Welcome to Tymperleys

An oasis of calm in the heart of Colchester.

Try the delicious food made by our chef fresh for you.

We can make a personalised Gift Vouchers or Afternoon Tea Vouchers for you  to give as a special present.

Contact Tymperleys on 01206 765034 or email: info@tymperleys.co.uk

Essex Book Festival Literary Lunch with Liz Trenow 23rd March

The Essex Book Festival is coming to Tymperleys!

Join New York Times bestselling author Liz Trenow for our inaugural festival literary lunch. Liz will talk about her family’s 300 year history of silk weaving, and how the mysterious life of eminent silk designer Anna Maria Garthwaite inspired her new book, set in eighteenth-century Spitalfields at time of mass immigration, racial and industrial unrest.

12noon Talk

1pm 2 course lunch

Slow Roast Topside of Beef, Yorkshire Pudding, Roast Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables and Red Wine Gravy

Slow Cooked Shallot Tarte Fine with Grilled Goat’s Cheese and Rocket Salad and Balsamic


Vanilla Pannacotta with Poached Strawberries

Warm Sticky Toffee Pudding with Clotted Cream


Tea and Coffee

Tickets £27

Please call the Mercury Box Office on 01206 573948 to book your tickets

Mother's Day Sunday 26th March

Come on!  Let’s celebrate the ladies in our lives who have loved us and raised us so well

Mother’s Day at Tymperleys is a brilliant occasion.

Afternoon Tea is our speciality and for Mother’s Day we go all out!  Come and indulge in an Afternoon of delicious food and with friends, family celebrating the lovely lady who raised you in the most civilised of settings.

No matter your age, her age or the family members’ ages, Tymperleys Afternoon Tea is a treat for everyone.  Whether there are 2 of you or 20 of you, we can cater for parties of all sizes.

Afternoon Tea is served on the traditional 3 tiers with a selection of sandwiches on the bottom tier, miniature cakes and fancies on the middle tier and plain and fruit scones with clotted cream and Tiptree jam on top.  It comes with unlimited quantities of any of our loose leaf or cafetieres of coffee if you or she prefer.

You can even have it with Champagne or a bottle of Prosecco if you feel like adding a little extra sparkle to her day!

Afternoon Tea is £20pp or with Champagne, £25pp.  It must be booked in advance.  When you book we will ask for a deposit of £10 per person to confirm the booking.  This will then be removed from you bill on the day.  Numbers can be adjusted up to 24 hours in advance.

We can cater for vegetarians, vegans, gluten free and lactose free and most other dietary requirements.

If you have any questions or would like to book, please call us on 01206 765034.

We get booked up very quickly so strongly recommend calling to book sooner rather than later!

St George's Dinner 23rd April

After the huge success and fun of our Valentine’s Evening Dinner we are pleased to announce that we are doing another evening meal at Tymperleys.  This time to celebrate

St George’s Day, Saturday 23rd April from 7pm onwards

We will be serving a great British Menu…  the menu will shortly be confirmed and available here.

Booking is essential – please call us on 01206 765034 to reserve your place.  We will ask for a £10 deposit per person that will be removed from your bill on the night.