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|Address:||129 Coast Road, West Mersea, Colchester, Essex CO5 8PA|
|Price: £23.00||Wine: £12.50|
|Opening Hours:||Tues-Sun 9am-5pm (Sun 10am- )|
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A place to try if you fancy a bit of seafood. We visited on a sunny Thursday lunch-time and got there in less than an hour and a half from London, which is less that what it takes sometimes to cross the city.
Remember to take your wine, bread, butter and mayo, there are a couple of supermarkets on the way there and there is a bakery less than a mile away. Glasses are provided and you help yourself to them straight off the shelves. We sat in the sun awaiting for ‘our’ table for about 30 minutes. We had some wine and bread whilst waiting and had a friendly chat with the other customers who all have seemed to have travelled in excess of 50 miles to get to this place.
We were sited in a table for 4 and shared with another couple. We went a bit overboard in terms of ordering. Whilst most people seemed happy to share the platter we thought we would made the most of it. From the hot food we ordered scallops, king prawns and razor clams. (scallops and king prawns were amazing). From the cold food we ordered lobster, oysters, langoustines and a whole crab. The oysters were incredibily fresh and the langoustine and the crab delicious. Lobster was nice but I fancy it better grilled with some chips than plainly boiled.
I have to say we were pretty full after all that, however completely worth it. The bill? £40 for two! That's what you call value for money. We went for a walk around the beach and had a nice ice-cream at the black pearl coffee bar. We were back in London in no times after an exciting and delicious experience.