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The Restaurant @ Claricehouse - Colchester

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Kingsford Park Layer Road | Layer Road, Colchester CO2 0HS, England
+44 1206 734301
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Light and airy restaurant overlooking the grounds, we had two course lunch with about 4starter choices and mains and dessert courses. The food was delicious, but was left to find condiments from another table.

Thank Eileen B
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Had a really tasty chicken and tarragon jacket potato with salad, absolutely gorgeous and very fair price to.

Thank The-Barrands76
Colchester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

A very average experience of afternoon tea here on Boxing Day. On the plus side - the cakes and scones were lovely, and the idea of letting children decorate their own cupcakes was a nice touch. On the down side : why the waitress felt the need to ask us what we wanted to drink before we even sat down... More 

Thank clemk4
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We had passed this venue a few times as it is only 10 minutes from us. Upon turning up we found ourselves in a mediocre, cafeteria style large dining room. No decor to mention, pretty barren. The other seating option was in the bar which smelt so strongly of chlorine that it would have been off-putting to eat there. We... More 

Thank indian44444
Level Contributor
60 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Called in for a meal, most uninspiring, our choice of menu was not available although that's still what we got charged for, we didn't notice until we got home. I ended up with a burger in a dry stale tasting roll. Come on mr Bannantyne, you must do better than this.

Thank LondonClive
Essex, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Wonderful dining for a spa facility.The service was friendly and they bent over backwards to oblige.Nice food ,good menu reasonable price,in lovely surroundings.

Thank Letteuce
Colchester, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

I am a member of Clarice house and have been for the past year. I have always enjoyed all the spa facilities and the restaurant. My friend and I meet regularly for lunch. We both went today and boy did we have a surprise a new updated menu. No Jacket Potatoes and No panini on the menu!!! I opted for... More 

Thank Shirley1256
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

As a surprise my partner booked a birthday afternoon tea for both of us and our 3 year old daughter. On arrival the staff were very friendly and I asked to sit outside which they were more then happy to do. We had our 5 month old baby and didn't wanna be inside on such a nice day. I will... More 

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Harwich, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

the food here is prefect, the presentation is always spot on, the staff very courteous (except the cross Scottish lady who always appears grumpy). But given the high quality of food I'd be grumpy at giving it to other people too.

Thank Rod G
Colchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Quality of produce freshness and unusual combinations led to a lovely meal. However not a place we would go to if not part of spa package

Thank Sonia C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 44
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kingsford Park Layer Road | Layer Road, Colchester CO2 0HS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 734301
Junpier, formerly The Restaurant @ Clarice House is a charming, intimate spot set in a sensitively-restored Jacobean-style mansion. The dining room, with its conservatory, is a lovely combination of traditional style with modern élan in a relaxing atmosphere. Clarice House hotel is a family-run spa with all the trimmings, so you’d expect restaurant meals to be full of goodness and brimming with taste and you’d be absolutely correct. Choose the detox menu if you must, the vegetarian option if you like, or simply enjoy the plethora modern British dishes. Absolutely everything on the menu is made in house, from the bread and sauces to the desserts.

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