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The Lion Brasserie

The Street, East Bergholt, Colchester, Suffolk, United Kingdom, CO7 6TB
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Wednesday
Opening Hours 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Lunch Service 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Dinner Service 5.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.

Thursday
Opening Hours 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Breakfast Service 9 am - 11 a.m
Lunch Service 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Dinner Service 5.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.

Friday
Opening Hours 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Breakfast Service 9 am - 11 a.m
Lunch Service 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Dinner Service 5.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.

Saturday
Opening Hours 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Food served all day

FOR PARTIES OF 6 & ABOVE A £10 PER PERSON DEPOSIT TO SECURE THE BOOKING. FOR TABLES OF 7 & ABOVE A PRE-ORDER WILL ALSO BE REQUIRED. PLEASE CALL ONE OF THE LION TEAM TO MAKE A BOOKING.

Sunday
Opening Hours 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Breakfast 9 a.m - 11 a.m
Lunch service 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

SUNDAY - FOR PARTIES OF 6 & ABOVE A £10 PER PERSON DEPOSIT WILL BE REQUIRED TO SECURE THE BOOKING. PLEASE CALL ONE OF THE LION TEAM TO MAKE A BOOKING

DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED INSIDE OUR RESTAURANT

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About The Lion Brasserie

We are proud of our new Brasserie set within a large walled garden with manicured lawns and our state-of-the-art kitchen and our elegant new bar serving Adnams finest products, local real ales and handpicked fine wines and champagnes by the glass or bottle. Above all we are proud of our food and service. Fish sourced locally from Mersea Island, our meat is sourced from Hadleigh and our fresh fruit, vegetables and fruit juices sourced from Manningtree. Our enviable wine list is from our partner supplier in Thorrington Street. Our team are here to look after you and to ensure that your stay is warm and enjoyable. Free wifi access and wood burners all add to your experience whether here for business or pleasure.

Dogs are more than welcome in our dog friendly garden & terrace (not covered or heated).

FOR PARTIES OF 6 & ABOVE PLEASE CALL THE LION ON 01206 803406.

CUSTOMERS ARE KINDLY REMINDED TO PARK IN THE LION CAR PARK

Cuisine: Bistro, British, Brunch, Child Friendly, Gastro Pub, Locally Sourced, Sunday Lunch, Vegan Friendly, Vegetarian Friendly, Afternoon Tea
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Wednesday, 10 April 2024

This was our first visit, and it will certainly not be our last. Absolutely exceptional food, attentive friendly service and a nice ambience. An absolute culinary delight.

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Thank you Frank for your kind feedback, we are so pleased you enjoyed your first visit to the Lion. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Team Lion

Responded On Saturday, 13 April 2024
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Visited On Sunday, 07 April 2024

Disappointing roast this week, we have been a few times and this Sunday didn’t seem up to standard. The beef was tough and the pork seemed to be medallions rather thanks a joint, no where near as good as usually experience. Potatoes were hard, the onion was not crisp and the coli cheese seemed to be all broccoli. Hopefully helpful feedback as we want to come back again.

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Thank you Paul for your feedback, we have sent you an email and would appreciate for you to call us at your convenience to discuss your visit further.. Team Lion

Responded On Saturday, 13 April 2024
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Visited On Sunday, 07 April 2024

The food was delicious and the service was excellent

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Thank you Steve - we look forward to seeing you again soon. Team Lion

Responded On Saturday, 13 April 2024
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Visited On Wednesday, 03 April 2024

Superb venue, in a lovely setting - the staff were all warm, welcoming, and super friendly. The food was enjoyed by all, and we all had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. We will be back - Highly recommended...

