RestaurantsEssexWest MerseaCO5

survey result

Summary

£40
    £
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“You can’t beat sitting outside on a sunny day with a fine view of the estuary, with a plate of scallops, a glass of sauvignon blanc and a very reasonably priced half lobster with chips” at this “really fun place on the seafront”“very popular and busy” – serving “simple” seafood dishes, including oysters and crab. It has had new owners since April 2021, but commentary seems unchanged.

Summary

£37
    £
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Arguably “a more rounded experience than The Company Shed down the road” – this stripped-back seafront diner is “friendly, good value and busy”; and offers a “great variety of hot and cold fish dishes” (not least superlative oysters, their beds in sight).

Summary

£37
    £
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Arguably “a more rounded experience than The Company Shed down the road” – this stripped-back seafront diner is “friendly, good value and busy”; and offers a “great variety of hot and cold fish dishes” (not least superlative oysters, their beds in sight).

Summary

£37
    £
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Oysters to die for (cultivated within eyesight) and wonderful fish options” mean that it’s worth braving the crowds and “very basic dining conditions” to eat at this seafront diner. It’s “consistently good value”, with “interesting specials to encourage new experiences”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
Yes
No shorts
170

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main
£6.50 £15.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £20.00
Filter Coffee £1.95
Extras  
Service 10.00%
Coast Rd, West Mersea, CO5 8LT
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑4 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑4 pm
WednesdayCLOSED
ThursdayCLOSED
Friday12 pm‑4 pm
Saturday12 pm‑5 pm
Sunday12 pm‑4 pm

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