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The Company Shed

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Mersea Island, Colchester CO5 8PA, England
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Good for:
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 215
    Excellent
  • 88
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Seafood Heaven

My partner and I stumbled upon this by chance, little realising it was restaurant, until we entered. We went inside and a very polite young lad told us we would have to wait around 25 minutes for a table. No problem. We returned 25 minutes later and were seated. The young lad explained the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Saltwatergypsy1
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Upminster, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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366 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Upminster, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

My partner and I stumbled upon this by chance, little realising it was restaurant, until we entered. We went inside and a very polite young lad told us we would have to wait around 25 minutes for a table. No problem. We returned 25 minutes later and were seated. The young lad explained the workings of the place and that... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Totally worth a visit, especially if you love sea food. Beautiful location, good prices and really excellent food. Get there early to book a table, bring your own bread and wine -if you like- your family or your friends and enjoy the experience.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Visited this restaurant with some friends on a really sunny Sunday in January, great place to eat if you like seafood, the specials are hot , simple and great. The seafood platter was full of shrimp,crab and things, but does go on a bit. Service was spot on take your own bread and drink , have a great time but... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I am surprised anybody in their right mind would give a bad review about this place. Yes, you have to put some effort into getting a table for yourself but the place is small and the staff do their utmost to accommodate as many as possible. The food is amazingly fresh and tasty and the fact you can bring your... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Visited Mersea Island and went to West Mersea, a very old Dickensian seaside village with cottages dating back to 1570ies, Popped into the Company Shed,this seafood specialty place due to the reviews. Was so surprised by the basic state of the shed - plastic table clothes and curtains, probably the same since the sixties. Then suddenly served by the politest... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

I am a huge seafood lover and after hearing about how fresh the food was a visit was needed and it was definitely worth it. We had a two hour wait for a table but luckily I had been pre warned and had packed a picnic of g&ts, olives and a few other nibbles. Now expect the basic, a table... More 

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Hitchin
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I forgot to bring bread (Cant imagine why they don't bake it and sell it) But a nice fellow dinner shared theirs with me! I had a glass of the Mersea local white wine, which was nice and fresh. Will go again and again and again!

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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Lovely, fresh seafood served in a shed. Bring your own bread! Staff were great, seafood delicious. Right by the seafront and houseboats.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My husband an I have just enjoyed another excellent meal. The staff are always polite and the food is always good. What else can I say.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Excellent place for seafood either eating in or takeaway Staff always friendly Would recommend to every one on the Mersea Island area

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?