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“Brilliant birthday celebration”

Lady Florence River Cruise Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 9 Restaurants in Orford
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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
Reviewed 10 February 2018

We booked this for eleven to celebrate my 70th birthday in early February . The Jolly Sailor opened early for us to assemble and be ready on time. Although it was near freezing this was offset by the clear blue sky although we were still thankful that the cabin was warm and cosy especially as there was a blazing fire in the corner. By noon Jon our skipper was casting off and we were heading off towards Aldeburgh by which time Chef and owner Craig was pouring the ice cold celebratory fizz. During the trip Jon shared his encyclopedic knowledge of the area and birds with a running commentary. Despite the cold many of us spent most of the time outside with binoculars looking at the birds and sights while Jon pointed out or the many remnants of the military past of the Orford Ness. Soon we had reached Aldeburgh and time for lunch. We were amazed that we had been able to select from an a la carte menu and more impressed that Craig and his assistant David had been able to prepare it fresh from their tiny galley. We can honestly say that the meal and service was at least a match for any quality local restaurant. Meanwhile we had returned to Orford but this wasn’t the end of the trip as we then continued almost to the North Sea mouth before returning at three to disembark.

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Reviewed 24 January 2018

A really enjoyable 3 hour trip for a celebratory Sunday lunch. We were a party of 6 abd were joined by another couple who we soon got to know as lunch is in a very cosy room which seats upto 12. The weather was cold and wet which made the glasses of mulled wine and warm cider very welcome. The food was much better than you might expect considering it’s all cooked to order in the galley. Great fun and different, recommended!

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

The food is home cooked on board and there is a great selection. Beer and wines are available. The trip lasts about three hours.

Thank Alan M
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Booking procedure and info good. Started on time, explained what would happen and where we'd be going. Varied choice of all courses & drinks (mulled wine near Christmas)
Friendly, courteous and helpful crew. Plenty of time to enjoy the views from inside or out.
Food properly cooked & plentiful, farm fresh vegetables, local fish etc. A REAL treat.
Lots of information about the areas being passed.m
Not a cheap meal BUT lovely surroundings, well presented and delicious.

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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Lovely day out with friends. The crew are all great and the skipper exceptionally knowledgeable about the local area. He explained the amazing history of Orford Ness and pointed-out lots of wildlife.
These trips are especially good for bird watchers.

There was a cosy fire in the cabin and we enjoyed a delicious meal with gasses of mulled wine as it was a bitterly cold clear winter’s day. The views from the deck are wonderful so I strongly recommend the Lady Florence.

Thank Mollie1923
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