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Thank you so much Rob for your glowing review - we look forward to welcoming you again very soon. Team Lion

Responded On Saturday, 13 April 2024
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Visited On Saturday, 30 March 2024

Lovely meal and excellent service. Had a fab evening

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Thank you for your positive review - we are are so pleased you had a lovely evening at The Lion. Team Lion

Responded On Saturday, 13 April 2024
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Visited On Saturday, 30 March 2024

Incredible full English breakfast

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Thank you so much for your great review - see you again soon. Team Lion

Responded On Saturday, 13 April 2024
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Visited On Friday, 29 March 2024

Staff do very well especially with their welcome and intermittent checks on how it’s going. Food is not bad but doesn’t quite hit memorable levels. Nevertheless we continue try as and when its locality fits in and weighs well with our social logistics.

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Thank you for your feedback, we hope you visit again soon. Team Lion

Responded On Saturday, 13 April 2024
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Visited On Thursday, 28 March 2024

Wonderful food and service

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Thank you Phil - it was great to see you again. See you soon at The Lion. Team Lion

Responded On Saturday, 13 April 2024
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Visited On Wednesday, 27 March 2024

Excellent food and service for a party of 13

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Thank you Berni - it was great to see you and your friends for lunch. We hope to see you all again soon. Team Lion

Responded On Saturday, 13 April 2024
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Visited On Friday, 22 March 2024

Pretty average food for the price

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 March 2024

Food is exceptional as is the service, would highly recommend!

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Thank you Karen, it was pleasure to welcome you at The Lion. See you again soon. Team Lion

Responded On Saturday, 13 April 2024
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Visited On Sunday, 17 March 2024

Excellent service & food

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Thank you Karen - it was great to see you again. See you again soon. Team Lion

Responded On Saturday, 13 April 2024
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Visited On Sunday, 10 March 2024

An amazing lunch spent at the Lion with my family to celebrate Mother’s Day - cannot fault anything, from the quality and the taste of the food to the outstanding service we all received. The little box of Woodrow chocolates gifted to my mum at the end was a really lovely touch - thank you. Already recommending to all my friends.

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Visited On Sunday, 17 March 2024

Great venue, fab food and service. Will be back

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Thank you so much - we look forward to seeing you again soon. Team Lion

Responded On Saturday, 13 April 2024
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Visited On Sunday, 17 March 2024

Another great family Sunday lunch in a welcoming environment with good food and wine.

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Thank you Alastair for your positive review...it was great to see you again at The Lion. See you again soon. Team Lion

Responded On Saturday, 13 April 2024
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Visited On Saturday, 16 March 2024

Lovely food and service as always!

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Responded On Saturday, 13 April 2024
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Visited On Thursday, 14 March 2024

Lovely atmosphere as soon as you walk in. Had a wonderful experience, we had an afternoon tea which was fantastically presented. We also had one in our party who was gluten free. They sorted that and she was so pleased with hers too . Thankyou to all staff x

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Thank you Alison for your kind review, it was lovely to see you and your party for Afternoon Tea. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Team Lion

Responded On Saturday, 13 April 2024
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Visited On Thursday, 07 March 2024

Stunning food and atmosphere in a really lovely setting.

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Visited On Sunday, 10 March 2024

Really good service and great food. Place has warm and friendly atmosphere and we will definitely be returning. Many thanks Mike Clifton

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Visited On Sunday, 10 March 2024

Lovely breakfast. Generous portion and good quality ingredients. Will come again

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Visited On Sunday, 10 March 2024

Delicious food, beautifully presented and fantastic customer service throughout.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2024

Nice meal, friend didn't like the chicken as too salty, did seem a bit pricey as well.

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Visited On Thursday, 07 March 2024

Great personable service, food was fresh, well presented and cooked and overall very tasty. This was our first visit and would definitely go again.

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 February 2024

Our first visit to the Lion for dinner. What a great evening….service by the waitress was excellent. Food was some of the best we have eaten in the area. Atmosphere for a Tuesday evening was also good, some music in the background and the restaurant filling as the evening went on. The only downside was only two gins on offer, a bit more choice would be good. Will definitely be back soon.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 February 2024

Lovely welcome, friendly staff. The food and service were excellent. Fairly quiet for a Saturday evening but it was the end February. We felt it was a shame that none of the wood burners were going as it did feel a bit chilly towards the end. We will definitely come again.

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