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Butley Orford Oysterage

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Market Hill, Orford, England
+44 1394 450277
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London, England
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76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My partner and I had Sunday lunch in the restaurant. Very tasty, well cooked fish. Will definitely go back.

Thank hermanaeriza
Bath, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a fabulous evening with Angels on Horseback, crab cakes and griddled seafood. The restaurant is reminiscent of a seaside cafe but filled with monied clientele and lots of laughter. Great service

Thank pauladhaines
Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an enjoyable meal. There was a good selection of fish on the menu and things that we hadn't tried before - the angels on horseback are worth a try! The service was very good. Very welcoming and efficient. We met an elderly couple who had been visiting the Oysterage for years and we look forward to many more... More 

Thank Becca W
Colchester, United Kingdom
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363 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our lunch at this resturant and the seafood was very good We were disappointed that the Fish pie was not avilable as we were looking forward to trying it. The Sorbets were good and the staff were helpful Would recommend eating here if you are in the area

Thank nestcottage
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Freshly caught fish and seafood, simply prepared. This restaurant is really worth a visit if you're in the area.

Thank MichaelCambridge53
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank Thirty_nine39
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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119 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

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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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

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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338 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

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 

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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
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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?