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The Company Shed

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129 Coast Road, Colchester CO5 8PA, England
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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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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unless you get there by 11.30am you may as well forget it, even the. You may. Have to wait up to 2nours on busy weekend days. The food is more expensive now than our last visit. It was nice but I don't think it's worth the long wait even though you can take your own wine & bread. To be... More 

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Thank Denise F
Colchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eaten here regularly over the years but probably never again after today's visit.. The rustic charm has become just tatty and unclean. The service has gone from being charming (if a bit chaotic) to surley and abrupt. The food was once good value, fresh and plentiful but is now a bit pricey, mean on portion size and on today's visit... More 

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Thank 131Steph
Colchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I absolutely LOVE this place, just get there early and take a bottle of wine with you. If you can't get a seat, just order and take it home or go plonk yourself further along to the beach area. This is a must if you love fresh seafood. Do not expect fine dining but, you will receive a warm welcome... More 

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Thank Lisa S
Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get there early to book your slot. It's worth it and you won't be disappointed. Excellent range of fresh seafood in a basic setting.

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Thank Julian-shirley
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The website claims that they offer a 'takeaway' service. They do not. I drove there on the basis of this incorrect information only to be very disappointed. You can either eat in, if they are not fully booked, or buy raw fish, so they are a restaurant and fishmonger, but NOT a takeaway service as they claim. Apparently the fish... More 

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Thank matthewsC2041FF
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Either the local seafood does not have great taste or its preparation isn't great. The Shed operates on the first-come-first-served basis - this leads to average 2 hours waiting time for table. On the plus side, you can bring your own wine and bread.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a simple place with plastic tablecloth, the seafood is great and very fresh but it's almost a shed not a restaurant, it could be more attractive. You cannot book, you have a few tables but if you can get a table you wiil never regret and for sure you will come back. They have take away.

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Thank Lina S
Colchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sitting in the sun, with a cold glass of wine and a huge platter of fresh seafood and fresh bread is my idea of heaven. This place is always busy so don't be put off by the manic atmosphere, this is better than any Michelin Star place but without the snotty attitude or high price

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Thank Spencer B
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After understanding you can't telephone book tables I drove over a 100 miles to visit the Company Shed I was expecting a wait /que . When I arrived I at 1.30 I looked in to see only about 50% of the tables occupied and about 5 people outside . With optimism I went to the counter and asked for a... More 

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Thank filmlocationhound
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 4 weeks ago 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Seafood
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?