Sip & Tuck


Colchester, ESSEX

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Opening status: Open
Our COVID-19 measures:
Temperature checks on arriving guests. Temperature checks on staff at the start and end of each shift. Masks compulsory to and from the tables and restrooms. Staff wearing masks at all times even in kitchen.


Sip & Tuck is an independent café bistro in the heart of Colchester. Serving speciality coffee and tea, through to beers, wines and cocktails. Food served for breakfast, brunch and lunch, and special evening Supper Clubs. Homemade and Locally sourced produce throughout our menu. Our log burner creates a cosy and inviting atmosphere in the winter months and we also have a large courtyard to soak up the sun in summer. Seating to accommodate large groups, with chalkboard tables for a bit of doodling whilst you enjoy a catch up over coffee or to entertain the kids whilst having lunch.

Sip & Tuck
67 High Street, Colchester, ESSEX, CO1 1UE

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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