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West Mersea Oyster Bar

Coast Road, Colchester CO5 8LT, England
+44 1206 381600
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (296 reviews)
“cockles” (43 reviews)
“crab” (61 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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LOCATION
Coast Road, Colchester CO5 8LT, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Fantastic fish (we had the fish platter for two) all fresh and beautifully presented, awesome desserts, great atmosphere and very attractive and attentive waitresses. The nicest meal out that we have had for a long time, and we eat out frequently. We shall return!

Thank Passenger816885
Reviewed 4 days ago

Got an invite , for a night out and there was a guy singing being accompanied by one on a saxophone made for a great night , the food was superb

Thank mick P
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a lovely sunny day so sat outside good job really as restaraunt was full, had some rock oysters they were lovely then had a seafood linguini great lots of different seafood crayfish tails, cockles, prawns, salmon, lovely

Thank Traveler603966
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best seafood in East Anglia. Took some friends back for a special evening out. From starter to dessert a great choice of food is on offer. We had lobster, crab cakes, mussels and haddock, all fresh and all cooked to order. Washed down with a...More

Thank Micky E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend & I went here last Friday lunch time, she booked in advance. I must say the staff were very accommodating as we got there an hour early. We did not have to wait, although the restaurant was nearly full. The service & food...More

Thank suzanneabbott
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently enjoyed a rustic meal in this coastal seafood and oyster bar... Wow, no frills and superb fresh fish, from a stunning seafood platter to share or a skate wing delight... battered or shallow fried, either way, delicious... Piping hot mug of tea and real...More

Thank Jackris
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Attended here... tables are very crammed in and it was heaving. You have to book at lunch times or face disappointment. Only do a class 3 local oyster and I was hoping for better. But they were lovely. Skate wing was huge. You can also...More

Thank Scerene W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tastiest fish and chips. The staff and the food are great. *****5 stars for everyhing It is busy but the staff is nice and polite

Thank Jipa R
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is my first time I have been to the "Oyster Bar". I went there with my partner and 2 lady friends. Wow, I was so so surprised at the meal when it arrived at the table. The meal was beautifully prepared and so much...More

Thank olderessexguy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Has to undoubtedly be the best, freshest and cost friendly place in the UK selling some if not the best fish dishes straight from the coast, with a view to match if you’re sitting at the windows.

Thank bluujuice
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senses28
25 April 2018|
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Response from Chloe P | Reviewed this property |
Just fresh ones
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HC297
9 May 2017|
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Response from Chubby S | Reviewed this property |
Don’t think so but the wines are pretty good
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Mcnamara21
4 February 2017|
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Response from 19Theo56 | Reviewed this property |
No this is very much a seafood restaurant but they are very accommodating so give them a call, have a lovely holiday.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$23
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Coast Road, Colchester CO5 8LT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester  >  Mersea Island
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 381600
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