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4, Barfield Road

West Mersea

Colchester, Essex


Opening times; Tuesday - Sunday 9.00am until 4.30pm

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A warm welcome from the team...

In the heart of the village of West Mersea The Gilt Rooms was formed from what was known as the historic 'Digby's'. Renovations began early 2015 and since opening we have been providing a range of catering and hospitality offerings in our fully licensed tea room and restaurant.

We pride ourselves on quality food and a warm, friendly service. As a team we have grown and achieved so much in our short time of being open; we have had consecutive years as a number one reviewed restaurant and café on Mersea. A '2020 Good Food award' and more recently a community recognition award.


Our seasonal menus offer a variety of freshly prepared options. We use fresh local ingredients and wherever possible cater for a range of dietary requirements. We currently offer breakfasts, lunches and Afternoon teas, Sunday lunches and deliveries of various items. Most of which are available from our online store. The Gilt Rooms has also played host to private functions exclusively hired by the hour with a dedicated team on hand.

Some months we host events of our own; Christmas parties, themed afternoon teas throughout the year, themed evening meals in our sunny courtyard garden. A very popular outdoor cinema experience under the stars watching your favourite movie, with a cocktail or two in hand and classic cinema snacks.

In more recent years we have adapted to offer a wider range of products and services. We now have a self catering BnB popular for those wishing to escape the hustle and bustle and retreat to the calming and scenic South East Coast.


For more info on our current offerings check out our online store or get in contact directly at thegiltrooms@outlook.com or call on 01206 384840 where a member of the team will be more than happy to assist you with your enquiry.

Rosie & The Gilt Rooms Team. X


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