Here at the Balkerne Restaurant we endeavour to serve modern cuisine. Dishes that take seasonal produce and then give them a modern twist by pairing essentially British ingredients with European and Asian Flavours, and using modern, up-to-date cooking techniques. For those that want to experience the ultimate in modern dining, why not try our Wednesday and Thursday evenings? These evenings are run by our level 2 students front of house and level 3 students in the kitchen.
Booking for this restaurant is essential in order to avoid disappointment.
Tuesday to Friday Lunch
12.00pm – 12.45pm
Last order at 1.00pm and restaurant closes at 2.30pm
Wednesday to Thursday Dinner
7.00pm – 7.45pm
Last order at 8.00pm and restaurant closes at 10.30pm
Please note: All restaurant opening times and prices are subject to change without prior notice.
Tuesday to Friday lunch
3 courses inc. coffee – £13.00 per person
Wednesday and Thursday Fine Dining
Amuse bouche, 3 courses, exc. coffee and petit fours – £23.00 per person
Group / Private Bookings
If you require exclusive use of the Balkerne Restaurant, please contact the Events Manager to arrange. A maximum of 50 guests can be accepted in the restaurant. A surcharge will apply for parties with less than 35 guests.
Bookings of six or more guests in the Balkerne Restaurant require a deposit of £5.00 per person. Deposits are required to guarantee your booking, which in turn guarantees assessment opportunities and qualifications for our learners.
Deposits can be paid by cash, cheque or credit/debit card at the CH&FS Reception or at the Online Store. (Please make cheques payable to Colchester Institute, and send to the Balkerne Restaurant, Colchester Institute, Sheepen Road, Colchester, CO3 3LJ.)
In the event of a full or partial cancellation, the deposit is non-refundable.
Vegetarian and gluten friendly alternatives are included in our menus. With prior notice, we will endeavour to produce dishes for other dietary requests.