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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

So we went to Harwich for a stroll in the old town area and dockside and there it was! A very busy Sunday afternoon so, popped my head in and we booked in for a late lunch which, we were actually looking for. The whole building looks and feels very well maintained and designed but original, with a modern twist,... More 

Thank Andrew W
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Visited The Pier for a late lunch last week and was blown away by the quality of the food. Despite being just over the road from the harbour and all its fresh seafood, I couldn't resist the Feather Blade of Beef. It didn't disappoint - melt in the mouth goodness! However, the chocolate brownie for dessert was so good that... More 

Thank Maskedsquid
Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 October 2016

This was the first time I've been back to The Pier since they refurbished and I was extremely impressed. The warm, contemporary atmosphere is the perfect antedote to a wet, dull day in Harwich. I was greeted with a smile at reception before heading to the new Navyard bar, which has been finished beautifully. Oxidised metals, copper tones and glowing... More 

Thank David L
Suffolk, England
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We last visited two years ago and decided to give it another try post revamp, the only reason we haven't been in between is that it is a bit of a treck for Sunday lunch. Anyway, how I wish the place was slightly closer. The service is first class and new decor is lovely but more so the food was... More 

Thank Suffolkgirl2009
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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Had the dressed crab, followed by cod and chips... Very nice indeed. Great view and excellent service.. Would highly recommend. Come with a big appetite!... lovely decor too...My only gripe is that there should be toilets upstairs.

Thank londonelly
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Gathered here with members of our car club for a pre-ferry meal and found it a really excellent. Good beer, good food and service upstairs in the restaurant and a great start to our rally. I can really recommend this as a place to go.

Thank BatmanMarlborough
Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I stayed at the Pier and had a sales meeting the following day with 7 colleagues. Chris the general manager, and his team made sure the whole experience was really good. The food was excellent and the rooms were very comfortable. Thanks Chris.

Thank edswift2016
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

I was more than a little concerned about eating here given some of the other reviews but I have to say we were very pleased. Of all the Milsom locations in the area this is by far the best we've been too. Four of us visited for dinner on a Sunday evening; it was relatively quiet but the service was... More 

Thank Tim H
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Been meaning to try this place for years... Wow what a disappointment. Someone has spent a lot of money on this place recently and first impressions where great. Ordered dress crab for starter £12.50 didn't get within a foot of my nose before I could tell it had been dressed some time ago, probably a week by the smell of... More 

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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Henry Blofeld and I decided to return to this wonderful Restaurant for a Kate lunch as,we were on our way to Clacton -On-Sea where Henry And Graeme Swann are in Theatre tonight The Princes - It was a delightful and delicious surprise returning to The Pier at Harwich 👌👍🏽Well done we really enjoyed our time back with you 👍🏽

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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Ha' Penny Brasserie The Pier Harwich
Ha' Penny Brasserie The Pier Harwich
Cuisines: British, French, Seafood, European, Contemporary
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We thank you for your feedback, however we do not respond to individual comments. Following on from a 1.5 million reinvestment over the last 5 months, The Pier at Harwich is once again open and set to become East Anglia's number one coastal destination for food and drink. The redefined brasserie is located on the first floor of the completely modernised 1860 listed building in historic Harwich. Experience all-day dining (all-year-round) and outdoor dining - whenever the sun shines - with a menu celebrating modern classics, an exciting grill menu and wonderful fresh fish and shellfish landed on The Pier's doorstep. Guests can select from a predominantly European wine list or enjoy Prosecco-based cocktails, craft beers and cask ales. The stripped back and raw textured interior, designed by Geraldine Milsom, makes reference to the industrious and hardworking Harwich port, but achieves a balance between function, luxury and glamour. The harbour wall is only 20 metres from the door and The Pier's newly extended first floor balcony (for drinks and outdoor dining) overlooks the water, ships and working docks. With estuary views from every table, The Pier, only a stone's throw from the confluence of the Stour and Orwell estuaries is a very special destination for lovers of great food and drink. NAVYÄRD on the ground floor is a continental bar and terrace adjacent to the working harbour, the ideal place for fun and relaxation. Cask ales, craft beers, a great drinks list, Prosecco-based cocktails and one of the most carefully sourced and extensive gin lists makes the NAVYÄRD 'the' go-to bar for The Pier's neighbours, friends and welcomed guests. The NAVYÄRD is undeniably and unashamedly a 'love letter to the continent' - celebrating and championing the influential and historic links that Harwich holds with Scandanavia and wider Europe. The wines, beers, ales, drinks list and a gin library have been sourced from across Europe and are complemented throughout the day by Nordic-inspired small-plated food. Great coffee, fresh pastries and the simplest tastiest late breakfasts (think eggs, rye bread and avocado) through to open Scandinavian sandwiches, sharing platters and fresh oysters. The 14 bedrooms are individually styled to match the seascape and take full advantage of the brilliant light that you only get when staying on the coast. Harwich enjoys glorious sunsets with molten coloured horizons and the setting sun on the Stour estuary is a special feature of staying at The Pier. All bedrooms are equipped with complimentary soft drink mini-bars, Aromatherapy Associates bathroom products, Sky In-Room and free Wi-Fi making The Pier an exceptional small hotel. ... more   less 

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Address: The Quay, Harwich CO12 3HH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Harwich
Price Range: $176 - $239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Pier at Harwich 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Excellent views across the river”
 of 5 bubbles edswift2016, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room overlooking the harbour.”
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“Request first floor outside dining if the weather allows”
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“Best rooms overlook the sea”
 of 5 bubbles felicityluke, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
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