Grain

11a North Hill , Colchester, United Kingdom, CO1 1DZ
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Opening Information

Monday - Closed

Tuesday - 6.30-9

Wednesday - 12-2 6.30-9

Thursday - 12-2 6.30-9

Friday - 12-2 6.30-9.30

Saturday - 12-2 6.30-9.30

Sunday - Closed

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  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Outdoor Seating
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About Grain

Tucked away in a cosy nook of Colchester is a venue at the forefront of modern cuisine within the area. Grain offers something unrivalled and unique to all of its gleeful diners, serving small plates that are bursting with the most sumptuous flavours. Diners are invited to create their own tasting menu, categorised into four main sections: garden, water, land and sweet, which change with the seasons, but never compromise on quality.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 16 November 2019

Wonderful place! Delicious food, was a challenge to narrow down food options from the varied menu. My only fault is that we ran out of time for dessert (we had cinema booked - so hadn't allowed enough time). Will most definitely be returning!

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Visited On Saturday, 16 November 2019

as usual a high standard of both service and cooking, special mention about our waitress (apologies dont know her name but she is Polish) . Love her interest in food and her asking about the food we have eaten she is always a pleasure. also a little negative feedback, we had also phoned a couple of weeks before to book a table for 5 people (relatively short notice) and felt the reception given was offhand to verging on rude, appreciate that it was short notice and that it may have been difficult or indeed not able to fit us in but a simple sorry we cant get you in that day would do rather than a 'oh no thats impossible' ... Having eaten at Grain probably over 15 times over the years this is the first negative feedback. tks

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Visited On Friday, 15 November 2019

Outstanding as always!

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Visited On Thursday, 14 November 2019

Really great tasting food. Totally get what you are trying to do, but I woke up at 3am hungry. Portions should be 20% bigger and you have got it. Sadly some dishes were three mouthfuls and it was gone. Great place but for someone hungry. Won’t be back.

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Visited On Wednesday, 13 November 2019

My Mums birthday, she loved it Food and service was perfect Recommend for anybody who wants to experience something different and quality over quantity. Quantity is more than adequate but not for someone who enjoys “ all you can eat” restaurant ! 😂

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Visited On Wednesday, 13 November 2019

As ever a wonderful meal with first class service. We'll be back again soon.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

Having eaten in Michelin starred restaurants I would hold Grain up to those restaurants for overall experience, service, food and drink. Amazing value for money and very friendly and personal service. Couldn't recommend this place highly enough.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

First class all round dining experience - well deserved through all your hard work and efforts. Food was amazing and likewise service was too! Worth an hours drive for lunch!! Thank you and keep doing what you do

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Visited On Friday, 08 November 2019

Love this place. The staff, the food, cannot fault it.

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Visited On Friday, 08 November 2019

Had a very pleasant evening with friends. Good range of menu choices for all diners.

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Visited On Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Brilliant restaurant, attentive service but not over bearing. Food is incredible and the value for money especially at lunch is unrivalled in my opinion.

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Visited On Thursday, 07 November 2019

I had a cauliflower from the garden selection what I can say the best I ever had.

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Visited On Thursday, 07 November 2019

Really tasty

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Visited On Thursday, 31 October 2019

Delicious as usual. Looking forward to returning at Christmas.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

We came to Grain for the first time on 2nd Nov to celebrate my husband's 40th birthday, after seeing the great reviews online, and we could not have been more impressed. The level of service, friendliness and professionalism shown by all staff was exceptional and the food was phenomenal. My husband, our friends and I couldn't stop talking about the experience after we left the restaurant; it definitely made my husband's birthday special, and very memorable.

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 November 2019

Fabulous dining experience with excellent food served in a pleasant dining room by friendly and well trained staff. My wife and I were extremely impressed and we will ensure we will visit again to enjoy the experience.

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 November 2019

perfect service perfect food never had a bad experience

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

Best restaurant in Colchester. We were there on Saturday to celebrate my wife's birthday. Fantastic meal as always and very friendly staff.

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Visited On Friday, 01 November 2019

Food was amazing and the atmosphere was great. Unfortunately I had suffered a bad back prior to arrival, the waiter couldn't have done more for me, getting cushions etc. Not sure of the young mans name who looked after us but he was a real credit to the restaurant very attentive and polite. Look forward to visiting again soon.

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Visited On Thursday, 31 October 2019

Outstanding in all aspects. cannot recommend highly enough

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Visited On Friday, 01 November 2019

Please don’t change - everything is perfect

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Visited On Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Stunning food. Really impressed with the quality of the food and the cooking. Love the small plates/tasting menu concept. it was lovely to be able to try so much of the menu.

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Visited On Wednesday, 30 October 2019

The quality of the cooking and the ingredients used was first class. We had the four course menu and each course was excellent. I particularly enjoyed the hake dish and the pigeon breast dish. There were great vegetarian choices aswell. The service was very good, efficient but not intrusive. The value for money cannot be faulted, £21 for four courses of quality food is superb. The only minor point of criticism I would make is the choice of background music which was playing which seemed at odds with the character and atmosphere of the restaurant. But overall it was an excellent dining experience.

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Visited On Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Great concept. Well chosen and very well executed dishes.

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Visited On Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Food was delicious... thank you !

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