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The Cafe on the Pier

The Quay | The Quay, Harwich CO12 3HH, England
+44 7743 192356
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
The Quay | The Quay, Harwich CO12 3HH, England
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1 - 10 of 209 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My hubby and I visited the cafe on a sunny, warm day and sat outside on the pier enjoying the food and watching the world go by! Service was quick and the staff were pleasant and obliging. We had crab sandwiches which were very tasty...More

Thank nanni22
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

Sometimes, fate delivers some gold. Today sitting outside in the lovely afternoon sun with boats bobbing around was one of those moments. The food and drinks are also very nice and the staff all work their socks off to please everyone. Some bog awful shanty...More

Thank dpm666
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

Had delicious fish pie for two. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Can’t wait to come back. Definitely recommended.

Thank sthornhill1960
Reviewed April 12, 2018

I and and friend have once a month for some three years sought out the best full English breakfast. The C on the P just doesn't cut it in terms of its Trip advisor rating, for example poor service, we were left unattended having to...More

Thank David H
Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

Very tasty burger and saute potatoes, scone and lovely coffee to warm us up after seal spotting ! Lovely atmosphere and very friendly staff - we will be back !

Thank Emma W
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

Popped in for a cuppa and some lunch. Nice relaxing cafe. Friendly enough. Food was good too, steaming hot and a decent portion! Thank you!!

Thank Cat N
Reviewed March 30, 2018

This looks a small cafe from the outside but is quite roomy once you get in. There are a dozen or so tables outside as well. The menu is all the usual favourites, liver & bacon, bubble and squeak, ham and eggs, plus all manner...More

1  Thank tony k
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place to sit and have a coffee and something to eat. Food and staff were great. Will be returning soon

Thank har124
Reviewed February 23, 2018

Very nice home cooked food there is a lovely couple run it you get the impression the customer being happy is important to them.there is a menu I think would suit most people a lot home cooked will definitely be going back.

Thank John J
Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

What a lovely place. Food was lovely, staff very friendly and dog friendly! Will definitely be coming back here.

Thank MrsArky
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Questions & Answers
margaret w
December 28, 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
April 21, 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
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$12
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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