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The Company Shed

Mersea Island, Colchester CO5 8PA, England
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Ranked #35 of 363 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
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

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
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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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Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Always feel good after eating here. Not your usual restaurant but having to share a table and bring your own bread and wine make the ambience of this seaside shack. Add to that ultra fresh seafood served with no pretences and you've got the making of a real eating experiences!

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Colchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Four of us visited, and had a late lunch at the Company Shed. We decided to not go with the seafood platter, instead making our own with whole crab, lobster, crevettes, scallops, tiger prawns, griled mussels, oysters (both raw and cooked) and shell-on prawns. Hghlights of the feast were the lobster, and the crevettes. We took our our bread, had... More 

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florakaty
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128 reviews 128 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

If you are lucky enough to get in here, go for the fish of the day. 2 of our guests did and definitely got the better meal. I opted for fish cakes - awful. My husband had main course scallops which were very disappointing. Just 3 with a few leaves is not a main course. Having said all this, we... More 

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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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