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Diners' Choice: Great for brunch restaurants in Essex

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are great for brunch in Essex? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Lot Bar & Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1282)
£26 to £40
Contemporary European
Brentwood
About the restaurant


Lot Bar and Restaurant is a family run business offering freshly prepared food from 8am until 10pm daily. Whether you are looking for an informal breakfast or light lunch with friends or a 3 course celebration dinner in the evening or simply a drink in the bar after work, we have the best to offer locally.
We at Lot Bar and Restaurant take pride the quality of our ingredients, the high standard of presentation and excellent service. A seasonally changing breakfast and lunch menu offers everything you could want from a kitchen and our evening A la carte menu includes restaurant favourites as well as daily changing specials. On Sunday afternoons we offer the best Roast available. Our wine list, available from 11am, is curated by us to include the faithful, the unusual and the interesting.

Top review
SusanG
Dined 3 days ago
I always visit Lot Bar & Restaurant when in Shenfield. The food is lovely and the staff, friendly and attentive. Would thoroughly recommend.
A photo of Hasturk restaurant
4.7
4.7 (669)
£25 and under
Turkish
Braintree
About the restaurant
Here at Hasturk, we have over 20 years experience in the restaurant industry. We are well versed in good hospitality and serving fresh, handmade food.

We’ve used experiences from our own heritage and traditional food back home to create our menu for the much loved Turkish which is now widely known.

With an array of meat dishes to freshly caught seafood and wide selection of authentic appetisers, you can be assured everything at Hasturk is carefully sourced and deliciously prepared and meets our standards.

Hasturk is a family run, Turkish restaurant with a modern twist. We aim to serve our customers the very best of Turkish cuisine, welcoming everyone in with open arms. We’re ready to offer you a dining experience that you’ll remember!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Very friendly staff amazing food very nice place to eat highly recommended
A photo of Côte Brasserie - Chelmsford restaurant
4.6
4.6 (50)
£25 and under
French
Chelmsford
About the restaurant
Cote is inspired by the brasseries of Paris, serving authentic French dishes all day in our classically designed restaurants. We are committed to producing authentic French classics, freshly cooked to order, from the highest quality sourced ingredients.
Top review
MARTINH
Dined on Jul 14, 2024
As good as ever. Food delicious as usual and friendly service to the standard as ever
A photo of Sienna's Restaurant - UK restaurant
4.6
4.6 (196)
£25 and under
European
Brentwood
About the restaurant
At Siennas, our experienced chefs spend time, carefully sourcing our ingredients. They treat the ingredients with the respect they deserve, which gives our guests, the food they desire.

Looking for a romantic meal for 2 or a get together with friends, Siennas is the place.
We have a very intimate setting, that caters for all and private hires are high on our list for popular events, alongside our Dinner & Singer nights, Boozy Brunches and Family & Social Gatherings.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 11, 2024
Both excellent food and service. We were made to feel very welcome, from the moment we entered through to our coffees at the end of our meal. My wife had steak and I had the catch of the day (red sea bream) which we both thoroughly enjoyed. The preceding starters were equally amazing with the succulent Korean pork belly and tasty ham hock croquettes. I thoroughly recommend a visit if you want a great meal in a very comfortable and yet stylish restaurant.
A photo of Carluccio's - Fenwick Colchester restaurant
4.6
4.6 (366)
£26 to £40
Italian
Colchester
About the restaurant
Here at Carluccio's, we’ve always been true to our Italian heritage and what food really means to us. The best ingredients, from the best regions, cooked with love.
Top review
Lindyloo228
Dined on Jun 27, 2024
Great food, service and ambience of the restaurant.
A photo of The Ship Stock restaurant
4.6
4.6 (206)
£25 and under
Pub
Chelmsford
About the restaurant
A charming village pub nestled in the heart of West Hanningfield on the unspoiled greenbelt of the Essex city, Chelmsford. This soul-soothing, local pub offers a fresh, seasonal menu coupled with local craft beverages, all of which can be enjoyed in our vintage, east-coast setting. Our alfresco lawn is the perfect oasis for any passing visitor or returning local. Take in the panoramic views of the rolling hills or stay warm by our log burner snuggled inside. Both are perfect watching the world pass by with a drink in hand.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined today
Staff very helpful, polite and courteous. Menu is extensive.
A photo of Caesar@Dolphin restaurant
4.5
4.5 (210)
£26 to £40
European
Braintree
About the restaurant
A traditional restaurant complete with low ceilings, beams, real fires and a cosy bar still frequented by the locals, it’s the pride of place pizza oven that makes Caesar @ Dolphin stand out from many village inns. That and the seasonal menu of big-flavoured dishes underpinned by strong technical skill
Top review
PeterH
Dined on Jul 14, 2024
Service and food excellent as ever. Thank you Food orders were great and was accommodated when asked for modifications Great service
A photo of The Old Siege House Bar & Brasserie restaurant
4.5
4.5 (289)
£26 to £40
European
Colchester
About the restaurant
The Historical Old Siege House in Colchester is the ideal venue for a small intimate meal or a large family get together ! Owned and run by Husband and wife team since 2014 it has a warm atmosphere and relaxed vibe.
We can provide extensive menus depending on your events, ranging from Afternoon teas to Hog roasts.
Our main menu changes seasonally and we also run a set lunch menu which is great value and changes every two weeks.
The restaurant can accomodate up to 160 covers inside and a further 50 outside so you will not be cramped for space. We have a private dining room for hire and a large bar and lounge area where you can enjoy some lovely made to order cocktails or a chilled bottle of wine.
Live music and events are regularly held and details will be posted on our various social media outlets.
We are proud holders of an elite 5 star food hygiene award for 3 consecutive 5 star visits in a row from the local council and pride ourselves on our hygiene levels.



Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
What a lovely Sunday lunch. The food was excellent with two veggie options for starters and mains as well as traditional Sunday roasts so both my friend and I were well catered for. Lovely relaxed atmosphere, very friendly service and we're accommodated on a quiet table as requested. Can't fault.
A photo of Sevine Brasserie restaurant
4.5
4.5 (70)
£25 and under
Mediterranean
Harlow
About the restaurant
Treat yourself to a culinary adventure at our delightful restaurant, where we offer a fusion of Mediterranean cuisine. We are pleased to accommodate group bookings and look forward to welcoming you.

Our restaurant is conveniently located in Harlow within the Water Gardens. Whether you’re joining us for brunch, lunch or dinner, book a table now and experience a wonderful dining experience with us.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
A friend and I went here for the first time yesterday. The food was beautiful. We did feel that the service could’ve been better as we felt forgotten about. However, we will be going here again.
A photo of The Rabbits Pub restaurant
4.4
4.4 (158)
£26 to £40
Gastro Pub
Abridge
About the restaurant
The Rabbits is a family friendly gastro pub & restaurant in the heart of the essex countryside. We pride ourselves on good friendly service and good quality homecooked food with our seasonal menus, we serve real ales, fine wines & premium spirits. We have a great beer garden where you can take in the picturesque views whilst not having to go too far to order any food or drink as this can all be done at our garden bar which is also playing background music around our garden, this is open Thurs-Sunday throughout the spring/summer weather permitting. There is a childrens play area and we also welcome dogs in our garden and inside the bar area. The Rabbits Team look forward to seeing you soon.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 12, 2024
Beautiful country pub with conservatory and garden. Great variety on menu and polite, friendly staff. Big portions! Will be returning.
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