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The Barn

9.2/10
223
Brook Road, CO6 1JE ColchesterSee map

Average price £53

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  • Average price £53
Herb fed chicken, mashed potato, braised baby leeks and morels
£24
Salt aged pork chop, spring cabbage, caramelised onions and sage
£24
Coworth Park beer battered haddock, chunky chips and minted peas
£20

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Beef Wellington

Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.2/10
based on 223 reviews
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Quality of food :9.3/10
Service :9.2/10
Setting :8.8/10
  1. Ashley G.
    Ashley G.
    • one review
    9/10

    We had a great evening here at the barn, the staff were very welcoming, food beautifully cooked and tasty, we were well looked after and the ambiance was spot on.

  2. Mark W.
    Mark W.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    Nice atmosphere. Excellent food. Lovely people.

  3. Jean H.
    Jean H.
    • one review
    8/10

    It was good to return to The Barn and everything was as we remembered. It is spacious and the high ceiling gives a Covid secure feeling. The staff were relaxed and friendly and the food good. Perhaps the portions were on the generous side? My husband was grateful for the replacement of green veg with carrots which was very helpful.. it was an enjoyable Saturday lunch.

  4. Julie O.
    Julie O.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    A gorgeous meal, beautifully presented. Would highly recommend the Barn.

  5. Steve R.
    Steve R.
    • one review
    10/10

    Fantastic food, brilliant staff, beautiful building. We've been visiting The Barn for nearly 20 years and have never had anything but the most wonderful meal.

  6. Konstantin S.
    Konstantin S.
    • one review
    10/10

    Excellent restaurant, tastefully decorated for Christmas, wonderful ambiance, professional , courteous , friendly staff, wonderful, tasty and moderate in price food, nice music. Very soon we will be back, memorable evening ! Thank you very much.

  7. Russell S.
    Russell S.
    • one review
    10/10

    We enjoyed the beautiful interior and the Covid- necessities did not detract from that. The staff were very attentive without being over the top. The food was well presented, tasty and there was a reasonable choice. My daughter did not want chips with her steak and they were very happy to provide a nice selection of veg instead.

  8. Tony C.
    Tony C.
    • one review
    9/10

    Amazing food.

  9. Kayleigh C.
    Kayleigh C.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    Food was lovely, server was sweet, think they need to add a thing onto the card machine so you can give tips as there is no option for this and can’t give cash tips due to Covid :( seating was perfectly distanced all Covid measures are in place and people are feeling safe here. Pink spritz was enjoyable. Beef Wellington AMAZING ????

  10. Liam D.
    Liam D.
    • one review
    6/10

    With only 1 vegetarian option on the menu for my partner we expected it to be good but it just wanted & lacked any kind of quality. When we then finished our mains & decided not to have dessert we chatted whilst drinking our drinks but felt rushed by the staff to either pay our bill or order something else.

  11. Lee M.
    Lee M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great place .. Great food.. Great service ......................... ..............................................................

  12. Judy G.
    Judy G.
    • one review
    4.5/10

    We had an over-large table for 5 near toilets and kitchen so a busy thoroughfare. A very small & disappointing menu with only 1 fish dish, 1 chicken, 2 steaks, 1 burger & 1 vegetarian. No lamb, pork or shellfish and all highly overpriced. The starter on the menu 'avocado, tomato, feta salad' had NO avocado; we were given 1 small piece of bread each and had to ask for more; the burger came without chips and there was a very long wait between courses, with no apology or explanation. Our bill was overcharged by £74 for a bottle of dessert wine, when only 2 glasses were ordered. This was a very disappointing and expensive evening for a special birthday. We will mot teturm or recommend.

  13. Andy M.
    Andy M.
    • one review
    10/10

    The welcome was great and the atmosphere and food were top quality, havent been here for a few years but won't leave it so long next time. A good value resturant and top quality.

  14. Ross B.
    Ross B.
    • one review
    10/10

    Lovely meal at the barn very homely and staff are polite. seating is spaced Out enough That it feels comfortable,food cooked to perfection .will definitely visit again ????????

  15. Sheralyn B.
    Sheralyn B.
    • one review
    7/10

    Our table wasn’t ready when we arrived. Took 20 mins for someone to come & take drinks order but no drinks menu on table so took longer. Poor service

  16. Tracy G.
    Tracy G.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    We have been coming to the barn for some years now ,the tomato/basil soup of which my husband had was great but why do tomato/basil is it easy and cheap?

  17. Paul R.
    Paul R.
    • one review
    10/10

    Excellent as always

  18. Mark H.
    Mark H.
    • one review
    10/10

    Staff was great. Food excellent. Atmosphere lovely. Had the most lovely time and even had a surprise birthday ice-cream with candle. Would highly reccomend going.

  19. Mike C.
    Mike C.
    • one review
    10/10

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

  20. CHRISTOPHER M.
    CHRISTOPHER M.
    • one review
    9.75/10

    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.

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How to get to the restaurant

Brook Road, CO6 1JE, Colchester, United Kingdom

Directions to get there

Essex,

Features

British, Steakhouse, Burger, Chicken, , , , , , , , , , , , Brasserie,

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