Traditional favourites prepared with a twist

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Please note

Our bar is now open on Monday-Thursday from 5:30pm-10pm, Fridays from 5pm-10pm, Saturdays from 2pm-10pm (from 31st October this changes to 5pm-10pm) and on Sundays from 12pm-9pm.

Our restaurant is open with a reduced menu – choose from our à la carte menu or salads and sandwiches menu. Opening times are Monday-Saturday from 6pm-9pm and Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays from 12pm-3pm and 6pm-9pm.

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.


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.

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.

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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 walk-ins alike. Serving traditional British favourites alongside modern seasonal cuisine. All in our ambient Tudor-beamed dining room.

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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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