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Butley Orford Oysterage

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Market Hill, Orford, England
+44 1394 450277
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

Knew Pinneys Smokehouses back in the day and came here with my wife about 30 years ago. I had oysters, hers and mine and black velvet, hers and mine. She has forgiven me for the first introduction and this visit was her idea. We rang at 11.30 and they squeezed us in at 12.00. Best oysters outside of Bentleys, plump,... More 

Thank Richard T
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

Superb quality fish served in generous portions. A whole smoked trout instead of the usual fillet! A surprise as I was expecting a light lunch, but so good I felt I had to eat it all! Others at the table had crab salad and mixed grilled fish - both excellent too. Very friendly efficient service........sticky toffee pudding an absolute delight!

Thank Marina B
West Yorkshire
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Best seafood in Suffolk, not the most beautiful restaurant in the country, old fashioned decor and basic tables and chairs, which all add to the charm of this excellent restaurant.

Thank Steve C
Norwich, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

Had lunch following an enjoyable visit to Orford Castle. The food was excellent. Nothing was jazzed up or messed about with. Simply the freshest ingredients which spoke for themselves. Service was friendly and efficient. The kitchen, from what I could see of it, looked very clean. Will visit again if I'm back in the area.

1 Thank MeandMrsJ0nes
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

Simple, old fashioned fish restaurant, popular with families and visitors ot Orford. Everything served very cleanly and in a classic way.

Thank J M
Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

We stopped in here for lunch after visiting the Orford Castle and realised quickly that we had stumbled upon a gem. All of us (there were 3) had exceptionally fresh and well-prepared fish and seafood - oysters, mussels, lobster, and smoked mackerel. Absolutely awesome.

Thank nmrod
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

Beautiful fresh fish served simply...delicious. Simple café style restaurant was very comfortable and quaint....just all about the fish.

Thank judyo7
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015 via mobile

Stopped off for early lunch. No reservation but as they had just opened (noon) they fitted us both in. Large specials board. Menu has many choices. Had a couple of different glasses of white wines with Butley Oysters. Absolutely lovely and creamy with the Sauvignon blanc. Would have had the grilled ones with bread crumbs, garlic & parsley but they... More 

Thank Steven G
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015

Although there are more traditional dining alternatives in the lovely village of Orford, it's hard to think of a better place for a fish/seafood lunch than this small, simple, busy eatery. Basic in appearance, the restaurant that looks more like a cafe with its simple undressed tables. No fuss, just straightforward cooking and preparation of very fresh ingredients, whether local... More 

1 Thank John F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015

We have eaten at the oysterage multiple times and its always a pleasure. Friendly staff and very fresh ingredients.They also have a shop and mail order business if you want fresh or smoked fish delivered. As mentioned in the title, the menu is limited and they do run out of certain items. A good indication of fresh ingredients. An obvious... 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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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?