The Coast Inn, Mersea Island Hot

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The Coast Inn, Mersea Island
Address 108 Coast Road
Town/City Mersea Island
County Essex
Postcode CO5 8NA
Tel No. 01206 383 568
Website http://www.thecoastinn.co.uk/

The Coast Inn on Mersea Island offers a fantastic fish and chips, ideal for seaside visits.

Ideally located to pick up the freshest sea food The Coast Inn add the daily catch on the Specials board as soon as it has landed, their mussels always go down well.

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very disappointed

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Reviewed by tina king
March 24, 2013
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my family and I went on sunday for a family meal. we ordered steak medium which came out so raw it was hardly cooked.we returned it as could not be eated. we also ordered fish. which came out soggy and watery and bearly warm. when we complained about this the waitress said she would charge us half price for meals. which we were not happy with as we could not eat it. the lady manager came out as we said we were not happy to be paying for meals that were not good to eat. she was very rude and said nothing would please us. but as a goodwill she would not charge us for steak but insisted we pay for fish as it was fresh. we did not question it was fresh just not cooked propery. she was very rude and arrogant. when the reversed bill came to the table we were over charged for the seafood platter we had ordered which had to be corrected. We will never eat in the coast inn again and would not recommend it to anybody. if they want to stay in business they should be more customer friendly. they could have handled this situation so much better

 

Superb!!!

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Reviewed by Andrew Buckingham
September 27, 2010
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What a wonderfull meal. I really dont know what the other people on here are complaining about. I guess they had a bad meal, but did they call a member of staff to discuss.

About our service. We arrived and ordered our meal, the service was excellent and came with a pleasent smile. The staff were helpfull when questions were asked aabout the menu. The food was served quickly and the whole experience was great. I would recomend the coast inn to anybody, and we have since eaten there several times. Although you do need to book early on weekends especially in the summer months as the place is extremely popular. No suprise there.

 

Superb

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Reviewed by John Blackwell
September 24, 2010
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Visiting Essex and found this Inn by accident. Chef had left and friend was helping out. Doesn't look good from this, but really, the service was excellent, the drinks good and the food superb.

Would thoroughly recommend it, if you can find it!

If I lived around there, it would definitely be my favoured local!

 

apalling food

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Reviewed by Avril Levi
August 27, 2009
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As we arrived to eat at the Coast Inn a customer was returning some cake saying it was dry and stale. As we waited, another returned a serving of mussels.

Whitebait were adequate, but clearly straight out of a packet, with strange breadcrumby exterior and not freshly prepared. Mersea is a fishing harbour, and the 2 seafood restaurants (sadly closed in evening mid-week)have spanking fresh produce.

My partner had mussels which smelt and tasted very poky, somehow they had lost all the fluid which should be part of the experience. I had barely competently cooked mushroom stuffed with stilton, which was a messy plate with hurled on salad. The place seemed to be completely staffed by teenagers; pleasant but not professional. All very amateurish.

 

Our 2nd Visit to The Coast Inn

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Reviewed by John Barker
July 08, 2009
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HI there - I wrote the other review on this site almost a year ago. Had to update you as we took my parents back to the Coast Inn for Fathers day a couple of weeks ago. What a totally different impression and expereince we got! We had the Sunday Roast - 3 out of 4 ordered the roast beef which when it arrived was raw - not red - raw! We were told that there were no medium cooked roast beef's so 2 of the group ordered the pork instead and the other person fought on with the blood and cold meat! When the pork arrived we realised why they had served it with steak knives! Have you ever had tough pork that needs a steak knife? Me neither! Anyhow we did make it clear that we were unhappy. We were kept waiting for sometime after our arrvial and it was not that busy considering it was fathers day. Overall this was a totally different experience to our first and just shows you how within a year a place can go from success to disaster - The world is a competitive place Coast Inn so SORT IT OUT IF YOU WANT TO SURVIVE>>>!!

 
 
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