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.
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.
of diners recommend this restaurant
- afternoon tea (70)
- al fresco (21)
- breakfast (43)
- business (25)
- child friendly (12)
- dinner (158)
- entertainment (17)
- large parties (71)
- lunch (94)
- luxury (51)
- private dining (60)
- romantic (74)
- trendy (16)
- value (67)
- views (15)
9 June 2019
Excellent food. Staff very attentive. Highly recommend.
8 June 2019
Excellent menu choice, food was of an excellent quality as well. It was also borne out by our daughter & son in law (who is French) had not been there before. The staff were very attentive and apologised profusely about the fans. A couple of criticism was the fact that the air conditioning fans could not be turned off, making it quite drafty also the quality of the cappuccino was extremely poor quality. However we will be coming back again.
8 June 2019
One of my favourite places to eat in the area
5 June 2019
Food was fabulous. So was the service and the surroundings were beautiful.
1 June 2019
Very nice welcome except not allowed to have the balloon my children had brought as a surprise for me. Food very nice, enjoyed by all 10 of us. Service very good and excellent pictures taken by one of the waiters. Enjoyable start to my birthday celebrations
1 June 2019
Polite attentive staff. Good food, nicely presented. Wonderful atmosphere.
31 May 2019
Very enjoyable evening had by all ? Brilliant singing by Ira J, staff very helpful and friendly .food very good ! Hopefully we will be getting a big group together for an Ira J night in December! Thank u for a lovely evening
27 May 2019
It was my first visit to the barn having been recommended by a friend what a lovely place to eat the food was delicious the staff very helpful wonderful atmosphere I shall be returning very soon
26 May 2019
Superb location. Easy parking. Good ambiance. Excellent service - prompt, very helpful. Good all-day breakfast menu, with great coffee. Restaurant had noted our online booking request fir an easily accessible table.
25 May 2019
Lovely romantic setting with great service and exceptional food. Affordable prices
2-course dinner menu £17 per person
2-course lunch menu £17 per person
Afternoon Tea - £12.50 P.P.
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