Nestled in English countryside, Colchester is a historic city with attractions like the ancient Hedingham and Colchester Castles. These, and other architectural structures in the city, date from Roman, Norman, and medieval eras, making Colchester the ideal destination for a day’s sightseeing. Restaurants in Colchester provide ample opportunities to rest and recharge after a day of taking in the local culture. Colchester restaurants include some charming gastro pubs, relaxed bistros, and a few reliable chain venues.
For a setting that’s both stunning and historic, The Barn Brassiere won’t disappoint. A 15-minute drive from central Colchester, this 16th-century thatched timber barn boasts a stunning interior. High ceilings with original wooden beams are the backdrop to a series of interesting menus, from a la carte to sharing plates. Cuisine is British with some Mediterranean influences, and menu choices include dishes homemade Blixes Farm meatballs, and fresh pappardelle pasta.
For the freshest possible seafood, head to The Company Shed, which is on the picturesque coast, and a 20-minute drive from central Colchester. The experience is simple and rustic – you bring your own bread, and whatever you fancy to drink, while the seafood platters and dishes are outstandingly fresh.