The Parliament Restaurant

The Parliament Restaurant in Colchester town opens for lunch, dinner and offers a wide choice of dishes and fine wines to complement any meal. Coupled with a unique setting in our medieval hotel with Tudor architecture, our Colchester restaurant offers a fantastic location for dining in Colchester.

The original dining room of Red Lion has lots of original features with exposed beams creating a special atmosphere in which to enjoy a great dining experience to mark a special occasion or just for the pleasure of it.


There’s an ambient evening feeling in the Parliament Restaurant. To make the most out of seasonal produce, Head Chef changes the table d’hote on a regular basis, offering tasty variety every time you dine. Join us for dinner daily between 6pm and 9:30pm.

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Afternoon Tea

For sweet teeth, indulge in an afternoon cream tea. Our chefs serve freshly baked scones with thick cream and sticky jam. For an extra special experience, add a selection of delicate cakes, sandwiches or a few bubbles. Take tea with us everyday between 12pm and 5pm.

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Stop by for lunch at our hotel in Colchester, in the centre of the town centre – Red Lion Walk.

Our brigade of creative chefs prepare a delicious lunch everyday, that is sure to make mouths water. We have a wide selection of beers at the bar and of course a fabulous wine list. Enjoy our daily lunch menu everyday between 11:30am and 6pm.

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Sunday LUNCH

After a brisk Sunday stroll, nothing hits the spot better than a hearty feast! Serving up some indulgent dishes, from roast favourites to quintessentially English alternatives. The perfect accompaniment to fine wine and good company. Try our special Sunday menu between 12pm and 3.30pm every Sunday

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