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Mehalah's at Oysters & Ale

) #4 of 14 Restaurants in Mersea Island ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ British, Seafood
Mersea Island East Road | East Mersea, Mersea Island CO5 8TQ, England
+44 1206 382797
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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British, Seafood
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Mersea Island East Road | East Mersea, Mersea Island CO5 8TQ, England
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Reviews (222)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sure it's a little out of the way on Mersea Island hopefully that will prevent the crowds from descending on an excellent local restaurant doing great seafood. The plsce has a lovely local vibe, just great service and a specials board that well worth your...More

Thank 779jim
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a really lovely lunch here today with my husband and a friend who lives in the area. We shared plates of sticky prawns and prawns with garlic to start (finger licking' good), then two of us had a Dover sole and my husband had...More

Thank Highgateglobetrotter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My mum and I visited here while we staying in the area, we popped in for a light bite to eat and were not disappointed. I ordered the garlic and herb crusted mussels and some rosemary focaccia, Mum had the smoked mackerel pate with toast....More

Thank zlk59
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

t This a fairly new venture, and someway out of West Mersea, but well worth a visit.The menu is predominantly fish but has alternative available The specials board is always interesting and varied.We have eaten at Mehalah's on several occasions and never been let down.The...More

Thank goanywhereEssex
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

...we saw this restaurant advertised on a Mersea island Facebook group. So booked and went lunchtime today. Food was really good ... lovely place, friendly and informal ... and it was very busy too. Will definitely be going again soon

Thank Sharon P
Reviewed 12 April 2017

After several visits thought it was time to write a review. Always consistently good; do not be put off on line by the menu or the look. The food and service is always excellent - the standard (basic) menu look limited but is well complemented...More

Thank Adrian E
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Had lunch twice here over our stay. Very good menu selection including non- seafood and daily specials. We sat outside as we have dogs, which could do with a spruce up. Food and service was excellent and reasonably priced and it is licensed which adds...More

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Visited today at lunchtime. Enjoyed excellent local beer and wine. Great seafood. Very relaxed atmosphere and lovely friendly staff who spoke to us as much as to people on the next table whom they knew. We really felt included! Wish we lived nearer.

Thank Kerry92
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

First time visit to Mehalah's. We normally go to West Mersea Oyster Bar. The food is great and a lot more creative than the other place. I found that there is so much more variety of hot sea food dishes, which I prefer. You cannot...More

Thank Will P
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Delicous food, loved our meal, friendly atmosphere, would defiantly eat here again Would defiantly recommend to others

Thank Charlotte C
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Is it wheelchair friendly
3 April 2016|
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Response from Malcolm L | Reviewed this property |
As others have said give the restaurant a call and I feel sure they will sort it out.
Is it wheelchair friendly
3 April 2016|
Response from LoraLeopard | Reviewed this property |
The cafe does have steps leading up into the entrance, so it would be difficult to navigate these. However they do have seating outside. Hope this helps!
Hi Guys - do you do Sunday lunch? Like the look of your place, but me and my partner are allergic to fish - unless it's cod and chips. Thanks Allie
26 February 2016|
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Response from tracy W | Reviewed this property |
They do do other stuff e.g pigeon, but if you wanted a larger variety I would opt elsewhere.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 16
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mersea Island East Road | East Mersea, Mersea Island CO5 8TQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Mersea Island
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 382797
  • E-mail