High quality ingredients, lovingly transformed by hand into exceptional dishes, is what defines dining at the Rose & Crown 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.
Dinner at the Rose & Crown Hotel 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.
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.
My wife and I had our Christmas Day lunch at the Rose & Crown and could not have had a more welcoming visit. The staff were very friendly and one of our waiters Robin, was very attentive and polite, although to be fair they were all lovely. The food was excellent and the character of the old building made for a memorable Xmas day.
Christmas day meal at a great location
Just enjoyed a fabulous lunch in this historic building. Great choice of meals, food freshly cooked and delicious. Service very friendly and welcoming, would highly recommend as a restaurant to enjoy a leisurely lunch with family or friends.
We recently held our Masonic Ladies Festival at The Rose & Crown Hotel, Colchester, and it could not have been a better venue. From the early planning, Lisa Grantham was exceptionally helpful. Nothing was too much trouble for her. The evening was a great success, the food was excellent, not one complaint or moan from 135 guests, only praise for the service. The team of waiters and waitresses were superbly managed by Stefan, who ensured all of our guests were well treated. Our evening was a great success, we were most definitely looked after by the whole team on duty that evening. Thank you!
Masonic Ladies Festival
Extremely helpful staff, beautiful hotel, very clean - Highly Recommend. Food in the hotel is gorgeous both breakfast and evening meal. Beautiful old property really lovingly look after. Staff very friendly and always ready to help.
Friendly service from Tony and all the staff Always looks after everyone who walks in the door Food is very good and reasonably priced It is a lovely place to meet friends And family The building is old and has a lot of charm
Great place for a meal
Stayed here for 2 nights (not the first time we have stayed). Wonderful hotel, full of character, very clean, the staff are excellent, very helpful and friendly, we were particularly helped by Sue and Stefan