“Highly seasonal cooking, hidden away from the hustle and bustle of central Colchester.” - AA Inspector



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Housed in an unexpected Grade II listed barn, which opens onto an inner courtyard (perfect for drinks in the summer), this is a small restaurant with a moodily dark, minimalist look. A solid oak chef’s table has a view straight into the kitchens where the team are busy producing a modern British menu using top quality ingredients. ured chalk stream trout with celeriac demonstrates great technique, maybe followed by barbecued medallion of Cornish monkfish, with cured pork cheek and silky-smooth broccoli purée. Next up, Dedham Vale beef served pink, with smoked artichoke and a punchy black garlic ketchup.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
11a North Hill, COLCHESTER, ESSEX, CO1 1DZ


Opening times
  • Open all year
Food and Drink
  • Cuisine style: Modern British

About the area

Discover Essex

Essex is full of pleasant surprises. It has the largest coastline of any county in England, with its fair share of castles, royal connections and scenic valleys. Take Colchester, for example, which was built by the Romans and is Britain’s oldest recorded town. Its castle contains the country’s largest Norman keep and yet, a stone’s throw from here, East Anglia’s newest arts centre promises to put Colchester firmly on the map as Essex’s capital of culture.

Tidal estuaries are plentiful and their mudflats offer migrating birds a winter feeding place. Essex was known as the land of the East Saxons and for centuries people from all over Europe settled here, each wave leaving its own distinctive cultural and social mark on the landscape. Walking a little off the beaten track will lead you to the rural retreats of deepest Essex, while all over the county there are ancient monuments to explore: 

  • the great Waltham Abbey
  • Greensted, thought to be the oldest wooden church in the world
  • the delightful village of Pleshey has one of the finest examples of a former motte-and-bailey castle
  • Hedingham Castle, magnificently preserved and dating from the 11th century.

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