Two AA Rosette food in a beautiful setting - one of the best kept secrets in Constable Country

An award-winning fine dining restaurant near Colchester, Essex.

Whether you are looking for fine dining of two AA Rosette standard for a dinner engagement or just planning a casual afternoon lunch, the atmosphere at the Lakes Restaurant is not to be missed.

Executive Head Chef Alan Paton and his team produce inventive takes on your favourite British dishes with special emphasis placed on the pork dishes for which Alan has won awards. With unique dishes from our A la Carte Menu* - which include the following components ‘smoked bacon jam’, ‘sweet potato and pecan ‘slaw’, ‘celeriac tortilla chips’ and ‘mint crystals’ - the Lakes Restaurant takes dining to a whole new level.

*Please note these are selected from separate dishes served in the A la Carte Menu as of September 2014 and are noted here for illustrative purposes.

Steak Night - Every Thursday!

Join us every Thursday for Steak Night in the Lakes Restaurant. Choose from a delicious range of steaks with a side of chips and mushrooms or tomatoes and a choice of sauce starting from £15.95pp!

If you are planning on visiting the Lakes Restaurant for dinner we advise booking a table in advance as the restaurant is very popular! To book, just email the Restaurant Team below or call 01206 265843 or 265800 to book.


Monday - Friday 7.00am - 10.00am
Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays 7.30am - 10.30am


Monday - Saturday & Bank Holidays 12.00pm - 2.30pm
Sunday Lunch 12.30pm - 4.00pm


Monday - Sunday & Bank Holidays 6.30pm - 10.00pm



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