GreyFriars

GreyFriars, High Street, Colchester , United Kingdom, CO1 1UG
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Opening Information

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
  • Outdoor Seating
  • 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, 12 May 2021

The food and staff were both excellent. Our waitress was really attentive and engaging. My daughter and I enjoyed a lovely lunch on the terrace in the sunshine.

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Had a lovely lounge afternoon tea on the terrace. Service was good, food was lovely. Very pleased

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Visited On Monday, 10 May 2021

The service was exceptional and the food was amazing. It was our 10 year wedding anniversary and we couldn’t have wished for a lovelier evening sat by a heater eating delicious food and enjoying each other’s company. 5* all round. Thanks.

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Visited On Monday, 10 May 2021

I booked a table for coffee with friends, the young girl on reception was welcoming and very efficient, she arranged for us to be shown to our table, the staff were exemplary-temperatures taken, showed us the form to fill out with our details, order taken, we had a lovely time, so much so we went back in the afternoon for drinks....we had the best time Thank you!!

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Visited On Sunday, 09 May 2021

Lovely atmosphere out in the back garden on a Sunday afternoon.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 May 2021

Excellent service. Beautiful ambiance. I will definitely be coming back again for a nice meal.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 May 2021

Food is always amazing! Defiantly recommend!

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Visited On Sunday, 09 May 2021

Honestly the perfect afternoon tea we will 10000% be back!!!

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Visited On Sunday, 09 May 2021

Easy to book, accommodating of requests, attentive table service throughout, really nice surprise birthday addition at the end of the meal too. Thanks!

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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

Amazing

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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

Very good

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

Thoroughly enjoyed my evening!! While I understand the time limits on tables, would have liked to be there longer!! Will definitely return!

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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

Really friendly, attentive and helpful staff, and the lounge teas were delicous. Thank you for a lovely afternoon!

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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

The waiting staff did extremely well, providing excellent service on the Terrace in awful weather conditions. Thank you

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Visited On Monday, 03 May 2021

Lovely meal and drinks, we sat outside due to current restrictions with high winds and rain. But we were well looked after, and the food was delicious!

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

Brilliant evening, perfect service, amazing food and a huge selection of perfectly made cocktails. Couldn’t be faulted

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

Service very good and sticky toffee pudding was amazing

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

Always have a great time at Greyfriars, food and drinks are always perfect and staff are very friendly and attentive. Highly recommend to anyone who wants a nice meal and some great cocktails.

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

Greyfriars is a Colchester gem. We have visited several times before and always had a good experience there. This was the first visit since the last lockdown and we ate outside. There is nothing about our visit that I could fault. (Tip, the Verger Martini is superb!)

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

It was very chilly and windy and it would have been appreciated if staff had offered to light the heaters. We only realised they were available just as we were leaving

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Visited On Thursday, 06 May 2021

Always a pleasure to dine out at greyfriars, can’t fault the food, drinks, service, or value. Luis head barman is a gem always goes above and beyond to make sure everyone is well looked after...

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 May 2021

Very nice lunch on the terrace, slightly disappointed by the vegetarian choice as when I looked on line there was a Mushroom wellington, however on the actual menu it was a stuffed courgette or risotto. Very good service and lots of heaters, which helped on a chilly day.

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 May 2021

Lovely staff with everyone doing things as best they can in the current circumstances. Whilst the outside dining experience on the terrace in May was a rather chilly affair, we still enjoyed the surroundings and again, the staff were superb. We particularly like Juan, our Spanish waiter who was friendly yet very professional too. He had a great way of convincing me to try a deserts!

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 April 2021

We were placed in the shade with a 1 y/o baby at a time when it’s not particularly warm in the shade infact it’s very cold I asked 3 times to swap to empty tables in the sun before we were moved eventually Unhappy it took 3 requests to move from the cold into a warmer area with a baby We get that they are limited to space but all they needed to do was work out which table had the same number of seats and accommodate Today we specifically asked when booking to be placed in the sun and even though there were other tables of the same size on reserve where ppl hadn’t arrived they were going to place us with a baby in the shade We left as we were unhappy with the service We have been coming to greyfriars for years and the management have severely let us down

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Visited On Thursday, 29 April 2021

Mushroom starter not the best but club sandwich very generous. Would have liked a few more chips thought. Staff very friendly and helpful. Would definitely come back

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