Middletons Steakhouse & Grill - Colchester

4.5
2074 reviews
£25 and under
Steakhouse
Located in Colchester, our stylish casual, premium steakhouse and grill is perfect for enjoying our delicious mix of prime cuts of meat, grills, burgers, fresh fish and delicious desserts in an outstanding setting in the heart of Colchester. Add to this a fabulous selection of wines and a cocktail list packed with classics and we know we have the perfect mix.

Why not try one of our set menus? The Lunch Fixed Price Menu is unrivaled at £10.95 for three courses, available Monday – Friday 12 - 6pm & Saturday 12 - 5pm. Our Prime Set Menu is the perfect mid week treat, available 12-close Monday - Friday with 3 courses for £18.95. And why not check out our delicious Sunday Roast Set Menu with 2 courses at £13.95 and 3 courses at £16.95, available until 4pm.
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SueK
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food, served well with great service. Wanted a quiet and lovely lunch and we did, than you.

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KerryW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Beautiful atmosphere lovely food service was great

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Hucky
Essex
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Staff outstanding, food delicious, we will definitely be returning

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SarahL
Essex
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience2

The starters took ages to arrive as the chief burned the Camembert, the main arrived and the vegetables were lukewarm and had to be sent back, the roast potatoes were the Aunt Bessie frozen potatoes which quite frankly are not acceptable in this day and age! It’s ashame as we have had Sunday lunch here a couple of times before and the food was nice so this may have been a one off but I am not going to return to find out.

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IanP
Essex
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Outstanding Service as always, food great except roast potatoes tasted liked they were frozen

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MichelleP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

There were 6 of us celebrating a family birthday. Several of us had the 3 course Sunday meal and the rest 2 courses. The service was great, friendly waitress who arranged a little surprise plate for my daughter. The food was great, well cooked and presented. We all agreed the value was good and will definitely return.

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HannahR
Essex
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic as always. Everytime i come to this restaurant the food and service is perfect.

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StuC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

My wife really enjoyed her mixed grill. She said the ribs were as good as any she had eaten before. However, my ribeye steak was under cooked (more rare than medium rare) which meant a lot of white fat on it. The chips were also undercooked and hard on the inside. The mushroom on the side was very overcooked and not enjoyable. Wasn't particularly impressed considering its a steakhouse. Would at least expect the steak to be cooked correctly. Also had to wait over half an hour for the food with the kid's meal coming a few minutes after ours had arrived. Wasn't checked on throughout meal so no opportunity to order more drinks. After the meal, 2 plates were cleaned and the kids plate was left on the table. We had 4 different servers so maybe that's why is it was so disjointed.

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kimd
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The staff are fantastic, very welcoming and friendly. Food came out fast warm and taste was incredible garlic mushrooms and steak highly recommend ! Cocktails were delicious espresso martini one of best I’ve had.
Only thing I’d say toilet locks two are not working in the women’s and was no toilet roll in two of the toilets.
Already looking forward to going back.

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Britishfamily
Essex
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

The food itself was good, but long waiting time for food. We were also charged for something we didn't have but luckily it was spotted there and then so it was sorted out before leaving.

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OpenTable Diner
Essex
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, perfectly cooked steak for both the Ribeye and Beef Wellington. Defiantly recommend Middletons to everybody for any occasion

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VincentV
Essex
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best place I've eaten in a decade... Amazing food, fantastic service

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Kevay
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Restaurant was quiet but even so service was painfully slow. Food was good quality but VFM questionable

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MattH
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was great. I had mixed grill. Steak was cold but staff cooked a new one without issue.

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BarbaraH
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience1

Dirty cutlery on the table, which was changed after asked but replaced another table
The steaks were over cooked and the fish.
Meals were always good but not this time.
Will not book again.
Plus added service charge.

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KarenP
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food and service as usual
Excellent value for money especially the lunch menu

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LeanneB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

The service was great but the food wasn’t. It was quiet and a pleasant evening but we just did not enjoy the food and won’t go back.

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gemmaF
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Was very busy so appreciate the service being a bit slow.

Music was quite loud but food was lovely

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GlendaL
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely setting, staff attentive, food delicious, great atmosphere

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Whirl
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthdays celebration dinner with friends. Good choice, food and value.

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ChrisB
Essex
6 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food well priced and service was very good as per normal 👌

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing food, lovely cocktails. Good experience overall 👍🏼

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vipBarbaraL
Essex
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Was surprised about the increased price of the coffee. Thought 75p increase a cup was a bit high.

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DanielB
Essex
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best steak in Colchester and the customer service was 10/10

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JadeN
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food as always, first visit for a sunday roast dinner and would highly recomend

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DebO
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely Sunday roast. Food was delicious and a really nice atmosphere.

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IreneS
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

A good range of steaks/ burgers and seafood as well as Sunday roasts. A meal 2 suit all - my fillet steak was cooked 2 perfection. Service was excellent - very pleasant + efficient.

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SuzanneE
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time to this restaurant and thoroughly impressed. The steak was delicious, the service attentive and friendly without being overbearing and although the bill was quite high, still worth it.

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FrankH
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

The food was superb, and the service was very good. Upstairs was very noisy, and we were unfortunate to be placed next to a table of neanderthals whose control of the english language was extremely limited, but obviously liked to hear their own voices mouthing obscenities, which really helps the argument for euthenasia. Apart from that - a good meal, and good service.

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MagzyF1
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, fab polite service, nice atmosphere. Always a winner!

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MCWong
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

main dishes sometimes a bit too salty to me, but overall the food quality is fine.

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DonLogan
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience1

The food was ok.

The service was terrible. The whole meal felt very rushed. As if we were there to get in and get out as quick as possible…

Staff were not very attentive and lacked warmth. Came across as very arrogant and cocky as well as very salesy….Not very welcoming with no warmth and just generally disinterested.

We just felt like a tick box exercise…

Last thing is I appreciate the policy of the staff to wear face masks but what’s the point if none of them wear them properly. It seemed to be the fashion for all of them to not cover the nose with mask…again just shows a sign of can’t be bothered to do things properly….

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AndreeB
Essex
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

The service was terrible our table was booked at 7.30pm and at 9.15 we had only just been served our main course. I then had to send my chicken back as was raw. Not a good experience at all will not be returning or recommending

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smith01
Essex
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

I was very unhappy with the quality of the food, especially the chips which has clearly been reheated several times. It was as if I bought them from my local kebab shop at early hours of the morning.

The waiter was extremely good and very helpful my add which defiantly helped the situation.

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Beatrice1
Essex
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This is a very good restaurant with a special price good value menu if you eat before six. As my husband and I are retired it suits us perfectly. We have always had good friendly service

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RobP
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Once again Middletons did not disappoint from booking the table right through to paying the bill ...

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vipRosie51
Hertfordshire
28 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The restaurant was quiet as it was a Sunday evening and not very busy. Our server was polite, friendly and attentive. The menu has a wide range of options to suit all tastes and appetites, and the food and wine we chose were of very good quality. The prices are very reasonable and we would definitely visit again.

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Annie
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Very friendly staff and good value. A generous serving of 2 large fillets of sea bass, and the steak ordered was cooked perfectly as requested.

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ClaireBear
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Best cooked steak I’ve had in a very long time! The chef deserves a pay rise. Amazing food.

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DanP
London
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Food was good but service was so slow, we missed a firework display as were still waiting for our desserts.
The whole reason for us eating out was because it was bonfire night and we ended up missing most of it because the service was so slow.
Annoyed.