A bright, modern space to enjoy versatile dining, The Kingsford at Bannatyne Health Club and Spa serves up a great selection of international dishes, while the adjacent lounge area is a tranquil, plush setting to sample traditional afternoon teas.
The Kingsford menu at Bannatyne Health Club and Spa offers a diverse selection of modern British and European recipes, all made with local ingredients wherever possible. For those looking for light lunches, there are sandwiches with fillings like brie, bacon and cranberry sauce, or small plates choices like the gluten-free hot smoked sea trout, crab rillette and baby potato salad. For those with a big appetite, there is traditional fish and chips, while the grill selection offers up succulent sirloin steak and a signature beef burger with rosemary fries.
Indulgent desserts at The Kingsford in Colchester include lemon and gin cheesecake with candied limes, as well as a selection of British and European cheeses. A diverse wine list is also available, as well as international beers.
Offering modern recipes in classic, elegant surroundings, The Kingsford at Bannatyne Health Club and Spa is an 8-minute drive from Colchester Town Rail Station.
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- afternoon tea (18)
- al fresco (9)
- breakfast (2)
- business (3)
- child friendly (1)
- dinner (7)
- large parties (3)
- lunch (22)
- luxury (5)
- private dining (4)
- romantic (4)
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25 October 2019
Lovely airy and spacious restaurant. Sadly the food let it down hugely. Slow roasted lamb unfortunately looked like a tin of dog food, swimming in water, fatty, and just lukewarm. Sizzling chicken came out just warm - not the most appetising meal.
28 August 2019
Was disappointed in our dining experience. We ordered bread and oils to start with and bread was like a rock, then for mains we had the lamb and sizzling chicken. Lamb was so fatty and unedible and flat bread again was hard and not enjoyable. Disappointing experience .
15 August 2019
Second time having afternoon tea and just as delicious as before. Lovely sandwiches and cakes and generous with the clotted cream, always a winner - will definitely be back!
11 August 2019
Initial service was awful. We were left waiting in the bar area where we were in the way of all staff carrying food & drink. With our rucksack and bags we could have easily bumped into someone and caused an accident. The young man was putting bills through the till and twice ignored our request to sit at our table. Finally we decided to move ourselves into the restaurant and a lovely young man called Connor( I think) showed us to our table. From there on everything was good...food/drink and service.
14 July 2019
We ordered sandwiches and salad. The salad was plain and dull - just leaves and no dressing. The steak in the sandwich was gristly and inedible. The bread was dry and stale. Very disappointing. The dish was £12 so left feeling ripped off - v poor value. Would not recommend.
5 July 2019
Lovely outdoor seating. We had the salmon and the pork belly and they were both delicious
29 May 2019
Disappointing very ordinary uninspiring food. We had the mere which was just like shop bought and far too cold. The mackerel salad was a simple piece of mackerel on top of a few dressed leaves with vacuum packed beetroot.
22 May 2019
Good size portions, and nicely presented. Very attentive staff. I found the mushroom aricini a bit rich. Could only eat half, think it would make a better starter, smaller size. The sauce was too heavy. My friend like the duck salad, and there wAs plenty of meat.
21 April 2019
Great experience with attentive staff. Fully enjoyed our experience thank you
17 April 2019
Very nice, a bit warm, better when the air conditioning turned on. Staff very pleasant and helpful. Service acceptable speed. Food very good.