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Bella Pais

7 Centurian House St. Johns Street | St. John Street, Colchester, Colchester CO2 7AH, England
+44 1206 571830
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (429 reviews)
“stifado” (20 reviews)
“t bone” (24 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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7 Centurian House St. Johns Street | St. John Street, Colchester, Colchester CO2 7AH, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing quality food!!! The steak melted in my mouth I can honestly say it’s the best steak I’ve ever had out!!! We really enjoyed Bella Pais, it’s small and full of character too!

Thank Jessica B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Amazing food, amazing service. Best restaurant in Colchester and worth every penny. Can’t wait to go back. Having eaten in some of the most expensive restaurants in the uk I have never experienced service as exceptional or as personal as Bella Pais.

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Located nearly to the town centre of Colchester, this venue may be exactly what you are looking for after an afternoon spent at shopping or so. Good food, relaxing place, prices are good too. but, if you are planning to spend a fab out with...More

Thank saintmoritz2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for my wife’s birthday last week. This place is always busy and now I know why! The portion size is large and seeing the huge steaks being served was amazing. We shared a tatziki for starters and it came with hot pitta bread. It...More

Thank liverboy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here a few times now and always enjoy it, can't fault anything. Steak is always great and generous sized portions we always leave stuffed! Can't recommend this place enough.

Thank SoJo20000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had to eat early by UK standards because it's that popular. We arrived about 7 and the place was half full. When we left at 8:30 it was packed. It's a small place that you might walk past if you were picking restaurants by...More

Thank Smd1159
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

6 of us had a wonderful meal at Bellapais. Four of us had the Meze which had a delicious array of flavours with delicate taramasalata; hummus and tzatziki served with hot pittas. These were followed by chargrilled tiger prawns; moules; whitebait and calamari ! Phew!...More

Thank Lynn W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been here numerous times in the past. Always busy, but the food is always good. Large steaks and sides to share make this a place you will never leave hungry. The menu has been left unchanged for years - try the Kleftico, delicious!

Thank Mr_B87
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A busy, popular and atmospheric small restaurant that you might just miss if you didn't know where to look. Booked over a week in advance and even then there was limited availability, but on arrival everything was as planned. Quick and friendly service despite the...More

Thank Chris T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this gorgeous restaurant for my sons 21st birthday. We all chose the party menu and couldnt believe the extremely generous portions. Food was delicious and freshly cooked. Service was excellent and the food was great value for money. Highly recommended the Bella Pais.

Thank clairecolchester
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Questions & Answers
7 November 2017|
Response from Thomas809 | Reviewed this property |
Wasn’t anything like that when I went a few months ago...just great steak 👍
29 April 2017|
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Response from mrsmc57 | Reviewed this property |
There would be no problem with children included. The restaurant is not big so make sure you book well in advance to make sure you can all be fitted in, I am sure you will enjoy your meal.
24 June 2016|
Response from Ana P |
Yes we do .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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