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Butley Orford Oysterage

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Market Hill, Orford, England
+44 1394 450277
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Woking, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was my second visit and I wish I had checked my own last review first. Still no garlic in the Mussels which makes for a rather dull dish. Potted shrimp was good although seemed more butter than shrimp. The main thing is the lack of vegetables. Only boiled potatoes and/or salad garnish. When asked what vegetables they could do,... More 

Thank Norman J
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a family meal last Sunday. One of us had Prawns PilPil.... 7 small cooked prawns for £9.40. I just can't see the justification of charging that much for such a poor dish. Main course Slate wing, fish was ok, but swamped in oil, which could have been done so mush nicer with a little extra attention. Overall we... More 

Thank Fran C
Surrey U.K.
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181 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here with a large group of friends while visiting Orford for the weekend. All the dishes were great and there was not one complaint between us. The service was lovely and each dish arrived in good time. If I had to have a little moan I would say although the new potatoes were really tasty we could have... More 

Thank Lynda A
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been eating here for about 20 years (not very frequently, admittedly). I now no longer live in Suffolk but try to get here whenever I return. The set up is basic if not spartan - tiled floor, identical marble-topped tables with paper tablecloths. It can be noisy as there are no soft furnishings. What you do get is sea-food,... More 

Thank alwayscominghome1
high wycombe
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our meal was nice but it was all cooked in garlic butter and was a little butter overload. The portions were ok but my teenage son was still hungry afterwards! We booked an early table and initially we were the only people in there, another person arrived ad they were served before us and had their food and left before... More 

Thank FlorenceMarieRose
London, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We felt very hungry after visiting Orford castle and rushed here get lunch as they close at 2:15. The waitress was friendly and sat us at a lovely window table. There were so many choices on the menu but I went for the herb-crumbed cod whilst my companions ordered griddled prawns and sea bass. We also ordered two pints of... More 

Thank klkldlurr
Leicester, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Splendid fresh and delicious seafood in modest but comfortable surroundings. Friendly staff. If you've had a big b& b breakfast like us, share the hors d'oeuvres for lunch. You get a generous and varied selection of "melt in the mouth" seafood and a salad garnish. Save room for a delicious desert too. The treacle tart was special! We would definitely... More 

Thank jim_kirkman
Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Revisited this good seafood restaurant and was told there was no fish pie (one of the most popular dishes) only to find a table of local eaters who arrived 30 minutes later were served fish pie. Gives a very bad impression!

Thank Kelham123
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Took my in-laws for a 'memory lane' trip as part of their 60th wedding anniversary. The restaurant was cold and dingy with a look of an old school room. The tables and chairs were utility and uncomfortable. The harsh surroundings and lack of any softer furnishings made it loud and echoey. The food was ok but nothing to shout about;... More 

Thank GIanTaylor
Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Lovely family restaurant with local seafood and friendly staff. The specials included a delicious half lobster with garlic butter, luckily for us. We also enjoyed the griddled selection of seafood. They had run out of their famous fish pie but we were very happy with our selection. No fuss, pleasing decor and a relaxed atmosphere. Beautiful desserts, including a stunning... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Hill, Orford, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Orford
  • Phone Number: +44 1394 450277

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?