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The Company Shed

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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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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A true local product in every sense , solid local staff, polite firm , no airs and graces , and fine local seafood , if it's not there it's not available, Served in rustic style these honest Products are what they should be , fresh tastes with authentic classical seafood, Try the oysters or Skate in season

Thank Stephen U
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277 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Management has passed to the next generation and this place remains a great experience. While the idea is fresh local seafood, the offer is in fact international but good to stick to the local crabs and oysters. Still bring your own bread and bottle, though you can now get wine from the restaurant. Still kitchen roll napkins and oilcloth tablecloths.... More 

Thank Whittlesford
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been a few times now, have previously had a little wait for tables but food is always worth the wait. Today we got here nice and early, all 14 of us seated as soon as we arrived. Food once again delicious, the platters are enormous, we never finish one! Also tried the baked mussels and calamari - highly recommended.

Thank kierrasdayparade
N lincs
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85 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the outside this looks like an old scout hut. Instead it is basic but warm, welcoming & friendly. We visited on a wet november day so could sit & eat & relax & chat to the other diners! Took wine, water & bread. We put together our own lunch as we wanted to taste as certain dishes. Thoroughly enjoyed... More 

Thank NlincsLindy
Caterham, England, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's basic facitilies...but the food is amazing. Fresh Fish, caught that morning. Opt for the platter and prepare to be stuffed and sated!

Thank Guy T
Colchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really great place. Ramshackle but charming. Take your own wine and feast on some of the best seafood around, or rather don't! It's hard to get a table there so please go elsewhere and let us locals go there! Only kidding. It's brilliant.but be prepared to put your name down (no pre bookings) go off for a drink and come... More 

Thank Jinglebells55
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No words and really describe this place. It's a jewel. The seafood is so fresh and so nicely prepared the staff are friendly and the prices are incredible. Take your own booze and bread and enjoy the best food ever! Thank you company shed!

Thank Andrea S
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You only have to pay for the wonderful shellfish - you bring your own wine and bread - that saves you a lot. The oysters were delicious - I was the only one eating them. Where else can you get a plate of 12 large oysters for £1 each? Seafood platter £16. Whole bill for 5 was £90, factoring in... More 

Thank MDH19VS
Colchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We have been going for years and never disappointed. Particularly for its local oysters, mussels and crabs it is superb. Originally just cold plates, it now does some cooked dishes. Right on the quay at West Mersea it is perfect for a lunch after a beach walk. Bring your own wine and bread. There are no bookings but be patient.... More 

Thank Peter G
Essex, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 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

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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, Kids, 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: 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?