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 Sunday, 22 September 2019

A delicious Sunday lunch served by friendly, efficient and professional members of staff. The food was superb but a few more vegetables and jus are needed. These are very inexpensive and only accompanied the roast! Thank you

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Visited On Saturday, 21 September 2019

The food and stay was top notch from start to finish. We enjoyed the cocktails in the bar!

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Visited On Monday, 16 September 2019

A wonderful place to stay. We had the 'Romance' package and can't think how it could have been improved. It was great value and the service from all the staff was brilliant. We now have to find another excuse to visit Greyfriars to repeat such a great experience.

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Visited On Tuesday, 17 September 2019

We wanted to sit outside but it was a tad cold... would have been nice to be offered the use of a patio heater. Also we came in to eat but when we returned outside all the cushions had been removed and it was only 4.30

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Visited On Monday, 16 September 2019

Really lovely afternoon tea, generous portions and very tasty. The staff were very accommodating, changing sandwich choices and keeping us well supplied with tea then boxing up cakes we were too full to eat for us to take home.

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Visited On Monday, 16 September 2019

Excellent food and service will definitely return

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Visited On Sunday, 15 September 2019

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

Run out of a main on a short menu. Bar was a little chaotic couldn’t get a seat for a pre dinner drink.

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Visited On Sunday, 15 September 2019

What a great venue, we had a fab time. 1 small criticism, we called ahead to enquire if our son could wear shorts to the restaurant and was advised that we would not be allowed to dine if any member was wearing shorts but we would be able to dine on the patio. When we were in the restauraunt there was a diner in there wearing shorts.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

Great service lovely food Can’t really fault it !

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

Highly recommended venue for afternoon tea!

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

Had an afternoon tea here. Everything was delicious and the service was very attentive. The menu is flexible and the staff showed good awareness of two allergies in our party. Only small gripe is that you cannot buy a voucher for an afternoon tea that includes Prosecco or champagne. You order that when you arrive however when the voucher is a gift I think it would be nice for it to show it’s a “sparkling” afternoon tea.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

Service yesterday lunchtime was excellent - very professional. Better than for my last 2 visits.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

Fantastic environment, attentive staff and amazingly tasty food with a fab modern twist.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

First time very impressed,lovely atmosphere lovely setting outside,staff smiling and very helpful

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Visited On Friday, 13 September 2019

We don’t come very often but when ever we do we are never disappointed. I work in catering as well and this hotel is exactly what I expect. Well done

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

Thank you for a lovely afternoon. Service was amazing in lovely surroundings.

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Visited On Friday, 13 September 2019

Waited in restaurant at appointed time for waiter to appear then waited at end to pay - could hear them chatting behind closed door but didn't come out to serve

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Visited On Thursday, 12 September 2019

When we arrived for our booking at 8.30 we was told the kitchen closes at 9, so we was rushed in and out

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Visited On Saturday, 07 September 2019

We had afternoon tea.The service was first rate.This is a smart hotel with lovely furnishings.The staff were friendly and attentive.The food was great and we were even offered extra sandwiches !! Perfect

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Visited On Monday, 09 September 2019

Service was excellent and very friendly. Only issue I have is there is no signage out the front of the hotel indicating where the car park is. I drove past the turning on the first attempt and had to go all the way round the one way system to get back it was pure luck and my excellent sence of direction that I managed to find it at all.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 September 2019

GreyFriers where very helpful to adjust the menu fror my vegan and vegetarian family. Many thanks for a great afternoon tea.

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Visited On Sunday, 08 September 2019

Great afternoon

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Visited On Saturday, 07 September 2019

Such a lovely afternoon tea and in such a smart place, it feels like a grand city restaurant without the hassle of travelling there!!

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Visited On Saturday, 07 September 2019

Lovely meal and evening - we would love to return. Thank you for making a birthday dinner special

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