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Bella Pais

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7 Centurian House St. Johns Street | St. John Street, Colchester, Colchester CO2 7AH, England
+44 1206 571830
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Today
18:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Fri 18:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have never had a bad meal at this place. If I had to describe the perfect restaurant bella pais would come close. The steaks are the best I've had anywhere bar none. Always cooked to exactly how you ask for it. Service is great and relaxed. Attentive when required and just leave you alone to enjoy your evening. I... More 

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Thank Roger W
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food here is amazing, still the best steak house in Essex, place is tiny and you will be cosy but that's the charm of the place. You need to book at least 3 weeks in advance but it's worth it. Don't go crazy on side because they are huge. Steaks huge, each side is massive. Share sides.

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Thank Sparky9120
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went out for the first time in 3/3,5 years with my partner for a date night and he picked Bella pais. This restaurant is a grest choice for meat lovers as the steaks are amazing there. My partner went fir the 22oz steak with new potatoes, and I got the garlic chicken with greek salad on the side. Everything... More 

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Thank Zsuzsanna B
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good sized portions full of flavour. Good atmosphere in a compact dining area. Many of the customers are regulars that are recognised by the staff. Huge 30oz steak if you love your meat, quality has almost always been very high. English and Greek food available so everyone should find something to suit their tastes. I have never yet found space... More 

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Thank mrsmc57
Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely lunch, surf and turf with half lobster (and pepper and garlic butter sauces) really good. Cocktails not too bad either.

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Thank balbisajdak
Colchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As always service prompt and friendly. Food cooked to perfection!!Nowhere better for a special meal out.

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Thank chrisr2025
Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is fantastic- the food and service never disappoints. I have been a customer for 10 years now and I also love the fact this isn't a 'chain' restaurant so the attention to their clientele is first class. Well done Bella Pais and keep it up!

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Thank scox18
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my friends have been going here for years. The food is nothing short of amazing every time. Can be a bit cramped. Booking is recommended.

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Thank Bryn L
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice stakes be warned you have to order all food separately like sides of vegetables etc lovely food definitely recommend although can be packed so make sure yu book also a little cramped in there too.

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Thank Alistair H
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Close to best steaks you will get anywhere. Service could be more attentive but they aim to pack as many in here and turn around tables so it's hard to book and you feel a little of the gloss has gone once you get a slightly impersonal service but really this is only a minor point and this deserves to... 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 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Greek, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:30
Monday
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?