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West Mersea Oyster Bar

Coast Road, Mersea Island CO5 8LT, England
+44 1206 381600
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“oysters” (242 reviews)
“crab” (56 reviews)
“cockles” (40 reviews)
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9:00 am - 5:00 pmAll hours
Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Coast Road, Mersea Island CO5 8LT, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The seafood platter was lovely - tasted good, plenty of food and quick service, especially considering the restaurant was so busy. The location is also great.

Thank Marianne C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Every year we visit Suffolk, and always make sure we head Essex to Mersea Island for a visit, with this place being the highlight. We love the oysters here and all the seafood we've had. It's always busy, but the staff are so efficient and...More

1  Thank miaandrichiesmum
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great food good service the restaurant has a great buzz oyster and onion with fresh lemon just a great tast

Thank Danielefde
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

You can dine by the sea or in the restaurant. Food is always awesome. We have ordered our all times favourite in the menu. Fresh cooked prawn, whole tail scampi, skate and chips, girlled scallops with bacon, whole grilled lobster and deep fried white bait....More

Thank Sera_Kam
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have tried to eat here before but have never been lucky enough to get a table. This time we booked the day before but be warned this doesn't leave many options for choosing a time. I had the whitebait for starter and I can...More

Thank gebs14
Reviewed 1 week ago

Popular venue, food good. Can get overwhelmingly busy. Toilet facilities totally inadequate for such a busy place.

Thank Jax H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would just like to say had another amazing meal here, took friends from Kettering who were impressed. The crab chowder was superb as was the sharing platter. The staff were extremely busy, but very attentive and cheerful. Will defiantly be back again and again.

Thank twohoots41150
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at lunchtime with no reservation. Big mistake as the Oyster Bar was jammed full and I gather this is the norm which isn't surprising as it's so good. The waitress told me we could eat outside but we had a disabled man with...More

Thank Roberta B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great place, and apologies for a bit of a long review, but you will see why it is worth it. We had originally gone to Mersea Island on a recommendation to visit The Company Shed. They were fully committed for the afternoon, (notice...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled from North London thinking this was much better than it was. We're familiar with its Oyster clients; The Ivy, J.Sheekey etc. so thought this should be really good; like one of those places that looks rough around the edges, but the food is...More

Thank highsider
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May 9, 2017|
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Response from J8503ZSnicholash | Reviewed this property |
I've never asked.
February 4, 2017|
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Response from 19Theo56 | Reviewed this property |
No this is very much a seafood restaurant but they are very accommodating so give them a call, have a lovely holiday.
September 6, 2016|
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Response from hellyholls | Reviewed this property |
Yes outside
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $23
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Coast Road, Mersea Island CO5 8LT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Mersea Island
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 381600
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