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The Restaurant @ Claricehouse - Colchester

Kingsford Park Layer Road | Layer Road, Colchester CO2 0HS, England
+44 1206 734301
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good27%
  • Average20%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible12%
12 Mar 2018
“Could do better”
24 Jan 2018
“Served by a rude man!”
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Kingsford Park Layer Road | Layer Road, Colchester CO2 0HS, England
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Reviewed March 12, 2018

Spa day for Mothers' day. Lucky that the beauty therapists were so good because it saved the day. Pool area looked very good but the aromatherapy room had nothing of aromatherapy about it and the pool itself was icy. The relazing pool was also too...More

Thank Susan A
Reviewed January 24, 2018

I have been a member at the health club for 5 years,and have used the resteraunt lots.However the experience today will not bode well for any future visits,I asked for a black coffee ,and when I was told the price. I said it was dearer...More

Thank Kay T
Reviewed November 14, 2017

Lovely food, Great atmosphere fantastic views and excellent service!! All staff very friendly and approachable through out the evening it was extremely busy and everything ran smoothly.

Thank 813greeneyes
Reviewed November 6, 2017

Beautiful views of the lawns, perfect place. Food presented nicely and staff polite. Nothings was too much trouble

Thank neatneat2017
Reviewed May 1, 2017

Yesterday 30th April we were here as part of a mixed family and close friends group to celebrate our daughter in-laws birthday, the table was booked for 3.30pm sadly on arrival the tea room was nothing less than chaos as a baby shower group were...More

Thank David S
Reviewed April 1, 2017

bog standard fare that is part of a set meal lunch included in spa day .I had fish and chips from a harassed looking water who did his best to keep up poor chap. don't go out of your way if you are not using...More

Thank linz212014
Reviewed March 3, 2017

Light and airy restaurant overlooking the grounds, we had two course lunch with about 4starter choices and mains and dessert courses. The food was delicious, but was left to find condiments from another table.

Thank Eileen B
Reviewed February 14, 2017

Had a really tasty chicken and tarragon jacket potato with salad, absolutely gorgeous and very fair price to.

1  Thank The-Barrands76
Reviewed December 30, 2016

A very average experience of afternoon tea here on Boxing Day. On the plus side - the cakes and scones were lovely, and the idea of letting children decorate their own cupcakes was a nice touch. On the down side : why the waitress felt...More

Thank clemk4
Reviewed December 28, 2016

We had passed this venue a few times as it is only 10 minutes from us. Upon turning up we found ourselves in a mediocre, cafeteria style large dining room. No decor to mention, pretty barren. The other seating option was in the bar which...More

1  Thank indian44444
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$33 - US$47
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kingsford Park Layer Road | Layer Road, Colchester CO2 0HS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 734301
  • E-mail
Junpier, formerly The Restaurant @ Clarice House is a charming, intimate spot set in a sensitively-restored Jacobean-style mansion. The dining room, with its conservatory, is a lovely combination of traditional style with modern élan in a relaxing atmosphere. Clarice House hotel is a family-run spa with all the trimmings, so you’d expect restaurant meals to be full of goodness and brimming with taste and you’d be absolutely correct. Choose the detox menu if you must, the vegetarian option if you like, or simply enjoy the plethora modern British dishes. Absolutely everything on the menu is made in house, from the bread and sauces to the desserts.
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