Harden's survey result
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”).
“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”.
“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!”
“A beautiful, simple fish restaurant that sticks religiously to what it knows how to deliver perfectly!” This 50-year-old venture has spawned a local fish and seafood empire but its “no frills”, “school-dining-room feel never changes” and it continues to offer “the freshest of fish, delivered daily from Bill Pinney’s own boats”; plus “excellent smoked fish from Pinney’s of Orford’s own local smokehouse”. “A fish-eater’s paradise”: “you get twice the freshness at half the price, served with double the charm of any fancy London joint!”
|Wine per bottle||£19.00|
Market Hill, Orford, IP12 2LH
|Monday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|