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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” (433 reviews)
“stifado” (19 reviews)
“t bone” (24 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, 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

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 3 days 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been going to the Bella Pais for over 20 years. I can’t fault this restaurant, best fillet steak in town, first class service! Book early though, they get booked up quickly!

Thank Amspa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overhyped place, 2nd visit but will never return! I doubt if it would be ever 3rd time lucky ! Poor service, they don’t like it when you complain. To many tables to be comfortable, you really feel like a sardine. Very poor customer service

Thank Janie1969
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Currently touring around in Suffolk and Essex with my wife we decided to book a table at the Bella Pais restaurant. We made the booking following the information we found on Trip Advisor. We both ordered Taramasalata to start and as the portion was really...More

Thank NorfolkBill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food, cooked to perfection. Tiger king prawns were good. Great service too. Nothing. To much trouble. .....

Thank thugsy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic meal and evening with friends. Not a cheap evening but well worth it!! You will need to book well in advanced for this restaurant to guarantee a table, but you will not be disappointed!!

Thank Allison H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The food here was fantastic, the only reason my plate was not empty was the huge portion size!!! So take this into consideration when ordering. The side dishes easily feed two (with a normal appetite) . If your looking for quiet and romantic, then ask...More

Thank Ann F
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Very friendly and good service, lovely food, good night all round.Is quite cozy , tables are close to each other. Taxi was just outside when we left so that was good too.

Thank Tina407
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Awesome steaks and cooked perfectly. Side dishes presented were still hot and very tasty. Reasonably priced - £45 for 3 courses - fillet steak!

Thank laznat
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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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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