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Restaurant 43

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The Green | Colchester, Great Bentley CO7 8PJ, England
+44 1206 252255
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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

On Wednesday, my wife, Julie, and I were bidding farewell to our cousins who were about to head back to Australia after a 10-week sojourn in the UK and my cousin David suggested we try Restaurant 43 in Great Bentley (not too far from where they'd been staying in Holland-on-Sea. We arrived at noon and were ushered to a window... More 

Thank morts32
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My lovely daughter took myself and her dad out for a special Mother's Day meal. We arrived on a beautifully sunny but windy afternoon. The service was very slow. I had a prawn and crab etc cocktail, which was missing any sign of crab, the grapefruit on the side was nearly all pith and peel. After our starters my daughter... More 

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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

we have been before and enjoyed it so much we went back again to meet up as a family. I arrived nearly an hour late due to traffic but this was no problem for the staff. the 7 of us had various starters such as scotch egg and fish cakes all very tasty and we'll presented, portions are generous. mains... More 

Thank Stephen D
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67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

ate at 43 yesterday , still maintain good quality and excellent service. I think its a shame more people don't eat out during the week as the rest wasn't too busy ..

Thank sandra s
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fantastic meal was made extremely welcome Ben was our waiter and could not do enough for us and food was excellent

Thank Jacqueline B
Colchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there to celebrate my 70th birthday. There were three of us. Two of us had the starters, which were comparatively small. As none of us had been there before we didn't know the size of the portions to expect!! The starters, nevertheless, were tasty. My daughter chose the salmon, whilst my son in law and I chose the... More 

Thank Gail C
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with a friend for lunch on 15th March. It was very good value - the hake was superb. Ben, the waiter, looked after us very well. Will definitely come again.

1 Thank 43taw
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my mum came in here for lunch on a Thursday and it was really nice the service was fantastic we was served by Ben and he was on his own and he done so well considering there was a few tables in the own down side to our meal was my bread roll was not cooked but other... More 

Thank Teresa C
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There were 12 of us the food was very good but the service was appalling. The restaurant wasn't busy but we had to attract the attention if the waiters for drinks and they only came to ask if everything was OK once.

1 Thank Nannybobbed
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Sunday lunch. Have now experienced a wedding breakfast, barbecue, and Saturday night dinner. All have been fabulous. Trendy , welcoming ,family run business to suit all,and more to come with the newly acquired premises next door that are currently being converted into hotel guest rooms and a cocktail bar. We will look forward to finishing a lovely mealy and... More 

Thank Jackie C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$29
British, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Green | Colchester, Great Bentley CO7 8PJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Great Bentley
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 252255

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?