Traditional favourites prepared with a twist

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Colchester Restaurant

High quality ingredients, lovingly transformed by hand into exceptional dishes, is what defines dining at The Rose and Crown Hotel Colchester. With fresh seafood, game, and vegetarian options on our menu daily. Alongside delicious desserts, sharing plates, and side dishes.

Our food is a modern take on traditional brasserie dining. Combining classic British cooking with flavours from the Med and Far East. Served in ways you’ll be familiar with, and others you’ll be glad you discovered.

Plus, we now also offer a mouth-watering selection of fried chicken, burgers and other southern comfort food classics with vegan options available. We guarantee you won’t be disappointed!


Monday-Friday from 5pm-10.30pm (food served from 6pm-9.30pm)

Saturdays from 12pm-10.30pm (food served from 12pm-2pm & 6pm-9.30pm)

Sundays from 12pm-9pm (food served from 12pm-2.30pm & 6pm-8.30pm)

Breakfast is served Monday-Friday from 7am-9am and Saturday/Sunday/Bank Holidays from 8am-10am


Whether you’re staying with us, living locally or just passing through, we offer a daily lunch menu to help you refuel in style. Full of flavour, and turned around in record time. Our lunchtime favourites will have you launching into your afternoon with a spring in your step.

Unfortunately our Sunday roast isn’t available every weekend at the moment. But as soon as we’re able to, we will make it a regular on the menu again every Sunday.

All food is currently served from our bar menu. When the sun is shining, dine alfresco in our ‘secret garden’, or enjoy your meal in our oak-beamed 14th century Tudor bar.

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Dinner at The Rose and Crown Hotel Colchester is always a special affair. Bring your friends, bring your family, or just bring yourself. Our brasserie is open daily to hotel guests and local Colchester residents alike. Serving traditional British favourites alongside modern seasonal cuisine.

All food is currently served from our bar menu. Dine alfresco in our ‘secret garden’ or enjoy your meal in our cosy, oak-beamed Tudor bar.

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Our 14th century hotel bar offers everything you need to relax, celebrate or unwind. From sparkling wines and champagnes. To red and white wines by the glass. An informal drink with us is the perfect way to enjoy our historic hotel. And the ideal excuse to pay us a visit.

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