Brasserie refurbishment and new menu

We are excited to announce that the brasserie bar and restaurant at Wivenhoe House will be closing for refurbishment at the end of October 2017 and will re-open on  Monday 6 November 2017. During this period we will still be open with the restaurant relocating upstairs to the Main House.

It is five years since the brasserie opened and with chef Simon Morris now at the helm we felt it was time to update our appearance and outlook. Our goal was to establish a great place to meet, drink and eat with our new menu bringing a little taste of France to the Essex countryside.

Regular customers will still see firm favourites, such as the burger on the new menu but now with an extended range of proteins, sauces and side dishes. There is now a lunchtime express menu for diners in a hurry and a range of bar food for guests looking for a lighter meal. We are just putting the finishing touches together on this and it will be available to view soon.

Head Chef, Simon Morris said: “Together with the team and our suppliers in the region I have worked to create a typical brasserie menu,  full of flavoursome dishes. I am looking forward to seeing the reaction from our diners.

Below are a few images of the new design which incorporates ideas put forward by students of the Edge Hotel School.

3D Main Restaurant View 1 25.07.17

3D Main Restaurant View 4 25.07.17

Bar Elevation 2 25.07.17

Floorplan 25.07.17
We look forward to seeing you in the brasserie bar and restaurant soon.


find us, however you travel
By car:

When using a SATNAV please enter the location WIVENHOE, Colchester (do not use a postcode as this will direct you to the wrong side of Wivenhoe Park).

Take the exit marked Colchester (A133)
Follow the A133 towards Clacton
Please follow signs for WIVENHOE
You will see a black sign on your right which says, ‘Wivenhoe House & The Brasserie’, turn right here 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 our beautiful house from the road on your right
CONTINUE to follow the signs for WIVENHOE HOUSE and it will lead you to us.

If you would like any help with directions, please do call us on 01206 863666 and a member of our team will be able to assist you.

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.