August 18th, 2009

The Bake House Restaurant

The Bake House is located in the historical riverside town of Wivenhoe, where it regularly attracts high praise from it clients & food critics alike.

As the name suggests The Bake House was once the village bakery, to this day charred beams are visible where the bread ovens used to be located.

Previous owners Phil and Sue Hirst created a perfect informal dining environment, suitable for any occasion. Yet since August, Phils son Simon Hirst and his partner Sue Harris have taken over full ownership of this stunning restaurant. All the food is freshly prepared on the premises to a high standard, and the emphasis is on only the best of local seasonal produce.

With this emphasis on fresh, seasonal produce, the popular restaurant has seen business improve substantially. But wanting to rest on their laurels, head chef Derek Byrne changes the menu monthly to take advantage of local produce with the addition of a Menu of the Day for those on a smaller budget. This offers dinners the choice of something simpler for everyday dining or the full A la Carte for those wishing to take full advantage of Dereks culinary expertise. With an excellent compliment of staff who are always there to help with advice on a dish or to ensures diners’ dietary requirements are readily catered for, and any concerns regarding allergies are eagerly answered.

From mouth-watering homemade soups to grilled goats cheese with onion marmalade for starters, and Homemade fishcakes with smoked salmon and citrus butter sauce to fillet of beef with brandy cream sauce to follow, diners can be assured of a meal they won’t forget with a wine list hand picked by Simon to accompany any dish. But with prices which won’t break the bank, they will remember the quality and return time and time again.

To the rear of the building is a terrace with tables, chairs and a large parasol, all complemented by flowering baskets and troughs which can be used for summer alfresco dining. The area also offers a covered area for smokers.

How to reach us

In person: The Bake House Restaurant, 5 High Street, Wivenhoe, Colchester. CO7 9BJ

01206 824569



Opening Hours

Lunch Dinner
Monday Closed Closed
Tuesday Closed 6:00 – 11:00
Wednesday Closed 6:30 – 9:30
Thursday Closed 6:30 – 9:30
Friday Closed 6:30 – 9:30
Saturday Closed 6:30 – 9:30
Sunday 12:00 – 3:00 Closed

Out of the above stated hours, we will be happy to discuss Private Parties of 10 or more..

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