England, United Kingdom Food Guide: 10 Seafood food Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Colchester

May 30, 2020 Milan Banda

Find out what Seafood restaurants to try in Colchester. Colchester /ˈkoʊltʃɛstər/ ( listen) is an historic market town and the largest settlement within the borough of Colchester in the county of Essex.
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10. Dr Chippy's

3 St. Botolphs Street, Colchester CO2 7DX England Seafood, British Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +44 1206 369990 http://www.facebook.com/DrChippys
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4 based on 467 reviews

Dr Chippy's

Dr Chippy's is the place to go to satisfy your cravings of traditional fish and chips; with a variety of fish options to choose from and a wide ranging menu to suit all appetites, including a great variety for vegetarians and halal options available. . Wi

Reviewed By paulsnutter

Meal for two in restaurant was fair, fish was nicely cooked but expensive. Main issue was one surly male member of staff who insisted on having an outside door open as he was coming and going. It was a cold day and customers were reaching for their coats. WE and others complained to a waitress who closed the door, but the gentleman returned and opened it stating it must stay open as he wanted to go in and out. Zero customer service and a threatening look to all customers. Reported to manager who said 'its only one member of staff'Hi, we are sorry you feel this way about your experience at our restaurant and I will be talking to the staff about this situation. The issue with the door and bins is hard for us to get around as we have a certain time they must be taken out and the walk way from the back to the front needs to be open all the way through. Usually we would sit customers away from the door and do the bins as quickly as possible. The customer service you received will be seen to.The price of our restaurant is extremely low to other restaurants around the area and we were set to cheap and value for money on trip advisor. We also do student and OAP deals that aren't match anywhere for a sit down meal with waiter service.

9. Middletons Steakhouse & Grill Colchester

19-20 North Hill, Colchester CO1 1DZ England Seafood, Steakhouse, British, Grill Lunch, Dinner Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +44 1206 542854 http://www.middletons-shg.co.uk
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4 based on 770 reviews

Middletons Steakhouse & Grill Colchester

Located in the centre of Colchester, our stylish casual, premium steakhouse and grill is perfect for dining or relaxing anytime of the day. All of our meat is delivered fresh everyday from our very own butchery in Middleton, Norfolk, ensuring a delightful

Reviewed By bigbarryEssex

Visited for a late lunch..eat from the 3 course menu..fantastic value at £ 10.95..we have had this many times..and it is always 1st class..Andrea and this staff are always very pleasant and helpful..we were so impressed we booked for the family for Xmas day lunch...which is also great value for £ 49.99..we will be back again before that..as we always enjoy it

8. The Coast Inn

Mersea Island Mersea Island 108 Coast Road West Mersea, Colchester CO5 8NA England Bar, Seafood, British, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront [email protected] +44 1206 383568 http://www.thecoastinn.co.uk/
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4 based on 694 reviews

Reviewed By FGHOB

Our first visit was for an evening meal and both the chowder starter and sea bream main were very tasty, well presented and good value. Service was very friendly and efficient. The chef's presentation of the meals is better than average and thankfully everything came in/on crockery rather than a piece of slate / wood / whatever the fad is this week - well done! We came back for drinks on two other days and sat in the grounds overlooking the waterfront - idyllic. We'd certainly go back for food and or just drinks. Recommended.

7. Favoloso

Balkerne Passage, Colchester England Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service [email protected] +44 7888 745762 http://www.ristorantefavoloso.com/
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4 based on 250 reviews

Favoloso

First class family run Italian restaurant with accent on fresh fish. Quite inspired cooking and marvellous welcome

Reviewed By 42GeorgieB

I’ve lived in Colchester for years, and I’ve always walked by here, on the way to a night out, thinking ‘must try that place’ and have never gotten around to it, until my friend came to Colchester. The food is absolutely divine, the service is accommodating and excellent, and it’s just a really lovely atmosphere. AND it’s family run and the prices are very reasonable. Don’t even bother with chain Italian restaurants, this place is far superior.

6. The Company Shed

129 Coast Road, Colchester CO5 8PA England Seafood Lunch Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, BYOB [email protected] +44 1206 382700 http://www.thecompanyshed.co
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4 based on 780 reviews

The Company Shed

Reviewed By Tilly B

If you love your seafood and want it as fresh as it can be, then this is the place for you! Rustic, bustling and tasty!!Thank you for the lovely review. Glad you enjoyed us and hope you return again soon.

