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The Company Shed

129 Coast Road, Colchester CO5 8PA, England
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“fresh seafood” (67 reviews)
“crab” (87 reviews)
“oysters” (151 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
129 Coast Road, Colchester CO5 8PA, England
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1 - 10 of 691 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a great lunch at this little gem in West Mersea. Had a short wait if an hour as you can’t book, but walked to the pontoon and watched the kids crabbing! The welcome was great, the manager was a lovely woman, made you feel...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

if you have never been to this restaurant then make the effort. its not michelen it just really good fresh seafood. priced reasonably 3 stars in my book

Thank steven H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Five us went for an early Saturday lunch, we got there at 11.20am and within half an hour the place was full. We had a fantastic spread, everything was amazing but particular favourites were the crevettes, green lipped mussels, salt and pepper squid and the...More

Thank TheRelfster
Caroline H, Owner at The Company Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for the great review. I’m glad you enjoyed it. Hope you visit again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I'll be honest up front - I've wanted to visit here for years, but its geographical isolation has always defeated me (despite working in Chelmsford some of the time). But it really is worth the trip. And the effort to get here early. Slight challenge...More

Thank jujutu
Caroline H, Owner at The Company Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the great review. Glad you finally managed to get to us. Hope you come again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic seafood at The Company Shed. On arrival always a warm welcome. We like the no-frills rustic look; great ambiance. To be highly recommended - food cooked to perfection by Donna

Thank Annie G
Caroline H, Owner at The Company Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the great review. Hope you come again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited to get some food for the fridge, there was bedlam, the food on the tables looked great astonishingly disorganised but happy diners apart from one who seemed to be peeved about their wine not appearing. Looks like a great place but wow needs organisation...More

Thank Hoppityskip
Caroline H, Owner at The Company Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the review. Like I said on Facebook when you posted the same review there. We’re only a small eatery with and even smaller kitchen. We have what space we have and nothing I can do to change that. When lots of tables leave...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had heard about this place from my sister who lives in the area. I went there for a late brunch to kill time. I had a salmon terrine that didn't really taste of anything. I also had some scallops which were swimming in some...More

Thank sue267
Caroline H, Owner at The Company Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your review. Sorry we didn’t live up to your expectations. The leaves of the scallop salad are dressed in the roasted tomato cooking juice and the scallops are cooked in butter. Hence the juice on the dish. Sorry you didn’t enjoy them. Maybe...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First class seafood lunch of Crab, Smoked Salmon, Shell on Prawns, Shelled Prawns, Cockles, Smoked Mackerel, Mussels & Rock Oysters. Eaten with our own Soda Bread and washed down with ice cold Cava. An absolute gem

Thank Colin C
Caroline H, Owner at The Company Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the fab review. I’m glad you enjoyed your birthday lunch. Hope you come again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I visited this amazing place yesterday and had definitely best seafood that I have had in England.We had oysters, squid, scallops and bubbly local edelflower wine I can say that everything was a palate celebration and I would highly recommend this place...More

Thank justlili
Caroline H, Owner at The Company Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review. I’m glad you enjoyed your food. I pride myself on our 5 star food hygiene rating and aim to follow a 5 star hygiene system at all times.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner had been several times to this eatery and was full of praise. My first visit did not disappoint. Ordered a dressed crab platter the day before. Just wonderful. Oysters to start also wonderful. Took our own bread and wine but also bought a...More

Thank annemb57
Caroline H, Owner at The Company Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review. Hope you come and visit again soon.

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Robert M
April 2, 2018|
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Response from Caroline H | Property representative |
No, only daytime. We do private evening hires if you wanted to do a private hire. Many thanks, Caroline.
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michy185
July 1, 2017|
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Response from Caroline H | Property representative |
We don't take bookings. Once we fill up we run a daily waiting list. If you want to get straight in with no wait I suggest you arrive by 11am. If you don't mind a wait I suggest you arrive between 11am and 12pm and get in... More
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MrTherm
July 1, 2017|
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Response from Caroline H | Property representative |
Hi, We don't allow dogs. Some people leave their dogs tied up outside with water in the shade.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 Coast Road, Colchester CO5 8PA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
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