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Courtyard Brasserie at The George Hotel

116 High Street, Colchester, CO1 1TD

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  •  - Essex
  •  - Essex
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Main course: £10
Food spend: £25

Excellent meal in lovely surroundings.

Seamus Kelly 12 March 2017
from London Borough of Barnet

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An historic 500-year old coaching inn, Courtyard Brasserie at The George Hotel is a lively eatery that blends English dining tradition with exciting innovation. A tranquil outdoor terrace is a popular summer spot, and makes a perfect setting for afternoon tea.

Award-winning local suppliers are used in the Courtyard Brasserie menu, and include Assington Fruit Farm and Colchester Brewery. From Colchester Oyster Fisheries, diners can indulge in Mersea oysters, enjoyed with a glass of chilled champagne, and there is also fresh lobster. Other hearty favourites include succulent steaks from the grill, and on Sundays there are popular roasts with all the trimmings.

Beautifully presented desserts include chocolate tart, and creamy panna cotta with exotic fruits. Afternoon teas at Courtyard Brasserie Colchester treat diners to a range of freshly baked pastries, scones with jam and clotted cream, and delicate finger sandwiches.

Rich in history, and offering a comfortable setting for dining throughout the day, Courtyard Brasserie at The George Hotel is 6 minutes' walk from Colchester Rail Station.

Courtyard Brasserie at The George Hotel

116 High Street, Colchester, CO1 1TD

Contact +44 1206578494

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Customer reviews for Courtyard Brasserie at The George Hotel

3.1 (((** (based on 9 reviews)
66% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (3)
  • value (3)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • lunch (2)
  • large parties (1)
  • private dining (1)
  • romantic (1)
  • trendy (1)
  • (**** 14 June 2017 by Juliet Harper from Chelmsford

    We didnt enjoy this visit to the Courtyard Brassierie at the George Hotel in Colchester. We arrive at 12.00 noon and were promptly shown to our seats. We waited about 10 mins before being asked by a very pleasant gentleman whether anyone had taken our order. Whilst we were waiting, we noticed the areas was not very clean, the toilets smelt and overall the place needed updating and cleaning. The food was ok, however we were ignored by the female waitress when we wanted to pay for the bill. Overall the male members of staff were excellent, but I would like to say we will not be returning to this venue.

  • (**** 2 May 2017 by Christopher Smith from Guildford

    This restaurant is like a relic from the 1970s with dark brown stained tables and chairs. The food was very greasy and one of the main courses was almost inedible

  • (**** 3 April 2017 by Kim Brodie from Colchester

    Sadly we decided not to eat in the restaurant. We came early and had a drink. The bar staff were not very friendly one rather surly the other handed my husband change from behind his back while concentrating on the till. There did not seem to be other diners, we didn't feel like being the only ones there. We looked at the menu and was not really inspired by it. Arriving was a bit intimidating the door was surrounded by rather rough looking smokers.

  • ((((( 12 March 2017 by Seamus Kelly from London Borough of Barnet

    Excellent meal in lovely surroundings.

  • ((*** 6 March 2017 by Emma Strevens from Colchester

    we had to wait half an hour before pots of tea were brought out, a further half an hour until any food arrived and sadly it wasn't worth the wait. The sandwiches were dry and the scones were rock hard. It was not busy during our visit and there appeared to be plenty of staff so not acceptable.

  • ((((* 7 February 2017 by Nigel Judd from Colchester

    Good food but not many customers

  • ((((( 26 December 2016 by Joanna Kirchner from Colchester

    They had no record of our booking through Book a Table. They had stopped all Book a Table reservations weeks ago. They were completely booked up.

  • ((((( 12 December 2016 by Julie Hill from Braintree

    This was our second time of visiting The Courtyard. It's such good value for money, food is lovely, unlimited prosecco means just that! but my favourite but is the staff they a fun and friendly and couldn't be more helpful. My niece has an allergy to butter and they offered alternatives without fuss - one waitress even remembered us from last time! Fab place would definitely recommend.

  • ((((* 20 October 2016 by Amanda Lee from Colchester

    Lovely evening food was excellent and service was polite and friendly

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