Eating & Drinking

Brightlingsea Regatta offers a host of delicious food and drink options and for 2021 there will be some minor changes to the offerings because of the current COVID-19 restrictions. Venues that serve alcohol are required to seat guests and provide table service and masks will be required inside. All venues will be taking extra precautions to ensure customer safety and those queueing are asked to maintain appropriate distancing whilst doing so and to be patient as service may take a little longer than usual. Some venues will require table bookings so its wise to check with the venues first.

Brightlingsea Sailing Club – will host the Brightlingsea Regatta Food Court with stalls including the Beachbox Cafe, Alistair’s Burger Bar, Colne River Delicatessen, Gourmet Yorkshire Wraps, White Gardenia Syrian Food, Juicybar Vitality and Youngs Ice Creams. With a shaded outdoor seating area in view of the creek, this will be a great place for a chilled-out pit stop and there will also be children’s entertainments too. Bacon butties will be on offer from 8am and the remainder of the vendors will be open from 10am. The club bar will also be open from 11am for pre-booked table service.

Colne Yacht Club – will be bar food in their upstairs bar and on the balcony and their outside Oar Store Bar will be open and serving drinks, ice creams and crisps. All customers must be seated (tables will be available for groups of 6).

University Community Sailing Club – will be serving yummy takeaway filled jacket potatoes and delicious pies from noon until 4pm and the bar will be open for table service from 4pm.

The Coach House Delicatessen – will be open throughout the day offering a wide range of delicious gourmet treats.

No 1 Harbour Square – set on the Marina concourse this super wine bar and bistro will be open throughout the day for table service with a view of the marina.

The Yachtman’s Arms – one of Brightlingsea’s best loved traditional pubs with a very well deserved reputation for excellent food, a lovely beer garden and a welcoming atmosphere, the Yachtman’s will be open throughout the day for table service.

Golden Wok  – Chinese takeaway will be open for lunch and dinner.

S&S Caribbean Cafe – will once again be located by the Shelter on the Hard and will be serving delicious Caribbean takeaway dishes until 6pm

Lido Cafe – The cafe at Brightlingsea Lido will be open both days as will the fabulous open air swimming pool, so you can enjoy a cooling dip before or after your cuppa! Booking for the pool is now essential and you can book in here.

Bateman’s Cafe – a walk along the Promenade to inspect the beach huts entered into the Best Dressed Beach Hut Competition wouldn’t be complete without a pit stop at Bateman’s Cafe for a well deserved snack or ice cream.