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Brasserie 1


Come along to relax and dine with us at Brasserie 1, one of the best restaurants in Essex. Serving up international food with a fabulously British twist, you’ll find all your home comforts right here on our menu. Fish, grilled meats, steaks, salads and more… you’ll be spoilt for choice whether you join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner in Brasserie 1.

Open every day of the week for A la Carte and buffet dining, booking is essential for the majority of mealtimes. Come along on Sunday and enjoy a great value Sunday lunch, and discover why this is one of the most popular restaurants in Maldon.

The Grill Room

The Grill Room Restaurant

Our new Grill Room at Five Lakes Resort is one of the most wonderfully relaxing, elegant restaurants in Maldon and a great place to dine and entertain. The Grill Room is a meat lover’s paradise – the quality marbled Dedham Vale Beef steaks have been matured for 21- 28 days before cooking, making them juicy, succulent and bursting with flavour.

The Grill Room has plenty to offer the vegetarian diner too, such as delicious butternut squash risotto. With a strong emphasis on using local, seasonal produce and meat, the Grill Room is a great place to experience a taste of Essex.

Please note: The Grill Room is currently closed. If you’re interested in hosting a private dining event please call us on 01621 862 330.

Bar Lacu

Bar Lacu

Bar Lacu is a great place to catch up with friends or kick off a fun evening out. During the day, locals and residents alike enjoy popping in for a tasty sandwich or a lavish afternoon tea. Snacks, salads and tapas are served throughout the day, as are sweet treats and a fully stocked bar of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

The Manhattan style environment really comes to life in the evening. Pop in for a chilled cocktail or specialist beer, and enjoy watching the world go by from the bar’s al fresco terrace. Whether you come for an hour or stay for the evening, this is one of the most stylish and relaxed Colchester restaurants you could wish for.

Bar Lacu is open from 12pm Friday-Sunday and from 3pm Monday-Thursday. Closing time is at the staff’s discretion.


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Can’t live without your daily Mocha Latte or Americano made just the way you like it? Well at Five Lakes Hotel you don’t have to. With our onsite Starbucks cafe, you can make sure you never miss out on your daily caffeine fix, even whilst whiling the hours away on your luxury break.

Lose yourself whilst relaxing with friends over a hot drink and something sweet in the café or take your drink to go and explore the 320 acres of beautiful grounds surrounding the hotel.

Pulse Resident Nightclub

When you stay at the Crowne Plaza Resort, we want you to have the very best time possible. This is why we even have an in house nightclub, open on Friday and Saturday nights from 10:30pm until late. So come and dance the night away to some of the best music in Essex, and revel in the warm, friendly atmosphere of our unique nightclub, Pulse.

Pulse runs a room charge only bar after 1am, so do make sure you have set up a payment method before you come.

Please note: Pulse can be sold as a private venue, and in these situations will not be available to hotel guests at weekends (Pulse will be closed on Saturday 21st October and Friday 10th November due to private functions).