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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
“oysters” (96 reviews)
“fish pie” (44 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (18 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Market Hill, Orford, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What could be nicer than a cold bottle of prosecco and half a dozen sparkling fresh meaty oysters for lunch on a warm afternoon in August? Staff very friendly, food excellent, decor simple, definitely nothing pretentious here. Just a perfect lunch.

Thank Jane R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We dined on a Saturday evening, and were guided upstairs where it was empty (and therefore rather lacking in atmosphere, although it filled up later). We ordered a starter of devils on horseback (oysters wrapped in bacon) to share and were rather disappointed to see...More

1  Thank Aspiring_traveller12
Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a last minute booking and got put in the back room which is not a particularly wonderful place to be. It was quiet and soulless whereas the front room seemed really buzzy. We felt left out and ignored. When booking ask where you...More

Thank Fiona D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Orford Castle and attempted to eat at this place after it was recommended to us the night before. We arrived around 2.15pm on entering the building (via a door that had no opening times displayed) we were asked, abruptly, by a member of...More

Thank Lynne R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The wife & I have eaten at the Butley Oysterage what must be 30 or 40 times & have never been disappointed. To be honest we've only eaten the same 4 dishes each time cause you can't improve on perfection. So I recommend - Griddled...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We often walk the sea wall of the Alde/Ore and today popped in to see if they had a table. Regrettably not and front of house could have been a little more friendly in her communicating unavailability. By the by. Last time we visited in...More

1  Thank John T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten at the Oysterage over the last 25 years and we have never had anything other than great food and good service and our most recent visit was no exception. Highly recommended if you like fish and seafood.

Thank roseh161
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited 27th July 2017. We were not sure how posh the restaurant was in terms of dress but were welcomed in our cycling gear and didn't feel out of place. We liked the stripped back feel. We were greeted by very smiley staff (a...More

Thank NimrodUK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We returned to the Oysterage after a gap of many years with fond memories and some expectation of a pleasant lunch with a quality above average pub/cafe food. Sadly we were disappointed. We understand the "basic" theme but the food was poorly presented with limited...More

1  Thank ViewEast
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As we were staying in Orford for a couple of nights decided to book a table for 4 at this fish restaurant. There is a regular menu plus specials. Between the 4 of us we ordered different starters and main courses and the biggest disappointment...More

Thank Joan R
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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, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
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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