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experience culinary delights in the luxurious setting of Wivenhoe House


The contemporary brasserie is an ideal place to relax and enjoy a range of unique flavours using best of British, high quality ingredients.

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Afternoon tea

Wivenhoe House’s renowned afternoon tea is the crème de la crème. Tiers of delicious freshly prepared cakes, scones and sandwiches served with freshly brewed tea and coffee.

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A private dining experience to be enjoyed for parties of eight or more in one of our most elegant dining spaces, Signatures restaurant.

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a feast for all the senses

The expert professional team concentrates on using the best of British produce to create a fusion of great tastes and innovative culinary delights, whatever the occasion.

The informal brasserie is ideal for family get-togethers as well as for business gatherings. Delivered with attentive service, the extensive menu offers a wide ranging choice.

Our Signatures dining experience can be enjoyed on special occasions and for private dining for parties of eight or more. Specially crafted menus have been created for private functions and meetings at Wivenhoe House. Our extensive wine list offers you a carefully selected choice from around the globe. If you are after something extra special just ask, our talented sommelier will be delighted to assist you.

The luxurious lounges are at the heart of our four-star country house hotel where you can relax and enjoy a freshly made coffee or tea, a delicious light lunch or Wivenhoe House’s renowned afternoon tea.


find us, however you travel

By car:

Whether approaching Wivenhoe House from London and the South or Ipswich and the North via the A12, take the exit marked Colchester (A133). Follow the A133 towards Clacton, then take the B1028 for Wivenhoe before turning right into Boundary Road, then right again into Park Road. The entrance for Wivenhoe House is shared with the University of Essex but Park Road leads you through Wivenhoe Park and you will be able to see the glorious house from the road.

Sat Nav: CO4 3SQ. Please note, some Sat Navs may direct you to the wrong side of Wivenhoe Park so please check before you leave.

By train:

Colchester station, Colchester Town station, Wivenhoe station and Hythe stations are all between 10-15 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Trains run between London (Liverpool Street) and Colchester station every 10-20 minutes. The journey takes around an hour. Also connect with Colchester from Norwich, Ipswich, Felixstowe & Harwich. Some trains from London (Liverpool Street) also stop at Wivenhoe Station. When travelling from the Clacton/Walton direction, alight at Wivenhoe or Hythe Stations.

By plane:

Stansted airport is approximately 45 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Helicopter pad coordinates are 603200/223900.