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Where to Eat

Mersea is a great place to go for a bite to eat or a drink with friends in one of it's many pubs & restaurants.  

Coast Road is home to some great establishments including the Victory Hotel, The Company Shed, The Oyster Bar restaurant & The Coast Inn, all with great views of the local boating community. 

Other eateries on the Island include The Fox Inn, Redwood Stone Baked Pizza next to Barclays Bank on Yorick Road, The Dog & Pheasant and Mehalah's at Oysters & Ale at East Mersea.

If you are looking for great lunchtime treats head to The Art Cafe, The Gilt Rooms, Maria's Vintage Tearoom or Coastal Coffee.

Asian cuisine is available at the Titash restaurant in the High Street.

Visit the Blogs of our local restaurants.

Mersea Barns

Mersea Barns

Mersea Barns is a new addition to Mersea.  Opened in March 2019, on the site of the old Pick-your-Own, Mersea Barns is a café restaurant and shop offering high quality, freshly prepared breakfasts, lunches, teas, coffees and cakes.  You can also got take aways and snacks.  Ther...

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World Famous Mersea Oysters

World Famous Mersea Oysters

Oysters have been cultivated in the creeks around Mersea Island since Roman times. It's said that the Romans loved osyters so much that they used to tow them in nets behind their boats all the way back to Rome. For the Romans, oysters were a food staple and a vital resource. Oyster shells had many...

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New Pizzeria Cowabunga Pizza

New Pizzeria Cowabunga Pizza

in October 2018 brothers in law Tom and Tom opened Cowabunga Pizza in the premises of the old Redwood Pizza in Yorick Road. They have received great reviews for their hand stretched pizzas, salads and desserts. Opening from 5 pm to 9 pm from October to April 1st and from 12 to 9 pm in the summer mon...

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The Art Cafe

The Art Cafe

If you enjoy really great food served in a relaxed atmosphere with fabulous coffee amongst some of the best original art on offer locally then we think the Artcafé is just the place for you. ~ The Artcafé currently has two locations, one nestled just a 'scones' throw from the beach o...

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Titash Indian Restaurant

Titash Indian Restaurant

Titash Indian Cuisine Colchester is a local Indian restaurant in Essex. They are experienced in providing Indian food, indian dishes, indian menu, curry dishes and indian cuisine. The address for Titash Indian Cuisine is 40A High St, West Mersea, Colchester, Essex CO5 8QA. *Information & photo ...

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West Mersea Oyster Bar

West Mersea Oyster Bar

The West Mersea Oyster Bar is all about offering quality fresh fish & seafood dishes & of course some of the best oysters that can be found in the world. The Colchester Rock Oysters & the Mersea Native Oysters are bred right here in the creeks of West Mersea & then processed in the s...

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The Company Shed

The Company Shed

The Company Shed is a family run seafood restaurant located in West Mersea, Colchester, they have gained a reputation among locals and tourists alike as being the best restaurant to visit for dishes such as crab, lobster, fish, mussels, tiger prawns and more. Their extensive eat-in or take-away seaf...

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Mersea Island Fresh Catch

Mersea Island Fresh Catch

Freshly caught fish from your local fishermen. Better value for money. Whole fish or filleted. We only sell fresh fish caught locally, by local fishermen in waters around Mersea, often our fish is so fresh, we don’t know what we are going to have until a couple of hours before we open! We ar...

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Mersea Island Brewery

Mersea Island Brewery

Mersea Island Brewery produce a range of distinctive real ales from award winning Oyster stout to refreshing Island Gold and everything inbetween. *Information & photo about Mersea Island Brewery is from their website which you can visit here....

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Maria's Vintage Tea Room

Maria's Vintage Tea Room

Maria's Vintage Tea Room at Mersea Island Vineyard,offers everything from tea, coffee and cake to a full lunch, with regular favourites and daily specials on the menu. Also available is the full range of wines from the Vineyard and beers from Mersea Island Brewery. Open 7 days a week. 10.00am...

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Mehalah's at Oysters & Ale Restaurant

Mehalah's at Oysters & Ale Restaurant

Heather Haward opened Mehalah's in East Mersea in 2012 as a homely, rustic, retro place to eat good food in intimate surroundings. Food is meant to be a social thing, shared and enjoyed together and the staff of Mehalah's hope that is emulated through their passion.   As well as the standard ...

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The Dog & Pheasant in East Mersea

The Dog & Pheasant in East Mersea

The Dog and Pheasant has been a public bar in the coastal village of East Mersea, Colchester since 1750 when the existing thatched cottage was the village pub.  It has seen many changes over the years, with a more modern building becoming the public bar with the cottage the restaurant unti...

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The Coast Inn

The Coast Inn

Riverside Bar and Restaurant on the Island of Mersea, The Coast Inn welcomes you with it's friendly atmosphere and stylish blend of traditional wooden floors, modern leather sofas and a cosy real log fire.  Whilst exploring the 'olde' part of Mersea Island, you will discover The Coast Inn sitt...

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How do I check the Tide before I visit Mersea Island?

How do I check the Tide before I visit Mersea Island?

We frequently get lots of questions about the tide from visitors to Mersea Island. In reality the tide only covers the Strood, which is the only road onto the island, usually twice a day for only one week during the month. Once the tide covers the Strood, the island really does once again become an ...

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The Gilt Rooms

The Gilt Rooms

The Gilt Rooms in Barfield Road is Mersea's newsest tea room serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, Sunday roasts and afternoon teas. When you visit The Guilt Rooms you will be spoilt for choice on cakes and delicious main meals and light bites too. All home made with fantastic hosts to make a...

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Seaview Cafe

Seaview Cafe

With the kids holidays upon us, why not take the kids to the beach and let Seaview Cafe feed you with either an eat in or takeaway menu.Using local produce where possible, we are offering good qulaity food at affordable prices. Please see tripadvisor for our review and visit our website for full men...

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