Harvester - Stanway

(14 Reviews)
186 London Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 8WJ
British, Argentinian

Average

Main course: £7
Food spend: £15

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 09:00 - 22:00
Friday: 09:00 - 23:00
Saturday: 08:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 08:00 - 22:00.

Restaurant description

Championing freshly made, home-style recipes for the whole family, Harvester Stanway is a simple, approachable pub restaurant with a cosy feel. Outside there is covered seating which is ideal for relaxed drinking and dining, and there are special children's activity packs on offer to keep the little ones occupied.

From its succulent grill selection to the celebrated unlimited salad bar, the Harvester menu is packed full of wholesome flavours for the whole family. Rotisserie chicken cooked in a secret blend of spices is available alongside tender smoked ribs marinated in signature BBQ sauce, while smaller tapas-style dishes are perfect for sharing, with options like spicy crackerjack prawns, and smoked pork and cheddar and jalapeno sausage. There are generous combo platters, juicy steaks, well-stacked burgers, and a great salad selection with premium additions.

All kinds of sweet treats are served on the dessert menu at this Harvester in Colchester. The Sundae selection loads real dairy ice cream with toppings like warm chocolate fudge brownie, Oreo® biscuit crumb, raspberries and marshmallows, while classic options like Cherry Pie accompany fantastic vegan options like our tangy blackcurrant mousse on a light biscuit base. From the bar, there are world beers, spirits, and speciality soft drinks for the kids.

A perfect setting for casual dining, and all for reasonable prices, Harvester Stanway sits 5 minutes' drive from Marks Tey Rail Station.

Customer reviews for Harvester - Stanway
4.1
(based on 14 reviews)

86%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • breakfast (2)
  • business (1)
  • child friendly (4)
  • dinner (10)
  • large parties (1)
  • lunch (5)
  • private dining (2)
  • trendy (2)
  • value (11)
  • By Paul M from Sudbury
    11 October 2019

    Staff friendly, helpful and engaging. Swift and efficient service. Good choice of meals and flavoursome at reasonable prices.

  • By Ernie J from Clacton
    14 August 2019

    Great experience,a friendly welcome, promptly shown to table location of table chosen with consideration to my friends lack of mobility and crutches.

  • By Helen C from Colchester
    26 May 2019

    We like Harvester as its good value and we love the salad cart, which is the main reason for eating at a Harvester. We hadn’t been for some time and noticed that the menus and food presentation had changed, which we thought was for the better. There was 9 of us and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal, including our daughter who says she hates Harvester due to bad food and service experiences she has had (not in the Stanway restaurant). Will definitely be coming again. My only criticism is that the air conditioning couldn’t be put on as it leaked water heavily, and none of the windows open so it got extremely hot. I feel this is an issue that needs to be addressed asap.

  • By Anthea R from Colchester
    3 January 2019

    The menu is much better then before and since the refurbishment a lot cleaner and fresh.

  • By Becky L from Colchester
    22 March 2018

    Very enjoyable meal. Our waitress, Auralia, was excellent, attentive without being obtrusive, a difficult balance to perfect. A drinks menu would be useful.

  • By Sharon B from Braintree
    7 October 2017

    Good food very busy place friendly service.The only thing is parking could be large number of spaces, had to sit and wait for space

  • By Christine K from WALTON on the Naze
    5 August 2017

    And absolutely wonderful evening. The parking was fine, lots of choice. The reception staff were very helpful. We were seated straight away even though we were a little early. Our waiter, I think he said he was a deputy Manager was exceptional and very professional. Now, the food, what can I say? It was absolutely scrumptious. I had the mixed grill , this was ample and delicious. There was a slight confusion as on your website it did say that I could upgrade to an 8oz steak for free, which we showed our waiter and he said this was incorrect and took our phone ( with the website on) to show the manager. They were going to report the website error. Actually I am quite pleased that we didn't upgrade as I was completely 'stuffed' with what I had. My son had Ribs, Chicken and was delighted. I shared a spoonful of my son's Key lime pie and we followed up with latte coffees. Went home VERY FULL and ready to pop!!

  • By Elaine W from Colchester
    18 July 2017

    Very good. Vegan options for myself and vegetarian for my daughter and granddaughter

  • By Lisa L from Colchester
    23 June 2017

    Food very nice as always.very busy so service wasn't great and servers not as friendly as could have been.

  • By Barry H from Colchester
    14 April 2017

    All good but had to wait to long for one of the main meals everyone else had nearly finished when my mums meal turned up after chasing the staff to find out where it was.

Restaurant Location Map
Harvester - Stanway
186 London Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 8WJ