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★★★★★

“Great Food, Service & Staff”

Written on: 25/08/2013 by DustyDee (1 review written)

My first visit to Clown's, and I have to say it is now my favourite Restaurant If you want Good well presented food, a vast choice of meals and a great service Clown's has it all, I could not fault it. Was in a large party booking with ages from eight years to nearly seventy there was something for everyone, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. I live in Kent, but will travel to visit again, and will be booking my own Birthday meals here. Highly Recommended … Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“good food friendly staff”

Written on: 17/02/2013

me and a friend visited clowns in december 2012 we both orderered the mixed grill £15.99. I Have had mixed grills from different restaurants but in my opionion this is one of the best for the money. The good thing that clowns do is their menu it goes in detail whats included and weight of steak, sausages etc so you have idea what your getting. i ordered gammon and chips in a different restaurant (not clowns) thought i was getting gammon steak but got two slices of gammon ham! not quite the… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“BEST RESTAURANT IN COLCHESTER”

Written on: 13/10/2012

Decided to take my family out for a meal and after a brief debate my 3 year old daughter and my girlfriend decided we were going to Clowns on Colchester high street. The restaurant was busy but we were still quickly and warmly greeted by staff who made a lovely fuss of my daughter, which she loved. We ordered from the 3 course set menu which at £10.99 was amazingly good family. My family and i had a great time, the food was excellent and the staff couldnt do enough. Great place and will… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Best in town!”

Written on: 20/08/2012

We've been coming to Clowns for over 25 years, and it's never let us down. It was brilliant with our kids, and now our children take their children! I've lost count of the amount of birthdays, anniversaries etc we've celebrated there, and they've always managed to make the occasion and us feel special. Both the food and the service has always been brilliant. Unfortunately we're now moving away from Essex, and I think Clowns is the thing that we shall miss most. So we just thought we'd write a… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“worst food ever”

Written on: 27/11/2011 by idget73 (1 review written)

we like to eat out most night like trying somewhere different this place was a mistake starters were ok main courses tasted of nothing sure there were just microwaved rubbish mushroom strogonoff tasted watery soup sweet and sour chicken cant be described desserts nicker boker glorys since when have there been made with chocolate icecream when we complained told thats what there r made of think the chef need a new recipe book rate this place out of 10 1 out of 10 for the starter just a waste of… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Clowns in Colchester is going downhill!”

Written on: 14/07/2011

This place used to be really good but after our visit tonight I can honestly say that it is losing its shine! My 6 year old didn't get given the usual kids box on arrival so we asked for the kids pack when we ordered the meal & he was just given a small booklet, some crayons to use in it & a mini puzzle - whereas the children who arrived on the table next to us got given the kids box without even having to ask for it! We ordered off the set Mon-Fri menu which has a fixed price for 1, 2 or 3… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I go to clowns about two times a month. It is a great...”

Written on: 22/10/2010

I go to clowns about two times a month. It is a great restaurant with friendly staff and good quality food. The service is always good and the wait for the food is never more than 20 mins. The huge portions is the main reason I go as the value for money is excellent. If you dont like the huge portions no one forces you to eat it all!! As far as i'm concerned Clowns may not be the best quality food in town but they are the only restaurant that really give you your moneys worth in the town… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“I came here for the first time with a few friends,...”

Written on: 23/07/2010

I came here for the first time with a few friends, immedietly the nice staff welcomed us in. They were more than helpful throughout.

We all ordered and the food was horrible and greasy and too much of it. what a waste.

Other than the staff everything was horrible, even then decor. looks like it hasn't been touched since the 1970's.

I do not reccommend anyone going!

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★★★☆☆

“It's great value for money but you get far too much...”

Written on: 13/05/2010

It's great value for money but you get far too much served up on your plate and it makes you feel full just by looking at it. Have been a couple of times before but today it looked in need of a good clean and refurb. Won't go back in a hurry… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Our first visit here, we will deifantely be coming...”

