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The Company Shed

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Mersea Island, 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic place highly recommend if you have never been Take your own bread butter and drinks they do sell some drinks though They sell all types of fish and shellfish with a specials board which changes all the time You can also take home fish or shellfish too I am looking forward to eating there again next week for a... More 

Thank Susan T
Colchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As a mersea born and bred sea food is a must if you do like your sea food straight from the sea this the place for you

Thank pharoah48
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went on a Friday and were there well before 12.30, as we had heard that customers came in early. Fortunately there just being 2 of us, we were offered the last 2 seats. A large group before us were advised to return 2.30 p.m. Eating is relaxed and everyone appears to savour the fresh food and I guess that... More 

Thank Mike S
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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191 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We arrived at midday and were advised that a table would be ready at 1.15pm. We decided to go for a walk and stopped for a drink on our way back. Our table was ready when we returned ( at 1.10). Service was friendly and very good. We ordered drinks ( but as recommended, took our own bread). Beer and... More 

Thank Sils55
London, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

arrived at 12:30 pm due to bad travel on motorway but was told the next available table will be at 3 pm. we waited patiently. when the food arrived, we all forgot about the waiting time. the grilled oysters are the best, very juicy and sweet!

1 Thank samwei
Lee-on-the-Solent, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is just brilliant. The seafood is the best and freshest you will find anywhere. Don't think smart or pricey. It is neither, just great food at great prices in the company shed. BYO wine/bread/butter/mayo. Brill

Thank Britespark_11
Juan les Pins
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived about 11:45 and were given a table immediately, we unpacked our bread and wine and gave our order... so far so good... My scallops arrived quickly but 10 minutes later my Father's crab had still not been served... So, ok I ate mine before it got cold... another 25 minutes still no crab. My Father has no patience... More 

Thank JerryJuanlesPins
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Compared to previous years the shed has been overcome by a marketing agenda that promotes fast turnover and high prices. We always arrive at 11.40, mid week July, every year. On arrival I was dropped off by my party so as to book a table (parking was always a problem - but was always worth the adventure) but was told... More 

Thank Roger C
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the first time I have visited here so my expectations were high. We arrived at 11.45am to put our name down for a table at 12.30 as we wished to have a drink first. We were told that they only operate a waiting list when full, a little frustrating as driven over 2hrs but accept that this is... More 

2 Thank EmylouNorfolk
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived and there were empty tables. It was arround 12pm to find that there was a procedure to get a table, I was soon informed by a member of staff that there was a waiting list. Asked the lady if it was possible to eat there and we were told that not until 2:10pm... with the kids we couldn't... More 

Thank Marta G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
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: Mersea Island, Colchester CO5 8PA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester

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