Into The Big Eat Out

Written by: Jess Walker

Find out where to use your BIG Eat Out Vouchers this month!

Do you work in town? Have you managed to get your hands on a BIG Eat Out Voucher? Check out all of the great businesses below where you can enjoy a great meal with £5 off from the BIG Eat Out voucher.

BIG Eat Out vouchers are redeemable Monday - Friday until 7pm ONLY.

The BIG Eat Out runs from 6th September - 1st October 2021.

* Voucher cannot be redeemed in the restaurant you working.

Love Thy Burger

The idea for Love Thy Burger was born in January 2013, when Burger lover Adem Lacin was left unsatisfied by the quality of burgers available in the UK after a trip to America. Adem and his Father, Murteza, set off on a journey to discover the best burger offers in the World. The journey took them from Eastern Europe all the way to America and along the way they compiled a recipe for the best burgers and a great service style.

In early 2014, an opportunity came to take on a premises on Colchester High Street; the perfect setting to make Love Thy Burger a reality. The premises needed much love and over the next 12 months, the Father and Son team took on the build and created a beautiful venue for people to enjoy their burgers, in a casual and rustic environment.

Caffe Sala

Independent coffee shop based in Eld Lane offering exceptional coffee a variety of loose leaf teas and a wonderful selection of home made cakes. We try to offer food to order for all dietary requirements having a great range of vegan lunch and sweet treat options.


Family friendly restaurant serving freshly made (on the premises) food and drink: paninis, wraps, ciabattas, kids meals, salads.


Vinny's Cafe is based on Head Street, Colchester. Vinny's have a wide selection classic British cafe food perfect breakfast, lunch and dinner!

Purple Dog

We are one of Colchester's oldest pubs situated in the middle of Colchester town centre. Serving award winning ales, lagers and wines. We offer a wide range of food, coffee and drinks in the day and then turn into the top rock & indie venue at night. Friendly atmosphere from both staff and customers.

Victoria Yum

The bakery’s goal, as head baker and owner Kiersten Donohue puts it, “is to bake food that makes people feel special. Whether customers are popping in for a cake and a coffee, having brunch and bubbles with friends or ordering a birthday cake, we want everyone to leave VY feeling a little sweeter than when they walked in.”

The Victoria Yum bakery was previously situated in Hackney, where their feel-good bakes helped to attract a huge following amongst East London foodies who would queue up, often long before the bakery even opened, just to make sure they didn’t miss out on their favourite goodies. Luckily, Colchester’s food and drink lovers will be able to reserve a table or a cake for collection at the new bakery

Three Wise Monkeys

Three Wise Monkeys is a modern style Public House split over 4 floors in the heart of Colchester. The ground floor is a large Tap House serving a huge range of quality beers from both keg and cask. We also have a great selection of spirits, unique cocktails, wines and coffee. The first floor houses a spacious public bar and kitchen. Food is served throughout the day with a passionate focus on slow-cooked, smoked American-style barbecue food and gourmet burgers. The second floor is a live music and club night/dancing venue that doubles as a large private function room. The basement Gin Bar has a boiler room/speakeasy vibe that is open every Friday and Saturday night.


Wimpy is one of the best-known names on the casual dining scene, feeding the nation since 1954. Renowned for its mouth-watering range of Wimpy burgers - choose between 100% British Beef, Chicken, Fish or Meat-Free alternatives - today’s menu also includes a selection of Tasty Sides, Classic Breakfasts & Muffins, Grill Plates, Delicious Desserts, Iconic Thick Shakes and a great value Kids’ range. With table service from our friendly staff, you can relax in our restaurant and enjoy a hearty meal any time of the day, or simply stop by for a freshly brewed coffee and snack. You can also get your favourite dishes to take away and order your Wimpy for delivery, straight to your door. Now there’s a #WimpyMoment all day, every day!


Slice is a busy, friendly art cafe in the heart of Colchester's shopping centre. In addition to coffee and cakes, we serve a range of traditional English breakfasts, soups, bagels, hot baguettes, jacket potatoes and salads.

Being in the middle of Colchester, Slice Cafe is the ideal location to meet friends, stop off whilst shopping, enjoy food & art, and plan your day in the town centre.

Upstairs is an airy, tranquil space where you can eat your meal and enjoy the work of local artists in the gallery. This area is available for morning and evening bookings - contact us for more details


A warm and welcoming Authentic Italian Restaurant, serving amazing coffee, catering to individuals need, great student meals, family atmosphere and dog friendly. Available for party bookings. Special dietary requirement catered for (celiac, vegan, vegetarian). All freshly prepared on site, nothing is too much trouble for our customers.

The Green Room | North Hill Hotel

From a selection of sandwiches to our infamous beer battered fish and chips, its perfect for a quick pop in lunch. Full a la carte and specials also available.

Market Stalls

Available on the Colchester Market on selected days.

Curry Stall

Kezmet Turkish Kitchen

Manna Grill - Fridays

The Marquis

Characteristic Public House and the oldest Pub in Colchester. We have live music, sky sports, beer garden, events and car park. Wifi access for all and our venue is open for private hire.

Hanks Colchester

Hank's Colchester offers a fully vegan cafe with barista coffee, breakfasts, fresh sandwiches, savouries and desserts. Everything can be made fresh to eat in or grab and go on the run. We've got an upstairs seating area where you can sit and relax and enjoy your meal and we also have outside seating.

Open 7 days a week in Colchester town centre.

Church Street Tavern

Downstairs bar- A casual affair with sofas and stools, café tables and counters, coffee each morning, a quick bite for lunch, craft beer and cocktails by night, you'll be welcomed with warmth and hospitality.

Upstairs bar- Our sun-filled restaurant upstairs with a groovy collection of artwork and trouvé, is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of Colchester, whether for business or for pleasure.

Reminder that vouchers are only redeemable Monday - Friday until 7pm.

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