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Bella Pais

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7 Centurian House St. Johns Street | St. John Street, Colchester, Colchester CO2 7AH, England
+44 1206 571830
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17:00 - 21:30
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Fri 18:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our dining experience was on a Sunday (of which several nice restaurants in Colchester are typically closed). Nevertheless, we were impressed with the service and quality. Our table ordered Steak, Swordfish and Lamb - none of which disappointed. Highly recommend this place!

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Essex/Suffolk
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hadn't paid a visit to Bella Pais in many a year so decided to go back with a group of 11 friends - it hadn't changed at all, apart from they seem to have crammed more tables in so it seems overcrowded! The food was good, but we all thought it really quite average.... although those that had the steaks... More 

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Thank Indecisive
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We love Bella Pais! Best steak in Colchester. Sides are enormous and a great Greek menu too. You'll never come out hungry ☺️ Highly advise booking in advance - at least 2/3 weeks beforehand as it gets very busy!

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Thank Jemma1640
Kettering, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were part of a party of 10 when we visited this restaurant on Saturday 26/11/16. We didn't know what to expect as we had others book it. When we arrived we thought at first that it was a little cramped, but in fact it wasn't. I wouldn't even say it was intimate, it actually felt as if we all... More 

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Thank Chris C
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

best steak i have ever eaten. The service is always excellent and always has a relaxing nice atmosphere. The wine is really good as well and the staff are extremely friendly and attentive. Been here lots of times and came recently for my birthday with friends. enjoyed it as always and will return soon!

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Thank RegaanL
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was absolutely beautiful when I visited with my sister on friday!!! We shared some camembert wraps to start and they were beautiful!! My sister then had the rump steak and I had the surf and turf! Cooked to perfection and tasted absolutely wonderful! Cannot wait to visit again!! We also had a glass of wine each, our meal... More 

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Thank Crissi M
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy to see why this restaurant gets such good reviews. It's small and yes the tables are quite close and the decor isn't contemporary (lots of other places to choose if that's the dining experience you want) but that, to me, added to the buzz and atmosphere for a relaxed family meal. Good quality food and whilst at first glance... More 

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Thank Debbie B
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for dinner Saturday night with my boyfriend,first time we have been to Bella Pais, and on the whole it was very good, food was superb, however I did feel that there were too many tables packed into the small restaurant and it was impossible to have a conversation without shouting, it was incredible noisy. Tables were very small and... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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390 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looked forward to eating here for a while, but I can't explain how disappointed I am !! Table booked for 7pm, and I was busy. Shown to table ok, ordered wine ok. Then waitress came over to take our order, and she was quite rude. I ordered then changed my mind, ( before she left our table) only to be... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful evening with great friends The food is amazing Bella Pais is always busy it's best to call and book an table has you don't want to be disappointed The staff bend over back to make you meal and evening a lovely experience The prices for your meal is well worth it

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Greek
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:30
Monday
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Centurian House St. Johns Street | St. John Street, Colchester, Colchester CO2 7AH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 571830

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?