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The Company Shed

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$$ - $$$
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129 Coast Road, Colchester CO5 8PA, England
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Essex, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

First visit years ago was what is fuss about ? There is one reason people keep visiting It for a great selection of fresh seafood ,this is a great place. Very basic but who cares it's the food you come to eat that's the reason to visit this shed .

Thank man4141
Durrus, Ireland
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On holiday for a week in the UK we decided to get seafood to take away for tea. A little overpriced but good quality non the less, enjoyable

Thank GloriaOS
london, england
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80 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on a Friday mid day to purchase seafood for takeaway. There was nothing available except some tall tales. The cockles were still frozen and would take another hour to defrost, there was a shortage of crabs this year, etc., we came away with a few prawns and some crab sticks which we noticed when we got home that the... More 

Thank lynnkirby
Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A party of six of us turned up at the allotted time slot last Saturday lunch-time and we were shown to our table within five minutes. Took our own French bread and bottles of wine and just enjoyed the most amazing food and ambience ever. Not the first time I've been by any means but I shall be back whenever... More 

Thank CarolynR966
Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everybody knows The Company Shed Is quirky. But it needs a bloody good clean, put some menus up with prices and get organised behind the counters. Could be such a nicer experience if a couple of days of TLC were put into it.

1 Thank danieljeans68
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Told the restaurant serves lovely fresh local seafood. The only fresh local items appeared to be oysters .We had the seafood platter which included a large pile of cheap, frozen peeled prawns, New Zealand bearded mussels and pretty ordinary smoked salmon and mackerel. Enough said. Special of the day was spicy crab cake, which was greasy and underwhelming. The location... More 

1 Thank caroline P
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First visit with friends,nothing pretentious about this little gem, wonderful fresh seafood,happy,helpful owners & staff. Take your own wine & bread,no corkage charge. West Mersea is a lovely lay back place and to have such a wonderful little place like the Cpmpany Shed makes it an even better place to visit on a whim or planed day out. The "Shed"... More 

Thank Puckertel
Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Customers be very careful when you buying oysters for take away from company Shead, if you dealing with old lady,she will give you not frech oysters, from different container, this was mine second time when i both oysters and through them to the rubbish been on the same day ,every single oyster was dry and dead or smell . Big... More 

1 Thank Saulius P
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

On Mersea Island..so check tide times for returning across causeway !!!!! No frills..just good fresh seafood..take your own bread..wine and mayo....they now provide salads ( basic but OK)..get there between 11.30 and 12..when full ask to go on the waiting board (no reservations here ) if you arrive after 1pm you may eat at 4pm if you are lucky..quirky but... More 

1 Thank Avril C
Colchester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

We have known of the famous Company Shed for years and often had take away fish platters for supper with friends but had never sat down for a meal until some friends invited us to share a birthday lunch. It is everything it's cracked up to be. Seafood second to none and the quirkiness of taking your own bread and... More 

1 Thank stevengaunt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 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 - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 Coast Road, Colchester CO5 8PA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?