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The Company Shed

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129 Coast Road, Colchester CO5 8PA, England
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It it was anywhere else I guess it would be regarded as a 'greasy spoon'. Plastic tablecloths and ill assorted tables and chairs. HOWEVER, not only does this 'shed', coz that's what it is, folks, serve the most WONDERFUL sea food, it has character and charm in SPADES. I can think of nowhere else that I'd stand and queue for... More 

Thank jane j
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely delicious, fresh, great choice and really friendly staff. We arrived at 11 on Valentines Day and were not rushed or hurried. Between the 6 of us, we tried almost everything on the menu and left at 3 pm! Nothing disappointed us. Fabulous afternoon.

Thank 225victoriah
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can't actually pre book here but once you go there in person on the day you can . We had a large party so got there early on a Sunday to get in for lunch . We had took all our breads wines drinks ( soft and alcoholic) really enjoyed the choice of food . Tried oysters for first... More 

Thank Sharon N
London, England
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at the Company Shed this morning to buy some jellied eels for both our dads. My husband paid £8 for two cartons of eels. The woman serving quickly put the cartons in a white plastic bag before my husband could check the contents which he most definitely should have done because when we opened the cartons each one... More 

Thank Corlal
Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed all my food here - no doubt about that. However, was not impressed with the attitude of the staff. I got the impression that if you wasn't a local, you didn't receive a warm welcome. First time I've visited and didn't know the rules. Didn't expect to have to go and get my own glasses- not that I minded,... More 

1 Thank LynnS213
Colchester, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

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 

2 Thank tina c
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72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

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

Thank RLubbock
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 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 

5 Thank CL69924
Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 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!!

Thank jamieft1
Colchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 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

Thank himandheressex

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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?