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Butley Orford Oysterage

Market Hill, Orford, England
+44 1394 450277
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (81 reviews)
“prawns” (44 reviews)
“sardines” (21 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Market Hill, Orford, England
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Since this restaurant is part of an operation including fishing boats the fish and seafood is superb. Casual restaurant, nothing fancy, paper top on the table, simple cutlery. Excellent wine list including a few good wines in half bottles perfect for lunch. Pleasant friendly service....More

1  Thank MF&JJ
Reviewed 14 February 2018

Super staff - very willing to help and make you feel very welcome in a lovely simple but immaculate atmosphere. Food was good although the fish platter was just missing, we felt. Mussels are so cheap and yet we just got two, one sardine (though...More

Thank Catussehaut
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Popped in without a reservation at 7 pm - thankfully we weren't any later or there wouldn't have been any tables! Shared the smoked fish pate, then the salmon and husband had the crusted cod which he rated out of this world. Finished off by...More

Thank sev8
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

First - a confession - I’ve been coming here for pretty much my entire life (or for as long as I can remember anyway) - so I like this place a lot and I also am probably very biased!!!. As a child growing up in...More

1  Thank JCW1993
Reviewed 22 January 2018

No fuss, simple dining which lets the fish do the talking - lively and buzzing atmosphere - enjoy our visits here.

Thank Linda D
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

No pretensions but great fresh and local food with good wine selection and excellent service .will be returning

Thank sonia p
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

No better way to start the New Year... a couple of dozen Oysters, Smoked Cods Roe on toast and a couple of bottles of Muscadet sur Lie. This is a fantastic place... will return soon.

Thank Dave K
Reviewed 1 January 2018

The Butley Oysterage was the first restaurant I visited over 35 years ago! It is still one of my favourite restaurants of all times. It is still virtually the same as it always has been, same green and yellow paint, virtually the same basic but...More

Thank thomas052
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We have been before but not en famille. The Skate was the best ever, better even than here before and that is saying something. Same for the pan fried Salmon, the Cod (proper cod not codling you get everywhere else these days, the crab cakes...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 29 December 2017

The cliché ‘if it ‘aint broke don’t try and fix it’ must have been made for the Butley Oysterage. Although extended a few years ago by converting the former shop into a new kitchen it remains very much the same as it always has. One,...More

2  Thank DaveWatts101
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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.
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
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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