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Are you looking for recommended modern cuisine restaurants in Colchester? Established in May 2011, Mussi's Cafė Bar and Restaurant is already making a name for itself as one of the area's leading brasseries and international restaurants.
Because good food deserves good service...
Run by the Mussi's - a local family with a long history in the restaurant trade - Mussi's Cafe Bar and Restaurant is the perfect destination for breakfast, lunch or dinner, offering relaxed yet stylish dining seven days a week.
Located on Museum Street, which leads up to Colchester Castle, a visit to Mussi's can be as casual or formal as you want; with food ranging from fish and chips to scallops and fillet steak.
Opt for a dish from the Café Bar menu, such as crab cakes with avocado salad, or beer battered haddock goujons with hand cut chips, relax and watch the world go by, or choose to dine in the main restaurant, which is perfect for everyday dining, romantic meals, business lunches and party bookings. Alternatively, why not enjoy the warmer weather and have a meal on the private heated terrace overlooking the castle?
Head chef and restaurant manager, Matt Wilby has spent time working in the US and has cooked for the Royal family. He explains the ethos behind Mussi's Café Bar and Restaurant:
"Everything is almost exclusively made in our own kitchen; for example, if you were to order our char grilled beef burger, you will enjoy a homemade burger in one of our own freshly baked focaccia rolls, served with hand cut chips, homemade coleslaw and homemade relish.
"We also have an extensive wine list, sourced from small, quality producers, so it's unlikely you're going to find the same bottles in your local supermarket! It is this ongoing commitment to fresh food and quality that really sets Mussi's apart from other restaurants in the area."
Why not come along to Mussi's Café Bar and Restaurant to experience its Dedham Vale Steak Nights on Mondays and Tuesdays? There are also a variety of themed evenings throughout the year that celebrate international cuisine, as well as Christmas parties; please visit the website for more information.
Food at Mussi's
Mussi's menus are contemporary and inventive, showcasing the finest seasonal produce from local suppliers. The restaurant's beef, which has been raised on grass in Dedham Vale, is particularly popular.
Sample dishes from the À La Carte menu include:
Local asparagus, rocket, shaved parmesan and crispy Parma ham
Chinese style duck terrine with Hoi Sin dressing, cucumber salad and wonton crackers
Slow cooked Dingley Dell pork shoulder with spring onion mash and candied apple jus
28 day aged Dedham Vale ribeye steak with hand cut chip, slow roast tomatoes, field mushroom and crispy onions
Baked aubergine, courgette, tomato and smoked mozzarella stack with polenta cake
Chef's homemade tart with berry compote
Warm rhubarb and almond crumble with clotted cream
There is also a regularly changing specials board.
With a private dining area available and a range of menus to suit all tastes and budgets, Mussi's is perfect for party bookings.
Make a reservation
Please call Mussi's Café Bar and Restaurant on 01206 762 000 to make a reservation or enquire about party bookings.
Monday to Saturday: 8:30am - 11pm (food served 8:30pm - 4:30pm)
Sunday: 8:30am - 4:30pm (food served 8:30am - 4:30pm)
Monday to Thursday: 12pm - 2:30pm; 6pm - 9:30pm
Friday: 12pm - 2:30pm; 6pm - 10pm
Saturday: 12pm - 10pm
Sunday: 11am - 4:30pm
Situated on Museum Street off the High Street, Mussi's is the closest venue to Colchester's historic castle:
Mussi's Café Bar and Restaurant
3, 5 & 7 Museum Street
Please remember to mention The Best of Colchester when contacting Mussi's Café Bar and Restaurant - thank you.
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