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Food @ The Mercury

) #295 of 396 Restaurants in Colchester €€ - €€€ British, , Vegetarian Friendly
Mercury Theatre Balkerne Gate, Colchester CO1 1PT, England
+44 1206 368100
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“pudding” (5 reviews)
“chilli” (3 reviews)
“pre theatre” (8 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 21:00All hours
British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Mercury Theatre Balkerne Gate, Colchester CO1 1PT, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We had tickets booked for the panto, so as we were early we came for coffee and cake. We were thinking of eating here before, but the menu was very limited. So we opted for coffee and cake, except no cake. So coffee and tea...More

Thank Janie1969
Reviewed 23 October 2016

A good location for the theatre, so should be really geared up for pre show meals. However although the timing is fine, i.e. meals are served efficiently, the actual menu choice is abysmal! We ate there last night and the main course choice was salmon...More

Thank Wallybeans
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
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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