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

Valentine's Candlelit Dinner 14th February

Life is busy and noisy, take this one evening out to simply enjoy your loved one’s company.

We are often asked if we open in the evenings and we thought this was the perfect occasion to do so.  With our beautiful timber-framed rooms and warm atmosphere, Tymperleys provides a charming atmosphere in which to sit back, relax and enjoy good food with your partner.

Valentine’s Evening Menu   £28pp


Crevettes with Mirin Chilli and Lime Dressing

Ham Hock Terrine with Home-made Piccalilli and Sour Dough Toast


Medallions of Beef with Drunken Bull Sauce, Fondant Potatoes and a Medley of Vegetables

Herb Crusted Salmon, Pea Puree, Crushed New Potatoes and Creamy Leeks with Leek Crisps

Malanzana Parmigiana, Dauphinoise Potatoes and Tomato Couli


The Cheesecake Trio – Tiramisu, White Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake & Baked New York Cheesecake

The Chocolate Trio – Black Forest Gateaux, White Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake & Chocolate Mousse

Sticky Toffee Pudding with Clotted Cream




All dietary requirements can be catered for.

This must be booked in advance.  A £10 deposit per person will be required.

Come to Tymperleys this Valentines to luxuriate in delicious food and the company of the one you love.

If you have any questions or would like to book, please call us on 01206 756034


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!