** We are currently experiencing technical difficulties updating our Menus **

Please visit our Facebook page for the current Lunch & Dinner menu

A under 12's Menu is also available upon request

Welcome To The Creek 

The Creek is an award winning family run restaurant & bar set in a beautiful Grade ll listed building

in Great Bentley, Colchester. Terence & Caroline Howard offer classical British dishes with European influence

using only the best locally sourced ingredients, accompinied by hand picked wines to help complement your dining experience. 

Terence has gained over 20 years experience as a chef in some of Londons most well known establishments &

on the 5th October 2017 The Creek was named Restaurant Of The Year by Essex Life Magazine. This follows on from Terence being named Essex Top Chef by the same Magazine in September 2016. 

Read the Our Story page for a more indepth insight into what we do, it won't take too long.......Click Here To View


Covid-19 Update

We continue to work on every aspect regarding keeping you safe during your visit

**  NO MASK = NO ENTRY: Face masks must be worn within the building when not seated at your table **

** All diners must vacate the premises by 10pm **

** The N.H.S QR Code is available for you to check inn **

Please take a look at our Covid 19 guidlines Click here. We also have a video on our Facebook page

We very much look forward to welcoming you back again

Thank You: Win A Meal For 4

We would like to take this oppotunity to thank everybody who has showed their support since our reopening on July 24th.

By visiting us during August you conributed to record levels of business since our existence in November 2014.

Visit our FaceBook page for the chance to win a 3 Course meal for 4, a bottle of prosecco, coffee & chocolates.

In such difficult times, "The New Normal", we thank you all.


New Ciabatta Menu

If you fancy something a little lighter for lunch, our new Ciabatta Menu will be the perfect choice. Click Here To View

(Starts Friday 9th October)


 Allergens & Alterations

We can cater for individuals with a Vegan diet or food intolerances like gluten free etc. 

Please inform us of your requirements upon booking & the kitchen will happily cater for your needs


Essex Life Awards

We are proud to once again have our efforts appreciated, this being named as a finalist in the Customer Service category

for the 2019 Essex Life Magazine awards

We would like to thank all our customers for taking the time to nominate us


Gift Vouchers

Recieve Free recorded delivery with purchases over £60


Cocktail Happy Hour

Enjoy 2 Cocktails for £10 Wednesday - Friday 6.00 - 7.00

All our Cocktails contains double shots & are hand crafted to order, we don't use pre made products




Celebrate with us




Monday; Closed 

Tuesday; Closed


Wednesday - Saturday

12.30 - 3.00 (Last Orders 2pm)

6.00 - 10.00 (Last Orders 8pm)



12.30 - 4.00 (Last Orders 2.30pm)



T's & C's / Privacy Policy

Carve A Roast, Group reservations

Speciality days, Childrens policy





The Creek

Flag Hill, 

Great Bentley, Colchester



Tel: 01206 586435


       01255 317950


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