brasserie bar and restaurant
The brasserie is an independent restaurant located inside Wivenhoe House on the outskirts of Colchester and close to the pretty village of Wivenhoe. Our restaurant is inspired by the concept of a classic brasserie, bring a little taste of France to the Essex countryside and offering a winning combination of classic dishes and modern cuisine, to be enjoyed in our attractive and informal setting and delivered with attentive service.
The extensive menus offer a wide ranging choice. Our menus change frequently to make the most of fresh local produce. Our Plat du Jour will ensure each experience of the brasserie is as unique and exciting as the last. We also have an express ‘Plat Rapide’ lunchtime menu for those whose time is limited.
Our Sunday lunch menu features with pride our award winning ‘Best Roast Dinner’ selection, making the brasserie the perfect lunch venue to while away lazy days.
Fish Friday is on the first Friday of every month and has built up an enviable reputation in the local area, be sure to book in advance to ensure a space at these sell out events.
We have a special children’s menu designed to offer the same quality food as all of our menus. There’s space outside for some fresh air after lunch and young artists can enjoy colouring their own version of Wivenhoe House during the meal. High chairs are also available.
Group bookings up to 24 can be catered for within the brasserie restaurant, with a private dining space in the alcove available. For parties over 24, please visit our events pages and get in touch with our team to arrange your special occasion.
- Sample a la carte (served Monday – Saturday)
- Sample Lunch menu
- Sample Dessert Menu
- Menu de Lionel – Six courses for £45
- Sample Sunday Menu
- Fish Friday
- Breakfast Menu
Please note that menus are subject to change
How to book
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Brasserie Opening Hours
|Monday – Friday||Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays|
|7.00 – 9.30||8.00 – 10.30|
|Monday – Saturday||Sunday|
|12.00 – 3.00||12.00 – 5.30|
|Limited menu available from 3 – 5.30|
|5.30 – 9.30|
Stay in one of our intriguingly different sponsored rooms or suites.
We have 40 luxurious rooms and suites, each with its own unique touch. Select suites furnished by our sponsors in partnership with the Edge Hotel School.
Add a touch of glamour and sparkle to your stay at Wivenhoe House.
We hold a range of events from tribute nights, to cabaret magic acts, culinary master classes, wine tasting dinners and balls. Find out more on our events page.
Relax and enjoy the delights of an afternoon tea in our luxurious lounges.
Our afternoon tea includes a selection of finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones, delicious cakes and pastries and a selection of teas and coffees.
WHERE WE AREfind us, however you travel
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
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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.
Stansted airport is approximately 45 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Helicopter pad coordinates are 603200/223900.