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The Cafe on the Pier

The Quay | The Quay, Harwich CO12 3HH, England
+44 7743 192356
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sandwiches” (11 reviews)
“crab salad” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
The Quay | The Quay, Harwich CO12 3HH, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous... Nipped in for a takeaway bacon sandwich because I had a wet dog and 95yr old Pops in car... So didn't think pooch would be welcome.. The guys that run this are so friendly, welcoming and accommodating mentioned whilst ordering sandwiches that the menu...More

Thank Julia H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely sitting outside..watching the world go by..great food.reasonably priced..could not fault a thing..whilst sipping a glass of vino..makes the whole world look good.

Thank bigbarryEssex
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch on the pier during the summer and couldn't have asked for a nicer setting. The food was well priced and tasty.

Thank clairesmith9911
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As a child, immediately post-war, there were few 'pasta 'shapes available - macaroni, vermeccelli and Heinz Spaghetti - in fact we never heard the term 'pasta!! Mum's way was to dry fry a cubed piece of fat bacon until the fat was rendered and the...More

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Great coffee with an amazing breakfast 🍳 always an enjoyable experience every time we come here. What a view and location. Highly recommend the BLT......

Thank Dan A
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We had lunch here in September - sandwichs and a mac cheese - all of which were delicious. Great service and a nice place to sit on a sunny day and watch the world go by with a glass of wine, a beer and then...More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 28 September 2017

We are fairly local and often pop in for a coffee and snack. The waiting staff are friendly and the food is good. On a sunny day you cannot beat it for the whole experience including the view.

Thank diving12
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Very breezy day and felt cosy and comfy inside the tiny cafe - have seen this place chocka in the summer and never visited before. Had an all day breakfast with added bubble and squeak, which I didn't enjoy. The sausage and bacon were absolutely...More

Thank SarahHen40
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely little cafe. We stopped for lunch and sat inside as it was chilly. There are tables outside too. The cafe is built on the pier and has a nice cosy feeling. We had lunch which was very nice. I would recommend...More

Thank Roverlass
Reviewed 11 September 2017

I visited the Cafe on the Pier today, on what must be one of the busiest days of the year as Harwich received thousands of motorbikers supporting the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance. I sat with a coffee and watched how well all of the...More

Thank katykat2017
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margaret w
28 December 2015|
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Response from Sarah W | Property representative |
Happy new year. I do apologise - I have only just seen your question. We do open during the day on New Years Eve but not in the evening. The Firework display at midnight in Harwich on New Years Eve is wonderful. New Years... More
21 April 2015|
Response from Sarah W | Property representative |
We open about 8.45 through until 5 ish. If the weather is good we open a bit earlier, if it is not so nice we may close at 4. If there are a few of you who would like breakfast earlier phone Steve on 07743192356 and we will... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 12
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Quay | The Quay, Harwich CO12 3HH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Harwich
  • Phone Number: +44 7743 192356
Situated on Ha'penny Pier with stunning views. A wonderful spot for al fresco dining and on those cooler days the ideal place for a great breakfast, bowl of homemade soup or coffee and cake. Harwich is full of hidden gems waiting to be discovered. The Cafe on the Pier is open every day except Chistmas Day from 8.30 - 4 ish (depend on the weather!) We provide buffets delivered locally for business or pleasure.
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