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Food @ The Mercury

₹₹ - ₹₹₹British, , Vegetarian Friendly
Mercury Theatre Balkerne Gate, Colchester CO1 1PT, England
+44 1206 368100
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“pudding” (5 reviews)
“bread” (5 reviews)
“cake” (3 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
Mercury Theatre Balkerne Gate, Colchester CO1 1PT, England
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1 - 10 of 113 reviews

Reviewed 14 September 2017

The perfect place for pre-theatre dining. Choice of dishes from a limited but varied menu. All nicely prepared and served by the friendliest staff in Colchester. Overall great value for money and a nice and relaxed way to start your evening.

1  Thank Leapingferret
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We all had the fish which was very good. One of our party asked for new potatoes instead of chips hitch she was given with no problems.

1  Thank Iola352
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

We should have realised that any restaurant that always​ makes you pay total bill up front is dodgy! This place is bad 😣 really awful food, could not alter even slightly menu, no choice, over cooked..... Main course for vegetarians was a tiny veg tart...More

Thank Tlg48
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Had a meal in the restaurant last night - started badly with wait of 25 minutes before being asked for order - not particularly busy - then starter surprise - haddock fish cakes - unbelievably some tables served three, some two (no size difference). Chicken...More

Thank gerrybreen
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

If you are keen to dine in a resturant who's interior design has all the charm and charisma of a British motorway cafe circa 1968 then this is the venue for you. Plastic rubber plants, a faded sombrero or two and food served to the...More

Thank Molly C
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Had dinner in the restaurant before seeing a fantastic show. Food was delicious and very reasonably priced also the staff were very helpful and attentive. The only little criticism was that when I booked the table I did mention that my friend is dairy free...More

1  Thank Jane H
Reviewed 11 March 2017

I am very easy to please, but it was bland. Bean burger that was literally tasteless. Eton mess with soggy meringue.

Thank Neil S
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Went here to celebrate my mothers 65th birthday back in October 2016 and had a meal beforE the theatre Had a great 3 course meal from a set menu. Perfectly situated with a warm and relaxed atmosphere, they had themed the restaurant inline with the...More

2  Thank Bondmun
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This restaurant is on the ground floor next to the theatre and thus is most convenient for attending the theatre. Pre-theatre 'comfort menu' offered 3 choices for each course and at 13.95 for any 2 courses, was good value for money. The restaurant was very...More

3  Thank pepeingle
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Ordered Chicken pie for starters and it was perfect so followed up with dark choc cheese cake and to be honest those of you that give bad reviews can only be classed as narrow minded individuals who expect top class food with a Michelin star...More

3  Thank DARRANANDLISA
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mercury Theatre Balkerne Gate, Colchester CO1 1PT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 368100
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