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Maxine's Restaurant at Bannatyne Health Club and Spa

Kingsford Park, Layer Road, Colchester, CO2 0HS

((()* British
  •  - Essex
  •  - Essex
  •  - Essex
  •  - Essex
  •  - Essex
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday - Saturday: 08:00 - 20:45
Sunday: 08:00 - 19:45

Both the service and the food were outstanding, 3 courses all absolutely delicious. Wouldn't hesitate to book again when we visit next time.

Georgina Durrani 27 April 2018
from Portsmouth

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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.

Maxine's Restaurant at Bannatyne Health Club and Spa

Kingsford Park, Layer Road, Colchester, CO2 0HS

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Customer reviews for Maxine's Restaurant at Bannatyne Health Club and Spa

3.5 ((()* (based on 22 reviews)
63% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (10)
  • lunch (9)
  • views (8)
  • luxury (5)
  • dinner (3)
  • value (3)
  • al fresco (2)
  • breakfast (2)
  • private dining (2)
  • romantic (2)
  • business (1)
  • child friendly (1)
  • large parties (1)
  • trendy (1)
  • ((((( 27 April 2018 by Georgina Durrani from Portsmouth

    Both the service and the food were outstanding, 3 courses all absolutely delicious. Wouldn't hesitate to book again when we visit next time.

  • ((*** 13 February 2018 by Tracy Corby from Colchester

    Afternoon tea for a friend's birthday. It just didn't feel special. Difficult to attract the attention of staff on arrival. Nice orangery where it was served, but the table was tatty and it felt cold. Food was attractively served, but let down by the rest of it. The waitress looked blankly when I asked what teas were available, and my friend was told to help herself to coffee from the urn. Really disappointed.

  • ((*** 1 February 2018 by Chris Manning from Southend

    Lacks atmosphere. Sticky tables. Food was nice but not a great choice

  • ((((* 9 January 2018 by Julie Heighway from colchester

    very good

  • ((((( 27 August 2017 by Chloe Isbell from Colchester

    Stone bass was really tasty and well cooked

  • (**** 18 August 2017 by Caroline Wong from Hertford

    The choice available on the spa menu is very limited. It seems they offer the cheapest possible food for customers that are on spa days.

    The portion that arrived was disappointingly small and was incredibly salty.

    We ended up ordering extra food. Having already spent £140 on a spa we were disappointed to have to order £20 more on lunch.

    There is no table service and the food and drink were both slow to arrive.

  • ((((( 6 August 2017 by Natalie Coles from Clacton

    We had the picnic. Thankfully because it was raining outside they let us eat it inside. It was well presented and tasted nice, possibly a bit costly for what it was. The service couldn't be faulted, staff were friendly and helpful.

  • ((((* 6 August 2017 by Chrystal Clark from Colchester

    Location is beautiful! The food was really lovely and staff friendly. However, the service was incredibly slow. We waited about 15-20 minutes for our drinks after ordering and this happened both times we ordered drinks.
    I would recommend this restaurant to a friend but I would inform them the service may not be as quick as they may wish.
    I had read reviews that the service was slow so ordered 2 drinks in the first instance just in case!

  • ((((* 2 August 2017 by Emma Duff from Colchester

    We weren't able to actually dine here as although your website allowed us to book a table for 9pm the kitchen closed at 8pm. Incredibly disappointing and left the restaurant staff concerned about the online booking service as it should not have allowed a table to be booked after 7.45pm. Thankfully they were brilliant and have given us a complimentary meal to come back with Prosecco. We did have to go and eat elsewhere in the end.

  • ((*** 18 July 2017 by Rachel Mcintyre from Colchester

    Food was nice enough, service was really poor which was such a shame as it's such a nice venue. The staff were in interested an not very helpful. The tea and the food had obviously been sat a while before they were brought out would definitely not go again.

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