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Lady Florence River Cruise Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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Orford Quay, Orford IP12 9ER, England
+44 7831 698298
09:30 - 19:30
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first experience on the Lady Florence and it lived upto our expectations. The Skipper welcomed us aboard explained all the necessary H&S implications and said we could wander around on deck as and when we wished too. The other guests we very friendly and chatty, and the time went by very quickly, the meal was of a... More 

Thank Bazza003
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had 12 of us on New Year's Eve. We all had a great trip and the breakfast was amazing. The weather was cold but moving around the boat protected you from the wind. Jon was an excellent tour guide (as well as skipper) and the two galley staff were very friendly. Highly recommended family trip

Thank MatthewJRiley
Ipswich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The lady florence is a beautiful boat we had a works get together and felt very welcome and the food and drink was wonderful.The boat ride was amazing we saw seals which was a great surprise.The service was 10/10 they made us feel at home.The dining room is very quirky with its burner and history of the boat we will... More 

Thank ianaburton
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely family day out. The food was all home made and tasted fantastic. We had the commentary and it was very interesting and informative. The time just flew even with a 7 and 3 year old they did not get bored on the boat. High recommend for a special day.

Thank Rachel H
Essex, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

I requested a suitable day for the lunch cruise and Craig gave me a couple of options. I chose the Tuesday and emailed him my choice. We arrived on the day and met the boat just before 12 noon which was sailing time. The skipper said my name was not on the list and anyway he was already full with... More 

Thank Richard B
Seaham, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

My daughter and son in law booked a lunch time cruise on the Lady Florence for four of us. The welcome we got as we boarded was lovely, as was the service and food which was freshly prepared on board while we were sailing. The commentary was helpful and not too detailed so we didn't get bored. Although the pie... More 

Thank Pat b
Norfolk uk
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

What a treat ! I took my parents on this dinner cruise . Food was great , simple food done well , especially considering the fact they were preparing it onboard in a small kitchen . Drinks regularly offered by the nice waitress and a commentary from the skipper as we went along. Such a beautiful relaxing way to spend... More 

Thank SaraMurphy
Orlando, Florida
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We booked the Lady Florence for a 60th wedding anniversary celebration and we had a great time, nothing was too much trouble. John helped my 80+ mother in law aboard and was a star. It is not posh nor cheap but all guests said it was the best family get together for a long time. It is intimate and space... More 

Thank Lynn67reviews
Felixstowe, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

A very warm welcome, great service and delicious food served at a well laid table. It couldn't have been better!

Thank krystyna1919
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

I had booked this lunch cruise to celebrate my 50th birthday. I wasn't sure what to expect but it totally exceeded my expectation and was a superb family celebration. The eldest in the party was 86 and the youngest was 10 and it was very much enjoyed by the eldest, the youngest and all of those in between. It is... 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
09:30 - 19:30
09:30 - 19:30
09:30 - 19:30
09:30 - 19:30
09:30 - 19:30
09:30 - 19:30
09:30 - 19:30
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
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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