GreyFriars

GreyFriars, High Street, Colchester , United Kingdom, CO1 1UG
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Breakfast:
Monday - Friday: 07.00 - 10.00am
Saturday, Sunday & Bank holidays: 07.30 - 11.00am

Lunch:
Monday - Saturday: 12.00pm - 2.30pm
Sunday: 12.00pm - 5.00pm

Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 5.30pm - 9.00pm
Friday: 5.30pm - 9.30pm
Saturday: 5.30pm - 10.00pm




Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Event Space
  • Children's Menu available
  • Accommodation
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About GreyFriars

Cloisters is found in the early C20th part of the building. With a definite Art Deco feel, you will find the seating so comfortable, the atmosphere so relaxing, that you will not want lunch or dinner to end!

Here, modern European dishes are given a superior British touch. Ingredients are sourced as locally as possible and include Oysters from Mersea Island, Newbridge Mill Farm, Lexden beef, Dingley Dell pork and East Anglian vegetables. Accompanied by our carefully picked wines and seamless impeccable service, you will wish to return very soon. Open 7 days a week for Lunch and Dinner

Cuisine: Fine Dining
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Very good service and great food. Thank you.

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Visited On Monday, 15 July 2019

Very nice restaurant, food was excellent, service was attentive.

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Visited On Monday, 08 July 2019

Wonderful accommodation, friendly and helpful staff. Our bathroom was outstanding and the room excellent. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

Very good food . Small menu with limited choices. Could do with a few more exciting or different dishes. Seafood starter did not have much flavour. Beef Wellington was very good . Petty fours would have been good with coffee and cold coffee served on dish or saucers would have been a better touch . Staff pleasant. A nice experience

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

Absolutely fantastic - staff so helpful - our party included some disruptive children as it was a family birthday - but staff could not have been more helpful or tolerant - next time we will book the private room as it is much more accommodating for groups with small children, but service, food and surroundings are sublime.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

Lovely food very reasonable price will be back!

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

Restaurant had s good atmosphere & service was good and the staff friendly. Our food was very enjoyable my crab cocktail was a bit bland and the portions were a little on the small side would be my only complaint. I would return and I would recommend.

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Visited On Friday, 12 July 2019

Frequent customer, this time we had a private room for the 18th Birthday Party we were organising. The salmon starter which is tasty but now moved to a really small portion size from how it used to be is the only thing that would prevent making it 5* across the board. Our host for room was excellent and the food quality was superb.

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Visited On Thursday, 11 July 2019

Very enjoyable, great service and the afternoon tea was perfect!

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Really enjoyed the stay. The suite was very nice. We had lunch, dinner and breakfast in the restaurant and will be returning.

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Elena was an absolutely marvellous hostess for our meal and was very polite, courteous and attentive. Nothing was too much trouble, was considerate of a wheat allergy, and made my wife's birthday a truly memorable occasion. Thank you!

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Visited On Monday, 08 July 2019

Only reason for low rating for atmosphere is that we were the only people in the restaurant at 6pm on a Monday night. Music was good though and it was not as uncomfortable being the only people as it would have been in other venues. Food was excellent, as always, just the right size portion and so tasty. I always eat a food combination I have never eaten before and am never disappointed. Service is always just right.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 July 2019

Excellent - my friends and I thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon tea. The food was lovely, the staff were very helpful and we loved the setting. I have been twice for afternoon tea previously and would definitely return, thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 July 2019

Have just had a golden wedding anniversary celebration at GreyFriars and could not fault anything. The staff were brilliant , so attentive, polite and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble for them. The food was amazing and presented beautifully. We also stayed overnight and the rooms were stunning - clean, spacious and decorated beautifully. Breakfast was great with lots of choice. All of our guests were delighted with everything too. I would highly recommend Greyfriars for any occasion. Will definitely be returning again! Thank you all so much for making our special night even better!

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Visited On Sunday, 07 July 2019

We had a hen party of 7 for afternoon tea, Very attentive staff, food quality was amazing, very good food choice for different dietary requirements/dislikes on certain sandwiches we were able to swap to whatever we wanted, and our bride to be got a surprise decorated congratulations truffle from the staff off their own back which gave it that extra special touch.

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Visited On Thursday, 04 July 2019

Excellent locally sources food and drink with great service.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 July 2019

Great service and food. Would recommend the afternoon tea, we had a lovely time.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 July 2019

Lovely building, very pleasant and helpful staff, delicious gentleman afternoon tea

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Visited On Tuesday, 02 July 2019

Excellent food, wine, staff and atmosphere!

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Visited On Thursday, 04 July 2019

Amazing restaurant and definitely somewhere worth visiting, especially if you want to treat yourself.

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Visited On Thursday, 04 July 2019

I would have given five stars for food & drink but I thought the bread was not as fresh as it should be , the atmosphere was a little lack lustre maybe because the dining room was empty . The service was impeccable and we will come back

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Visited On Thursday, 04 July 2019

Elena's service was exceptional! Food was excellent. Lunch time music was changed at our request as we were the only diners and it was originally an acquired taste! Absolutely loved our lunch!

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Visited On Wednesday, 03 July 2019

The hotel is stunning and we had a fabulous time.The food and cocktails were first class and they make the best Bloody Marys we have ever tasted!

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Visited On Tuesday, 02 July 2019

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Visited On Sunday, 30 June 2019

We had a really good stay on a beautiful sunny evening. Supper and breakfast excellent. Staff attentive but not overbearing. Food very good quality, beautifully served, couldn’t fault.

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