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The Company Shed

Mersea Island, Colchester CO5 8PA, England
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Ranked #37 of 358 Restaurants in Colchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

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
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79 reviews 79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

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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126 reviews 126 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

The best tiger prawns I have had in a long time, I had to order it twice!! Definitely a place we'd go back to - armed with bread next time 😋

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Ledbury, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

An experience for any seafood lover's bucket list! This small, exceptionally friendly seafood restaurant and shop is well worth the effort for both the overall experience and the super fresh and delicious food. Wonderful helpful staff take you through the amazing menu and you certainly don't have to wait long for your food. No bookings but if there is no... More

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Ipswich, suffolk
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

My parents and daughter have raved about this place for a couple of years now and as we were away with them this weekend my husband and I got to experience it first hand. Armed with our bag of drinks and bread we walked into this "shed" we seated at a rustic oil cloth covered table known as the tank... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

Recommended to us by a friend and was not disappointed. Situated in what appears to be a shed by the waterfront, this place is all about the food. If you want a posh restaurant, this is not the place for you. If you great local fresh seafood, great service and great value, then this is the place for you. My... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We have been eating here on and off for many years, and have never been disappointed. TGhe basic premise has remained unchanged - good well presented fish platters with which you take your own bread and mayonnaise, but there have been a few tweaks. Cockles now no longer come as standard and there are several other side extras such as... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

We have eaten here a few times and love the fresh seafood. It's a different restaurant because you can take your bread and wine, it can feel a little bit 'to rustic' if your looking for a special occasion meal but apart from that it's great.. The service is fab and very speedy, we were out within 40minutes. Perfect for... More

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Cannot book so get there early to get a table you can take your own bread and wine but they do sell alcohol now..

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Address: Mersea Island, Colchester CO5 8PA, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
Cuisine: Seafood

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