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The Company Shed

129 Coast Road, Colchester CO5 8PA, England
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“fresh seafood” (64 reviews)
“crab” (84 reviews)
“oysters” (144 reviews)
Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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129 Coast Road, Colchester CO5 8PA, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Arrived on a wet Friday for late lunch. About 30% full. Very Interesting menu made up mainly of fresh local fish and seafood. Very basic decor, plastic tablecloths, random chair selections all creating a great atmosphere. This really is a shed. The number 4 oysters...More

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

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For over 20 years myself and Family have been coming to this Jewel in the Crown. Many any Oyster has been shucked and consumed....I have yet to find my Pearl, but the taste is exquisite. Crabs, Lobsters, Cockles, Prawns and the many Sea delights on...More

Thank Dee C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is what it is. Just Great fresh seafood ! The crab seafood platter has become a special occasion takeaway for us. Order before hand to help them prepare and have it ready. It’s just gorgeous and so lucky to have this nearby. Please keep...More

Thank bluehat64
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been fans of the Company Shed for years, so were excited to make a return visit recently with our kids. We arrived early (shortly before 12) and got a table without having to wait. The service was friendly and efficient...and the food is as...More

Thank gibbernaut77
Reviewed 9 February 2018

I have been going to West Mersea Island to eat oysters for many years. Yet, I have not been able to go to the shed once in all these years mainly because it was always full. This time it was a week day and we...More

2  Thank Vecihi T
Caroline H, Owner at The Company Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2018

I'm glad you managed to get in and you enjoyed the shed food and experience. Thanks for the great review and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Always worth the trip. Produce so fresh, and well prepared, fish cakes were excellent, scallops enormous and cooked perfectly.

1  Thank OldsterTwo
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Visited for the first time on the 5th of Jan 2018, great service really friendly excellent fresh seafood, good value for money and rustic feel. Will defo be going back thanks ladies!! X

1  Thank jonathan s
Caroline H, Owner at The Company Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Glad you had a good birthday lunch. Hope you visit again soon.

Reviewed 22 December 2017

no frills no fuss just quality fresh sea food, the best fish platter. Yep you may have to queue and it might not have the fancy decor but bring your drink and your bread and enjoy the food....

2  Thank Gillian R
Reviewed 10 November 2017

had visitors so we had a very soggy walk down to the shed armed with wine ,bread and butter ate a lovely mixture of seafood whilst we dried off

1  Thank ap34uk
Caroline H, Owner at The Company Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Thanks for the great review. Glad you enjoyed the seafood whilst drying off.

Reviewed 8 November 2017

the company shed is not a posh place but the seafood is some of the best we have had, you must remember to take bread with you

Thank davidj1950
Caroline H, Owner at The Company Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

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

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Questions & Answers
1 July 2017|
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
1 July 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.
28 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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