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The Britannia & Gurkha Restaurant and bar

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42 Meyrick Crescent | Colchester, Colchester CO2 7QY, England
+44 1206 761003
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have walked past this pub/restaurant many times, and have heard great things about the food too so decided to visit. The restaurant wasn't too busy and upon entering we were shown a table where we could sit. A lovely Nepalese lady then explained how the menu worked, its a set meal. And she explained what the starter, main course... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great pub and wonderful restaurant. Been several times. Every time is a treat with the best local food.

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Thank SuffolkDave84
Colchester, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were delayed getting to the restaraunt, but the staff were very accomodating and no problems, even though a group of 10. The staff are a delight, really great service and the portions are bothg generous and very tasty, with some interesting additions. The fixed menu was not a problem and the heat of the food would suit anyone. Excellent... More 

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Thank peter h
UK
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This pub is more than that, one side is a restaurant run by an ex Gurkha. You can just turn up but it can be busy so a reservation would be recommended. There is no menu you get a set meal for £15. This begins with poppadom and dip, then a potato dish (like Bombay potatoes) and a starter which... More 

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Thank mrsmc57
Carlisle, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Visit often and love this little gem! It allows dogs in so we can watch all our sporting delights with our pup. It's got a pool table, darts board and a juke box! Locals are all friendly too, and the food there is brilliant!

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Thank Lola L
London, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

What can i say , this is a totally bonkers concept they tell you the food they are going to serve on the day no menu Once you have over come the risk factor on that we we brought Popadoms and a dip / sauce great start a , followed by a chicken dumpling and spicy potatoe again not bad... More 

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Thank derekjohn
Colchester
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

After a long day in the garden, my husband and I decided to have a takeaway curry from this place. For £10 per head, we got a beautifully cooked meal for 2. Can't fault it. Amazing value

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Thank Annio1976
Colchester
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We haven't been to the Britannia for at least 6 months due to moving house and were looking forward to going back. We weren't disappointed, 4 of us went and had an excellent dinner last night. Vegetable spring rolls and their delicious potatoes to start with and then beef, chicken and veg curry for main followed by a Nepalese dessert.... More 

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Thank Maria_Jackson
Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

So at The Britannia there is no menu. You eat what they bring you. We were there in a large group and they handled us easily. The food was a mix of mutton, chicken and vegetarian curries all of which was very good. The onion bhaji for starter was one of the best I've ever had. The service was fast... More 

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Thank ComplicatedDisaster
Tucson, Arizona, United States
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

We were looking for something slightly different and we were recommended this restaurant. Absolutely fantastic,great food, great service and lovely people. I would thoroughly recommend it , and we will be coming back ... thank you

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Nepalese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Meyrick Crescent | Colchester, Colchester CO2 7QY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 761003

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?