A TRIO of showbiz soap stars enjoyed a succulent steak at a popular town centre restaurant following a long day of filming at the seaside.

EastEnders' Jessie Wallace, Steve McFadden, and Letitia Dean dined at Bella Pais, in St John’s Street, Colchester, on Tuesday evening.

The well-known actors, who play Kat Slater, Phil Mitchell, and Sharon Watts, enjoyed a tasty steak dinner after shooting scenes in St Osyth earlier in that morning.

The following day, with their bellies very much full, the show’s stalwart stars returned to the village where they filmed for future episodes at the Hutley's Caravan Park.

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A spokesman for Bella Pais said: “We have quite a few famous faces visit our restaurant but it was really nice to see them.

“A few of the staff, including the waitress Sarah in the picture, are big fans of EastEnders so were very excited to serve them.

“All three had a quiet meal on their last day of shooting and Steve is a real foodie and absolutely loved his meal.

“The chefs didn’t realise they were cooking for them until they finished eating but were delighted they enjoyed their meal.”

To find out more about Bella Pais visit locaji.co.uk/essex/colchester/bellapais-steak-house-and-greek-restaurant/130630/