grain is colchesters first small plate restaurant.  everything is starter size so you can create your own tasting menu of as many dishes as you wish.
there's no frills, just good food, a great selection of drinks and a team of staff that want everybody that walks through the door to feel comfortable and enjoy their time with us.
So book a table or just call in and join the revolution.

the team


after spending the early part of his career in London Jordan returned to Essex and met Paul at Wivenhoe House in 2012.

Since then he's gone on to work for 2 and a half years at the Dolder Grand hotel in Zurich before coming home to Colchester to open grain

our backers

without our 167 backers we may never have got grain off the ground.  From the backers of ten pounds to hundreds of pounds and everyone in between we are forever in your debt. 

£11290 - we still can't quite believe it.  Thank you.

  • Black Twitter Icon
  • Black Instagram Icon


born and raised in the home of salt Maldon, Paul has spent his career working in hotels and restaurants across Essex.  Since meeting Jordan in 2012 Paul has gone on to open a brand new restaurant bar in Chelmsford before coming back to Colchester as sous chef at Greyfriars hotel

  • Black Twitter Icon
  • Black Instagram Icon

Grain Restaurants Ltd