The Barn

(323 Reviews)
Brook Road Great Tey, Colchester, East of England, CO6 1JE
British, Afternoon Tea, Gourmet
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2-course dinner menu £22 per person

Available for lunch and dinner daily, excluding Saturday evenings and Sundays. Subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.

Average

Main course: £20
Food spend: £36

Opening hours

Wednesday to Friday: 09:00 - 21:00
Saturday: 09:00 - 21:30
Sunday: 09:00 - 18:00.

Restaurant description

With a stunning vaulted ceiling lined with rustic exposed beams, The Barn dates back to the 16th century, and has been lovingly converted yet retains its rural charm. Enjoy a selection of classic and modern gastro dishes, including children's menus, making this a versatile setting for the whole family.

The Barn menu spans the entire day, and starts off with all-day breakfasts and brunch options, with dishes like American-style pancakes with smoked back bacon and maple syrup. The a la carte menu includes vegan dishes like carrot and beetroot terrine with homemade bread and grape chutney, with hearty mains including whole lobster with garlic butter and skinny fries. There are generous sharing platters that are perfect for groups, and hearty burgers and steaks from the grill.

Enjoy classic afternoon teas at The Barn in Colchester, while the dessert menu features other British flavours, with choices like apple and fig crumble with cardamom and rose water ice cream. There is also a diverse wine list served, with bottles from the old and new worlds.

A beautifully picturesque rural setting, The Barn is a charming spot for all-day dining, and sits 5 minutes' drive from Marks Tey Rail Station.

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

Customer reviews for The Barn
4.3
(based on 323 reviews)

93%
of diners recommend this restaurant

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

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (103)
  • al fresco (29)
  • breakfast (58)
  • business (40)
  • child friendly (20)
  • dinner (234)
  • entertainment (28)
  • large parties (106)
  • lunch (152)
  • luxury (74)
  • private dining (98)
  • romantic (117)
  • trendy (30)
  • value (104)
  • views (25)
  • By Karen R from Colchester
    14 March 2020

    Excellent food, venue and the staff was amazing and friendly as always

  • By Julie N from Braintree
    14 March 2020

    Delicious food, beautifully cooked as always with friendly, attentive staff

  • By Tania R from Colchester
    7 March 2020

    lovely food, good menu choices, very reasonable, lovely location.

  • By Tina D from Colchester
    7 March 2020

    I booked 4 people for Afternoon Tea, the confirmation email said standard a la carte, so I sent an email, the response was very prompt and polite, apologies, they had amended the system and a confirmation email would be sent, it was and it still said a la carte, so I printed the apologies email to take with me, I did not need to show it but when I got to the Barn they went to get menus, so I had to say no your system should show afternoon tea, she had to look for it but finally agreed, this was the only down point of the experience, other than that the food was lovely, it was relaxing, I did have to go to the till for the bill as it was hard to get someone's attention. I came here because I had been the week before for a 3 course dinner, so it did feel that if you paid more you got a better service.

  • By Mike C from Basildon
    7 March 2020

    Great service from very friendly staff. Amazing food at very reasonable prices.

  • By CHRISTOPHER MILLER M from Frinton-on-Sea
    4 March 2020

    Our first visit after a recommendation. Very impressive main dining area, which was roomy and airy due to the high, amazing old ceiling.The seats were comfortable and our table for two was well positioned and impeccably clean We were given a nice welcome and the service was excellent throughout. Very good food - the sirloin steaks were just right and the chips delicious ! We will definitely come again and we are seriously considering booking one of the larger tables or even one of the separate dining areas for an upcoming family birthday celebration. We were given full details of who to contact for this. Good value for a high quality experience.

  • By Paul W from Great Bentley
    1 March 2020

    I have eaten here many times but sadly this time the food was not as hot as normal could it be they were very busy so as a table collectively we decided not to complain and we finished up paid and left.

  • By Alan C from Colchester
    29 February 2020

    As ever the Barn offered a stunning venue. Food and service was to an excellent standard.

  • By Tina D from Colchester
    28 February 2020

    This was my first visit and it was lovely, from the size of the tables the distance between table made is more private, the service and the food

  • By Kelie P from Guildfordd
    22 February 2020

    Food was excellent - service a big hit and miss and there was no atmosphere in the dining area.

Restaurant Location Map
The Barn
Brook Road Great Tey, Colchester, East of England, CO6 1JE

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