Traditional favourites prepared with a twist


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.


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.

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.

We serve the best Sunday roast in Colchester, and it’s now available all day every Sunday (subject to availability). So whether you’re looking for a Sunday lunch or a roast dinner, The Rose and Crown Hotel Colchester has you covered.

Book a table Menu


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.

Book a table Menu


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.

Wine list

Gift Vouchers

Share your love of food by giving someone special one of our restaurant gift vouchers.

Choose our exquisite three course lunch or dinner, with a range of aromatic and flavoursome dishes to choose from. We also sell gift vouchers for our traditional three course Sunday roast.

Or add any amount from £25-£500 to our Tudor Bar Brasserie monetary restaurant gift voucher and let your recipient decide how they’d like to spend it.

Gift vouchers


Best Western The Rose and Crown Hotel
East Street, Colchester,
Essex, CO1 2TZ

We’re located just outside Colchester town centre, five miles from Colchester Zoo and a 15 minute walk from Colchester Castle.

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