experience culinary delights in the luxurious setting of Wivenhoe House


a feast for all the senses

The expert kitchen team at our Essex brasserie concentrates on using regionally sourced produce to bring a taste of France to our corner of the county.

The brasserie and bar areas have been refreshed to reflect the menu, including ‘plat rapide’ or quickly prepared dishes, for diners in a hurry, which can be enjoyed in our restaurant or in our comfortable bar area.

If you are seeking a true dining experience there is plenty to impress on our full menu. Our carefully chosen wine list stands alongside our selection of locally brewed beers, cocktails and mocktails.

Our Signatures dining experience can be enjoyed on special occasions and for private dining in Essex for parties of eight or more. Specially crafted menus have been created for private functions and meetings at Wivenhoe House. 

The luxurious lounges are at the heart of our four-star Essex country house hotel where you can relax and enjoy a freshly made beverage, or Wivenhoe House’s renowned English 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, ignore the entrance to the Knowledge Gateway, continue along the A133 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.

For Sat Nav please use CO7 9HT and then follow signage to Wivenhoe House. Please note, some Sat Navs may direct you to the wrong side of Wivenhoe Park so please check our PDF Map

Download our PDF Map

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.