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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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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Steakhouse, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, 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 27 November 2017

6 of us had a wonderful meal at Bellapais. Four of us had the Meze which had a delicious array of flavours with delicate taramasalata; hummus and tzatziki served with hot pittas. These were followed by chargrilled tiger prawns; moules; whitebait and calamari ! Phew!...More

Thank Lynn W
Reviewed 27 November 2017

I've been here numerous times in the past. Always busy, but the food is always good. Large steaks and sides to share make this a place you will never leave hungry. The menu has been left unchanged for years - try the Kleftico, delicious!

Thank Mr_B87
Reviewed 19 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 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 8 November 2017 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 8 November 2017 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 7 November 2017 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 28 October 2017 via mobile

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

Thank thugsy
Reviewed 21 October 2017 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 16 October 2017 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
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6 November 2017|
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Response from LLR1998 | Reviewed this property |
No it's just noisy and very cramped
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 23:00
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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