Richard's wife Heather opened The Shed in the early eighties as a fishmongers selling locally caught fish and shellfish. There was no grand business plan, simply a desire to do something simple which, in turn, utilised the delicious produce from local boats.
Over thirty years later and Heather's daughter Caroline now runs the business. The essence of The Shed is still the same; keep it simple. Bring your own bread and wine (or choose from local wines supplied on premise) and eat rustic platters and scrumptious hot dishes.
Go to The Shed's website for more info.
Heather Haward opened Mehalah's with a passion to see East Mersea (the forgotten part of Mersea Island) become another place known for fresh, simple food in a rustic setting. Also it was an aim to share the passion for great food and service in a homely restaurant.
Heather, along with a rather lovely team, want to give people something a little different, a little special and very memorable.
We are a primarily a seafood restaurant but do serve local game dishes, meat and fish smoked by us; local beers, wines and tasty homemade cakes and desserts are also on offer.
Go to Mehalah's website for more info.
Richard's son Tom has launched a bespoke pop-up, mobile seafood restaurant, serving the highest quality, ethically sourced seafood. Available for corporate, private and public events it is a very unique dining experience like you've never seen. Search for Tom's Salty Shack on Facebook and view the video opposite.