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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Seafood-strong California cool on the Stour estuary

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At a glance

Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

A gem of a place in an old coaching inn a short stroll from the harbour, the Georgian details remain in the bar and restaurant, and neutral colours keep it light, bright and contemporary. You might start with seared pigeon breast with roasted squash and move onto rib-eye of Red Poll beef. Look for the specials menu offering the catch of the day, grilled whole lemon sole with seaweed butter and hand-cut chips, maybe, or cider-cured sea trout with sea vegetables and shellfish sauce. Fans of oysters might kick off with half-dozen West Mersea rocks fried in a batter made with Aspall cider. Finish with lemon, almond and polenta cake.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: 25 December
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 9.30

Chef

  • Chef: Sherri Singleton, Karl Burnside

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British, Seafood
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 34
  • Wines over £30: 4
  • Wines by the glass: 17

Price guide

  • Starter from 5.95
  • Main course from9.95
  • Dessert from4.95
  • 2-course lunch from13.95
  • 3-course lunch from16.95
  • 2-course dinner from13.95
  • 3-course dinner from16.95
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 1
  • Assist dogs welcome

Facilities

  • Seats: 75
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 28
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 75
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 28

Getting here

From A12 take A137 for Manningtree and Mistley

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Manningtree, Mistley
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