was a sat night so understandable
The food was excellent but unfortunately the place itself was so very cold we had to leave straight after eating. When this was mentioned to the manager he said "he was dashing around so hadn't noticed. When we left at 2.30 the place was still quite empty. Put the heating on!
our table was not sent up for us when we had arrived,on the poster it said we would get nibble on arriving and sweet mince tart at the end of the meal which wo did not receive any of this if i had what we were supports to have the star would of been much more ps the main it self was really good
We enjoyed a very lovely afternoon/evening in comfortable surroundings, complete with table service and live music to accompany our conversation. We will definitely be back!
Excellent sunday lunch, will definitely go back.
Our first visit but not our last. The staff were so nice and friendly and the food servings were generous and of good quality
Many thanks to the our server, young man with glasses who was a great host. He made the experience
Our host was amazing. He was very welcoming and happy to adapt everything to suit us. He gave us advice on the cocktails and made substitutions to suit our taste! The food was great and the live music just topped it off. Would definitely come back.
The food was delicious and the service excellent. Lovely atmosphere in great surroundings. Will definitely be back.
The service at the bar was very good before we set down for the meal. The service at the start of the meal was very good but during the meal we were struggling to get served drink as the two staff allocated to our party of 17 were also looking after a party of 140 students who were having a buffet in the private room. We had a number of round tables and square tables put together for our seating layout. This didn't look very accommodating and there was very little elbow room. It also caused issues when people on the inner row wanted to go to the toilet as a number of people had to get out to let them out and tables had to be moved to allow them space to get out.
We arrived on Sunday evening expecting to enjoy a light meal and some drinks only to find a Sunday lunch menu was in place all day. Having eaten a lunch earlier in the day this was certainly not our expectation and so cancelled the reservation and sadly went elsewhere. We did return later in the evening for a drink!
Appeared short staffed, took a while to be served. The seating area was very cold and we were advised to keep coats on. Two of us had beef which was like chewing a leathery toungue. Quite disappointed tbh. Would need to improve a great deal for us to return.
The food wasn't as stated on the menu, had to wait 20 minutes for sides and the welcome drink wasn't served until the end. Otherwise, pleasant.
Lovely food, atmosphere and great service especially Taylor who serves us
The live singer was too loud when dining in the restaurant. As a party of 5 friends we couldn't all have a conversation as we couldn't hear each other. You could only speak to the person next to you so was a disappointing end to a lovely afternoon of drinks and chat as we couldn't all chat!
Thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon tea, cocktails were yummy, scones and cakes delicious and love the vibe of the place. Marked down from 5 stars cos the sandwiches had clearly been made quite some time before we arrived, we left half of them as they felt and tasted stale. Also when the entertainment came on it was far too loud, we couldn’t sit and talk comfortably so we left earlier than we’d planned. I would come still come back and give it another try and I will definitely be back for evening drinks.
We were not at all impressed with the afternoon tea or level of service we received. There was no table laid when we arrived, no teacups left so we were given coffee cups, no small spoons to eat our mini dessert, so we were told to use a knife, the waiter did not have a clue what teas were available and we had to ask for milk with our drinks. We were served dry sandwiches, plain scones with butter (we were informed they were cheese scones), and when we asked for a second pot of tea this never arrived. Needless to say we will not be returning. The place was not particularly busy and I had booked this for a month before arrival as a birthday treat. We expected much more.
Fantastic Sunday lunch with live music and very attentive staff- thankyou all!!
Our waiter was lovely but the service was painfully slow and not particularly slick. The food was a little disappointing.
We came in for Sunday Lunch after a weekend on the toon. Our server looked after us and joined in our fun and conversations. The food was amazing, drinks were great and the atmosphere was lovely. Would 12/10 recommend to a friend.
Lovely night with good live and background musis
Had a great time, nice food and excellent surroundings, would definitely recommend