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The Old Siege House Bar and Brasserie

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75 East Street, Colchester CO1 2TS, England
+44 1206 973371
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Today
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Thu 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Having read a good review in the local paper, I planned to have a family meal here after being disappointed with my last two Sunday roasts at more expensive restaurants. The weather was so bad it made you feel like staying at home but it had not put off the other diners at this restaurant. The staff were very friendly... More 

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Thank David P
Darren L, General Manager at The Old Siege House Bar and Brasserie, responded to this review

We are extremely grateful to you for taking the time to leave us a review and value your comments. We will look forward to seeing you again very soon. Regards The Old Siege House More 

Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Loved the meal, service was great , waitress on her first shift was perfect. The only negative would be to get BBQ sauce in for my sons kids meal haha. I can not fault anything as it was a perfect evening. Thankyou Seige House. We visited 12/11/16 party of 7.

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Thank Sarah Mummy T T
Darren L, General Manager at The Old Siege House Bar and Brasserie, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and value your comments. We will be sure to pass on your request for BBQ sauce to be added to the condiments too. Regards The Old Siege House More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

A group of us came for an evening meal on Saturday and from the moment we arrived we were so well looked after. The food was exceptional and generous in portion sizes with a fantastic service second to none, despite the restaurant being very busy. The staff were so friendly whilst professional and the general warm friendly ambience of the... More 

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Darren L, General Manager at The Old Siege House Bar and Brasserie, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a 5* review. We are very pleased to hear that your party, all enjoyed your evening. We have many loyal customers/regulars and it would be our pleasure to cater for your group at your next gathering, if you so choose to dine with us again. Regards The Old Siege House More 

New Zealand
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We booked here for lunch on Father's Day. On this day there was a set menu. On arriving at the restaurant we were seated by friendly staff. A fresh carafe of water was placed on the table as we sat down. Waitress was very attentive even though she was serving several other table as well. Food was devine, we will... More 

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Darren L, General Manager at The Old Siege House Bar and Brasserie, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We welcome all customer feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards The Old Siege House More 

Wivenhoe, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Very tasty home made food, excellent service, and very reasonably priced ( certainly for the lunch menu ). I happened to mention as we ordered that it was a 96th birthday lunch, and entirely unexpectedly, father in law's dessert came out with 'Happy Birthday' and a balloon in delightful chocolate script on his plate! No extra charge. He was very... More 

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Darren L, General Manager at The Old Siege House Bar and Brasserie, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. A 96th Birthday is certainly one that should be celebrated and we are pleased to hear you all had a fantastic time. Regards The Old Siege House More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our evening fantastic food, good personal service and attentive to every detail!!! Be Back again soon

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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Friendly and efficient staff and the restaurant is comfortable and airy. The food was disappointing. Ordering the lamb rump I was assured it would be pink. It was over cooked, tough and buried under far too much sauce. Such a shame. Perhaps we caught the chef on a bad day.

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Darren L, General Manager at The Old Siege House Bar and Brasserie, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We welcome all customer feedback and are sorry to hear, that on this occasion your steak wasn't cooked as requested and to our usual high standard. We hope you will visit us again soon to enable us to achieve the full 5* review. Regards The Old Siege House More 

UK
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86 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We were a group of seven and found the set lunch very good value at £12.45 for two courses. We all opted for mains and desserts and my salmon with new potatoes and green beans was very fresh and tasty. The wine was fairly priced too.The building which houses the restaurant is very historic, having been damaged during the Civil... More 

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Darren L, General Manager at The Old Siege House Bar and Brasserie, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your lunch with us and will loook forward to seeing you again next time you are in the area. Regards The Old Siege House More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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217 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Traditional English food. Large portions, reasonable prices and quite a good choice of dishes. Service could be better especially as we were only 8 people in the restaurant!

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Thank Thera1974
Darren L, General Manager at The Old Siege House Bar and Brasserie, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We welcome all customer feedback and are sorry to hear that you felt the service on this occasion, could have been better. We pride ourselves, on not only our food but also our customer service, so please do visit us again soon to experience our usual 5* service. Regards The... More 

Braintree, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Beef cooked to perfection as were the roast potatoes. The childrens portions were huge. The only thing I would criticize is that I would rather more traditional vegetables rather than the braised red cabbage.

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Thank Bernadette W
Darren L, Manager at The Old Siege House Bar and Brasserie, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We welcome all customer feedback and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We have noted your request for more traditional vegetables and hope to see you again soon so we can accommodate your request. Best Regards The Old Siege House More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$37
Cuisine
European, British, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75 East Street, Colchester CO1 2TS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 973371
Description
Here at The Old Siege House Bar and Brasserie we provide an a la carte dining experience in an ambient atmosphere at a very reasonable price. If you are looking for quality food, book your table today! Specials on Friday and Saturday evenings. Come and try our set lunch menus, £12.45 for two courses, £14.95 For three courses Tuesday-Saturday Lunch. £16.95 For two courses and £19.95 For three courses on Sunday lunch.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?