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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
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Event Space
  • Children's Menu available
  • Accommodation

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 4 days a week for Lunch and Dinner

Cuisine: Fine Dining
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 18 August 2018

Our waitress was new and had only just started. She was very polite and did a fantastic job. This was our 3 visit to Greyfrairs and we will definitely be back.

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Visited On Thursday, 16 August 2018

A very enjoyable 3 night stay in a great room. Lovely breakfasts. Excellent evening meal. Some maintenance issues should be addressed but they did not impact our enjoyment. Rooms at the front are very noisy and perhaps secondary glazing should be installed to reduce this.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 August 2018

Lovely venue. Perfect for any occasion.

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Visited On Friday, 17 August 2018

Fantastic afternoon, great way to celebrate my mum's special birthday. Can't wait to return with my husband.

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Visited On Thursday, 16 August 2018

The staff were very friendly and attentive from the moment we walked through the door.The receptionist was welcoming and helped us with our wet coats and umbrellas. The staff who served our afternoon tea were excellen- polite and efficient in executing their duties.

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Beautiful venue with food to match.

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Amazing food, fantastic service. First time at GreyFriars and return many times. Staff were so polite and helpful. A really perfect evening for my wife and I. Thank you GreyFriars

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

Nice place, good food, great service

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

Really lovely afternoon tea!

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Visited On Tuesday, 07 August 2018

The restaurant at lunchtime was excellent, as was breakfast. However we ordered toasted cheese sandwiches in the room, and there wasn't much cheese, and what there was was tasteless. Maybe you should offer the option of mild, mature, extra mature, extra cheese.

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Visited On Thursday, 09 August 2018

Overall we had a very nice time and enjoyed the traditional afternoon tea. The sandwiches were lovely, especially the chicken ones and the smoked salmon. The scones were especially light .We also shared a Gentleman's afternoon tea, which although sounded tasty, didn't quite work for me. Two things which would have enhanced our experience would have been if the sandwiches were served on a tiered stand rather than just on individual plates put in front of us, and if there was some atmosphere, unfortunately, there was none.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 June 2018

Lovely afternoon tea, made to feel welcome and excellent food.

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 August 2018

Wonderful staff and really luxurious hotel in the most perfect location. . Food is delicious. We highly recommend for the perfect getaway.

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Visited On Monday, 06 August 2018

Me and my friends had Afternoon Tea at your hotel on our day off from our hotels where we work. Your staff were very professional and polite. The Afternoon Tea was very exceptional, The place was very relaxing and welcoming. We will be back soon.

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Visited On Thursday, 02 August 2018

We had a lovely afternoon tea at Grey Friars for a special birthday. The food and venue I would highly recommend for a special occasion. My only criticism would be that we had to repeat our order to several waiters even though it had been provided at the time of booking. It seemed that the staff were not joined up and it got a little frustrating.

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Visited On Friday, 03 August 2018

Friendly service, excellent food.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

We had a lovely time. Would highly recommend. Thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

Excellent afternoon tea, delicious food & drink in sumptuous surroundings. A very pleasurable experience, we will definitely return.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

Perfect place for a birthday celebration lunch

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Visited On Friday, 03 August 2018

Excellent everything as usual with you

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Visited On Monday, 07 May 2018

All the above information name, date of booking etc is wrong, which I had a couple of emails meant for someone else confirming their bookings. Following a phone call I was told that our party had been moved to our own private room the library, this turned out to be a room off from the bar/lounge area, which is obviously a spare room with peeling wallpaper no decorations or atmosphere to it, a couple of us had coffee with our afternoon tea which was luke warm, there was a problem with the tea and service was slow, it was like we were put in a side room and forgotten about the time between drinks, sandwiches and cakes was long, and when we did see someone we had to remind them that we’d asked for a certain drink, the party of people weren’t that impressed and we had expected a lot better considering the price, and as I have quite a lot of cream teas at a lot less price, but a much better experience I very much doubt I’ll be returning.

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Visited On Friday, 03 August 2018

Really lovely evening Food was fab and lovely staff

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 August 2018

dropped 1 star only and that is the food very good but could be a little less expensive mainly the starters we visit a lot of hotels and this a been a delightful experience will hope to visit again

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 August 2018

Attentive staff but not overbearing, the only criticism I have was that the sandwiches were warm, but this didn’t stop us enjoying the afternoon tea!

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 July 2018

The bread for the finger sandwiches was slightly dry as if they had been made in advance and not covered. However the fillings were tasty and the cakes divine. Excellent service.

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