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Closing times may vary by restaurant. Please speak to a member of our team at your local restaurant for the most up to date timings. In general, our last food orders are at 9pm and last drinks orders are at 10pm (On Sunday it is 9pm). Please reserve your table online to avoid disappointment.

Table Table Balkerne Gate

Colchester restaurant details

Ipswich Road





Mon-Sat 11.30am - 11pm

Sun 12pm - 10.30pm


6:30am - 10:30am
7am - 11am 

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Balkerne Gate Table Table restaurant in Colchester, Essex


Our team

Whether you fancy an afternoon tea for two or classic pub grub for the whole family, we’ve got you covered at the Balkerne Gate Table Table in Colchester. Whatever the occasion, our friendly team will be ready to welcome you with a smile – we work hard all year round to make sure you always have a great time dining out in Essex with us, so from breakfasts in Colchester to drinks outdoors, come and join us! Fun fact – our restaurant actually gets its name from Colchester’s Balkerne Gate, the oldest Roman gateway in Britain! You’ll find it in the city centre, just a short walk away from the Jumbo Water Tower, another of Colchester’s historic attractions. 

Our location

We’re in a great spot for visiting some of the best outdoor attractions in Kent. Highwoods Country Park and Cymbeline Meadows – two of the most popular places to visit in Essex – are just a short drive away from the Balkerne Gate, so you can head out and soak up the great outdoors before joining us at our family restaurant in Colchester for some great-value meals. Colchester city centre is just a 15-minute drive from us too, where you’ll find local spots like the Culver Square Shopping Centre! 

Why we love Colchester

As one of the oldest cities in the UK, it’s no surprise that days out in Colchester have plenty to entertain history lovers – but families can have a field day here too! Visit local landmarks like Colchester Castle and the Hollytrees Museum before exploring picturesque Essex attractions like the Suffolk Coast & Heaths and Dedham Vale. Plus, with Colchester Zoo right on our doorstep, you’ll love our location when you’re looking for great places to eat in Colchester after family days out.      

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There’s plenty to tickle your tastebuds on our Table Table menu when you’re dining out in Essex, but the Smothered Chicken and Cobb Salad are favourites of our Head Chef. We’ve got all kinds of mouth-watering puds too, like our tasty Triple Chocolate Brownie or our delicious Caramel Apple Betty.

There’s nothing like a Sunday roast to bring the family together! Our Balkerne Gate Table Table is perfect when you’re looking for Sunday roasts in Colchester. Tuck into tender slices of roast gammon, turkey or beef along with delicious roast potatoes, golden Yorkshire puddings and more from 12pm every Sunday. Our Table Table Sunday lunches for kids are only £3.99 too, so don’t miss out! 

Tuck into all-you-can-eat breakfasts in Essex with us at Table Table. Choose from a breakfast menu of everything from back bacon rashers, premium sausages and tasty vegetarian alternatives to delicious hash browns, beans and eggs cooked just how you like them. Plus, when you order our full Premier Inn Breakfast, you get to tuck into our tasty continental selection, too, which includes pastries, yoghurts, cereals and fruit – dig in!

Whatever the occasion, our Balkerne Gate Table Table is perfect if you’re looking for family friendly restaurants in Essex. Kids can look forward to a tasty starter, a mouth-watering main and a delicious dessert and – best of all – up to two under-16s eat breakfast for free when one adult orders a full Premier Inn Breakfast or Meal Deal!

Come and join us at our Balkerne Gate Table Table! We might not have a soft play area at our Colchester restaurant, but we’re close to popular attractions in Essex like Colchester Zoo for the whole family to enjoy before visiting us for some great-value pub grub. Find out more about what we offer during the school holidays at our Table Table restaurants.   

From mid-week meals to special occasions, we welcome all kinds of group bookings at our Balkerne Gate Table Table. You can book tables for up to 16 people online through our website, or call us on 01206 852 932 to find out more about our Table Table group bookings in Essex. If you’re planning events in Colchester for more than 16 people, you can either give us a call to book or select ‘other’ for the number of guests on our Table Table booking page and submit an enquiry with us. Whatever your party size though, we’d always recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment! Some of our Table Table restaurants have function rooms available to book for all kinds of events, too. 

Good news – thanks to our outdoor dining area, the Balkerne Gate Table Table is ideal if you’re searching for restaurants with outdoor seating in Colchester. Sit back, relax and soak up the great outdoors with some mouth-watering meals and refreshing drinks after days out in Essex.

The majority of our Table Table restaurants are accessible. As layouts and facilities can vary between restaurants, please contact our site directly if you have any specific questions about visiting this location – we’ll be happy to help. 

Visit our Table Table allergy and dietary information section to find out everything you need to know about our meals and menus before stopping by. You can also check out our Meet the Maker page to discover how our delicious dishes are made and where our produce comes from. 

Our Balkerne Gate Table Table has a car park for guests, so we’ve got you covered when you’re looking for restaurants in Essex with free parking! Prices and parking durations may vary depending on your location, so make sure you check the parking info on site. 

Good news – free Wi-Fi is available at most of our Table Table restaurants! Connection speeds may vary depending on your location

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