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The Company Shed

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Mersea Island, Colchester CO5 8PA, England
Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 233
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  • 97
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 26
    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
Still a great experience

As locals we have been to the Company Shed many times over the years. We visited this weekend with our middle son & his Hawaiian girlfriend so she could experience " the Shed". She found it quaint & rustic & great fun. The food as always was delicious. Service was excellent, particularly the young... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2015
Angel57
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Essex UK
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Lechlade, United Kingdom
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Very poor, we have been before and loved it, this time by 13.30 they had no oysters, fresh whole crab and a very dismissive attitude. We only stayed 20 minutes after waiting 1.5 hours. Hugely disappointing are they they falling down because of their success. Unfortunately we will not return

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Divine seafood in a quirky environment. Fresh sea food in a shed platters and specials seafood items Grilled prawns/mussels and oysters. Bring your own bread and enjoy

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We had a great lunch at the shed. Brought our own booze but the choice of seafood was fantastic. In particular the prawns and cockles were delicious. We landed up ordering more than we intended as it was so tasty. We had to get there early as it fills up very quickly and parking was a little tricky but we... More 

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essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

This is by far the best place to eat when it comes to seafood in the area, we come often, at the weekends you have to book even tho we have been told many times before we can't book!! Rules seem to change depending on day and how busy. Last couple of times I've been I've had to change the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Took friends here and we were not disappointed. We ordered a fish platter between three of us at lunchtime, none of us ate for the rest of the day! Prices are very good, most days you need to get there before mid day to get in, it is common to be told that there is a two hour wait, that's... More 

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

What a great experience for a Saturday Lunch. We had a seafood platter with crab, prawns, smoked salmon, etc. Take your own bread and wine. Well worth the money. This is the second time we had been there. Lobsters are fresh and cooked when ordered. It is best to get there early or phone and book as this place gets... More 

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Essex UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

As locals we have been to the Company Shed many times over the years. We visited this weekend with our middle son & his Hawaiian girlfriend so she could experience " the Shed". She found it quaint & rustic & great fun. The food as always was delicious. Service was excellent, particularly the young guy doing much of the serving.... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I love this place, great food, you may have to wait for a table and you will be sharing, but it makes for the atmosphere. Having worked in the Fish trade for a number of year's I know a little about fish quality and there;s is first class. If it's not caught locally it comes direct from Billingsgate. Give it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My son was going traveling around the globe so we went to Mersea to try the native lobster fish and chips etc. Whilst the native lobster is pricey, the size and quality of the dish was amazing. Enough food on there for two or three people. Wine list was reasonably priced. All in all, a good meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My 3 girlfriends and I had a wonderful 'girly day out' last Saturday, which was certainly helped along by the wonder that is The Company Shed! It's really busy, so get there early, OR do as we did, arrive at 130, put your name down for the next table (which happened to be at 3) and enjoy a lovely walk... More 

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Additional Information about The Company Shed

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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?