places to eat and drink, incl. takeaways - west mersea

The Art Cafe
High Street, West Mersea, CO5 8QE.
Books, crafts and pictures.
The Art Cafe is run by James and Maggie Weaver.
Sit and watch the world - and see the whole island population - pass by.
Tel: 01206 385234 

The Blackwater Pearl
122A Coast Road, West Mersea, CO5 8PA (opposite pontoon and car park)
Open 7 days a week from 8am.  
All day breakfast, baguettes, pasties, ice-cream, hot and cold drinks, home made cakes. Gift shop. Outside seating area. Outside catering also available.
Tel: 01206 382643

China Kitchen
13 High Street, West Mersea, CO5 8QD.
Chinese takeaway.
Tel: 01206 386363
Website: chinakitchen 

The Coast Inn
108 Coast Road, West Mersea, CO5 8NA.
Bar and restaurant. Lunches, tea & coffee, evening meals.
Open 7 days a week.
Music nights. Meeting Room available.
Watch the waterside world go by from the garden! 
Tel: 01206 383568
Website: thecoastinn 

Coastal Coffee
1c Yorick Road, West Mersea, CO5 8HT.
Tel: 01206 382885
Email: info@coastalcoffeewestmersea 

The Company Shed
129 Coast Road, West Mersea, CO5 8PA.
Famous Mersea seafood restaurant. Bring your own bread and wine. No bookings, first come, first served. Takeaway seafood.
Open Tuesday to Sunday.
Tel: 01206 382700
Website: richardhawardsoysters

History - The Company shed was built in 1955 as an oyster cleaning plant - in about 1989 it was converted to a fish shop by Heather Haward and family. There have been Hawards in Mersea since 1791.

The Fox Inn
106 East Road, West Mersea, CO5 8SA.
Open all day, every day.
Breakfast, lunches, evening meals.
Midweek roast dinner (Wednesday).
Quiz and Music Nights, Sky Sports, pool table, garden and outside seating area.
Tel: 01206 383391
Website: thefoxmersea

History - The Fox was a local Beerhouse until the mid 1800's and did not have a name until the 1900's. William Rogers - the first known Landlord also sold groceries and was one of Mersea's Seed Growers. In 1871 the premises contained a Post Office. William Munson, Landlord in 1891, was registered as Innkeeper and Blacksmith as was his son, his wife Mary ran the hostelry.

The Granary Bar & Restaurant
Waldegraves Holiday and Leisure Park, Waldegraves Lane, West Mersea, CO5 8SE.
Open to all, all day, every day. Breakfast, lunch, dinner or snacks. Children's menu. Takeaway available.
Tel: 01206 381195
Website: waldegraves 

Lotus Kitchen
31 Kingsland Road, West Mersea, CO5 8RA.
Chinese Takeaway.
Tel: 01206 382263

Mersea Island Bakery & Cafe
8 Barfield Road, West Mersea, CO5 8QT.
Bakery and Cafe. Open daytime only, outside seating.
Tel: 01206 382186
Facebook: Mersea-Island-Bakery

Mersea Island Fish Bar
37 High Street, West Mersea, CO5 8QA.
Fish, chips, burgers, chicken, and seafood.
Tel: 01206 381999
Website: merseaislandfishbar 

37a Kingsland Road, West Mersea, CO5 8RA.
Indian, pizza, chicken takeaway.
Tel: 01206 383090

The Sandbank
West Mersea Holiday Park, West Mersea, CO5 8DA.
Tel: 01206 489478

Seafood at Dawn
Coast Road, West Mersea, CO5 8LS.
Tel: 01206 383253

Seaview Beach Diner
Seaview Avenue, West Mersea, CO5 8DA (entrance to West Mersea Holiday Park)
Open all year - every day.
Good reasonably priced food. Outdoor seating overlooking beach.
Tel: 01206 386916
Website: seaviewbeachdiner 

40A High Street, West Mersea, CO5 8QA.
Indian cuisine. Takeaway available - have a drink at the bar while you wait.
Friendly staff! Open 7 days a week; 12pm to 2pm, 6pm to 11.30pm.
Tel: 01206 381779

The Two Sugars Cafe
30 Victoria Esplanade, West Mersea, CO5 8BH.
Home cooked food, snacks and meals, afternoon teas, ice cream, breakfasts - open all year.
Outdoor patio overlooking beach. Nearest car park: Willoughby and Victoria Esplanade.

History - Cafe in unique setting of former World War 2 Gun Emplacement along Victoria Esplanade. One of the few remaining gun emplacements left in the country - built in 1939 to repel the enemy. The gun was only ever fired once - just as a test.|

Unique Fish Bar & Kebabs
10 Church Road, West Mersea, CO5 8QH.
Fish & chips, burgers, kebabs etc. takeaway.
Closed Sunday. Phone orders welcome.
Tel: 01206 386773

The Victory Hotel
92 Coast Road, West Mersea, CO5 8LS.
Food served daily. Award winning B&B accommodation.
Music evenings, pub quiz, pool table, children's playground, gazebo, and large garden overlooking the river.
Tel: 01206 382907

History - This is the second Victory Pub in West Mersea - the first was on the corner of The Lane opposite the Dabchicks Sailing Club (now two cottages known as The Old Victory). The new Victory was built in about 1906. The first Landlord - William Trim was also Landlord of the Old Victory.

Waterfront Pizza
110 Coast Road, West Mersea, CO5 8NA

The White Hart 
1 High Street, West Mersea, CO5 8QD


The Dog and Pheasant
East Road, East Mersea, CO5 8TP.
Food served all day. Large garden and car park.
Self catering cottage adjacent to pub.
Tel: 01206 383206
Website: dogpheasant 

Lake House Cafe
Rewsalls Lane, East Mersea, CO5 8SX.
Tel: 07904 196238

Mersea Barns
East Road, East Mersea, CO5 8TQ.
Tel: 01206 384198

The Vineyard Cafe
Mersea Island Vineyard, Rewsalls Lane, East Mersea, CO5 8SX.
(The Vineyard is also a wedding venue)
Tel: 01206 385900 or 07970 070399

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