Opening Times

Wednesday to Friday Lunch
12.00pm – 12.45pm
Last order at 1.00pm and restaurant closes at 2.30pm

Wednesday 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.


Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Lunch
£15.00 per person
3 course inc. coffee
Friday lunch will include a Roast of the Day

Wednesday Fine Dining
£22.50 per person
Amuse bouche,
3 courses,
exc. coffee and petit fours

Booking for this restaurant is essential in order to avoid disappointment.

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Group Bookings

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 3LL.)

In the event of a full or partial cancellation, the deposit is non-refundable.

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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.