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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
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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 Saturday, 20 April 2019

The lamb was extremely good and service, as usual, was top notch

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Visited On Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Main meal held under heat lamps too long Meal was congealed and baked

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Visited On Monday, 22 April 2019

Great service and food - definitely book again

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Visited On Monday, 22 April 2019

We had a lovely afternoon and enjoyed the food and drink, however the service was very slow, especially when it wasn’t particularly busy that day!

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Visited On Thursday, 18 April 2019

We had a fantastic evening thank you!

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Visited On Sunday, 21 April 2019

Amazing experience Hannah the advents and coordinator was a sheer delight to work with kind regards Lady Denise Hall

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Visited On Saturday, 20 April 2019

Parking facilitiesare fantastic too

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Visited On Tuesday, 16 April 2019

I would like to say thank you to all members of staff who worked so hard to make our afternoon tea such a wonderful experience

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Visited On Sunday, 14 April 2019

Second visit; won’t be the last. Hope they keep it up.

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Visited On Monday, 15 April 2019

Food was just perfect. Justin looked after us very well.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 April 2019

We had a lovely experience despite one poor member of staff. The gentleman who first served us took our order and totally forgot a set of drinks. He said pardon when ordering but didn’t write anything down. Turns out he never ordered them but thankfully another lovely member of staff eventually got them for us.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 April 2019

Fantastic afternoon tea, highly recommend

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

Excellent food and service. Beef Wellington is simply amazing!

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

Super clean, amazing staff and made to feel welcome. Would love to come back again someday.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

Lovely afternoon tea x the staff made it so special x

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

We had a brilliant time and the young staff were very attentive.

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 April 2019

I was so impressed with my recent visit to Greyfriars. I treated my mum to an afternoon tea there and the food was delicious. The staff were so friendly, welcoming and polite and could not do enough for us. They catered to all of our needs including dietary or food dislikes to ensure our afternoon was exactly how we wanted it. I will definitely be visiting again soon!

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Visited On Thursday, 11 April 2019

Great service and great quality food. Great care and attention to detail

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Very delicious meal and well looked after on the day. Ate in the salon. Great service

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Visited On Tuesday, 09 April 2019

The staff were exceptional and the food was excellent. Just as I would expect at Greyfriars.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 April 2019

We had a lovely afternoon tea on Sunday 7th April, four friends getting together, ideal. Although reception desk greeted us when we first arrived there was no-one at all to met us when we went around to find our table, had a wait a while and then approached a waiter ourselves. After we were seated, all was lovely. We have been here before and the format of serving tea had changed and I think for the better. Our Tea orders were taken first, then asked if we would prefer our sandwiches to be served first, then our desserts and then our scones, cream & jam. We all agreed. Service was very good with our waiter explaining exactly what our sandwiches contained. We had lots of extra tea, was not hurried at all, even though my confirmation email asked us to vacate our tables at a set time. Would recommend and no doubt we will go again. Thanks everyone.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 April 2019

On arrival, we were seated in the Venetian Lounge and handed cocktail menus. The cocktails were fabulous, especially the Long Island Iced Tea. Upon being seated in The Salon, we were explained of the teas and coffee and mocktails included by Paul? Further down the line, we were actually charged for the mocktails apart from pink lemonade, and only a few were taken off when we questioned it. Service throughout the afternoon tea was lacking, having to leave the room to find someone for more tea. After half an hour there was around 4-6 different staff coming in and out of the room. It would've been nice to have had one person dedicated to our group throughout, or even a handover if their shift had ended. The Afternoon Tea cakes were lovely and star of the show. Overall, it was a lovely afternoon however I think the service levels could be greatly improved with attention to detail. We have previously met Lorna before, who is a credit to Greyfriars however I don't think she was working on Sunday.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 April 2019

We went for afternoon tea for a 50th birthday. We had a number of dietary requirements and they catered for us all with no fuss. Service was attentive but not intrusive. The food was lovely and very generous portions. We had a lovely time and would definitely go back again.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 April 2019

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Visited On Saturday, 06 April 2019

Lovely afternoon tea and cocktails in the bar with friends! The perfect place to catch up & relax

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