Maxine's Restaurant at Bannatyne Health Club and Spa

(47 Reviews)
Kingsford Park Layer Road, Colchester, East of England, CO2 0HS
British, Afternoon Tea
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Top offer

Cocktail ' o' clock from £7.95

This offer is available from July 25, 2020 until September 30, 2020, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer includes service.


Main course: £10
Food spend: £25

Opening hours

Monday - Saturday: 08:00 - 20:45
Sunday: 08:00 - 19:45

Restaurant description

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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Maxine's Restaurant at Bannatyne Health Club and Spa
(based on 47 reviews)

of diners recommend this restaurant

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (20)
  • al fresco (9)
  • breakfast (2)
  • business (3)
  • child friendly (1)
  • dinner (8)
  • large parties (3)
  • lunch (25)
  • luxury (6)
  • private dining (5)
  • romantic (5)
  • trendy (3)
  • value (5)
  • views (16)
  • By Caroline W from Hertford
    13 August 2017

    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.

  • By Natalie C from Clacton
    5 August 2017

    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.

  • By Chrystal C from Colchester
    4 August 2017

    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!

  • By Emma D from Colchester
    1 August 2017

    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.

  • By Rachel M from Colchester
    17 July 2017

    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.

  • By Pam S from Colchester
    17 May 2017

    Birthday treat at Bannatynes spa, with lunch at Maxines Resraurant, very good food good value for money, staff very pleasant and attentive. Very pleasant surroundings.

  • By Sue I from Wickford
    12 May 2017

    The food is always tasty and beautifully presented. The staff are nice and looked after my friend and I. We enjoyed really enjoyed our visit.

  • By Holly R from Colchester
    26 March 2017

    Food was average. Slow service. Waited a good 15/20 minutes before even getting our drinks. The afternoon was 'okay.' Nothing special.

  • By Elizabeth K from Colchester
    20 March 2017

    The service was poor. The staff were not attentive. My party had to wait over 5 minutes before anyone approached us to ask if we needed help. We were not offered a variety of teas with our afternoon tea, just tea or coffee. Atfer the food was brought out we didn't see a member of staff for the next 2 hours we were there apart from when we went looking for someone for more tea. Very disappointing and not what i have come to expect from previous visits.

  • By Jenny H from Chelmsford
    23 February 2017

    Lovely food, good portions and great service

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Maxine's Restaurant at Bannatyne Health Club and Spa
Kingsford Park Layer Road, Colchester, East of England, CO2 0HS

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