Written on: 04/05/2010 by Loll69 (1 review written)

Our first visit here, we will deifantely be coming back. The service was outstanding, the food fantastic quality and value and lots of it. The only down side I can say, the decor is a bit dated and if your sitting facing the window, the sun reflects of the building the other side of the high st, but thats just being petty, a great little restaurant… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I used to eat at Clowns when I was a child on special...”

Written on: 16/04/2010

I used to eat at Clowns when I was a child on special occasions, now I have my own children I love taking them here too. There is great choice for children and its good value for money. Places like pizza hut and the albert do not have enough choice for children and they usualy end up wasting the food. You get plenty of food and there is so much food to choose from the menu whether it be from there lunch time menu or the main menu. The staff are always friendly and don't seem to mind if your… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“its a great place for food and friendly staff ”

Written on: 03/11/2009

its a great place for food and friendly staff… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“We went to Clowns earlier this year as a group from...”

Written on: 25/09/2009

We went to Clowns earlier this year as a group from work (approx 26) the service was perfect, the food was brilliant even though there was a lot of it and it was very good value for money. They even did us separate bills. We were so impressed we have booked our office Christmas lunch and we are all looking forward to it… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“We went to clowns Restaurant on Saturday and wont be...”

Written on: 07/06/2009 by ozfest (1 review written)

We went to clowns Restaurant on Saturday and wont be going back. I last went there about 3 years ago and numerous times before then and it was excellent. Not any more - after a short wait, out table was ready, but the place was only half full. We sat down near the kitchen area and the table next to us was still covered with the previous guests meals, although they were long gone.
Service ws OK, but still had to wait about 10 mins for a drink. Food has gone downhill although we didn't have… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“We went to Clown's Restaurant Saturday night for a...”

Written on: 18/04/2009 by Countryliving (1 review written)

We went to Clown's Restaurant Saturday night for a meal since we were visiting old friends... what a disappointment! We used to live in Colchester a few years ago and this was our favourite haunt, we ate there every week but what a shock to see what was once a fantastic restaurant go down the pan so much. Our friends told us that it has been under new management for a few years but we feel that the old atmosphere, fantastic service and food has truly gone. There used to be queues down the… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“If you are hungry the portion sizes at Clown's...”

Written on: 26/02/2009 by SeaBee105 (6 reviews written)

If you are hungry the portion sizes at Clown's Restaurant are great. If you have a small appetite or somebody who doesn't too much on your plate you may struggle to eat everything. The portion sizes are very American, the food was well cooked and the staff were friendly and accommodating. Well worth a visit… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“The food was nice although there was a lot of it. The...”

Written on: 10/08/2008

The food was nice although there was a lot of it. The downside is that some of the starters and light bites seemed the same size as your average main meal. I feel that the portion sizes should have been explained to us, as one older child ordered two light bites which ended up being massive and a lot of the food was left over. I would suggest to anyone going to the restaurant, to ask about the portion sizes before ordering too much and ending up wasting food and in turn money… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“The food was nice but there was a lot of it. The...”

Written on: 10/08/2008 by anon81 (1 review written)

The food was nice but there was a lot of it. The downside to this is that when ordering some starters or light bites they were the same size as your average main meal. When me and my family attended Clown's Restaurant, our 11 year old son ordered a starter that was fairly big, and then two light bites thinking that they would be quite small. They were actually fairly big and there therefore a lot of food was left. Obviously the waitress didnt point this out to us and was happy for him to order… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“At Clown's Restaurant they moved the furniture to...”

Written on: 05/08/2008 by RyanLewis (1 review written)

At Clown's Restaurant they moved the furniture to allow access for our push chair and helped keep our children entertained until the food came, we will definitely be going back.
Very friendly staff, great for families with small children, brilliant food and generous portions… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“I haven't been to Clown's Restaurant in years but I...”

Written on: 03/08/2008 by billybilly (1 review written)

I haven't been to Clown's Restaurant in years but I remember it being totally brilliant. I feel there is no atmosphere there anymore, the staff did not seem very happy and I was disappointed in the food quality. I'm not sure if this restaurant is under new management or something but it has lost its appeal with me. I think the decor is old now and does not seem to have been kept up with repairs... the toilets do not appear very nice. This used to be my favourite restaurant and I went every… Read Full Review

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