RestaurantsSuffolkOrfordIP12

survey result

Summary

£45
   ££
5
Exceptional
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

It’s “a simple environment and quite noisy” (“not at all flashy”), but “the fish and seafood could not be better” at this famous venue, owned by the Pinney family, who provide much of the catch from their own boats. “The unbeatable, overall quality ensures that you hardly notice the school canteen feel”: “beautiful, very simple, incredibly fresh, plain dishes” all delivered in an “unfussy and unpretentious manner” right by the sea (“maybe could do with a green vegetable more, but the side salad is perfect”).

Summary

£45
   ££
5
Exceptional
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

It’s “a simple environment and quite noisy” (“not at all flashy”), but “the fish and seafood could not be better” at this famous venue, owned by the Pinney family, who provide much of the catch from their own boats. “The unbeatable, overall quality ensures that you hardly notice the school canteen feel”: “beautiful, very simple, incredibly fresh, plain dishes” all delivered in an “unfussy and unpretentious manner” right by the sea (“maybe could do with a green vegetable more, but the side salad is perfect”).

Summary

£47
   ££
5
Exceptional
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“OK, the ambience is a bit noisy when it’s full, and it can be chilly on a winter’s day”, but the Pinney family’s “no-nonsense and basic” canteen just “goes on and on producing beautiful, honest fish dishes”: a short menu of “top fish cooked in a very simple way so that the flavour of the fish shines through”. “Much of it is from their own boats”“the oysters are tops (and the other shellfish)” and “their fish pie is the best on the planet”. “You can walk it off by the sea or climbing the castle”.

Summary

£40
    £
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A tradition that never disappoints” – the Pinney family’s “basic canteen-like room hardly ever changes, but is still hard to beat in the area” and “consistently does exactly what it knows it’s good at”: “sublime seafood”, including “oysters from their own oyster beds” and “various smoked fish dishes”. “It’s often noisy and can be chilly, but if that’s the price to pay it’s still well worth the visit!”

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Restaurant details

Highchair, Portions
30
No dress code
100

Butley Orford Oysterage Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Butley Orford Oysterage Restaurant in IP12, Orford by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Butley Orford Oysterage restaurant.
Maria F
Wish they would offer even just one vegetab...
Reviewed 3 months,

"Wish they would offer even just one vegetable - surely can’t be too hard!"

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Bruce G
Oysters very fresh, but prices post lockdow...
Reviewed 3 months, 2 days ago

"Oysters very fresh, but prices post lockdown seemed to have increased , the restaurant had no atmosphere and staff whilst pleasant, we're not really engaging"

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Robert K
The food is what matters here: a treat for ...
Reviewed 11 months, 8 days ago

"The food is what matters here: a treat for lovers of seafood, particularly oysters, of course."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£9.50 £15.00 £6.80
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £19.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
Market Hill, Orford, IP12 2LH
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Sunday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm

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