Monday - Friday: 07.00 - 10.00am
Saturday, Sunday & Bank holidays: 07.30 - 11.00am
Monday - Saturday: 12.00pm - 2.30pm
Sunday: 12.00pm - 5.00pm
Monday - Thursday: 5.30pm - 9.00pm
Friday: 5.30pm - 9.30pm
Saturday: 5.30pm - 10.00pm
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
- Gluten Free Available
- Event Space
- Children's Menu available
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
High Tea was very enjoyable
Sophie was very friendly whilst remaining totally professional in helping me make my friends birthday afternoon tea a very pleasant experience.... thank you Sophie.
We had an amazing stay. The hotel and staff exceeded our expectations and we will definitely be returning. A classy and sophisticated hotel yet with a personal and welcoming touch. We honestly couldn’t fault anything. We got engaged during our stay so it will always be a special place to us. Huge thank you to everyone especially Megan. Nothing short of perfect.
Very good food and service
Good service and food
Fantastic service , lovely atmosphere and outstanding food! Over all amazing
A Lovely day
Excellent as usual
Very nice evening!
Another very enjoyable stay and dinner at our favourite venue in Colchester. Food & service (bar, restaurant & reception) were excellent as usual and all the staff friendly and very good in their respective roles.
Very good afternoon tea
Had a lovely afternoon tea. Really enjoyable.
Unusually, rather quiet for a Sunday Lunchtime.Lovely setting for a meal. Vegetable selection served less than previously.
A wonderful experience, we all enjoyed it and will come again.
We came for afternooon tea to celebrate my friend's 65th birthday. It was lovely, soicitous service and particularly excellent cakes!
A lovely evening, staff were amazing
Fabulous suite! Great location for town. The dinner in the restaurant was excellent, especially the oysters and steak! Amazing breakfast as well. Lovely friendly staff. Will come again, thank you
When taking a choice of the romance package you should not have to pay extra for the alternative that was put on .
I went to afternoon tea at this hotel for a treat with my friend. The service, food, atmosphere and premises were to an exceptional standard, So much so that I have booked to have my wedding anniversary dinner at this hotel. Bravo everyone, I will recommend this hotel to all my friends and family. From a very happy customer.
Organised a 90th birthday celebration. Staff were excellent, so warm and kind.
Lovely services and cakes
Very attentive service - particularly Gary in the restaurant.
First time at Grey Friars, very much enjoyed it, will definitely be back. It was my 60th birthday treat with my friend and the decorated birthday plate was a very nice touch and surprise. Thank you so much for making it an even more memorable time. Mock tails on the sun terrace before we went in for afternoon tea were delicious, a beautiful place to sit in the sun and enjoy the drinks.
This was my first visit to Grey Friars. I was very impressed with every aspect of the place. The place itself is beautiful. The staff were all very friendly, helpful and professional. The food was absolutely delicious. We both had 3 courses and could not fault it. Will definitely be back and would recommend wholeheartedly