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The Company Shed

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129 Coast Road, Colchester CO5 8PA, England
Monday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love this little place, no matter what the weather. The food is fresh and a good choice, from lobster to a seafood platter its all nice...Take some lovely fresh breads, and a nice bottle of wine to have with it, glasses are on offer to use, also any special sauces/condiments you like with your food...Fresh seafood also on offer... More 

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Thank tina c
Colchester
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72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our own wine & bread to enjoy with scallops, bacon & spinach. It was excellent and good value too.

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Thank RLubbock
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So me and my partner thought we would try The Company Shed, this being my first time I was really looking forward to It. We arrived at 1pm and was told there were no tables available until 3.15pm this was fine we had a stroll around Mersea enjoying the scenery. We went back to the shed at just after 3pm... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took a group here for work, everyone loved it, beautifully fresh sea food, amazing staff. I could not fault a single thing! I will be coming back as soon as I get a chance!!

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Thank jamieft1
Colchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

I would really recommend everyone try company shed it really is a local gem and well worth the queue

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Thank himandheressex
Colchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

This place does exactly what it claims to do: it serves great seafood. No frills, no pretension; just well-prepared, high-quality seafood. We were given a warm welcome, and all of the staff were friendly and helpful. Service was prompt and cheerful. It's hard to know what else to say really. If you are looking for excellent seafood, go to the... More 

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Thank 916Andrew
Colchester, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is our little treat on a sunny summers day. We always go for the seafood platter and a glass of white however they have many other seafood dishes on the menu including battered fish n chips which always looks amazing when it come out.

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Thank localyomyom
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

A true local product in every sense , solid local staff, polite firm , no airs and graces , and fine local seafood , if it's not there it's not available, Served in rustic style these honest Products are what they should be , fresh tastes with authentic classical seafood, Try the oysters or Skate in season

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1 Thank Stephen U
Cambridge
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294 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Management has passed to the next generation and this place remains a great experience. While the idea is fresh local seafood, the offer is in fact international but good to stick to the local crabs and oysters. Still bring your own bread and bottle, though you can now get wine from the restaurant. Still kitchen roll napkins and oilcloth tablecloths.... More 

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Thank Whittlesford
London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Been a few times now, have previously had a little wait for tables but food is always worth the wait. Today we got here nice and early, all 14 of us seated as soon as we arrived. Food once again delicious, the platters are enormous, we never finish one! Also tried the baked mussels and calamari - highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?