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Mehalah's at Oysters & Ale

Mersea Island East Road | East Mersea, Colchester CO5 8TQ, England
+44 1206 382797
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“chorizo” (19 reviews)
“lobster” (33 reviews)
“prawns” (20 reviews)
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Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Mersea Island East Road | East Mersea, Colchester CO5 8TQ, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first visit - we had a lovely time at Mehalah's. This restaurant has many virtues. The people who work there were really friendly, making us and our kids feel welcome. The atmosphere is informal - yet at the same time the restaurant...More

Thank gibbernaut77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been here before but many years ago, and the food then was first-class. Could not believe it has not only maintained its own high standard, but has improved it to yet another high level. Service and attention was excellent, despite the fact they were extremely...More

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 2 February 2018

This was a second visit. Had a lovely time. The owner is friendly and amusing. We enjoyed great food and wine from the island - all at reasonable prices. Popped in for a cup of tea during our walk and were told we could pay...More

Thank hathorN21
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

We decided to have a selection of starters as there was so much we wanted to try! The food was fresh, tasty and great value with the added bonus of local wine and beer. We stopped here 20 minutes before closing and they still welcomed...More

Thank Cordelia L
Reviewed 31 December 2017

We ate at Mehalah's in September, and were not disappointed. Locally sourced food, local beer and local wine - oh yes! Oysters to start, and one skate and one fish pie for mains - all the food was cooked to perfection, and the service was...More

Thank rjs6Pint
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Had a seafood feast at Mehalah's today. The restaurant itself has the comfortable feel of an old church hall, complete with vintage piano. It is comprised of mismatched furniture and home sewn napkins and there was a collection of squash's on the shelves which reminded...More

Thank Ruth B
Reviewed 21 October 2017

My husband and I were staying at the Mersea Vineyard so went to nearby Mehalahs for lunch. We shared a seafood platter, an Eton Mess, and a bottle of Mehalah wine. It was all delicious, the staff were attentive and friendly, and I loved the...More

Thank scotia42
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We pitched up On Sunday having been unable to get into the sister restaurant, The Company Shed at West Mersea . We received a warm welcome, the decor is quirky but nice. The menu is quite limited and the selection on the specials board was...More

1  Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 16 October 2017

It was our first time having lunch here, it's very quirky inside and very inviting, the food is fantastic and lots of seafood dishes to choose from, a tempting range of starters and desserts and the local wines are also lovely. Very friendly staff and...More

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We were staying on a nearby caravan site and walked here. This place is to the left of the village hall and doesn't look much from the outside and isn't well signposted in face I couldt see the name of the place at all from...More

1  Thank He1enme1on
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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.
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!
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$7 - US$17
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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, Colchester CO5 8TQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester  >  Mersea Island
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 382797
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