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11A North Hill, Colchester CO1 1DZ, England
+44 1206 570005
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  • Excellent90%
  • Very good6%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (13 reviews)
“confit” (4 reviews)
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11A North Hill, Colchester CO1 1DZ, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a lovely evening. Great food, service & atmosphere. A special place. Visited as a larger group but this didn’t deter from the quality or service.

Thank FionaEssex
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Relatively new addition to the many eateries in Colchester. Grain promotes itself as being new in offering small plate dining, surely that is a Tapas bar but no this is fine dining with small portions. To be fair the individual components were well cooked and...More

1  Thank Tim C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food as always , Great service, Lovely atmosphere . On this occasion my daughters took their respective five month old babies who are both breast fed and the restaurant was most accepting and offered high chairs etc when booking (and not knowing age) ensured...More

Thank cjmac1106
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fantastic night! Great food in a cosy atmosphere. As a party of 6 it was wonderful to have our own seperate dining room to enjoy the interesting cuisine. Excellent! Very friendly staff and well worth experiencing 🍜🍲🍮

Thank James P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to Grain and had been once before with our Son and really enjoyed the food served here. The dishes are small and very different type food lovely flavors and you can enjoy 3 different dishes without feeling full You can also...More

Thank nestcottage
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic find. Tucked away in Colchester great food, service and environment. Would definitely recommend and will return. Good catering for vegetarians too.

Thank Jayne B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Grain is, by a long chalk, the best restaurant in Colchester. Once again the food and service were both absolutely first class. Beyond that, it's tough to know what to add to my previous reviews of this excellent establishment. Long may it continue.

Thank 916Andrew
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for our wedding anniversary. Was amazing! The food was like nothing I've had before and the wine was perfect. Argued on the way home as to who had the best dish! Sign of a good night!

Thank 22ejc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has been on top of the tripadvisor list for a while so I was dying to go, but I was really underwhelmed. The staff and ambience can't be faulted...I think my main problem was portion size. Im more of a pub grub kind...More

3  Thank sehar2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best places I have ever eaten in my life. If you are not planning in coming to Colchester, now you have a good reason. GRAIN. Congratulations to the cheff and the staff. Just brilliant food and great service, although the only little...More

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Questions & Answers
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 473viviennew | Reviewed this property |
There is a lovely courtyard.
8 October 2017|
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Response from 473viviennew | 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, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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