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The Coast Inn

108 Coast Road | West Mersea, Mersea Island CO5 8NA, England (Formerly The Coast)
01206 383568
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Eclectic
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Benfleet
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We have visited many times and this time has been our worst experience. We usually tip generously but as a table of six we all agreed that a tip was not earned on this occasion - why? 1) My friends do not like cauliflower cheese or red cabbage and when they asked when ordering what vegetables there were they were... More

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Rayleigh, Essex
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Service not the best slow bar service. food good but table location not the best and staff not on the top of there game

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woodbridge
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I ate here three times whilst at a sailing event. My friend and I both chose the brie and bacon sandwiches from the lunchtime menu, my friend chose the baguette option and I asked for brown bread. Unfortunately the brown bread tasted like long-life supermarket bread, my fault for not picking the baguette. My husband and I ate twice in... More

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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My wife and I have dined several times over the last couple of years, but have not reviewed it for Tripadvisor until now. WHEN WE ARRIVED ON Monday 18TH, it was surprisingly busy for lunchtime. We were courteously greeted, and a comfortable table found for us. There was a good selection of draught beers and wines, and a comprehensive menu... More

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St. John's, Antigua
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We visited this restaurant Sunday lunch time. We were over an hour early. This however was not a problem for the staff. Who promptly seated us. We ordered the chowder and potted duck to start which was very good. There were 5 in our group 3 of them ordered the cod. Which was very moist. The seafood platter was very... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The food is excellent. The selection is kept limited which automatically means that the dishes are fresh and specialised. The rice pudding a must. Sometimes just for a drink with friends, a party or a family treat The Coast Inn is perfect for most occasions! We will be back soon!

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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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76 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

nice spot and very popular. First time we tried could not get in. Had the calamari and then steak other half had the chowder, that looked lovely and followed by the lamb henry. A bottle of okay Argentinian malbec that was nice but was a tad pricey for what it was. The service was good and was asked a lot... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Some family members ate here a couple of times last week , each time returning with complementary comments. Good selection of local fish , well presented by friendly staff. Comfortable dining areas allow small or large groups to be accommodated easily.

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had lunch, skate with lime,butter and capers and also haddock and chips. The food was lovely as usual and very good service despite being very busy. The plates and food were red hot just the way we like it.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We visited this inn for lunch. It seemed quite quaint. The menu was varied and the food was good and plentiful. The staff were helpful and the price was reasonable. If we were in Mersea again I would certainly be happy to return.

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