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Mersea Island, Colchester CO5 8PA, England
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Ranked #33 of 367 Restaurants in Colchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I am a Shedphile but the previous time we visited it was not up to its usual best but having been in early December returned two weeks later because it was so good. The food was nothing short of excellent, both the cold and the hot. The crab cakes and the mixed fish cakes were fantastic. The service was very... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

an interesting place. some fantastic stuff available. don't be caught out by the seafood platter though: some dull stuff on there. go bespoke and choose what you want individually. equally interesting service - some dragons / some angels. reasonably good value - though i prefer to forage for my own oysters. (mmmmmmmm!-) having said that - a great introduction to... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We always make sure to take visitors to the Company Shed, it's our favourite way to spend a Sunday afternoon after a walk on the beach. The food is so filling so go straight for the hot menu and the specials - the honey and soy sauce prawns today were delicious! Friendly staff and fast service - so glad we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

we enjoyed a fantastic lunch taking our own Prosecco and Irish soda bread. Only, or young waiter has a fantastic career ahead of him as he upsold lots of specials to us like the spicy crab cakes. The seafood, especially the native oysters, was so fresh it was perfection. Well worth visiting, fortunately it wasn't too busy.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This is a rustic venue in keeping with the fishing surroundings. It is a shed but full of fabulous fish. You cannot book so a bit of a scrum to get in on weekends and holidays. Take your own wine and cutlery although they now have some alcohol sales. The fish platter is awesome. ..just don't dress up. Takeaway also... More 

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Diss, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Although I've rated this place as Excellent it is quite outstanding in what it does-----but will not be everyone's favourite haunt. Outstanding sea Food --Crab, Mussels, Lobsters, Oysters are all brilliantly but simply prepared for you to enjoy at their absolute peak of freshness. Take your own bread, dips, Wine to accompany the meal. Sit next to other couple on... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The shed is unique ,you take your own Wine,bread,dips,to accompany the best and freshest seafood you could have. It's what it is ,a shed at the waters edge,it has no matching chairs or tables,with plastic table cloths but be shore to get there early ,as it is so popular and you can not book. Believe me you will want to... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great place with great food. Not licensed from memory however as mentioned food is good. Great take-away also for parties, platters etc

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Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a bring your own wine and bread restaurant with no frills. Basic tables in a large shed. BUT the seafood is great. I have eaten there a couple of times and I buy fresh fish every week. Their pealed prawns are just the best. There is always a queue and you can't book in advance. When you arrive... More 

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sudbury suffolk U.k
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We've been many times before,as friend and couples , food as always very high standard, loved the bijou's roughness of this venue and the view, it does exactly what it says on he tin , so take wine/beer bread and a cushion, wrap up warm and take the plunge definitely a must see place in Essex.

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Address: Mersea Island, Colchester CO5 8PA, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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