5. Dr Chippy's

3 St. Botolphs Street, Colchester CO2 7DX England Seafood, British Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +44 1206 369990 http://www.facebook.com/DrChippys
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4 based on 467 reviews

Dr Chippy's

Dr Chippy's is the place to go to satisfy your cravings of traditional fish and chips; with a variety of fish options to choose from and a wide ranging menu to suit all appetites, including a great variety for vegetarians and halal options available. . Wi

Reviewed By paulsnutter

Meal for two in restaurant was fair, fish was nicely cooked but expensive. Main issue was one surly male member of staff who insisted on having an outside door open as he was coming and going. It was a cold day and customers were reaching for their coats. WE and others complained to a waitress who closed the door, but the gentleman returned and opened it stating it must stay open as he wanted to go in and out. Zero customer service and a threatening look to all customers. Reported to manager who said 'its only one member of staff'Hi, we are sorry you feel this way about your experience at our restaurant and I will be talking to the staff about this situation. The issue with the door and bins is hard for us to get around as we have a certain time they must be taken out and the walk way from the back to the front needs to be open all the way through. Usually we would sit customers away from the door and do the bins as quickly as possible. The customer service you received will be seen to.The price of our restaurant is extremely low to other restaurants around the area and we were set to cheap and value for money on trip advisor. We also do student and OAP deals that aren't match anywhere for a sit down meal with waiter service.

4. West Mersea Oyster Bar

Coast Road, Colchester CO5 8LT England Seafood, British Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront +44 1206 381600 http://www.westmerseaoysterbar.co.uk
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4 based on 1216 reviews

West Mersea Oyster Bar

Reviewed By rosegq

We went there for a late lunch thinking there wouldn’t be that many people as it was late (2:00). We had to queue for about 45mins but it was absolutely worth it the tooth was delicious. Just be aware that you have to order everything you fancy on that queue cause otherwise you’ll need to queue again.... You can seat inside or outside if the day is nice. Probably week days it will be less busy than kn a weekend. But be aware that you’ll need to wait.

3. Il Padrino

11 Church Street, Colchester CO1 1NF England Italian, Seafood Lunch, Dinner Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +44 1206 366699 https://www.facebook.com/ilpadrinocolchester/?ref=page_internal
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4 based on 733 reviews

Il Padrino

Welcome to Il Padrino (and to save you looking it up, it means The Godfather) - the Italian restaurant which has taken Colchester by storm since opening in May 2013. Mouth-watering food, a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere and great value for money - everyth

Reviewed By Adrian_COLCHESTER

An authentic Italian restaurant in the heart of Colchester. Efficient service. Excellent value. Good range of pasta dishes and risotto with more expensive meat and fish dishes also available. My wife particularly enjoys the lasagne because it is free of garlic. Our own slight criticism is that the fruit juices are not good quality. Desert includes a very nice tiramisu and delicious panda cotta.

2. Dr Chippy's

3 St. Botolphs Street, Colchester CO2 7DX England Seafood, British Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +44 1206 369990 http://www.facebook.com/DrChippys
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4 based on 467 reviews

Dr Chippy's

Dr Chippy's is the place to go to satisfy your cravings of traditional fish and chips; with a variety of fish options to choose from and a wide ranging menu to suit all appetites, including a great variety for vegetarians and halal options available. . Wi

Reviewed By paulsnutter

Meal for two in restaurant was fair, fish was nicely cooked but expensive. Main issue was one surly male member of staff who insisted on having an outside door open as he was coming and going. It was a cold day and customers were reaching for their coats. WE and others complained to a waitress who closed the door, but the gentleman returned and opened it stating it must stay open as he wanted to go in and out. Zero customer service and a threatening look to all customers. Reported to manager who said 'its only one member of staff'Hi, we are sorry you feel this way about your experience at our restaurant and I will be talking to the staff about this situation. The issue with the door and bins is hard for us to get around as we have a certain time they must be taken out and the walk way from the back to the front needs to be open all the way through. Usually we would sit customers away from the door and do the bins as quickly as possible. The customer service you received will be seen to.The price of our restaurant is extremely low to other restaurants around the area and we were set to cheap and value for money on trip advisor. We also do student and OAP deals that aren't match anywhere for a sit down meal with waiter service.

Top 10 restaurants in Colchester, United Kingdom (UK)

1. Dr Chippy's

3 St. Botolphs Street, Colchester CO2 7DX England Seafood, British Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +44 1206 369990 http://www.facebook.com/DrChippys
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
Overall Ratings

4 based on 467 reviews

Dr Chippy's

Dr Chippy's is the place to go to satisfy your cravings of traditional fish and chips; with a variety of fish options to choose from and a wide ranging menu to suit all appetites, including a great variety for vegetarians and halal options available. . Wi

Reviewed By paulsnutter

Meal for two in restaurant was fair, fish was nicely cooked but expensive. Main issue was one surly male member of staff who insisted on having an outside door open as he was coming and going. It was a cold day and customers were reaching for their coats. WE and others complained to a waitress who closed the door, but the gentleman returned and opened it stating it must stay open as he wanted to go in and out. Zero customer service and a threatening look to all customers. Reported to manager who said 'its only one member of staff'Hi, we are sorry you feel this way about your experience at our restaurant and I will be talking to the staff about this situation. The issue with the door and bins is hard for us to get around as we have a certain time they must be taken out and the walk way from the back to the front needs to be open all the way through. Usually we would sit customers away from the door and do the bins as quickly as possible. The customer service you received will be seen to.The price of our restaurant is extremely low to other restaurants around the area and we were set to cheap and value for money on trip advisor. We also do student and OAP deals that aren't match anywhere for a sit down meal with waiter service.

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