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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%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (138 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (56 reviews)
“crab” (75 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
129 Coast Road, Colchester CO5 8PA, England
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1 - 10 of 637 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

The fish here is second to none, we had the most amazing sea food platters - the freshest fish I have tasted. It does come at a price, but to be expected - fresh fish is expensive. We were told to take our own wine...More

2  Thank NSF-LB
Caroline H, Owner at The Company Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your food. We're only a little kitchen so sometimes it looks out front that we can sit people but unfortunately that means that there's a limit to how much food we can prepare. We'd much rather...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great fish & seafood restaurant tucked away in Mersea. Fresh local produce hot & cold backed up by friendly service. I had the tiger prawns & grilled oysters with Parmesan & Cream. Both were excellent. A reasonably priced wine & drinks list including locally...More

1  Thank Tony P
Caroline H, Owner at The Company Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for the great review. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been going to the company sheds every week for a few years the shell fish platters are the best ,and always absolutely fresh ,,

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

Thanks for the great review. Hopefully see you soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There can't be many restaurants left that combine such a simple formula with such delicious food and great value too. We try to arrive around 1130 and usually get a table , any later and your name is added to a list. Take your own...More

Thank L0d0
Caroline H, Owner at The Company Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review. Hope you come again soon and the queue isn't too long.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The most incredible fresh food, my Grans favourite place to go before she passed away, and the last place we took her for lunch! Love coming here every year for amaaaazing sea food and lovely staff!

Thank GLW1503
Caroline H, Owner at The Company Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're so glad that you have such happy memories of the shed with your gran. We hope that you come again soon and make some more happy memories.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decided to go for lunch with a friend who had never been before this was my 5th visit you have to get there early as it gets very busy and you can't book or leave it till 2-30 3ish when it quietens down most times...More

1  Thank Colin T
Caroline H, Owner at The Company Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review and bringing someone new to the shed. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second one time of visiting The Company Shed and once again I can say that our meal was 10/10. It really is in a shed with not many tables and no bookings allowed. You can take your own bread and alcohol and...More

Thank Tracie J
Caroline H, Owner at The Company Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review. Glad it was a great birthday lunch. Hope you come again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice seafood and serve platters which have a bit of everything. You take your own alcohol which works out cheaper than any other restaurant

Thank Kimmie_Rose
Caroline H, Owner at The Company Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't be put off, it really is a shed, but inside they serve honest and tasty seafood in a friendly and welcoming fashion. Bring your own bread and drink if you like, breadboards and glasses are provided free of charge, then enjoy seafood straight from...More

Thank Gary C
Caroline H, Owner at The Company Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. It's always good to have positive reviews and you describe us perfectly.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is THE place to enjoy the best, freshest seafood in the world. Bring your own bread and wine, collect your own cutlery and glasses from the shelves. Simple but extremely well prepared oysters, scallops, crabs, prawns etc. etc. The staff are fantastic. No pretence...More

Thank RogerEJ
Caroline H, Owner at The Company Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the lovely review. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you come back again soon.

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
MargaretCambs
Are you open next Tuesday day after Bank holiday?
27 April 2017|
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Response from Caroline H | Property representative |
Hi, yes we are open as normal. Open at 9am, stop serving at 4, close at 5. We've been steady in the week so I would suggest you try to arrive by 1:30 if you can. Hope to see you Tuesday. Caroline
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Drummerboy40
can you book
16 March 2017|
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Response from Caroline H | Property representative |
We run a on a first come first served basis. Once we are full we run a daily waiting list.
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Oguh_56
Do you sell wine/soft drinks or should I bring my own?
12 February 2017|
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Response from Caroline H | Property representative |
HI, We sell sort drinks and local beers and wines, so you can buy from us but you are welcome to bring your own drinks. We are licenced as many people forget to bring wine but we are happy for people to BYO. There isn't any... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 Coast Road, Colchester CO5 8PA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
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