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Timbers

22 Trinity Street, Colchester CO1 1JN, England
+44 1206 367676
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cottage pie” (8 reviews)
“soup” (10 reviews)
“sandwich” (6 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 am - 4:30 pm Hours
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
22 Trinity Street, Colchester CO1 1JN, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

First visit to Timbers in many years (in fact I think it was still 'Poppy's' when I last visited!). We were greeted and served warmly and nothing seemed to much trouble. We both had jacket potatoes which were just right. Toilets are clean and tidy....More

Thank FlowerJo18
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time visiting was amazing very quick service lovely breakfast sure there lunches are great aswell they actually had decaf tea which makes a change all round top top service little suggestion maybe a sign near bottom saying where you are as we spent ages...More

Thank scotty1245
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Waited ages for someone to take order 3 other tables came in and were served got so fed up we left and the waiting staff thanked us , had to have tell her about our experience but a shrug of the shoulder does not cut...More

2  Thank Clive-Karen B
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Popped in here for the first time today with my wife for lunch. What a gem !! Fantastic service from friendly staff. We had a pot of tea .... A PROPER POT 😀 !! Wife had a very tasty and nicely toasted tea cake and...More

Thank AndyLargey
simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear AndyLargey, Thank you for your visit and for taking the time to review timbers We're so pleased you enjoyed your time with us. Theres plenty on the menu for you to keep trying so we look forward to welcoming you back for perhaps something...More

Reviewed 12 March 2018

My Wife and I go to Timbers restaurant for meals quite regularly. We have never had a bad meal or bad service at any time. The food is always cooked to order and fresh. All the staff treat you as that should and respect your...More

Thank KingFamilyColchester
simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Deàr Kingfamily. On behalf of all the timbers team thank you for your kind words and taking the time to review us. Its always makes work seem easier when you serve and cater for lovely people and thats partly why the team are always happy...More

Reviewed 3 March 2018

Having visited Timbers a few times before we were impressed with the quality of food and service in the past so decided to come back again for lunch. After sitting down we were made to wait a long time before anyone came to take our...More

Thank BohoWitch1989
simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

Hi Bohowitch. Thanks for your review of timbers. Obviously we're dissapointed that in your personal opinion the decor is not as nice despite our 1st major refurb in 10 years. We would love to be able to please 100% of customers with the new decor/...More

Reviewed 13 February 2018

About two months ago my wife and I were shopping on a Sunday in Colchester. It was one of those busy days when we could not be bothered to go back home and cook. We found ourselves in the old town part of Colchester and...More

Thank Quiggers1967
simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

Hi Quiggers1967 On behalf of the timbers team thank you for business and for taking the time to review us. We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit and we certainly look forward to welcoming you again soon. We have just completed a fabulous new make...More

Reviewed 12 February 2018

Well what happened to this place? The food used to be somewhat decent however our last visit left us with a funny taste in the mouth after our meal and then they over charged us by £10 when we went to pay the bill. Not...More

Thank mruck2018
simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

Hi mruck2018 On behalf of the timbers team thank you for your review. We're obviously disappointed that this visit wasnt up to the usual high standard youve received from us previously and that this appears to of put you off revisiting in future. As regards...More

Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Every time I visit Colchester I treat myself to lunch at The Timbers. Excellent home cooked food and an excellent selection to choose from from snacks to a full meal. Courteous and helpful service too. Definitely recommend.More

Thank Delyth M
simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

Hi Delyth M On behalf of the timbers team thank you for business and for taking the time to review us. We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit and we certainly look forward to welcoming you again soon. We have just completed a fabulous new...More

Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

This place seems to be really popular and with good quality home cooked food its understandable! Would recommendMore

Thank hbridge2016
simon m, Owner at Timbers, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

Hi hbridge2016 On behalf of the timbers team thank you for business and for taking the time to review us. We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit and we certainly look forward to welcoming you again soon. We have just completed a fabulous new make...More

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Nicola W
14 April 2017|
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Response from simon m | Property representative |
hi Nicolas. yes we are open 9am until 4pm. we look forward to seeing you then.
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Grampy S
14 December 2016|
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Response from simon m | Property representative |
hi. many thanks for your email. we operate will our usual menu. plus blackboard specials and a Sunday roast option. always advisable to book as we're always very busy on a Sunday. many thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 14
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Trinity Street, Colchester CO1 1JN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 367676
Description
Simon, Ali and the team would like to welcome you to "timbers" our family run restaurant set in a gorgeous 400 year old timber framed building in the historic centre of Colchester. We offer well cooked quality food from our famous breakfasts using locally sourced ingredients, such as Proctors award winning sausages, local farm free range eggs, to our home made versions of world renowned classics. Great Coffees and teas or maybe something a little stronger are all available to wash it all down with! We believe that if we can serve you the best meals, by the friendliest staff, then you will be more than happy to come back and recommend us to all your friends.
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