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Butley Orford Oysterage

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Market Hill, Orford, England
+44 1394 450277
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My daughters took me out to lunch. We all really enjoy this busy popular cafe style restaurant. I had potted shrimps followed by fish pie and then shared a medium plate of their delicious smoked salmon. Others had piri piri prawns, more smoked salmon, smoked eel and prawns st jacques. The fish is absolutely delicious and beautifully cooked. We always... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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119 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place seemingly remains unchanged over decades Spartan surroundings, utterly unfussy, no nonsense fish dishes prepared with good quality ingredients. Good section of smoked starters. The no choice accompaniment of boiled potatoes could surely be spiced up? Sensational home baked desserts. Decent variety on the wine list. Overall bill neither good value, nor overpriced.

Thank gazinho
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went here for lunch after reading several good reviews. It was very disappointing. The oysters were plump with a nice texture but totally lacking in flavour. The gridled selection was very bland, with the exception of the mussels. Not once during or after the meal did anyone ask if everything was ok - maybe our faces answered the question before... More 

Thank PAwithPA
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for lunch today. Decided beforehand to only have a main course each and chose sea bass, salmon and fish pie. My husbands sea bass was quite simply delicious....cooked to perfection. My daughter thoroughly enjoyed her salmon, with a chive and butter sauce which was also perfectly cooked. I had the fish pie. It was nice, but very strange... More 

Thank nicky66ipswich
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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335 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The seating is tight, reminiscent of school canteen quality - snug tables, hard upright chairs, but the overwhelming issue we had was noise- with hard surfaces unmitigated and tight seating a full restaurant resulted in people nearly shouting to get heard. They have an issue of course with the limited space they have in the restaurant, but perhaps they could... More 

Thank MootHouse
Rugby, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Like sea food? This is your place. A fantastic restaurant serving amazing sea food. One of the best places to try Oysters. Nice wine selection. Highly recommended

Thank JordiOV
Witney, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

6-8 Beautiful fresh oysters from the Orford estuary followed by a delicious Crab salad for under £20. Lovely restaurant, spotlessly clean and excellent service. Not great for my friend who was looking for vegetarian but they do look to cater for if you let them know in advance.

Thank davidbP4509DV
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just love this place. Friendly service and good fresh fish, what more could you want from a coastal restaurant. The simple decor makes this quirky place all the more interesting. You feel like you have gone back in time, in a really good way. Proper crab cakes full of crab meat were followed by mussels served with very fresh bread... More 

Thank 1ZsazsaA
St Albans, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had stayed next door in Crown and Castle several times and had always ate in. We decided to try the Oysterage and were not disappointed. The quality of food served up ( I had Dover sole) was superb. The dining room is a bit basic, Formica topped tables so it's not posh but that did not detract from the... More 

Thank GlensDad
Accra, Ghana
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181 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Simple restaurant with fantastic food. Potted shrimps followed by the most fantastic fish pie. Just like fish pies should be but you don't find very often. Washed down with tap water!

Thank simonaccra

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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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
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?