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Butley Orford Oysterage

Market Hill, Orford, England
+44 1394 450277
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (93 reviews)
“fish pie” (38 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Market Hill, Orford, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Introduced friends to this excellent Fish restaurant today 22nd. Booked for 12.15 as it does get busy. We had Whitebait, potted shrimp and salad, followed by Griddled selection (my favourite) Dover sole, grilled cod followed by chocolate almond pudding with pistachio ice cream......Everything was delicious...More

Thank mamakali2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a wonderful lunch here last week, the meal lived up to our previous visit last year and we will be back to eat here again.

Thank ThinFoodies
Reviewed 1 week ago

Returned again. I had angels on horseback and griddled squid. The latter is my favourite and I have it every time. My companion had smoked fish pate and griddled prawns which she enjoyed. As usual no veg or potatoes, just seafood and bread and butter...More

Thank alwayscominghome1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch today with the parents and boyfriend. We shared a dozen oysters to start then I had the griddled prawns. The oysters were the freshest and tastiest oysters I've had (possibly ever) and the prawns I had after were perfectly cooked in a...More

Thank Hannah B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Haven't been here for years but it didn't disappoint. The oysters and fresh asparagus we had for starters were lovely and unadulterated. Followed by griddled squid and sardines - so simple and so tasty. Slightly let down by wine not sufficiently chilled and having to...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three generations of my family ate an evening meal here and we all had a fabulous meal. The fish was superb, but simply cooked to make the most of it's flavour. A good night was had by all.

Thank janet_medd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whilst still in the same family (so I'm told) its not as good as I remembered it in the past. I always rated this place as excellent but not on my last visit. Also found it a lot more expensive

Thank Paininthearse_13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Made several visits over the years and always had an excellent meal. The fish is simply cooked to allow it to be the star. The latest visit was a couple of main dishes, a pair of Dover soles and Scalloped Prawns. Both dishes served with...More

Thank HappyHoliday1066
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The mixed seafood platter was decidedly average, not very tasty or inspiring. I ordered skate for main course, apart from the caper butter, again fairly tasteless. Only served with boiled potatoes, so don't expect vegetables....or anything else. A shared plate to start, 2 main meals...More

Thank Andrea H
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Just passing by with local friends but were so fortunate to get a late reservation for 4 for lunch. A brisk walk along the waterfront built our appetites which was fortunate as the helpings are generous. Seemed very family friendly and the seafood was fresh,...More

Thank asquill
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
I'd like to take my great niece - she is 3. Are they accommodating? It's more a treat for me!
24 November 2016|
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Response from Puttmans | Reviewed this property |
Hi, they seemed to be very easy going people, suggest call them first i'm sure they will sort something out.
Hi, Do you allow well behaved Dogs?
12 September 2016|
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Response from Anne G | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. But as a previous respondent suggested, leave the dog in my the car on a cool day and go for s fabulous walk before lunch.
Jane R
Do we need to book at lunchtime now
30 June 2016|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
no, but if it is a sunny day and you want to sit inside i would recommend booking
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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