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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
Closed now
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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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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good food and nice restaurant. Steaks are on point. Don't Try and eat the 30oz steak people it's not worth the pain

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Thank Stuart M
Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have recently been to this Restaurant again. there was six of us and the food was wonderful. The staff looked after us very well. Atmosphere great.

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Thank lesleya521
Warrington, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wow, exceptional food at a reasonable price. Staff very friendly and most helpful. The restaurant is compact but the atmosphere is second to none. Will definitely be returning

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Thank 981ruby2shoes
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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks 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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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, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
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?