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The Britannia & Gurkha Restaurant and bar

42 Meyrick Crescent | Colchester, Colchester CO2 7QY, England
+44 1206 761003
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chicken curry” (30 reviews)
“curries” (29 reviews)
“dahl” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Nepalese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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42 Meyrick Crescent | Colchester, Colchester CO2 7QY, England
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Reviews (244)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have walked past this pub/restaurant many times, and have heard great things about the food too so decided to visit. The restaurant wasn't too busy and upon entering we were shown a table where we could sit. A lovely Nepalese lady then explained how...More

1  Thank Nathalie M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great pub and wonderful restaurant. Been several times. Every time is a treat with the best local food.

Thank SuffolkDave84
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were delayed getting to the restaraunt, but the staff were very accomodating and no problems, even though a group of 10. The staff are a delight, really great service and the portions are bothg generous and very tasty, with some interesting additions. The fixed...More

Thank peter h
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This pub is more than that, one side is a restaurant run by an ex Gurkha. You can just turn up but it can be busy so a reservation would be recommended. There is no menu you get a set meal for £15. This begins...More

Thank mrsmc57
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Visit often and love this little gem! It allows dogs in so we can watch all our sporting delights with our pup. It's got a pool table, darts board and a juke box! Locals are all friendly too, and the food there is brilliant!

Thank Lola L
Reviewed 12 April 2017

What can i say , this is a totally bonkers concept they tell you the food they are going to serve on the day no menu Once you have over come the risk factor on that we we brought Popadoms and a dip / sauce...More

Thank derekjohn
Reviewed 1 April 2017

After a long day in the garden, my husband and I decided to have a takeaway curry from this place. For £10 per head, we got a beautifully cooked meal for 2. Can't fault it. Amazing value

Thank Annio1976
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We haven't been to the Britannia for at least 6 months due to moving house and were looking forward to going back. We weren't disappointed, 4 of us went and had an excellent dinner last night. Vegetable spring rolls and their delicious potatoes to start...More

Thank Maria_Jackson
Reviewed 28 March 2017

So at The Britannia there is no menu. You eat what they bring you. We were there in a large group and they handled us easily. The food was a mix of mutton, chicken and vegetarian curries all of which was very good. The onion...More

Thank ComplicatedDisaster
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

We were looking for something slightly different and we were recommended this restaurant. Absolutely fantastic,great food, great service and lovely people. I would thoroughly recommend it , and we will be coming back ... thank you

Thank James M C
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What time do you close at the weekends?
20 August 2016|
Response from ShelleyOverspill | Reviewed this property |
You can phone to reserve a table however I do not think it is past 22:00 - enjoy
Hello. I am very white and can't cope with anything too hot. I love spices though, just not the chilli! How hot are the curries and can you choose a milder type?
7 July 2016|
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Response from Tracey P | Reviewed this property |
Hi , there was a set menu with 2 types of curry and a vegetable dish. You can eat as much as you want. I am also very sensitive to anything too spicy , however I was able to eat the food here. It was all really good. Hope... More
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18 December 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Meyrick Crescent | Colchester, Colchester CO2 7QY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 761003
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