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Lady Florence River Cruise Restaurant

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Orford Quay, Orford IP12 9ER, England
+44 7831 698298
09:30 - 19:30
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lady Florence is a well run little boat. The saloon where the table was set for 12 is a pretty tight squeeze, and after placing our orders for lunch we were free for the next hour to venture out on deck (bitterly cold wind blowing) or remain in the very cosy saloon where the wood burner was working very efficiently.... More 

Thank Liz J
Halesworth, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked for a lunch cruise, at £20 each for the boat trip plus food & drinks as selected (plus 10% service charge). (Drinks we had were just 1 glass of red wine and 1 lime and soda). Total bill for the occasion: £40+£52 = £92. We joined the boat at 15 mins prior to departure as requested and joined the... More 

Thank djpe
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We had a wonderful cruise for Mothers 70th, the staff and Skipper were brilliant and the food and drinks were well served, the children catered for, a brilliant way to celebrate something special.

Thank _kneezie
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We are lucky to live fairly close by and have taken special friends and visiting family on the Lady Florence a number of times over the years. The brunch cruise is fabulous at all times of the year, the scenery looks different every time, we've seen seals and of course a wide variety of birds. Only the fascinating commentary and... More 

Thank foogle2010
Colchester, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

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 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 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
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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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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145 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, 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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