Colchester Food and Drink

Colchester Food and Drink
13th May 2015 mg_evente

Guests of Event Essex: Colchester Campus are invited to dine at one of our six different restaurants, all of which are on campus and are within easy walking distance of our accommodation and meeting facilities. Alternatively, you can grab a snack at one of four food-to-go quick service outlets.
Fancy a pre-dinner drink or a late-night snack? Visit one of our two on-site bars for good food and drink served in a relaxed atmosphere.

Our restaurants

Blues Café

Located at the heart of the campus, stop by for a Lavazza coffee, a filling soup or stew, a tasty baguette or even a sweet treat.

Blues is available to hire, and is ideal for award ceremonies, presentations and team building events.



Experience a taste of home with freshly-cooked English and international dishes, a daily vegetarian option or a daily carvery. Pop by between 8am – 11.30am and get your day off to a great start with a traditional English breakfast.


Offering cuisine from Thailand, China, India, Mexico and Greece, Fusion is a real international treat. Sit back and relax as you watch your meal being created in the open kitchen, or use our call and collect system for a fast takeaway option.

Fusion is available to hire, and is ideal for a get together or celebration meal.


Happy Days Diner

Get a taste of the States and watch a game on the big screen at our American-themed diner. Happy Days offers all the favourites, including burgers, hot dogs, chilli bowls and wraps. Cool off with a milkshake or re-discover your childhood with a Slush Puppy.



The vibrant and stylish café feel with adjoining learning space, The Orangery, makes Zest the perfect location to combine eating with working. Take your sandwich, flatbread, salad or bagel into our state-of-the-art IT pods for a truly enjoyable ‘working lunch’ experience.

Zest is proud to serve Costa Coffee.



Nestled next to the stunning Winter Garden, in our newest campus building, Bonds invites guests to grab a sandwich, jacket potato, salad or bagel in this serene and modern dining space.

Bonds is proud to serve Costa Coffee. Opening Summer 2015.


Our grab-and-go outlets

Costa Express

Pick up a coffee on the run at our self-service Costa Express machines. Touch screen technology allows you to select from a range of high quality Costa coffees and hot chocolate drinks.

The Kitchen

Stop by The Kitchen for breakfast offerings of cappuccinos and hot croissants, and lunch offerings of paninis, pasties, sandwiches and cakes – all ‘to go’ of course!


Refresh makes it easy for you to eat on the go – even if you have a dietary restriction. Here you can find gluten and wheat free wraps, subs and baguettes, as well as halal sandwiches, ‘lighten up’ sandwiches and sushi.



Choose from a range of European, South American and Mexican marinated chicken for a satisfying meal on the go. The menu also offers light bites, tapas and vegetarian options, as well as an evening cocktail bar.


Our bars

Students’ Union Bar

Take advantage of the packed food and drink menu at the largest bar and restaurant on campus. Take part in a pub quiz or karaoke event, or watch the game on the big screen.


Top Bar

Located next to Fusion restaurant, Top Bar is a great location to start your night out. Choose from a wide range of drinks and unwind with a game of darts or pool.