Going out for a steak can be a treat for many people, but you want your restaurant to be worth your money, especially if you prefer your steak cooked a certain way.

With Mother's Day just a couple of weeks away you could book for that, or if you just fancy a trip out for food, then look no further.

We've found some top steakhouses for you to visit in Colchester, all with a customer rating of four or more on TripAdvisor.

Here’s a roundup of some of the best steakhouses in Colchester according to Tripadvisor reviews.

Best steakhouses in Colchester according to TripAdvisor

Bella Pais

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Where: 7 Centurian House St. Johns Street Centurian House, Colchester CO2 7AH

TripAdvisor rating: 4.5/5

Starting out this list is the Greek restaurant Bella Pais located on Centurian House Street.

Its steak has obviously come in for praise, with its surf and turf also commended.

Out of its 1,041 reviews, 751 were rated as 'Excellent' on its TripAdvisor page.

One reviewer wrote: "We had been looking for a really good steak restaurant for about 18 months from when covid hit. We are so pleased that we found the Bella Pais. The steaks are to die for, they are cooked perfectly and very tender and tasty."

Miller & Carter

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Where: 342 London Road, Colchester CO3 8LT

TripAdvisor rating: 4/5

Miller & Carter is the classic steakhouse chain, which has a restaurant in many places around the UK, usually delivering good-quality steak.

Out of its 651 reviews at its Colchester outlet, 365 were rated as 'Excellent' on its TripAdvisor page.

One reviewer wrote: "One of my favourite places for a steak that you know will be cooked correctly and indeed it was, wonderful server called Kris, very attentive a perfect evening. Covid protocol excellent cannot recommend enough."

Middletons Steakhouse & Grill

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Where: 19-20 North Hill, Colchester, CO1 1DZ 

TripAdvisor rating: 4/5

Middletons over on North Hill has earnt commendation for its food with one reviewer describing it as providing "the best steak in Colchester".

Out of its 856 reviews, 424 were rated as 'Excellent' on its TripAdvisor page.

One reviewer wrote: "Had dinner with my wife. We arrived early but this wasn’t a problem. Seated at our table. Speedy service. Mushrooms for starters which were lovely. Fillet steak for mains which was cooked perfectly. Cheese board for dessert. Overall I think this is a better steak restaurant than miller and carter."


Where: 59 High Street, Colchester CO1 1DH

TripAdvisor rating: 4/5

This Brazilian restaurant is not a steak specific restaurant, but it has earnt praise for that dish.

Out of its 277 reviews, 112 were rated as 'Excellent' on its TripAdvisor page.

One reviewer wrote: "I enjoyed the spring greens, caponata and chimichurri, with sausages, some fries and chicken. My hard-to-please son was very happy with all his meats, rice, fries and cheese bread. He even tried a rare steak and enjoyed it, and looks forward to going back."

The Crown Steakhouse Bar

Where: Park Street, Colchester CO6 4SE

TripAdvisor rating: 4.5/5

This restaurant has not picked up as many reviews as its counterparts on this list, but has received high praise still.

Out of its 17 reviews, seven were rated as 'Excellent' and six rated as 'Very Good' on its TripAdvisor page.

One reviewer wrote: "We eat here two evenings in a row and had two really nice meals. You are greeted straight away at the door. We found the staff friendly and helpful."