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Courtyard Brasserie at The George Hotel

116 High Street, Colchester, CO1 1TD

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Main course: £10
Food spend: £25

Excellent service couldn't fault it

John Kirby 12 August 2017
from Colchester

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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

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Customer reviews for Courtyard Brasserie at The George Hotel

3.1 (((** (based on 14 reviews)
64% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (5)
  • lunch (5)
  • value (5)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • private dining (3)
  • large parties (2)
  • romantic (2)
  • business (1)
  • child friendly (1)
  • trendy (1)
  • (**** 27 December 2017 by Penelope Cousins from Colchester

    Really disappointing.

  • ((*** 20 December 2017 by Emma Bedford from Colchester

    I have been to the George Hotel many times before,, This time not as successful : on arrival they had no idea of the booking; but they apologised and found us a table: we had festive afternoon tea, which was very basic- the scones heavy and limp, then there was a shortcake biscuit with marmalade put on top, it felt like a scrimp and scrape job: We go to a lot of afternoon teas but this very disappointing . It didn’t really fell festive .

  • ((((( 2 November 2017 by Jason Broadhurst from Braintree

    Absolutely superb! Way better than I was expecting! The Beef was perfectly cooked (Pink but not bloody - just as it should be!) The Veg was also perfect - not raw as some places seem to like to serve it nowadays!! (I think they are under the impression that "Raw" is "Al-Dente" - very annoying!!!!) Service was polite and swift without being rushed. Great experience

  • ((((( 12 August 2017 by John Kirby from Colchester

    Excellent service couldn't fault it

  • (((** 7 August 2017 by Andrew Culley from Croydon

    We had afternoon tea. The sandwiches were ok, pretty ordinary really, but the scones and cake were excellent. One thing which I found quite inexplicable was the entirely random set of crockery and tea pots, nothing matched. It was as if everything had been picked up in a car boot sale and no attempt had been made to match anything, This made me wonder if you actually had any complete tea services. This was really unacceptable. The staff were ,however, all delightful. The location was decaying, even the window frames on the street front appeared to be rotting. The restaurant and hotel were near empty, despite this being a Sunday afternoon in the height of the summer.

  • (**** 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.

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