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Bella Pais

7 Centurian House St. Johns Street | St. John Street, Colchester, Colchester CO2 7AH, England
+44 1206 571830
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (474 reviews)
“stifado” (19 reviews)
“t bone” (27 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7 Centurian House St. Johns Street | St. John Street, Colchester, Colchester CO2 7AH, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Thank you for excellent service excellent food both myself and my partner enjoyed our self's immensely, we had to push back our booking and were more than accommodating

Thank Jo A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Has my Birthday meal here with the family , must say it was absolutely gorgeous ! Always order the steak it is a must !! Best in Colchester

Thank T0mDavies
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great service, a little noisy, but the food makes up for it. Wish it wasn’t as cramped in as it is a small restaurant but overall a brilliant night out

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place great chef lovely lovely staff and the food is amazing I would definitely say the best steak in Colchester it’s so popular definitely phone and book a table .

Thank TheTracielam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very cafe like inside. Calamari was frozen and not homemade. Steak was nice but the same as most steak houses. I was disappointed for the cost

Thank stip83
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time to Bella pais lovely food. Nice staff. Small restaurant with a long waiting list to get a table its that good

Thank LeckieD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully cooked steaks and fish, rather large portions did not need half the sides 6 of us ordered. Lovely friendly staff. Reasonably priced. Good selection of wines. Many thanks.

Thank cass-x-84
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely meal for me and my partner, the food was really good! Steak was amazing! Service was also good had an enjoyable experience will definitely return. Only note is that you book in advance

Thank eellove
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

The staff were friendly and helpful, the food is amazing and good value. This is a reputable restaurant and is always spoken highly of among family and friends.

Thank jenmdawson73
Reviewed May 9, 2018

Myself and my partner absolutely love eating here, the steak is always beautifully cooked! You will need to book a couple of weeks in advance at least to ensure you have a booking, as they get very busy very fast! This is only a small...More

Thank Zoe B
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November 6, 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Samantha L | Reviewed this property |
No not anymore unfortunately, sounds like fun!
April 29, 2017|
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Response from mrsmc57 | Reviewed this property |
There would be no problem with children included. The restaurant is not big so make sure you book well in advance to make sure you can all be fitted in, I am sure you will enjoy your meal.
June 24, 2016|
Response from Ana P |
Yes we do .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Centurian House St. Johns Street | St. John Street, Colchester, Colchester CO2 7AH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 571830
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