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Lady Florence River Cruise Restaurant

Orford Quay, Orford IP12 9ER, England
+44 7831 698298
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (24 reviews)
“venison pie” (4 reviews)
“baked salmon” (3 reviews)
Open Now
9:30 am - 7:30 pm Hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Orford Quay, Orford IP12 9ER, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a river trip. The Lady Florence only takes 12 people and you sail towards Alborough and then towards the sea with Felixtowe in the distance. There is a good chance of seeing seals and various birds. We were lucky enough to sea 3...More

Thank Ros W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked as a couple but there was two groups of 4 and another couple making a total of 12. We were warmly greeted by the staff who made us feel very much at home. There was an excellent choice of starters, main courses, desserts...More

1  Thank Jan295
Reviewed 4 April 2018

What's not to enjoy about a trip along the river with a lovely home-cooked brunch? The UK wasn't blessed with the best Easter weather but we had a lucky couple of hours sitting on deck for the first part and last part of our river...More

Thank Nic0la_Pea
Reviewed 10 February 2018

We booked this for eleven to celebrate my 70th birthday in early February . The Jolly Sailor opened early for us to assemble and be ready on time. Although it was near freezing this was offset by the clear blue sky although we were still...More

Thank SiLyn
Reviewed 25 January 2018

A really enjoyable 3 hour trip for a celebratory Sunday lunch. We were a party of 6 abd were joined by another couple who we soon got to know as lunch is in a very cosy room which seats upto 12. The weather was cold...More

Thank daviddUK
Reviewed 1 January 2018

The food is home cooked on board and there is a great selection. Beer and wines are available. The trip lasts about three hours.

Thank Alan M
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Booking procedure and info good. Started on time, explained what would happen and where we'd be going. Varied choice of all courses & drinks (mulled wine near Christmas) Friendly, courteous and helpful crew. Plenty of time to enjoy the views from inside or out. Food...More

Thank Skodafan2007
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Lovely day out with friends. The crew are all great and the skipper exceptionally knowledgeable about the local area. He explained the amazing history of Orford Ness and pointed-out lots of wildlife. These trips are especially good for bird watchers. There was a cosy fire...More

Thank Mollie1923
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Thanks to the crew of the Lady Florence for a very memorable day. Can't fault you we really enjoyed the entire experience. Cosy and warm next to the woodburner in the freezing weather. Good food, informative captain, friendly.

Thank Paul N
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Saw a deal at the King's Head that included a lunch/river cruise on this lovely little launch and glad we took it up. Great crew and a well provided lunch menu nicely served. Interesting commentary giving a good insight to the area. I was given...More

Thank Michael J
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26 November 2017|
AnswerShow all 12 answers
Response from MerriBent13 | Reviewed this property |
Hi sorry not to answer previously. The boat just has one table you are all on together which is lovely for big groups but it won't be an intimate dining experience for two. It's very friendly and relaxed and sociable.
5 December 2016|
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Response from Craig A | Property representative |
yes there will be a lunch time cruise at 12 noon on the 31st Deember 2016
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:30 am - 7:30 pm
9:30 am - 7:30 pm
9:30 am - 7:30 pm
9:30 am - 7:30 pm
9:30 am - 7:30 pm
9:30 am - 7:30 pm
9:30 am - 7:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Orford Quay, Orford IP12 9ER, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Orford
  • Phone Number: +44 7831 698298
  • E-mail
Lady Florence River Cruise Restaurant provides a unique and exciting dining experience offering 2½ Brunch (Breakfast) and 3½ hour A la Carte Lunch or Dinner Cruises. Serving freshly prepared on board wholesome food and drinks. Leaving from Orford Quay cruising the calm waters of the Alde and Ore. Taking up to 12 passengers on this historic 50 foot MFV built in 1944 with ample space on deck and in the wheelhouse and a comfortable dining saloon. Every cruise includes an informative commentary on both the intriguing history that made this area, and the wildlife which now inhabits it.Your meal is freshly prepared on board while you cruise using local produce.The Lady Florence is available for private charter, or individuals may book independently, sharing with other passengers,Lady Florence operates all year round, including Christmas Day, with a cosy coal fire in winter. There is a small but comprehensive wine list.Daily Cruises9.30am - 11.45am (Breakfast) Brunch 12 noon - 3.30pm a la carte LUNCH4pm - 7.30pm a la carte DINNER
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