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The Company Shed

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129 Coast Road, Colchester CO5 8PA, England
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited today and was disappointed by both the attitude of two members of staff plus the poor quality of food. This use to be a nice place but has gone down hill rapidly. The owners and staff need to look at the poor reviews which are becoming more frequent on trip advisor and need to do something about it or... More 

Thank rgnlady
Thorpe le Soken, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is my 4th visit to the company shed. What amazes me is how they keep things status quo (which is good) for so many years. Its a winning formula. A shed, where not much money is spent on decor, cutlery, post service, expensive wines, lighting, online or telephone booking etc etc. You have to turn up at 12 noon... More 

Thank Mathew K
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been a loyal customer of the Company Shed for years, but on the last two occasions have been hugely disappointed. The food, which was once delicious, great value & served by pleasant staff has deteriated, along with the service & management. So sad to see this great little gem become the victim of managerial greed & total indifference to their... More 

3 Thank Redsher69
Colchester, United Kingdom
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189 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a 30 minute wait for a table however when we returned we were seated without delay, with the food arriving quickly after ordering. The crab platter is very tasty, albeit quite expensive, however a worthwhile visit and somewhere I will definitely use again.

Thank legend187
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Simple and rustic. Although we went in March, we still made sure we arrived early: 11.30-11.45am to get a table for lunch. We were glad we did as it soon filled up. We took our own wine and bread and enjoyed seafood platters, tiger prawns and cockles. Will definitely be returning.

Thank MarkerUk
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301 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little café near the boatyard in West Mersea. Lovely fresh cold seafood platters and a few hot specials of the day. Not too many tables so you might have to wait a while and kill some time by going for a seaside stroll. Family friendly and last orders at around 4pm.

Thank ilrich
Colchester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Used to be a favourite of ours.. no frills just good food at good value... but whist food still great and fresh, it is now too pricey. Shame.

Thank MomaSud
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107 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't even describe the service as there was none! Totally disorganised and worse still nobody cared. There must have been 20 people waiting in line to either buy fresh fish or try and reserve a table. The people in line for a table waited around 15 minutes to get to the front to be told that there were no... More 

Thank kingston11
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really love The Company Shed and have been here a number of times. The food is always fresh and fabulous. The staff are lovely and the whole experience is unique. Take your own bread and wine if you wish and at busy times you get to share your table with other diners. We love the basic rustic charm and... More 

Thank Sue D
Stone, Staffordshire
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227 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at 11:20 on Saturday and there was only one table occupied... by 11:45 all were taken. We started with 18 oysters, 12 cooked, all amazing... The scallops were sweet in a fragrant thyme, bacon and roast tomato salad... lovely. We followed with grilled prawns and steamed mussels... a seafood lovers delight. The grand total £59! Excellent value. I... More 

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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?