- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
Staff have undertake UK Hospitality/CPL courses on COVID awareness. Disposable gloves are available. Staff carry personal mini hand sanitiser bottles.
Our Inspector's View
Just off the main shopping mayhem, the handsome Victorian former bank building has been repurposed as a trendy bar and first-floor restaurant full of light and artwork. Bare tables, banquettes and wood floors fit the smart-casual mood, and the seasonal menu is brim full of up-to-date ideas.
Facilities – at a glance
Impressive food in smart modern surrounds
- Seats: 75
- Private dining available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Days Closed: Monday to Tuesday
- Lunch served from: 12
- Lunch served until: 2.30
- Dinner served from: 5.30
- Dinner served until: 9.30
- Wines under £30: 35
- Wines over £30:
- Wines by the glass: 18
- Cuisine style: Modern British
- Vegetarian menu
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About The area
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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