Fish Friday

Join us for our next Fish Friday. Start with a glass of fizz on arrival before helping yourself to our extensive seafood buffet to start.

Then choose from a selection of main courses before squeezing in one of our delicious desserts.

Fish Friday in the brasserie


To Start

Help yourself to this month’s selection of finest seafood


To follow

Fish, chips & mushy peas, served in gluten free batter or just plain grilled

Pan roast hake, clam & chorizo broth

Classic fish pie, topped with creamy mash

(Chunky pieces of locally sourced fish and shellfish topped with creamy mashed potato)

Omelette Arnold Bennett

Mussels mouclade & fries

½ bbq Chicken & chips

8oz House burger served on brioche bun, cheese, fries, burger sauce



Crème brulee

Ice cream and sorbet

Lemon cheesecake

Mature cheddar and biscuit


Three course meal including seafood buffet and a glass of Prosecco – £37.50 per person

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Fish Friday Reviews

Fabulous Fish Friday *****

The first Friday of every month is ‘Fish Friday’ so we decided to give it a try.

The buffet starter had a very wide choice of seafood. (The beetroot cured salmon was delightful.) For mains my wife had sea bass, and I had hake with chorizo. Both were excellent. Finished off with summer pudding and all washed down with a decent bottle of prosecco.

The service was good and the staff friendly. The whole evening could not be faulted.

My first visit to wivenhoe house and it exceeded my expectations. Food was excellent and the staff very attentive, friendly and warm. First Friday of every month is their fish Friday where for starter you choose from their fish buffet which included oysters, lobster and all manner of seafood. For main course there are four or so fish dishes and a couple of meat dishes. We had sea bass and fish and chips and both were superb. Dessert was good as well. This plus a glass of prosecco for a very reasonable fixed price. We will be going back.

Dinner was there Friday Fish night. This included a glass of Prosecco, with a buffet starter and a choice of hot cooked mains. The starter was simply incredible! A huge table laid out with king prawns, tuna carpaccio, oysters, caviar, mackerel, two types of smoked salmon, a selection of sauces, salad, bread and more. It was delicious and plentiful. The main was also perfectly cooked and delicious too. We had the Hake with clams. Very tasty. We did order two sets of greens and asked if it was possible to have some new potatoes to compliment.

For dessert I had the special which was a Crepe Suzette. The waiter wheeled over a trolley and began heating up and flambéing the ingredients before us – a nice surprise. We chatted while he cooked. He was a very friendly and nice chap and a pleasure to talk to. We discovered that he used to sing as an Operatic Tenor and jokingly my date asked for a song. He didn’t blink and asked for our choice. He obliged and quite beautifully gave us a quick rendition. It was great!! The Crepe Suzette was also very very tasty and wonderfully prepared! My partners cheesecake was also delicious.

All the staff on the night couldn’t have made us feel more welcome and the personal touch of having an off-menu dessert prepared for us made us feel very special indeed.

For fans of seafood, I can’t recommend Fish Fridays at Wivenhoe House highly enough.




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

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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.