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11A North Hill, Colchester CO1 1DZ, England
+44 1206 570005
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  • Excellent91%
  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (10 reviews)
“confit” (4 reviews)
“mackerel” (5 reviews)
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11A North Hill, Colchester CO1 1DZ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had heard really good things about this restaurant and I wasn’t disappointed. The small plate idea I liked as you got to eat different bits off the menu and it was not too heavy. The Indian style cauliflower was just gorgeous. The paper bags...More

Thank MarianneandBobby
Reviewed 3 days ago

Dined here with another couple on a Friday night - one of the best places I've eaten ever, and certainly in Colchester. From the get-go the staff had it spot-on; attentative and informative without being servile. The menu and ordering system is orginal, but quite...More

Thank Gulliver H
Reviewed 5 days ago

It wasn't the easiest place to find as I thought it was down the alleyway by the NCP entrance but it's not, it's down the alleyway up past Ask right next to the NCP multi storey. The staff here are absolutely brilliant, you are made...More

Thank Sunandseainparadise
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely little gem. Really helpful staff explained how the menu works and we're very informative. Food delishous and will definately be returning

Thank Gillian R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to grain on Saturday while visiting friends in the Colchester area. Love the concept of starter portions. Staff were super helpful and very accommodating of my dietary requirements. They were able to modify the menu for me without compromising on the quality, flavour of...More

Thank michellelS1027NY
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time we visit Colchester we head to grain to sample the fantastic small plate menu. Today was no exception. Between the three of us we had nearly everything on the menu and each dish was superb. Particular highlights were the sirloin beef with confit...More

Thank Diydad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place! Great concept, informative and attentive staff and simply delicious food. Ideal for lunch or dinner. Love the fact that they cook in the restaurant area every thing is visible. A great eco friendly attitude to seasonal and locally sourced ingredients.

Thank corenp2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the absolutely most stunning lunch at Grain today. After a last minute trip to Colchester as a result of our holiday being cancelled due to the snow we checked trip advisor and couldn’t miss a visit to the number 1 restaurant. Grain was...More

Thank Holly P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on a Friday night when the restaurant was about half full - so service was good and prompt, and nothing was forgotten. The food is great, all cooked to a high standard. Falls short of Michelin standards but still very good. The dining experience...More

Thank Baaatt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

AMAZING food! A real treat in Colchester, which is full of chain restaurants and average food. It's probably not for everybody, admittedly, but for me and my young vegan/veggie family who like smaller portions but more courses, it was perfect (they do meat dishes too...More

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Gillian R
11 March 2018|
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Response from Chef785 | Property representative |
Unfortunately we don't have car parking at grain. However Nunns road NCP is right next door. Alternatively St Mary's multi storey car park is just 5 minutes walk from the restaurant (and substantially cheaper)
Karen W
29 January 2018|
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Response from Vivienne W | Reviewed this property |
There is a lovely courtyard.
8 October 2017|
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Response from Vivienne W | Reviewed this property |
There is an inner courtyard area, where they may allow a dog. They are very friendly and helpful on the phone.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11A North Hill, Colchester CO1 1DZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 570005
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