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The Lion Brasserie

The Street, East Bergholt, Colchester, Suffolk, United Kingdom, CO7 6TB
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Opening Information

Wednesday - Thursday
Opening Hours 12 p.m. - 3 p.m., 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Lunch Service 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Dinner Service 5.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.

Friday
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.

Saturday
Opening Hours 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Brunch Service 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Dinner Service 5.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.

Sunday
Opening Hours 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Lunch service 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

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.

Cuisine: Bistro, British, Brunch, Child Friendly, Gastro Pub, Locally Sourced, Pizza, Sunday Lunch, Vegan Friendly, Vegetarian Friendly, Afternoon Tea
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 22 May 2022

Absolutely brilliant Brasserie. The service is fantastic and the food never fails to deliver. We keeping going back again and again.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 May 2022

Nice to see two decent veggie alternatives on a Sunday! Services was particularly good. The little lemon macaroon was a work of genius :)

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Visited On Saturday, 21 May 2022

Beautiful food. Beautiful building and gardens. Super staff- so attentive and hard working and made our meal so enjoyable. A massive thank you. Beautifully clean throughout. Would highly recommend for a quiet meal or a family get together. The food is super- of note for us is that it is genuinely sourced locally which I think came through in the taste (fresh). And despite winning an award the place is totally relaxed. The seafood in particular was excellent and my husband's steak cut like butter. And then the desserts were to die for. What a gem!

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Visited On Saturday, 21 May 2022

One of the best restaurants in Suffolk an equal to crown in Nayland, great food and staff you can't book a better place in 30 miles.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 May 2022

Good food served in a friendly way.

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Visited On Friday, 20 May 2022

This was my 2nd visit & I have to say I was disappointed in the choices on the menu compared to my previous visit however, having said that the carpaccio starter was absolutely delicious but my choice for main from what to me is a very limited menu was ok but nothing to write home about especially the duck egg which was quite hard & rubbery. Prices do seem a tad exorbitant for what you get. Staff were attentive & out shone the meal. Would I return possibly but not likely.

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Visited On Thursday, 19 May 2022

Another delightful evening at The Lion where my daughter and I headed to allow her to escape the ongoing 'joys' of the final pressures of her degree course. As ever, The Lion did not disappoint as a momentary idyll away from all that pressure: the seasonal food and accompanying wine were wonderful and perfectly served, the service its usual warm and friendly best. Another exceptional experience although, for The Lion, this is simply the norm. Thank you all again and look forward to seeing you soon. Gary

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Visited On Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Quality of ingredients, expertise of the chef, friendliness of the front of house and the stylish environment made our night. We have already booked to return.

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Visited On Sunday, 15 May 2022

Lovely 90th birthday celebrations for my mother. Great service good atmosphere excellent staff tasty food

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Visited On Sunday, 15 May 2022

Really lovely Sunday roast and desserts to die for

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Visited On Sunday, 15 May 2022

Easy to book using the online reservation system, every staff member is extremely welcoming, professional and polite, nothing was any hassle. The food (in our case 4 roast lunches and desserts) went down an absolute treat so no doubt we’ll be booking again soon! Thank you Lion Brasserie!

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Visited On Saturday, 14 May 2022

Disappointing meal , Starter of mussels that did not seem that fresh, great wedges of thick bread expensive and poor presentation. Menu choices not that great. Overall expensive £80 for two.

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Visited On Sunday, 15 May 2022

Lovely relaxed Sunday lunch with super food.. Resturant was very busy but service was good and staff kept smiling.. Happy staff, happy customers! Will certainly return.

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 May 2022

We enjoyed it and will return!

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Visited On Saturday, 07 May 2022

Super family brunch at the Lion Brasserie. Friendly, attentive, welcoming and (as always) fabulous food! Thank you!

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Visited On Friday, 06 May 2022

We celebrated our Wedding Anniversary and will definitely recommend the Lion to friends and family. Thanks for making our day special.

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Visited On Saturday, 23 April 2022

We had a great Saturday evening in East Bergholt. Started with a picturesque walk to Dedham and back, folowed by drinks in the Lion's garden (good selection of moktails if you are driving) and delicious meal inside (waiter was very accomodating when we wanted to move table as it was getting cold outside). Prices are higher then you would expect in a standard British pub but so was the experience - great food and almost fine dining service.

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Visited On Thursday, 05 May 2022

The food was less than satisfactory.

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Visited On Thursday, 05 May 2022

I’m sorry but you cannot charge Talbooth prices without matching their quality. I had mussels to start which was very good but my gammon steak was too salty. However, £38 for an 9oz fillet and £11.35 for a large glass of Sauvignon Blanc, really??? For me we used you around the lockdown in the tent and had brilliant times but Thursday night lacked atmosphere as there were only 6 other diners.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 May 2022

We visit the pub regularly & staff & food are great . However we do feel that some background music is needed .

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 May 2022

First time visitors after reading article in EADT; wonderful food in a pleasant environment - highly recommend the scallop starter and treacle tart dessert, both outstanding dishes served by friendly and welcoming staff.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 May 2022

My starter of garlic mushrooms and asparagus was a bit measly and uninteresting. The veggie nut roast was okay but not packed with flavour. The potatoes lacked seasoning and again, quarter of a parsnip and carrot was a bit mean. Having said that, the service was great.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 May 2022

Lovely Sunday lunch. Service and food were both excellent. We will definitely be back!

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Visited On Saturday, 30 April 2022

What a find on a bank holiday weekend. A really friendly welcome and and a very tasty brunch.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 April 2022

Extremely attentive service and delicious food!! Thank you 😊

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