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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” (464 reviews)
“stifado” (19 reviews)
“t bone” (26 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7 Centurian House St. Johns Street | St. John Street, Colchester, Colchester CO2 7AH, England
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Reviewed 23 December 2011

The title of this review says it all. Simply the biggest steak I have ever tasted. Very good value for money. No need for a starter nor desert..............Remember to book though.

Thank fussynortherner
Reviewed 18 December 2011

I apologise for writing so late so the restaurant may have dramatically changed since (I doubt it as the menu hasn't in years!) I would like to inform people that being half Greek Cypriot, raised with my Yiayia next door and tens of hundreds of...More

4  Thank RinaBina
Reviewed 6 December 2011

Having used to some great steak houses around the globe, we felt that the restaurant lived up to its expectation in the quality of the steaks. The food was faultless, however would advise the Chef to move away from the cucumber crab decoration that made...More

Thank somann2
Reviewed 2 December 2011

I have to agree with the other reviews that the steaks here are FANTASTIC! The kleftico and stifado are lovely as well and just fall to pieces. Although the restaurant is small and at times a bit cramped, all of the staff are very friendly...More

Thank georgieboy
Reviewed 27 November 2011

We had a wonderful night at Bella Pais!! There was a group of 14 of us. The Maitre De was lovely and very friendly. Service was excellent. Most of us went for the two courses and the meal was huge!! Go for the Sirloin steak...More

Thank Aussies10
Reviewed 13 November 2011

Went on the off-chance on a Wednesday night, thinking we would have no problem getting a table, we turned up and it was really busy and just managed to get a table. I think it is a sign of a good restaurant when its busy...More

1  Thank jmayle999
Reviewed 7 November 2011

It's interesting to read so many reviews stating 'Great Steak', as The Bella Pais is actually a Greek Restaurant. More than that, it's so authentic, it actually puts a lot of restaurants in Greece to shame. I’ve been to different parts of Greece many times,...More

2  Thank ratkinsonuk
Reviewed 1 November 2011

Highly recomemend this resurant if you like steak, the steaks are massive once you've eaten here you won't go anywhere else! Very friendly staff that make you welcome and good atmosphere! Always good to book as very busy!

Thank Sarahl7231
Reviewed 27 October 2011

Have been to the Bella Pais many times over the past 6 years and have always been pleased with the service and the quality of the food. Enormous portions, well cooked steaks and really friendly service. Atmosphere is warm and cosy as the restaurant is...More

1  Thank Debbsy_13
Reviewed 18 September 2011

We have been to this restaurant on several occasions and have always had fantastic food and service.On our latest visit there were eight of us and six of us had steaks and everyone was FANTASTIC some had rare some medium some well done,but everyone was...More

31  Thank bigbarryEssex
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7 November 2017|
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Response from Samantha L | Reviewed this property |
No not anymore unfortunately, sounds like fun!
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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, 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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