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£35 -- 'Delicious' 3-Course Meal & Bubbly for 2, Reg £74

Sold out - This deal was published 06 May, 2013 and sold out 09 May, 2013.
By Travelzoo Staff
Hailed as "very impressive" by Colchester's Daily Gazette, Blackwells Restaurant with Rooms prides itself on sourcing ingredients from within a 20-mile radius, with much of its produce coming from the award-winning Blackwells Farm Shop. Two people can now tuck into three courses and bubbly at this Earls Colne venue for £35.

Why we love it

  • Pay £35 for three courses and bubbly at the Blackwells Restaurant with Rooms
  • Opened last September in the scenic village of Earls Colne in Essex
  • Save up to 53% with this offer
  • Many ingredients come from Blackwells Farm Shop, crowned Farm Shop of the Year at the Essex Life Fine Food & Drink Awards 2011
  • The food is "delicious" and "sublime", according to the Colchester Daily Gazette

When

May 7, 2013 - Aug. 7, 2013

Where

Blackwells Restaurant with Rooms
High Street
Earls Colne
Essex,
(See Map)
Tel: 01787 223 353

What's included

  • The meal will be served with a glass of prosecco each. Current menu* highlights include:
  • - Smoked duck breast, avocado, mango, red onion and Cointreau mayonnaise
  • - Chicken liver pate, pistachio, Cumberland sauce and melba toast
  • - Rack of lamb, green bean, creamy mash potato and red wine jus
  • - Salmon fillet, chicory walnut, pomegranate, salad and granary crouton
  • - Honey rhubarb crumble with vanilla bourbon parfait
  • Blackwells Farm Shop was named Farm Shop of the Year at the Essex Life Fine Food & Drink Awards 2011.
  • This offer is available for lunch or dinner, Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday, subject to availability, until 7 August.

The small print

(Update, Thursday 9 May, 10:02am): Due to unforeseen circumstances, this deal has closed earlier than advertised. Sorry for any inconvenience caused. Voucher may be used for lunch or dinner, Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday, subject to availability, until 7 August. Not available on Wednesday. Availability may be limited on Friday. A 48-hour cancellation policy applies. Reservations are required. *A £3 supplement applies to the scallops and a £5 supplement applies to the fillet steak. Gratuity is not included. See full terms and conditions below.

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£35   £73.70
53% off | 195 bought
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Blackwells Restaurant with Rooms
95% Enjoyed Blackwells Restaurant with Rooms
95% (56 ratings)
Sold out at
9:58 GMT on May 9
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95% Enjoyed Blackwells Restaurant with Rooms
(56 ratings)
4.2
Ambiance
4.5
Quality of Service
Overall Enjoyed Most Other Comments

Everything was very good, especially the smoked mash potato! Our waitress was thoughtful enough to try and get our order in before a large party placed theirs!

No

08 August 2013 Karen United Kingdom

Service was first class, nothing too much trouble and our waitress was so proactive, she really made the whole lunch. Well her and the lovely quality unusual local food. Also liked the ability to mix and match from two different menus. She made us feel like the most important customers there.

No

04 August 2013 Jenny United Kingdom

The quality of food was excellent and very well presented

Descriptors of the dishes - a brief summary which includes some of the main ingredients would allow a more informed choice. They could have been a little more attentive and quicker with menus and drinks. Whilst we recognised there was a large party eating prior to us we sat for some time without either drink and then without menus.

04 August 2013 Ann United Kingdom

lovely people lovely food it was a bit different - BUT it was just as well it was because they do lunch for £17.95 for 3 courses which means we DID NOT save any money. So, would probably have been better to go for dinner and really that is what Travelzoo should have offered. I know offers for food are based on an average price and not everyone is going to go for the most expensive options but this was plainly not good value and since I always fill this in it would be nice if someone came back with an explanation/apology on this

03 August 2013 Hilary United Kingdom

The cheese board was excellent. The staff were pleasant; but the service became very slow when 10 further people arrived for lunch. Very hot, no air conditioning, fans or even open doors. Even the chef - IT WAS SAID - had collapsed with heat exhaustion and had to be taken to hospital by ambulance that very morning !! Set 3 course set lunch menu was cheaper that the Travel-Zoo offer - including the glass of fizz.

As a company that I know very well via the meat I buy direct from their superb farm shop; I was most perturbed and very upset that the menu we were offered contained NO MEAT. Starter: Chicken croquette, pea/mint soup, or potted shrimps &salmon mouse. I was offered an Asian pork belly substitute that tasted like yesterdays left over and was so tough I had to used my dinner knife instead of the starter cutlery. Main course: Lemon Sole, Beetroot and Goat cheese risotto or Chicken Supreme - that was so tough and dry I could not cut it with my knife (probably needed a steak knife!) therefore did not eat it. Dessert: Strawberry's and cream, ice cream, mousse, sticky toffee pudding or cheese board. The Strawberry's in Champagne syrup and Vanilla Cream, was much to sweet and sickly. the chees board however was the most redeeming factor of the whole lunch experience. However I expect that we were given an extra special selection of 5 cheeses, biscuits, grapes, celery and apple as a sweetener

03 August 2013 Joyce United Kingdom

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High Street, Earls Colne
Essex, CO6 2PB
Tel: 01787 223 353

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